The Truth Behind Cheap Amateur Remaps and the Benefits of a Professional Remapping Company

Remapping your car or van is a great way to boost your vehicle's performance - but it is important to be aware of the risks associated with amateur remapping individuals. In this blog, we are going to look at the truth behind cheap amateur remaps and why you should always choose a professional remapping company with years of experience and proven customer reviews.

Risks of Choosing an Amateur Remap Provider

A cheap amateur remap might have some alluring prices, but they also come with several risks that can put your vehicle in harm’s way.


These risks include but are not limited:

  • Cloned and unreliable equipment can kill your vehicle’s ECU dead.
  • Cheap map files bought from the internet with a dubious origin.
  • Little or no industry experience.
  • Often no real-world address with only a burner mobile.
  • No Insurance.
  • No genuine customer reviews.
  • No aftersales service.
  • FAKE Remaps

Amateurs will try to convince you that the only difference between their offering and a professional is the price they charge, but nothing could be further from the truth.




Benefits of Choosing a Professional Remapping Company

Choosing a professional remapping company like ours comes with many benefits that can ensure you get the best results for your car or van while also providing peace of mind that you are not risking any damage to your vehicle's ECU system or engine performance in general:

• We use only Genuine Equipment - this means that we never use cloned tools or poor-quality tuned files from a one size fits all database or eBay type seller, giving you more reliable results and better protection for your vehicle’s ECU system.  

• Years of Experience – we have been in business for 17 years and have serviced many 1000’s of vehicles from all makes and models, so you know you will get quality results from us every time!  

• Proven Customer Reviews – We take pride in our work and want customers to be happy with our services, which is why we have 400+ genuine 5-star reviews!  

• After Sales Support – Our team is here when you need us, even after the job is done! We provide support via email or telephone if any issues arise after the initial installation.  

It's easy to be tempted by cheap prices offered by amateur remappers, but it's important to remember that these services often come with serious risks such as damaged vehicles, little experience, no insurance, no customer reviews, and no after-sales support. Instead, always choose professional remapping companies like us who offer proven customer reviews and years of experience - this will ensure quality results without any risk of damage to your vehicle’s ECU system!

A question you should consider very carefully is this.

Do I really want to take the chance of damaging my vehicle to save £50 to £100 by choosing an amateur over a professional?

Best case the software can be replaced by a professional, worse case an amateur may damage your vehicle beyond economical repair.

As a professional remapping specialist, we recover an average of 2-3 vehicles per month, unfortunately for the customer, they end up paying twice what they would have done if they had asked us to remap their vehicle in the first instance.

Seriously if you genuinely cannot afford a professional remap, don’t have one at all because there is a strong chance you will regret and amateur remap.

Would you let a trainee GP do brain surgery on you?


IMI Certified Tuning Specialist

MPG Tuning Ltd
Unit 44 Rumerhill Business Estate
Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0ET

 Tel: 01543 466662


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.

MPG Tuning is based in Cannock Staffordshire but serves 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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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