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

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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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

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”

Had my Audi A3 mapped by mike last week and the power and mpg gains are Insane! This is the 7th car Mike has tuned for me over the last 10 years for me so that speaks for itself. Had 1 other car remapped by a different tuner and the results were poor compared to mpg. See you when I get my next car.

Steve Taylor

Mike has done a brilliant job. Had both mine and my wife’s cars done and after a 20 mile drive, the difference is obvious. Power delivery is like a very different car. My Astra 1.8vvt used to have a couple of flat spots, now they’re gone, it is now a smooth delivery with lots of power all the way through. My wife’s 1.6vvt now feels more like a 1.8 and her fuel economy has improved by 10mpg, mine by 5mpg. So definitely worth doing, even on N/A cars, the remap has improved drivability so much.

Paul Harrison

I took my wife's little 1.2 normally aspirated corsa to see what could be done as it seemed a little flat on the uptake.. Great service ..all questions answered in as much detail as you can understand what the process is going to be ... The difference was brilliant... a lot smother on the uptake with a little pep to get it off to a good start ... Friendly ... good knowledge of the industry & would recommend for sure Thanks a again for the great service ... keep up the good work Many thanks Ian

Ian Hancox

Took my tired VW Golf 2.0TDi mk6 to Mike hoping he could give the lackluster engine a bit of life, boy was I in for a pleasant surprise! Mike listened to what I was looking for, booked my car in and got on with it. Once completed we went for a test drive and i could immediately feel the difference. My car pulls away pretty sprightly but then as the turbo joins in the car feels like its going to take off. Most impressive difference is mid range to high range rpm accelleration, like from 25 to 70mph,its just so quick now.

Craig Cousins

Had my Renault Clio RS 200 2.0 remapped. What a brilliant experience, brilliant guy and brilliant results! I would 100% recommend this company for you. I had low down deficiency in power due to the natural aspiration type engine my car has, afterwards it was straight on the power. he gave me a custom map to suit me with more power mid-hi level revs as well as low down and I can really feel the difference through the gears. Fantastic experience overall, extremely pleased!!!!

Connor Roberts

First just to say a big thank you. Started the afternoon with a warm welcome and a nice cup of coffee. Had a really good chat and then a really good map put on to my ecu. (Mg Zr 1.4) used to hit a rev limiter at about 6500rpm. Now nearly 8000rpm. And pulls like a train. Once again thank you.

Lee Fletcher

I went for a remap on my T5 as it had a 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 hill's 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

Absolutely brilliant! Took my Ford Fiesta there and ask for a power and acceleration and boy did I get it, didn't expect to notice that much of a difference from the 1.2 but my god I have, normally up hills I have to change down a gear and now it just pulls and pulls in 5th, acceleration is so much better and I'll be taking my 2.0 golf there when I buy it, thanks Mike and what a great brew maker he is!

Ceiran Linton-Bird

Had 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 Saab 93 into Mike. He explained the process and what he was going too do. Consulted with me to see what I was after and started work. The car now feel as it should have all along, responsive, no flat spots and better MPG too boot. Mikes an honest down to earth guy and I would most definitely use him and recommend him.

Josh Neale

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

Had my remap done here at mpg on Audi a3 2.0ltr tdi I wasn't expecting it to be that much different, went for a test drive afterwards and I was really shocked at the difference in throttle response and power is amazing. My turbo kicks in earlier and now pulls much better in every gear and really good value for money thanks mpg really happy.

Steve Willis

Just had 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

Took my x reg fiesta zetec s into mpg two days ago wow wot a difference was sluggish and some faults it's like sh## of a shovel now drives a lot smoother doesn't try to stall when stationary I'm over the moon very nice chap and great service. best time and money ever spent on a car thanks again mike

Steven Fluff Kelly

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

Brilliant service, absolute cracking guy very understanding and helpful. Went thru the whole process with me explained everything in detail would definitely use again and recommend to anyone Great cuppa and my cars immense, Can't thank you enough cheers Car: Peugeot 206 2.0HDI 90hp - Dan wanted me to turn this car into a Ferrari, which obviously we couldn't do but were able to improve power considerably and certainly to Dan's satisfaction.

Dan D Man Startin

Although they where unable to suit my needs due to my car they have gave me a lot of information about the market and are willing to offer help to avoid cowboy traders, a company that genuinely cares for customers and will offer help to non buyers is a massive plus in my eyes and should be highly trusted

Keiran Orchard

I took my vauxhall astra gtc sri into Mike at mpg, nice genuine guy, talks you through everything he does and does a brilliant job! The difference in performance is noticeable immediately after seeing him!Highly recommend anybody to go to him for a genuinely good and safe remap! Thank you mike!

Jay Smith

A 5 star company had the map on my car for over a month and still putting a smile on my face when giving it some. Highly recommended will definitely use again in the future

James Mitchell

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 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

Had my Corsa C 1.3 CDTI remapped today and I am very impressed with the performance tune i got. Car feels much more powerful and power through all gears at low revs! Would definitely recommend MPG Tuning to anyone wanting a remap!

Ryan Arnold

Been see mike with my vw caddy and was very pleased with the results thanks great service and great banter

Rob Hird

2.0 TDI Mondeo - Feels like a new car, would recommend.

Steven Dagley

Had my 5 series 3.0 petrol mapped here, fantastic results and service

Gerald Clark

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

Umair Khalid

Very happy with my remap made a huge improvement to my car highly recommended

Adam Burton

Took my BMW E46 330 CD sport there for a remap and I was very impressed with the results

Matt Perry

WE USE ONLY THE MOST ADVANCED AND UP TO DATE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE AVAILABLE IN THE INDUSTRY.

Our lead technician has over 12 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 us today to discuss options for a professional ECU remap or Call Us: 07789 266 194