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ECU Repairs and ECU Testing Near You

The Engine Control Unit acts as the central nervous system of your car which means it is critical that it is fully operational. If the ECU is faulty, it will be passing wrong information to you as a driver. That is why you should get a range of free quotes from the best local garages by entering your reg above now. Whether you live in London or Manchester, or anywhere else across the UK, we can help!

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Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2411 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Balmoral Motor Company
32 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. Over the years we have built up a reputation for outstanding customer service and excellent mechanical repair work.

Why choose Balmoral Motor Company Ltd?
Experienced professionals
MOT test centre
Comprehensive vehicle repair service
Daewoo & Chevrolet specialists
All makes & models welcome
Courtesy car available

We provide a vehicle collection service to:
Queensferry
Edinburgh
Penicuik
Gorebridge
Haddington
Musselburgh

All of the parts we supply and fit are under warranty and all of our workmanship is fully guaranteed for added peace of mind.

MAIDSTONE MOT CENTRE LTD
143 Jobs Completed
Sutton Valence
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business based in Sutton Valence Nr. Maidstone offering servicing, MOT & repair on all makes and models of vehicle providing a cost effective alternative to main dealer prices.

Diamond Mot Centre
1 Job Completed
Langley park
5.0 / 5

We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility, fully equipped for all of your class 4 ,5L & 7 MOTS. Servicing, diagnostics with all the latest equipment and vehicle repairs needs.Our garage is safe, clean and family-friendly; you are more than welcome to wait and observe while your MOT is being carried out in a heated viewing area also CCTV viewing available along with refreshments available . We are based in Langley park county Durham

Advanced Service Centre LTD
40 Jobs Completed
grays essex
4.5 / 5

Here at Advanced Service Centre we have a grate team of highly trained experienced technicians working in a small business environment making your experience with us count, We thrive to exceed your previous garage experiences and be your dealer alternative for the road ahead. Specialising in the diagnosis of any problem with your motor vehicle. We have the very latest diagnostics equipment and tracking equipment to ensure accurate results every time. We are a privately run business which acts with a friendly but professional attitude. Our modern workshop features the latest in diagnostic equipment along with the tools for practically any job.

Greens Mobile Mechanics
258 Jobs Completed
Pontypool
4.5 / 5

Established in 2016, Greens Mobile Mechanics is a mobile service that brings all the qualities of a garage to a place that is convenient to you, whether it be home, work or roadside. We offer an efficient and reliable service in addition to honest advice, all at affordable prices. You will never be surprised with hidden costs. All our repairs come under warranty and are carried out to the highest standard.

All our mechanics have been through thorough training and have gained a vast amount of knowledge over the years and expanded their skills which allows them to carry our all services and repairs on cars and motorbikes. Our goal is to provide a fantastic service to customers at a place and time that is convenient for them, removing the stress of going to a garage.

Offering a 24/7 mobile service gives you peace of mind that we can be there any hour of the day. Our team has access to a well-equipped workshop and basic recovery when required.

4x4 & More Garage
221 Jobs Completed
Huddersfield
4.8 / 5

4x4 & More & SprintFinish Body Shop is a two part auto repairs and servicing business based in the Huddersfield area. We provide motorists with a huge range of services from MOT testing and vehicle servicing to general motor repairs and spare parts. We also operate a professional car body shop to take care of any scratches, dents and scuffs on your vehicle. We are happy to work on all models of cars, 4x4’s, motorcycles and light commercials such as Transits.

We also have a Rally Preperation and Race Support Team.

Fife Autocentre - Leven
88 Jobs Completed
Leven
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

M&M AUTOTECH LTD
697 Jobs Completed
Grovehill Road, Beverley
4.9 / 5

Mike first opened the business in 2010 from previously working at Vauxhall Main Dealers. Mike started with the aim of getting back to the basics of motor repairs and to grow Mike's reputation as a respected and trustworthy independent local garage.When it comes to customer service our honesty and reliability has not gone unnoticed and we have many repeat customers.We take pride in the fact that you will be speaking to the technician who works on your car, from booking it in to picking it up on completion of the work, it is no wonder the business has gained its reputation for being customer-focussed and friendly to deal with.Making the customer feel at home when they bring their car in for service or repair is a top priority for us, this helped us win an industry award last year.

Tyre Exchange Stockton - Team Protyre
64 Jobs Completed
Stockton on Tees
4.6 / 5

Tyre Exchange Teeside Stockton On Tees joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist including MOT and servicing, as well as undertaking and fitting tyres for all the leading manufacturers including, Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Falken and GT Radial. Carl and his team will keep you motoring, undertaking servicing and diagnostics. The centre also fits and replaces brakes, batteries, exhausts and is pleased to work on suspensions. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
West Sussex
4.8 / 5

Hello
.MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections, Servicing, Starter Motors, Suspension and General Repairs. .Having over 40 years experience in the Motor Trade working in main dealers and large independent garages, I also worked for the RAC for 12 years from 2003 as a patrol and was one of the top 50 patrols in the Company. I am City & Guilds qualified and I keep myself up to date with the latest technology. Quality of work and delivering excellent customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I work mobile and can come to either your home address or place of work if you require.

I also offer preparation of classic vehicles for touring rallies, for many years I have been the mechanical support on the Liege - Brescia - Liege Rally and have provided running repairs to numerous makes of classic vehicles from 2 stroke Berkleys, Micro Cars,, Triumph TR 2's TR 6's, E Type and XK Jags, TVR's to name a few.

Thank you in advance for considering me to look after your vehicle.

