ECU Remapping for Better Fuel Economy
Viezu - the world’s leading economy and performance ECU remapping service
ECU Remapping: A comprehensive guide
Cadnam Garage Services is an ECU remapping specialist and authorised dealer for Viezu, the world’s leading economy and performance ECU remapping service. Whether you are looking to boost your economy or improve your vehicle’s performance, we have the tuning tools to deliver the results you want.
If you’re new to ECU remapping, our team of experts can help you choose the best ECU remapping option for your vehicle.
What is ECU remapping?
ECU remapping is also known as chipping. It’s a quick and relatively cost-effective way to improve the fuel economy and performance of your vehicle by modifying the engine control unit (ECU) factory settings. You could think of it like a software update for your computer or updating the operating system of your mobile phone.
The ECU remapping is done via the OBD (on-board diagnostic) port that is also used to diagnose faults in your vehicle. It generally takes a couple of hours to complete and you can expect to notice the difference immediately.
Is ECU remapping legal?
ECU remapping is legal in the UK. There are legal limits to the modifications allowed and these are adhered to by the Cadnam Garage team. Like all vehicle modifications, you should notify your insurers that your vehicle has been remapped.
The benefits of ECU remapping
The main reasons you might choose to remap your vehicle are:
- To improve performance
- To improve fuel economy
Within these overarching reasons there are other benefits. For example, if you use your vehicle to tow on a regular basis you will notice increased towing power (torque).
At Cadnam Garage, we only offer Viezu ECU remapping services. This is because Viezu is the market leading provider of ECU remapping software which has been subject to rigorous technical testing and measuring in order to ensure it delivers the promised results. Viezu testing is undertaken in a dedicated, ISO 9001:2015 accredited facility for further quality assurance.
The disadvantages of ECU remapping
As with any vehicle modification, there can be some disadvantages to having your vehicle remapped. For example:
- Your insurance premiums may increase
- Some insurance companies may refuse to provide cover for remapped vehicles
- Fuel economy will not improve if you persistently drive faster or more aggressively after it has been remapped
- Not all vehicles can be remapped
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