What is an ECU? ECU stands for Engine Control Unit which is a small computer that controls your vehicle. The ECU controls parts of the engine such as boost pressure, ignition timing and fuel/air ratio. Performance tuning changes the ECU settings which in turn can increase the economy and performance aspects. Performance tuning optimises your vehicle's engine properties and can be altered to suit your preferences.
The service is a fairly fast process and the results can be fantastic. We can increase the torque and horsepower to form a more responsive engine. This will reduce the amount of gear changes that have to be made and can boost fuel economy if used strategically.
There are multiple benefits which can occur from performance tuning, including:
Not all cars have the capability of being remapped. All cars produced before 2000 will not feature the correct car remapping software.
You must get your car remapped by an experienced professional who has certified training in this area. If not - things can go wrong! South Coast Garage are a reputable, reliable source for performance and economy tuning.
To get your vehicle booked in or to discuss this service, please get in touch!