At Your Local Mechanic, we’re your one-stop destination for all your automotive needs. Our skilled technicians are equipped to handle a wide range of services to keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely on the road.

Services Include:

Routine Maintenance: Stay on top of your vehicle’s health with regular maintenance services such as oil changes, fluid checks, and tire rotations.

Diagnostic Services: Our advanced diagnostic tools help us identify and address issues with your vehicle’s engine, transmission, brakes, and more.

Engine Repairs: From minor tune-ups to major overhauls, we’re here to ensure your engine performs at its best.

Brake Services: Don’t compromise on safety. Let us inspect, repair, or replace your brakes to ensure optimal stopping power.

Transmission Repairs: Whether it’s a minor adjustment or a complete transmission rebuild, we’ll get your gears shifting smoothly again.

Electrical System Diagnostics: Trust our experts to diagnose and fix electrical issues, including wiring problems, battery replacements, and more.

Suspension and Steering: Keep your ride smooth and stable with our suspension and steering repairs and alignments.

Exhaust System Repairs: From down-pipe replacements to exhaust leak repairs, we’ll keep your vehicle running quietly and efficiently.

A laptop remapping an engine
Remapping an engine to increase power


In the realm of automotive performance enhancement, remapping stands out as a transformative tool that can unlock hidden power and efficiency in your vehicle. Whether you’re a seasoned car enthusiast or simply seeking to optimise your driving experience, understanding the concept and benefits of remapping is essential.

Also known as chip tuning or ECU tuning, involves reprogramming the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of a vehicle to optimise its performance. This process entails adjusting various parameters such as fuel mixture, ignition timing, and turbo boost pressure to achieve desired outcomes.


One of the primary benefits is enhanced engine performance. By fine-tuning the ECU settings, we can increase horsepower and torque, providing a noticeable boost in acceleration and overall driving dynamics. This extra power can be particularly appealing for enthusiasts seeking a more exhilarating driving experience.

It can also improve fuel efficiency. By optimising fuel delivery and combustion processes, remapping can help your vehicle achieve better miles per gallon, ultimately saving you money at the pump. This efficiency enhancement is not only environmentally friendly but also economically beneficial in the long run.

Remapping offers customisation options tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you prioritise performance gains, fuel economy improvements, or a balance of both, a skilled tuner can adjust the engine ECU parameters accordingly, ensuring a personalised driving experience.

It’s important to note that remapping should be performed by experienced professionals using reputable tuning software and equipment. Your Local Mechanic will conduct thorough diagnostics and ensure that the remapping process is safe and compatible with your vehicle’s hardware and components.

Remapping represents a powerful tool for maximising the potential of your car. From unleashing additional horsepower to optimising fuel efficiency, the benefits of remapping are manifold.

Whether you’re looking to enhance performance on the track or simply improve everyday driving, exploring the possibilities of remapping can elevate your automotive experience to new heights.

Contact us today to learn more and discover how remapping can transform your driving experience.


  • How does remapping benefit my car's performance?

    Remapping optimises the engine’s electronic control unit (ECU), unlocking increased horsepower and torque, leading to improved acceleration and driving dynamics. Additionally, it can enhance fuel efficiency by refining fuel delivery and combustion processes.

  • Is remapping safe for my vehicle?

    When performed by experienced professionals using reputable tuning software and equipment, remapping is generally safe. Skilled tuners conduct thorough diagnostics to ensure compatibility with your vehicle’s hardware and components, minimising any risks.

  • Can remapping be customized to my specific needs?

    Yes, remapping offers customisation options tailored to individual preferences. Whether you prioritize performance gains, fuel economy improvements, or a balance of both, a skilled tuner can adjust the parameters accordingly, providing a personalised driving experience.

  • Will remapping void my car's warranty?

    Remapping may affect your vehicle’s warranty, as it involves modifications to the engine’s ECU. It’s essential to check with your vehicle manufacturer to understand their policies regarding warranty coverage after remapping.

  • How long does the process take?

    The duration of the process varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the vehicle’s ECU and the specific tuning requirements. Typically, it can take a few hours to complete, but this can vary from vehicle to vehicle. Your Local Mechanic can complete this at your home or workplace, as well as at our workshop.

  • Can any car be remapped?

    In general, most modern cars with electronic engine management systems can be remapped. It’s best to consult with a professional tuner to determine the suitability of it for your specific vehicle.