Ford vehicles can be modified to improve their performance. The methods used by our professionals - chip tuning and remapping - alter the data stored by the manufacturer on a computer chip located in the Engine Control Unit, or ECU. The modifications result in improved performance, better MPG, and a smooth, more powerful drive.
Remapping involves reading the information stored on the ECU chip and changing it to better reflect the Ford's actual driving conditions. The data is accessed via the on-board diagnostics at the OBD/OBDII port. Remapping can be done on Fords dating from 2000, while chip tuning is a similar performance-enhancing process designed to improve pre-2000 models.
The ECU must be removed from the Ford during the chip tuning process. Then the data on the ECU's chip is altered to improve the vehicle's efficiency. Depending on the type of engine operating in the Ford, performance gains of 15 percent to 30 percent over the initial performance numbers can be obtained. Chip tuning and remapping offer the same range of performance gains, despite the different ways the performance data is accessed for newer and older Fold models.