Edinburgh Car Services have invested heavily over the last five years in the Diagnostic equipment to ensure we are capable of carrying out Vehicle Diagnostics on all makes and models.

We  can currently carry out  Diagnostics and Coding on:

  • Volkswagen
  • Audi
  • Skoda
  • Seat
  • Bmw
  • Land Rover
  • Renault
  • Citreon
  • Peugeot
  • Jaguar
  • Volvo
  • Dacia

What is ECU Remapping and Tuning?

When a manufacturer develops a new car, they have to consider all of the conditions it may be subjected to in all of the regions in which they intend to sell this model. This means instead of just optimizing the ECU’s program or ‘map’ to deliver the best performance or the most fuel efficiency, they have to make compromises to the map to take into account these potential differing operating conditions. These could include sub-standard fuels, extremes in temperature and altitude, differing emission laws, and even the possibility that the vehicle may not be serviced regularly and by the manufacturer’s recommended instructions.

ECU remapping is taking a reading from the ECU’s processing chip of the vehicle’s standard compromised map and adjusting various parameters within the map such as fuel pressure, boost pressure (on turbocharged applications), ignition advance, and throttle pedal control, amongst others to release the actual performance from the engine. It is a completely safe process as it is just giving the engine the performance it should have had in the first place before all the compromises were applied to the original programming. Every engine will have its unique map, and by adjusting this, we can fine-tune the characteristics of the engine, unleashing more power and reducing fuel consumption.

Benefits of ECU Remapping & Tuning

ECU tuning or programming will improve the engine’s power and torque figures, and it will also sharpen the throttle response and widen the power-band. This will make the power delivery a lot more linear, making the vehicle feel livelier to drive and the engine more flexible. Frequently, the vehicle’s power output is restricted by the manufacturer for no other reason than to ensure that it fits into a class to suit fleet buyers. As a driving enthusiast, you do not need or want such restrictions placed upon your vehicle’s ECU, so with a conversion, you can benefit from the hidden power and torque locked away within your engine management system.

The other main benefit of remapping will be a reduction in fuel consumption. With the extra torque – especially at the bottom of the rev range – you will see a fuel-saving as it will require less throttle input to maintain motorway speeds; you can drive in a higher gear at a slower pace; and the additional power is beneficial when fully laden, towing, or on gradients.

  • Increased horsepower
  • Increased torque
  • Better throttle response
  • Smoother power delivery
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Safer overtaking
  • Fuel Saving

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tyres edinburgh

Whether you’re a petrolhead who wants to maximise performance and handling or just a regular driver concerned with safety and economy, tyres are a key element of your vehicle – its only points of contact with the road. And unlike most components, which we hope will not wear out, tyres bear the brunt of all your cornering, acceleration and braking. We offer best and cheap tyres, Edinburgh.

MOTs Edinburgh

Do you need an MOT?

MOT testing services

Drivers tend to dread the yearly MOT test, but it doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. At EDINBURGH CAR SERVICES, our MOT testing services start at just £40, and we can make booking your next test easier; just use our online booking form to choose a convenient date and time and we will confirm with you by return. Depending where you live or work, we can also come and collect your car, for a small fee, by appointment.

4 wheel alignment Edinburgh

Incredibly, many motorists are still not aware of the crucial importance of wheel alignment, or see it as an inconvenient cost that can be skipped or postponed. Nothing could be further from the truth, and failure to ensure correct wheel alignment is just about the biggest false economy you can make where your vehicle is concerned.

Car Servicing

We can take a look under the hood
car servicing

The best way to avoid nasty surprises, either at MOT time or at the roadside, is to keep your vehicle in top condition by having it serviced regularly. As with wheel alignment, not doing so usually proves a false economy, because if relatively cheap components like filters and lubricants are not maintained it will increase the wear on more expensive parts of a car.


DPF Cleaning

We can fine-tune your car

How does a DPF work?

As you drive, harmful exhaust soot starts to build up on the walls of your DPF filter, reducing performance and fuel efficiency. To keep the system clean, a process called ‘regeneration’ is used. This is when the exhaust temperature rises to 600°C and burns off the soot, keeping your engine free of harmful chemicals.
There are many factors that can stop this regeneration process from working effectively, such as the type of fuel and oil used, driving style and vehicle age and mileage.


Do I need DPF cleaning?

If you’re experiencing the following symptoms your DPF may need cleaning:

  • The DPF warning symbol has appeared on your car’s dashboard
  • Loss of power
  • The automatic stop-start system isn’t working
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Cooling fans run more than normal

A new DPF system can cost as much as £3,000 at a main dealer, but in most cases, using a DPF cleaning product can rectify the problem. So, if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to get it checked out by a qualified technician as soon as possible to avoid costly bills.

Car Performance Upgrades

Cleaning of DPFs system starts from £199 Inc Vat.

Prices may vary due to circumstances and conditions that Diesel particulate filters are put through and on many occasions the DPF is only a symptom of other problems within the vehicles engine management systems. At Edinburgh Car Services we are able to diagnose many fault’s on all makes and model’s of vehicles including full main dealer support for Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, BMW, Land Rover, Renault, Citreon/Peugeot and many More while enhancing your car performance upgrades.


Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife collection service

We can collect your vehicle for MOT, service and/or repairs from Edinburgh, Livingston, Glasgow and other places across Scotland. Collection service starts at £50 for Edinburgh collection.

Scotland and UK transportation service

You can arrange transportation of your vehicle within UK with us. We pick up cars bought from auction sites, private as well as trade sellers.

For more info see our ECS Recovery website or call ECS Recovery on 0750 11 22 44 1.

Breakdown recovery

Broken down? We offer 24/7 Edinburgh recovery service. We can collect your car and book it in for repair with Edinburgh Car Services or drop it off to any garage of your choice.

For more info see our ECS Recovery website or call ECS Recovery on 0750 11 22 44 1.

Repair Services

We take care for your vehicle

Car Repair Services

We hope you don’t need a repair service, but every now and then even the best cars need a little TLC. EDINBURGH CAR SERVICES takes on all manners of jobs from puncture repairs to full engine rebuilds, so we are confident our highly experienced team will be able to help you whatever the problem with your car, van or 4×4.