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How long does it take to pay off a TDI-Tuning Box?

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How long does it take to pay off a TDI-Tuning Box?

In this month's featured article we are delving into the financial reasons to buy a TDI-Tuning Box. We know it improves fuel efficiency but how long does it actually take for the tuning box to pay for itself?

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Start saving money today: What are you waiting for?

We are not discussing how long the TDI-Tuning Box takes to pay off by using one of our finance packages. We are referring to how long it takes before the TDI-Tuning Box pays for itself. But how could a TDI-Tuning Box save you money? And, if it does save you money, then how long does it take for it to pay for itself? The short answer, it's going to depend on your vehicle, and your own individual driving style. You will not get improved MPG by driving in a spirited manner everywhere you go! But You will achieve up to 20% improved fuel efficiency if you drive with some restraint. The science behind the TDI-Tuning Box saving you money is simple. The custom engine tune stored on your TDI-Tuning Box means that your vehicle can stay in a higher gear, meaning lower revolutions per minute. Lower RPM, lower fuel cost. Simple! This is not something you will notice in a few days, or even weeks. This improvement will improve your fuel efficiency, over time. But, how much time? How long will it realistically take for you to pay off the TDI-Tuning Box? Before the fuel savings outweigh the cost of the box itself?

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Toyota Hilux: the savings start here

We have conducted several tests over the course of several years. Some of them carried out by us, some carried out by independent third party's. The results remain the same. Improved fuel efficiency. The example below features a Toyota Hilux. The example projects fuel savings over the course of an entire year. 12,000 miles of driving. So how much fuel could you save if you drive 12,000 miles a year? And, how long will it take before your TDI-Tuning Box has paid for itself?

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How much can you save?

The owner of this Toyota Hilux uses 400 gallons of fuel a year (1818 litres). This means 30 MPG, and a total cost of £1981.62.

With the TDI-Tuning Box installed over the course of a year, the owner of this Toyota Hilux, achieved 36 MPG (An improvement of 6 MPG). This means only 333 gallons of fuel (1513 litres). Making the total outlay for the year: £1648.75. A saving of £332.87. After 1 year and 2 months of driving, the owner of this Toyota Hilux has paid off the TDI-Tuning Box. It's FREE from this point onwards. Our customers are always coming back to us stating that they are achieving improved fuel efficiency. Some with a small 1/2 MPG gain, others with 6+. Take a look at some of our customer reviews below. 

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Mini Cooper: fuel efficiency testing 

The fuel savings when using a TDI-Tuning Box don't come from driving with a lead foot. Needless to say, you need to drive with caution to achieve the optimal fuel efficiency results. With that in mind, we conducted a test in 2019 that put our theories to the test. That test is available to watch below, take a look and let us know what you think.

At TDI-Tuning we produce a tuning box that serves a primary function. To give you more engine power, with a quick and simple install. The side effect of more power is that, when used correctly, a more efficient drive. How much money could you save?

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