Whenever gas prices shoot upward, gas saving gimmicks appear on the market to rescue disgruntled drivers.
One company offering a supposedly risk-free, gas-saving device is
G-Force Performance Chips, which offers vehicle-specific ECU (Engine Control Unit) chips designed to adjust factory ECU settings to produce the ideal mixture of fuel and air to create more power and better fuel mileage. The Irvine company promises easy
installation and guarantees that the chip will not interfere with the vehicle’s factory warranty.
Visit G-Force Performance Chips’ website, and the first thing you’ll see is a claim of “See increases of UP TO 60 HP.” Additional claims of a 4-7 MPG increase in fuel efficiency, 25-40% lower carbon emissions, and
that installation can be done by ANYONE, are also prominent.
Consumers’ experiences with the product don’t bear out the company’s claims. For example, despite G-Force Chips’ promise of complete satisfaction or a 100% refund, no questions asked, a Minnesota resident says his General Motors dealer told him his car
would not be covered under his warranty if the G-Force chip was installed. [Read more about G-Force Performance Chips...]