What is ECU Remapping or Chiptuning?
ECU remapping, also known as car remapping or chip tuning, is the process of modifying and tweaking the settings of a car’s engine control unit (ECU) to enhance its performance, power, and efficiency based on the owner’s preferences. It involves customising how the engine operates to get the best possible driving experience while staying within legal limitations.
How is remapping done?
Remapping is done with specialised tuning software on a computer which connects to the car’s ECU.
During the remapping process, various parameters of the engine’s operation such as fuel injection, ignition timing, and turbo boost are adjusted to enhance performance. The remap file is customised to suit the specific make and model of the car, as well as any performance upgrades installed.
After writing the new software to the ECU, the car undergoes a test using a rolling road or a dyno test to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the new settings. Sometimes, additional adjustments may need to be made to optimise the performance of the car/vehicle.
What are the benefits of engine remapping?
Increased Power Capabilities
One of the most common changes of ECU remapping is increasing the power capabilities of the engine, resulting in quicker acceleration and faster top speeds due to a noticeable increase in output.
Improved Responsiveness & Fuel Efficiency
But ECU remapping isn’t just about speed and power; it can also improve the responsiveness of your car and its fuel efficiency by allowing you to reduce the number of gear changes required to overtake and perform other driving situations which require torque and horsepower, but it does require you to perform these correctly.
Customised to your exact needs
At Viezu, we specialise in ECU tuning and Chip Tuning and offer a range of ECU tuning software to ensure we create the best possible custom remap for you and your vehicle. Our ECU chipping files are custom written for our customer’s exact needs, meaning they aren’t just a generic tuning file but are truly customised to your car, and, most importantly, the driving experience you want.
No physical modifications are needed
ECU Remapping is all about changing software and is therefore a much more convenient and cost-effective way to enhance your vehicle.
Traditionally, if you wanted to increase the power or performance of your vehicle, you would be required to undertake physical modifications, like upgrading the exhaust system, installing a new air intake, or replacing various engine components. These modifications can be very expensive and time-consuming.
ECU remapping is a reversible process, which means you can always revert back to the factory settings if you change your mind or want to sell your vehicle. This makes it a low-risk option for those who want to explore the potential of their vehicle’s engine without committing to permanent physical modifications.
We are so confident with our engine remaps that they come with a 30-day, no-quibble, money-back guarantee.
Viezu uses a range of ECU tuning software to ensure we create the best possible custom remap for you and your vehicle, all of which are developed in-house on our dyno. Our ECU chipping files are custom written for our customer’s exact needs, meaning they aren’t just a generic tuning file but are truly bespoke to you, your car, and, most importantly, the driving experience you want.
We are so confident with our engine remaps that they come with a 30 day, no quibble, money-back guarantee.
Is ECU re-mapping safe and legal?
Yes, it’s safe to do as long as it’s done correctly by a trained professional.
We highly recommend you inform your insurance provider if your car has been modified, as most consider remapping as a car modification, and you will generally see an increase in your insurance premium if you decide to go ahead with remapping your motor.
Are diesel engines worth remapping?
Diesel tuning is also very popular because of how well diesel engines respond to ECU remapping. With our BlueOptimize products, we can offer economy and performance remapping or even a mixture of both.
An effective ECU remap will breathe new life into your diesel car, providing a better throttle response, acceleration, and increased bhp, all while saving you money on fuel consumption and emissions.
How much does ECU Remapping or Chiptuning cost?
At Viezu, we understand that every customer has different needs and budgets when it comes to remapping their engine. That’s why we offer a range of remap options to suit your specific requirements.
Stage 1 Remap
Our entry-level ‘Stage 1′ remap offers a light reprogramming of your engine’s settings to provide a noticeable boost in performance. Created specifically for an unaltered vehicle without any hardware upgrades, a Stage 1 Remap enhances fuel economy whilst also boosting power and torque. This upgrade eliminates flat spots, offering a more responsive driving experience without sacrificing reliability. This option typically costs a few hundred pounds.
Stage 2 Remap
For those looking for more significant gains, our ‘Stage 2’ remap involves some additional engine modifications such as a new air filter and exhaust improvements. This option is more expensive than Stage 1 but less than Stage 3.
Stage 3 Remap
For those seeking the ultimate in performance, our ‘Stage 3’ and above remaps are the most serious options available. These involve major engine upgrades such as new turbo systems and internal components like pistons to extract maximum performance from your vehicle. Due to the level of work involved, these options can cost several thousands of pounds.
Looking for ECU Remapping?
We are Chip Tuning & ECU remapping specialists, offering both diesel and petrol car ECU tuning and engine remapping. If you’re looking to unlock the full potential of your engine, then a remap or ECU tune is perfect for you.
Our ECU remapping is developed in-house on our Mustang 3000bhp dyno and is custom written to the customer’s needs and requirements. Enter your vehicle details to find out more about the ecu remapping services for your vehicle.
If you are looking for chiptuning for a petrol vehicle or diesel engine remapping then contact us today to see what special treatment, we can offer your vehicle. Our car software upgrade is normally carried out quickly while the customers wait, please call or email us to find the gains for your vehicle.
Too far away from our HQ to get your vehicle remapped? Not a problem! We have a worldwide dealer network of over 600 dealers across 64 countries, which can offer you a quick, convenient and local way to get your vehicle remapped. The dealer will then send your vehicle’s read direct to us, so we can remap your vehicle for your exact requirements. Find your closest dealer.