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Reasons To Remap Your Vehicle

Cons and pros of car Remapping. Are you aware that the engine that is fitted to your vehicle has been given a power output deliberately limited to the specifications of the maker?

This is due in part to manufacturers being required to meet various circumstances and users around the world , and need to account for the following situations:

Certain nations outside of Europe offer only low-octane or substandard fuels.

Some car owners don’t follow the recommended service schedules.

Low and high altitudes too should be considered.

Another explanation could be the result of low emissions zones.

Manufacturers like BMW have a tendency to restrict certain engines using specific maps for every product. The majority of power maps BMW use are identical in physical and the chosen ECU tunes can increase or decrease the power output in line with the demand of their customers. Consider the early Mini One and Cooper as an example. These two cars have the same engine, but with a 25bhp different in power output. This is simply the result of a different ECU program that was selected by BMW. It is possible to choose to take the Mini One over and above Cooper specification by way of an remap that gives it 30 extra horsepower.

The good thing is that these restrictions don’t have to be maintained on any part of the models in the BMW models. When we remove these limitations, we can optimize the engine of your car to maximize its performance. This is called reconfiguring.

What is ECU Remapping?

Vehicle remapping is an efficient and effective solution for replacing files or microchips within the car’s ECU by rewriting existing settings using external software. Electronic engine control units (ECU) serves as the central component of an engine’s management system. It controls flow of air, fuel in the fuel system, and ignition.

If the settings of the engine control unit (ECU) can be altered, it lets you surpass the limitations that are set by the manufacturer to make the most of your engine.

ECU software reprogramming is regarded as one of the best options for car owners of all kinds.

The Pro’s

Re-mapping the car’s ECU (engine control unit) and thereby achieving a significant increase in driveability, smoothness and power, throttle response torque and MPG. Engine’s “flat areas” (usually 2) that are deliberately engineered to the curve of power in the factory (so that the engine can meet emissions as well as noise standards at the specific RPMs) Also, they are removed.

The latest software is able to be converted back to the original map at any point.

Does vehicle Remapping Enhance Fuel Efficiency?

As per popular opinion the fact that car remapping can boost fuel efficiency, but the habits of driving fans speak for themselves. This is why it’s dependent on the driver. A majority of drivers want to modify their vehicle, don’t let a chance pass to make use of their car to its maximum potential. They are enthralled by putting the pedal to the metal and speedy driving, and thus ignore the an increase in fuel consumption.

Another element that can affect fuel efficiency is the need to purchase higher octane gasoline to your vehicle that has been remapped.

What are the cons of Remapping?

Like everything else you will encounter pros and cons to every option, you must take the time to determine if it’s the right choice for you. Here are some of the cons we’ve observed:

The potential impact on your Insurance Cost. Like any modification to your vehicle that you make, you must be able to declare ECU chip tuning to your insurance company. not informing insurance companies could be not legal in certain countries. If the information is discovered in the future, this could cause the cancellation of your insurance policy, and lead to the company refusing to pay out in case of need. If you are honest with to your insurer, they’ll ask you what the rise is in percentage and will then decide on whether to keep you insured or not.

Manufacturers Warranty: If your vehicle still falls within the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible that some manufacturers are unable to payment on certain items if it is a remap that has replaced the map program that is standard within the ECU. Manufacturers and insurers will search for any reason that would prevent them from making a pay, so be aware of this when you are looking for the possibility of a Remap.