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ECU Tuning & Remapping in Luton


Avon Tuning Authorised Agent

We can tune your vehicle to drastically improve performance and drivability with our proven ECU upgrades.

Torque and horsepower can be increased safely with our Avon Tuning customised remaps, which are written live, in real time whilst we work on your vehicle. The tune is therefore designed, developed, tried and tested for your particular engine only- A truly bespoke ECU remap.

Aside from the big difference in performance, an ECU tune would also sharpen up throttle response, reduce turbo lag and iron out any flat spots making power delivery much smoother. No modifications are normally necessary and a decent increase in MPG (miles per gallon) is also highly likely.

We believe in tuning that is both safe and sensible for your comfort and safety so a full diagnostic engine health check is always carried out to make sure your vehicle is in the correct condition and has no existing engine issues before commencing with any reprogramming.

Drivability and reliability are just as important as performance and so when you opt for our tuning service you can be confident your vehicle is in capable hands, so for added peace of mind, all original engine maps are safely backed up to a dedicated secure server should you want to revert back to the original configuration and backed by Avon Tuning, a globally recognised brand with industry leading technical support.


What is ECU Tuning?

Tuning a car, also known as ‘remapping, chipping or auto tuning’, is a process that involves altering the microchip in your vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU), to overwrite the manufacturer’s factory settings. The ECU is essentially a computer in your vehicle that controls the power of your engine and is programmed to manage functions such as the fuel injection, sensors, air flow and so on.

By changing or overwriting this program with new software, your vehicle’s functions can be customised and the performance can be greatly improved, therefore allowing your vehicle to function at its full potential.

When a vehicle is manufactured, the default factory settings on the ECU software are typically set to limit its performance capabilities. Manufacturers do this in order to adapt the software to the climates, terrains and fuel qualities of a specific country. This also allows manufacturers to release a sportier model for example with a more efficient engine by simply reprogramming the ECU and making small design tweaks.

Remapping the software and fine-tuning your engine can increase a vehicles power and torque output, maximise overall performance, fuel efficiency and responsiveness. Improved engine performance is another way of saying more speed and more power!

The increase in horsepower you might get from remapping depends on your engine; you could get an increase of as much as 40-50bhp (brake horse power) for a turbo engine. Tuning can also increase your torque up to 80nm (Newton meters). In other words, your vehicle will feel faster!

As for improved fuel efficiency, this is totally dependent on how you choose to drive your vehicle; rushing through gears, sudden, fast acceleration, speeding and abrupt braking can have a negative impact on your fuel economy. That being said, the combination of an engine remap and smooth driving will most definitely offer better fuel efficiency than good driving alone.

Why not enter your vehicle details in our ‘Gains Widget’ to see what an ECU tuning can do for your vehicle.

ECU Tuning Types


Economy Tuning

Rising fuel prices have made this service ever more popular. We re-calibrate the ECU data to improve fuel efficiency. Increased torque will allow for less gear changes and accelerator pedal pressing leading to better MPG and driveability. This service is only available to Turbo Diesel vehicles.


Stage 1 Tuning

Suitable for a standard and unmodified vehicle that has no hardware upgrades. A Stage 1 Remap will improve fuel efficiency as well as increasing power and torque. Eliminates flat spots and results in a more enjoyable, responsive drive with no compromise on reliability.

Stage 2 Tuning

Superior power and torque improvement than a Stage 1 Remap, efficiency is improved but not as dramatically as with a Stage 1 Remap. Hardware upgrades can be needed to carry out a Stage 2 Remap. Eliminates flat spots and results in a more enjoyable, responsive drive with no compromise on reliability.

Stage 3 and Above

Up-rated hardware is required, the many hardware additions mean a fully bespoke remap will need to be undertaken on a rolling road so parameters can be monitored in a safe and controlled way. There can be exceptions to this, where Stage 3 and above development has already been carried out on your vehicle. You can contact us with your spec list and we can customise a quote and offer you the best advice on the hardware upgrades needed.

Get in touch

Get in touch with our fully qualified technicians with over 25 years of experience in car servicing and engine diagnostics.

Kam MaheyKam Mahey
17:51 28 Feb 24
What can I say, will definitely be getting my cars serviced regularly from here. Very friendly receptionist, dealt with a top guy who was very informative & helpful. Car now running even more smoother than the day I purchased it from a Volvo dealership. Thank you so much!
11:31 22 Jan 24
Brought my Mercedes Sprinter truck into Wayne for my wheel alignment- very impressed!Truck drives mint; actually like new- doesn’t pull or follow the ruts on the road anymore and the price was very reasonable.Thanks guys.
Ryan Wells-PorterRyan Wells-Porter
22:25 20 Jan 24
So I had my car in with Wayne around 3 months ago now... its taken me this long to write a review because ive been too busy enjoying the new life in my V40!After reading a few horror reviews on the V40 forum (not about WV Autos) and how unfriendly Volvos have been to work on in the past for other garages, Wayne and Trish set my mind at ease! More than happy to answer any and all questions I had and were recommended to me by several people who have used them in the past.My 2013 Volvo V40 D4 had issues with the DPF, blocked beyond regeneration, was in limp mode for around 3 weeks and started misfiring if I dared go up a hill! Not ideal when you live on a hill and need to get to and from work.Wayne worked his magic on the DPF, EGR and done a remap. I can honestly say its like driving a brand new car! She's never been so responsive in the 8 years ive had the car, absolutely no hiccups AND just passed my MOT with no issues with emmisions which was a big concern of mine.Cant thank the team at WV Autos enough for their amazing work and quick turnaround. Anyone that asks no I tell them exactly where to head for top quality service!
08:54 13 Jan 24
Had an engine light come up. My issue was sorted and also had a Stage 1 remap. Car feels much nicer to drive and less sluggish. Highly recommend, great friendly people.
Taylor TappinTaylor Tappin
16:31 12 Dec 23
Fabio DouradoFabio Dourado
18:27 22 Nov 23
From the moment I stepped in, this garage is definitely the place that I'm going to be trusting my car to go to ,Wayne was straightfoward with all the issues my car had , took my BMW E88 118d in, had my dpf rectified , Turbo Booster hose replaced and Serviced , stress free since then.What else can I say? Huge Thank you to this professional ,trustworthy and helpful garage that I'm glad I decided to put my foot in!
Male TravellerMale Traveller
16:45 20 Oct 23
Did the work on my car really quickly to make my visit a short one as they knew I was not from the local area. Fantastic customer service with top quality work done on my car. Highly recommended.