Price v Value ECU Remapping MPG Tuning

Did you ever look at the price of a product or service and think “that’s expensive” and “I’ve seen it cheaper”?

We all have, but in many circumstances, we don’t take in account the work, experience and investment that it has taken for it to get in front of us, and how all these steps along the way add to the final price we pay.


Price is the amount given as payment by one party to another in exchange for goods or services; but what does it reflect?

That all depends on what you hope to achieve from the product or service in question, and how much benefit it will add to you or your business.


Value is something that is of high importance, to most people.

When a product or service is of high value to you, you want to make sure it is of high quality and that is often reflected by a higher price, than a supplier offering “what appears” to be the same at a much lower cost.

The fact is, that in a marketplace where investment in providing the product or service is high, lower prices also means cutting corners on quality.

Unfortunately, providers that have offered lower prices by cutting corners don’t tell you that, they simply hold themselves out as being “cheapest” and claim you are getting a better deal.

When you are buying a product or service, you need to stop and think about what is important to you.

Do you want the lowest price or the best quality?

Of course, it goes without saying there will always be a cheaper option, but at what cost? It is usually at the cost of quality.

Unfortunately, for those people that do make decisions based on pricing in total isolation from any other criteria, especially quality, in order to save money can lead to a lot of rework and a higher cost as a result.

Comparing Quotes

When comparing a quote, firstly make sure it is like for like

Not all remaps are the same for many reasons, so you need to know what expertise is brought to the table? Is everything explained in full and perhaps most importantly, what have our past customers said about their experience?

The best way to find out the value we offer is to check recommendations from other customers who already have had work done by us.

The most critical part of a remap is the software we write to your ECU.

To the average customer, remapping is a bit of a mystery technically (completely understandable), you cannot see the data changes and even if you could you wouldn't understand them.

Because the software is effectively invisible to you, the only thing you can go by is how the car feels and performs after the work has been done, something a bit of paper with numbers on cannot give you.

Unfortunately, in this industry some people have convinced customers that they need a bit of paper with numbers on to justify the money they have spent, but here are a few questions for you to consider.

  1. Are the numbers on the paper accurate? (Dyno results can be manipulated)
  2. Do you drive a bit of paper?
  3. How do numbers on paper translate to real-world driving?
  4. Would you sooner have a bit of paper showing impressive numbers or have a car that is a pleasure to drive because of the way your power is delivered in the real world.

MPG Tuning is an established and experienced tuning company based in Cannock, Staffordshire and serve a wide geographical area, including but not limited to the Midlands. Some of our customers travel more than 100 miles (each way) to use our services, because of the fine reputation we have cultivated over the years.

Our team has a wide range of skills within the tuning industry, and wider industry network system we can call on for technical support on new protocols and procedures as they come to market.

Because the quality of the software written to your ecu is essential for both mechanical safety, optimal performance and driving enjoyment, all of our software engineers are IMI certified and trained to an extremely high level.

Tried and Tested and Tested Again

All data calibrations are created by our software engineers at our purpose-built development centre using the latest dyno cell and data logging facilities.

This sort of attention to detail ensures you the customer get exceptional value for money, safe in the knowledge that your remap is being carried out by an expert in this technology.

I have been personally remapping for over 13 years and could tell you lots of horror stories resulting from poor tuning or even scam "Fake" tuning outfits.

It would be very easy for us to compete on price by "cutting corners" and the equipment and software we use “But we do as much as I can for our customers, not the minimum we can get away with”

MPG Tuning Offer Professional ECU Remap and Tuning services including but not limited to ECU Remapping, EGR Delete, DPF Solutions, VAG Emissions Recall Scandal Rollback, Tricore Processor Programming, Boot Mode and Traditional Chip Tuning.



✅ IMI Accredited Data Programmers
✅ OVER 100 5* reviews on Facebook and Google
✅ Spread the cost on our interest-free finance package

MPG Tuning is based in Cannock Staffordshire but serve customers from further afield typically from the following areas, Lichfield, Burntwood, Rugeley, Stafford, Brownhills, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Tamworth plus many more areas throughout the West and East Midlands.

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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