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SPOT The Difference between the two tools shown above

There is a big difference between the two tools and most importantly the people that use them.

They are both tools that allow communication between a laptop and ecu via the vehicles OBD port (diagnostic port) but that is where the similarity ends.

How can you tell if your tuner is using genuine tools and why is it important to you

View the images below and you will see there is a considerable price difference between the Clone Tool and the Genuine Tool, read on and we will explain why this is important to you.


Tool 1 is a Clone often purchased from online sites like eBay - see image below which indicates the typical purchase price for the tool, as you can see in this example the cost would be £78.96

So How Can I Spot A Clone User and Why Is It Important To Me

If it sounds too good to be true!!
The most obvious give away is the price they advertise remaps at, typically £100-£150 and in many cases claim to be the UK's leading remapping company despite the fact they have cloned tools and zero expertise.

They get business purely because they trap the unwary with false promises and what appears to be a bargain price.

It's Easy To Get Taken In and Ripped Off

Without industry knowledge, you could be forgiven for thinking you had dropped on a real bargain price because it is substantially lower than most professional tuners.

The reality is that get rich quick amateurs, use low prices to lure the unsuspecting victims.

Why are they so much cheaper than professional tuners

1. Use cloned tools which can lead to ECU failure.
2. Using cloned tools means almost zero investment and no experience.
3. No reputation to protect, so if there is a problem you're on your own.
4. They are not actually running a real business with associated costs and accountability.
5. Would you use someone claiming to be a doctor just because they bought a doctors outfit from eBay?
6. In the same way, as they use cloned tools, they will also use the cheapest tuning files they can buy typically from sites like eBay (this is potentially very dangerous mechanically for your vehicle)
7. FAKE Tuning some will "pretend" to tune your car and still take your money (this is far more common than you might think)
8. At best you will get a poor quality tune that doesn't match the promises you were given, at worse your car won't even run.


TOOL 2 - Genuine Professional

Tool 2 is a Genuine tool typically purchased from the manufacturer direct or one of their authorised resellers - see image below which indicates the typical purchase price for the tool as you can see in this example the cost would be 7000 euros

Most professional tuners will have invested £20,000 to £30,000 or more in equipment and software, not to mention training, to make sure they can offer a quality service, you can count on.

Why Using A Professional Is The Only Smart Option

1. Use genuine professional level tools
2. Professional tuners will often have invested over £20,000 to £30,000 or more in equipment and software.
3. Many years of specialist experience, support of tool manufacturers and that of the wider professional tuning community.
4. A reputation built up over many years of providing professional service and genuine results
5. If you have a problem even if it is not remap related you know a professional will be available to advise you.
6. No false promises, you get what you pay for and nothing less.

Using a Professional v An Amateur - Click Here
If you think a professional is expensive, wait until you find out the cost of dealing with an amateur.

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Choosing a Good Tuner is as important as choosing a Good Doctor.

You will be presented with a bewildering selection of companies, all claiming to be the best in the industry. Unfortunately the industry has been flooded with “Get Rich Quick” merchants all desperate to take your money from you. In many cases the “Get Rich Quick” operators have invested in “Cloned” counterfeit remapping tools off the internet. They have little “if any” industry knowledge, experience or liability insurance…

Don’t get sucked in by a good story and what appears to be an incredible price. Instead of taking the word of self-acclaimed tuning experts, a search on google will reveal some very interesting, yet disturbing facts about a few “so called” professionals. Unlike some testimonials “Bert for Bognor says we are Brill” our customers are real people. Don’t take our word for it, ask the people that know best “Our Customers”

I went for a remap on my T5 as it had an awful flat spot around 2800 rev's I got great personal service and its like having a new engine in the van smooth power and greater economy.... Highly recommended wish I'd done it months ago it would have paid for it self already thanks a lot hills are no longer a drag.

Adrian McManus

Popped in to see Mike on Friday to have my A4 2.0TDi 170hp remapped. Have to say I was a little pessimistic at first having being told by another firm that remaps on these were a nightmare so was expecting the worst! Thankfully, nothing of the sort, straight in, one error message unknown but Mike worked it out and all done in no time. Straight out for a test run and the drive is very different, certainly mid ranged (where these engines seem to suffer) pulls away nicely and can definitely feel the benefit. Best money I've ever spent on a car in, well, forever! Thanks again Mike

Mark Patterson

Had the ECU my 320D remapped by Mike yesterday. Very impressed with the results. Noticed it straight away after having it done. Service was also great, talked me through all of it to get exactly what I wanted out of it. Highly recommend mpg tuning.

James Aston

Took my Civic Mk VIII 2.2 CDTI to Mike following a recommendation from a friend who's had his last few cars remapped at MPG., professional service and answered any questions I had. Customised remap that gave me a good balance between performance and economy. Mike was happy to let me watch the whole procedure and explained what he was doing. Makes a good brew as well! Would highly recommend, Will definitely bring my future motors here.

Dan Wright

Just had the ECU on my BMW 320D remapped and it is absolutely superb the power is unbelievable and the service is outstanding would recommend it to anybody he has transformed my car from 160 bhp to 207 bhp no smoke at all and the power delivery is awesome throughout all of the gears really happy.

Tom Dawson

Had my Astra 1.9cdti remapped here with EGR delete for a great price, I have now got the full power and yes it's rapid lol.... Mike was helpful and talked me through it all and also good after care as well. Thanks again.

Scott Walker

Had my T5 remapped today. Over the moon with the results! Really reasonable price and customer service is second to none! Would highly recommend!

Ethan Tunnicliffe

I had my car remap done and I'm really pleased with MPG Tuning. Great atmosphere, great service and I will recommend it to all my friends. Thank you once again. Renault Megane 2.0 Turbo petrol with 165 hp standard

David Wojtasik

Took my Astra estate for a ecu remap, excellent job feels a lot more responsive!

Umair Khalid

Mike remapped my car. Perfect professional service from start to the end. For less than 2 hours everything was done. If you want a different feeling when you are driving MPG Tuning is your place to go.

Dimitar Dimitrov

My boyfriend has exactly the same car as me 1.5 diesel fiesta, had his remapped and was over the moon with it. I had never thought of having a car remap but after driving his, mine felt heavy and slow so decided to get mine done too, now I am converted I love it even more and I am getting about 80-90 miles per tank better than before, very happy , great friendly service and awesome cuppa while we waited

Kelly Williams

Had my renault van remapped at mpg tuning, awesome power, can now keep up with pigeons, thanks Mike for an excellent job 👍👍



Our lead technician has over 16 years’ experience in the tuning industry and long term connections with some of the Worlds most experienced data programming and tuning specialists. We are extremely passionate about our customer satisfaction and strive for a perfect result every time.

Contact MPG Tuning today to discuss options for a professional ECU remap or Call Us: 01543 466 662