When we provide an economy remap on a vehicle the focus is on delivering a wider spread of engine torque, this will mean the accelerator be required to be used less to maintain cruising speeds, when fully laden or when on a gradient. It will also mean that the vehicle will be more comfortable in higher gears at slower speeds as well as requiring fewer gear changes overall.
Combined with adjusting your driving style to make the most of the additional torque you will see an improvement in fuel consumption. This is most effective on turbo-diesel engines where the savings could be as much as 20%.
1. Slow Down
One of the best ways to save fuel is to simply reduce your speed.
2. Careful Braking
Every time you brake, you convert fuel that you have paid for into heat!
Plan ahead, watch for traffic; choose the best route, not always the shortest.
4. Use Gravity
On a modern vehicle it uses no fuel when your foot is off the accelerator, so take
advantage of downhill runs, or approaching a junction; it’s completely free motoring!
5. Accelerate With Care
Accelerate smoothly and gently, maintain a constant speed, and keep gear changes to a minimum.
6. Top Gear
Get into top gear as soon as possible, without labouring the engine as each gear down can cost up to 20% fuel.
7. Switch The Aircon Off
Up to 10% fuel saving
8. Keep It Serviced
Under-inflated tyres are one of the most commonly ignored causes of poor MPG, consumables such as a dirty air filter
restricts the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance and economy, it’s also important to use quality oil.
9. Have A Remap
With a diesel-engined vehicle, you can significantly improve fuel consumption by having a remap.
Fact is that no one has a miracle cure or gadget to save both your pocket and the planet, BUT when you have an Economy Remap you can experience substantial fuel savings and these days, every little really does help.
Realistically, most turbo-diesel vehicles can see a 5-20% fuel saving from the remap. BUT, it needs to be combined with a change in driving style to take full advantage of the extra torque and drivability.
However, use the extra power, drive hard and convert all the extra power into acceleration or higher speed and savings will be minimal, if at all – but you will have fun!
We re-characterising the torque limits on the engine. At lower rpm’s you will benefit from additional performance and improved economy.
At higher rpm’s the software will encourage shifting up through the gearbox, to keep the engine running in its optimal window.
An eco remap is for diesel cars only.
Typically between 5% and 20%. A 1.0L diesel will save around 20%. A 2.0L diesel will save around 10%. A 3.0L diesel will save around 5%
A Stage 1 Remap increases power and torque. If you drive the car sensibly then you should see an increase in more MPG. The temptation after having a Stage 1 is to put you foot on the gas more, therfore you would not see any savings. A stage 1 removes flat spots and gives a more responsive drive without compromising reliability.