Why Getting Your Engine Tuning Done by a Professional is the Only Sensible Choice

As a car owner, you may very well have seen advertisements for engine tuning online or at your local garage.

Usually offered as an add-on service, companies and individuals offer engine tuning to help your engine reach its peak levels of performance and improve its mpg. 

However, as with most industries, you’ll get great, fully equipped, fully qualified professionals, but you’ll also get those who provide the service without the necessary knowledge and with substandard engine tuning equipment.

The problem is that not only can you end up Not Getting Value for money when you choose the wrong company for your engine tuning and ecu remapping, but you can also Actually do Some Real Damage to your car. 

And here’s why…


It’s a Highly Specialised Skill

Even if your engine tuning or ecu remapping is performed by a garage mechanic, it’s unlikely they’ll have the necessary IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) certification. If so, the person performing the work may not be suitably qualified and with a highly complex job like this, lasting engine damage can occur.

Regardless of whether someone is a qualified motor mechanic or not, unless specific training has been taken by that person in the discipline of engine management systems, the result could a poorly performing or at worst, an unusable vehicle.


Using the Right Equipment

If you choose an unlicensed, unaccredited engine tuner, there’s a very good chance that they won’t be using genuine, high-end ecu remapping and engine tuning equipment.

That’s because the right equipment is expensive, but for good reason, as it massively cuts down on equipment-related issues and is supported by the world’s leading manufacturers.

Less reputable, unqualified operators will often buy cheaper, poor-quality cloned equipment from China which is not only unsupported, but they’ve also been known to damage ecus during the remapping process due to communication errors.


Facilities and Aftercare

When you opt for an established and reputable specialist engine tuning professional, more often than not, you’ll get to visit their workshop, wait around and ask any questions you might have during the process.

This also means you get the peace of mind of knowing you have somewhere to return to if an issue arises at a later date.

And that the professional performing the ecu remapping or engine tuning has a reputation they want to maintain.

Choose the first person you find online without checking their setup and you will likely get the work done by a mobile engine tuner who works out of the back of their car. This means that you have no one to go to if you have a problem.

Burner (a.k.a. disposable) mobile phones are often used by this kind of engine tuning operator due to the high levels of complaints they get, so the likelihood is you’ll never get to talk to them again.

Amateur's that use cloned equipment and substandard map files, don't care about their reputation either as they don’t have one. (does not apply to all mobile tuners, some are well equipped and trained, however, they are quite rare)


Trust the Experts

You wouldn't go to a self-acclaimed doctor who had simply bought a doctors kit off the internet, would you?

At MPG Tuning, we have almost 15 years of experience in engine tuning and ecu remapping, being fully qualified IMI certified technicians and calibration engineers for the Staffordshire area.

We use only the best, cutting edge equipment and we have a great reputation with our customers.

This is illustrated by the unbiased customer reviews we receive which you can view here on our FaceBook page and Google

We are able to tune the vast majority of modern vans and cars to help achieve peak engine performance and get the most out of your fuel spend.

If you’d like to know more about us, please visit us online at www.mpgtuning.co.uk or call us on now on 01543 466662 or 07789 266194 for honest impartial advice on giving your engine some specialist TLC.

Don’t leave your engine tuning to chance, as it’s just not worth it. Trust in the experts at MPG Tuning and your engine will be purring in no time.

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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