Regards

Mike.

Niche Autos LTD
1019 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

Redline Garage Ltd
149 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer receives an exceptional experience. Having access to fantastic diagnostic software allows us to identify any faults swiftly which assists us in getting you back on the road promptly. Being a mechanical and performance specialist means we cover a wide range of services including clutch repairs, brake and exhaust repairs, MOTs, servicing, Hybrid repairs and dual clutch transmissions and much more.

Our garage is well-equipped, so we can accommodate light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles in addition to a variety of makes and models. We have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments from a local store nearby. Conveniently situated near bus routes and Upney Station means you can still go about your day to day activities. All our parts are OE quality and all come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

LEVOFIX LTD
17 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

Courtwood Car Services
85 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
4.2 / 5

"Based in Uxbridge and established since 1978, Courtwoods are a family run company with a reputation for being reliable, friendly and professional. We are committed to excellent customer care and we continually work towards providing the best service for both you and your Courtwood Car Services is your local car clinic serving motorists in Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Middlesex and West London.We specialise in MoTs, servicing, all types of mechanical and electrical repairs, air-conditioning servicing and recharges on any make or model of car for private individuals or local Uxbridge based businesses."

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ECU Remapping Cost

The cost of a ECU Remapping can vary depending on your car. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


ECU Repairs Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£176.23
Ford£104.13
Peugeot£117.48
BMW£179.23
Volkswagen£129.69

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2020 and 19/10/2020.

What is an ECU?

The ECU is responsible for ensuring that the engine in your car is running at its optimal performance. There are a huge number of sensors in your car engine which are critical in reporting how your engine is running as they feed information back to the ECU which in turn makes adjustments.

The first and primary operation of the ECU is power management. The voltages are regulated as most ECU’s have sophisticated power management due to the variety of electrical components operating within a car engine.

One variable controlled by the ECU is the Air/Fuel Ratio. Every engine needs oxygen to works as they are powered using combustion. Therefore, it is essential that the correct amount of air gets into the engine when it needs it. This is also true of fuel injection, if the engine requires more fuel at a higher rate, the rate in which fuel is delivered needs to be higher. This is where the ECU comes into play. When you accelerate, the ECU will deliver a higher amount of fuel and air into the engine.

It is an essential function which is vital for allowing an engine to operate properly.

There are a huge number of functions like this which are come under the supervision of the ECU. This example highlights how important it is to the performance of your car and this is simply one of the many functions performed by the ECU.

For more information on what the ECU is in control of, you can read our dedicated blog post; What is ECU repair?

ECU Testing

There are several steps to ECU testing;

  1. OBD Scanner Plugged in
  2. The OBD scanner is a diagnostic tool which plugs into the ECU. The OBD will communicate with the ECU and is able to tell a technician a certain code. The mechanic looking at your car will plug this into the ECU to begin with.
  3. Turn on the car’s ignition
  4. Once the car is started, the OBD can talk to the ECU as the electrical system will be engaged.
  5. Wait for the fault codes to appear
  6. Once the ignition has been turned on, it should only be a matter of moments before the OBD scanner displays a number of codes and the word ‘trouble’ alongside a few.
  7. Cross reference the fault codes
  8. Once the codes are on show, the mechanic will be able to assess what is wrong with the ECU and other potential parts of the car.

Common ECU Repairs

  1. There are a multitude of reasons for the check engine light to come on and one of them may be a faulty ECU.

The ‘Check Engine’ light has come on

  1. As soon as the engine management light comes on it’s important to take your car for a service, make sure that the ECU is checked during the test as some garages may not decide to carry it out.

The Car won’t start

  1. If your car won’t start you may have a dead battery, faulty electrics or a damaged ECU. If the problem is not electrical then it is highly likely that the ECU is the part causing the issue. By calling a mobile mechanic out to your car you will be able to diagnose the problem quicker than getting your car towed to a garage in your local area.

Other ECU problems

  1. If there is a noticeable drop in the performance of your engine or drop in fuel economy this will likely be caused by the ECU or the on-board computer. It’s important to keep an eye on the rate that you use fuel as well as listening out for the tone of the engine changing as this can be an indicator of an issue caused by a faulty ECU.

ECU Remapping

  1. The ECU is an expensive component and so having it repaired or replaced could set you back depending on the extent of the damage. An ECU can often be reprogrammed as usually the fault lies in the settings.
  2. The main purpose of remapping an ECU is to change the performance of the engine. The ECU controls key functions carried out by the engine automatically. By altering the flow of air into an engine, or speeding up the injection of fuel the performance of the car will change. Drivers often want to have their ECU remapped to improve the performance of their engine or adjust it so their car can handle specific road conditions.

How long does it take to remap a car?

  1. It does not take longer than an hour to remap a car. The process is relatively simple for a trained mechanic to undertake and there is very little labour work involved with carrying out the service.

What does it mean to reflash an ECU?

  1. Reflashing an ECU is the same as Remapping an ECU. You may also see the term ECU chipping and this is also the same process as remapping.

ECU repair cost

  1. There is good news and bad news.
  2. To replace an entire ECU unit it will cost you thousands, it may be less from car to car depending on the model however the cost of replacing the unit may be more than the value of the car itself.
  3. However the ECU can also be repaired by simply reprogramming the settings which may only cost you around £150.

Where can I get ECU Remapping?

  1. Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we've simplified the process.
  2. We work with a network of 15,238 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive ECU repair deals for you.
  3. To find the best ECU service available in your local area;
  • Enter your car registration number
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  1. You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your local area, before booking the ECU repair online.
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