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.
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.