Most modern cars are fitted with a complex engine management system; a chip that is used to manage various components and levels of the car engine. In order to accommodate all driving styles, driving conditions, and emissions regulations in various markets, the manufacturer will usually use stock data for the ECU that may not be the most beneficial for your use. ECU remapping enables you to have this stock data replaced with data that is more specific to your requirements.
ECU remapping benefits
ECU remapping can offer a number of benefits to the car owner. It can iron out any flat spots that appear through the revs and it can also provide you with greater power when you put your foot down. This can improve safety because it makes passing and overtaking easier than prior to the remapping. As well as increased power and improved control, you can take these gains and use them in the shape of improved fuel economy.
It isn’t just sports cars and high performance luxury cars that can be tuned in this way either. Vans and fleet vehicles are excellent candidates for tuning or remapping because the gain in fuel consumption translates to savings at the pump and an improvement in the bottom line of a business. Lower overheads means increased potential for profits and ECU remapping can lower a cost that has spiralled almost out of sight in recent years.
Your vehicle will gain greater power and torque in low to mid range acceleration and this means that the car or van will find it easier to pull away at these speeds. When a vehicle labours at low revs this puts increased pressure on the engine and it requires a greater amount of fuel to make the acceleration that you demand.
Improve power and torque
What’s more, improve power and torque also means fewer gear changes at low revs. Gear changes can prove costly, in terms of your fuel consumption, and so minimising the number of gear changes you have to take can also minimise the amount you have to spend at the pump on petrol or diesel. ECU remapping really can provide you with great savings as well as improved performance from your vehicle.