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Everything you need to know about engine remapping

The engine is the driving force of your vehicle in every possible sense. So, what if we told you that yours wasn’t running at its full potential? Most manufacturers limit the power output and performance of their vehicles so they can sell them in as many countries as possible. Driving conditions vary around the world, so a standardised approach works best.

However, you don’t have to settle for standard. You could unlock the full potential of your vehicle with a professional engine remapping service from Quality Car Service. But what does that involve and why should you invest in it?

Read on to find out.

What is engine remapping?

In short, engine remapping overrides your vehicle’s ECU (engine control unit) to unlock its true performance. The average family car will have over 1000 telemetry graphs which control every aspect of how the vehicle accelerates, handles and brakes amongst so much more – and just think how many graphs a higher-performance car has!

Not all of the graphs can be messed with. While many provide benefits, some cause more problems that they’re worth. This is why you should always book your engine remapping with a trusted professional. You need to be sure the altered graphs will improve the performance and torque of your car rather than disrupt the natural flow of your engine.

What are the benefits of having a professional engine remapping?

The main benefits are an increase in power and torque which provide extra performance and pulling power for your vehicle. This is linked to an increased throttle response – so you’ll get up to speed a lot faster!

The thrill of this extra speed is a great incentive to book an engine remapping appointment but, should you drive sensibly, you can also see an increase in fuel economy. A more efficient engine uses fuel more effectively, so you’ll save yourself a fair amount at the pump each year as well.

If you own a turbo diesel powered car, you’re likely to see the greatest performance benefits. This is because an increase in torque in these engines, especially at low speeds, can reduce the effort level the car needs to exert in order to deliver performance. This has greater knock-on effects in terms of fuel economy and efficiency as a result.

Are there any dangers to the engine remapping process?

It depends on where you’re looking to book your engine remapping. Here at Quality Car Service in Milton Keynes, there aren’t. Our mechanics are highly reputable and have been delivering engine remaps for years. This means we’ll always stick to strict legal limits and only remap the electronic graphs which will best improve your performance.

If you try and remap your engine on your own, there certainly are a few dangers involved. If you don’t have access to the same state-of-the-art engine remapping equipment that we do or you’re not sure what all the graphs mean and start dabbling, you could do serious damage to your engine – so steer clear of it! We recommend booking with the professionals if you think engine remapping could benefit you because a failed engine remap can lead to serious engine damage and an expensive repair bill!

If you’re interested in improving the performance of your car, enquire about engine remapping with Quality Car Service today! We offer high-quality work at affordably low prices and you can enquire any time with our online form.

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