ACW Lawn Mower Repair in Bradford

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Street: Bradford, A C W Garden Centre/Canal Rd, Bradford BD2 1AL
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Remapping for Increased Performance OR Fuel Efficiency? Why Not Both?Wake Up Your Car are specialists in remapping, ECU Tuning, and fuel efficiency.

Using our sophisticated software, we can make your car instantly more drivable just by tuning the maps on your cars ECU. This means we don't have to change any of the hardware on your car, we just remap the car through the OBD/II port. This is different to chipping, in that remapping the car does not involve opening the actual Engine Control Unit, but instead, we use seperate remapping software which links to the cars ECU. We download the maps currently on the ECU, remap them (our software automatically finds the optimal remapping settings for each car) and then upload them back to the ECU. The process can usually be completed within 30-45 minutes.

What cars can be remapped?We can remap most makes and models of cars, with Diesel and Turbo Diesel models giving the best performance increases, both in the Torque and Bhp. This gives the car much better drivability than the usual "factory fit". Of course, what this means in layman's terms is that after remapping, your car will become both faster, more powerful, increased fuel efficiency. How is this possible? Manufacturers are by law required to add a dip to the power map on your engine between 2k and 3k RPM. This was originally meant to increase fuel efficiency. However, all this has meant in reality is that people just put their foot down more to compensate for this lack in power, using more fuel instead of less! One of the many processes involved in remapping a car involves removing this power dip, making for a smoother power graph as you move up through the gears. This smoother graph means you actually have to change gear less often, therefore increasing fuel efficiency.

Many manufacturers also actively limit their cars' performance - for example so they can release a 'sport' version of the same car at a later date. The only difference between the standard edition and the sport edition (other than a few cosmetic changes) is generally the maps stored on the ECU. Through remapping the car, we can remove those limiters, essentially making your car perform exactly like the sport edition!

Can remapping damage my car?The process of remapping itself will not damage your car - if a map does not give you the performance increase you expect, we can at any point replace the cars' original map - we always keep a backup. Some remapping firms try to push the cars' performance past it's physical limitations. This is dangerous, and whilst the short term benefits will be amazing performance, the life expectancy of your engine will be dramatically reduced. We always do a full check on your car to make sure it will not have any problems when it is remapped, and we keep our maps well within the physical limitations of the car.

Remapping Cars - Does It Affect The Warranty?

One of the questions we are asked the most often by customers is whether getting their car remapped affects the warranty of their vehicle. Modern remapping processes are done using special computers which talk directly to the ECU of your vehicle. The ECU (engine control unit) holds all the information on the engine and by talking directly to this device we can alter this information in a non destructive way.

What this means is that by undertaking this digital ecu remapping we can, if you wished to in the future, return your car back to its original state. Older "ecu chipping" involved the physical removal and replacement of parts of the engine, the digital remapping process by passes this and keeps your warranty intact.

If you have any questions about the ecu remapping process or wish to arrange to get your vehicle remapped. Call our car remapping experts today on 01274 531 113. We have dealers throughout the UK who can help you get more from your vehicle.

Don't forget that we can remap most cars, vans, lorries and trucks.


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