FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Car tuning involves the modification of a car’s engine power, driving performance and body appearance. Although there are many facets to it, Monster Tune primarily focuses on ECU tuning and car modifications involving performance parts enhancements.

ECU Tuning  involves the modification of the engine control unit (ECU) of a car. This is an intelligent computer that can be remapped to send new information to an automobile in terms of fuel injection, rev. limit and ignition timing, to name a few. Adjustments made to the ECU will in turn affect the performance of the car. To learn more about your car’s existing power and what an ECU tune can do for it, book a dyno test with us!

Performance tuning very often helps cars achieve optimal performance potential in that the vehicle has increased horsepower, faster transmission response time, better suspension, improved fuel economy and superb handling. This, however, depends on various factors like driving habits and style. Speak with us for a better idea on how to performance tune your automobile.

Monster Tune is a fully-integrated car tuning facility in Singapore, with full diagnostic equipment and a professional team of UK-trained master tuners with the ability to reach your exact ECU requirements. Together with our overseas R&D partners, we have been developing multiple ECU maps over the last 20 years and they are some of the very best available in the world today.

Not only that – we have a full professional team of car engineers who ensure that your car is ready to be tuned, as well as run extensive testing after tuning to verify the health and performance of your vehicle. Rest assured that your car is in good hands!

Unbeknownst to most consumers, the factory settings on your stock car is actually not optimum. A detuned engine provides the manufacturer the opportunity to release an uptuned model at a higher price. Also, a car tuned too rich (which robs the car of its maximum power and fuel economy) is catered for exportation to countries where higher grade petrol is not available.

Through custom ECU tuning, your car will be enhanced in more ways than one – fuel economy, horsepower, torque, gear shifts, speed and turbo, will be at their safest optimal levels.

Absolutely. In fact, remapping the ECU of a car frequently results in lower fuel consumption and better emissions.

Apart from gaining power and smoothing out your ride, car tuning is not only economical, but environmentally-friendly as well.

Our bench tuning technology is one of the best in the market, and when the car is flashed back to its stock map, we have not encountered any detection by the manufacturer. For your peace of mind, nearly all Monster Tune ECU maps are reversible anytime you wish to bring your car for inspection or dealer servicing. However, do note that there are exceptions.
Most definitely, but we’ll be very surprised if that’s what you want after taking control of your vehicle’s performance. Should you lose your tuning files due to dealer actions or parts failure, we will be happy to re-install the ECU map onto your vehicle.
Most insurance companies do not penalise you for upgrades of this nature, particularly if you are tuning for increased economy. One result of a well-tuned vehicle is actually an optimized fuel-burn which benefits the environment and prolongs the engine’s lifespan.
On the performance tune, if you continue to drive the car in the same way as you did before the upgrade, your fuel consumption will most probably improve. On a race tune, however, you will be driving under race conditions and most likely will find a slightly reduced fuel consumption.

In most cases, the economy tune actually helps to extend the life of engine parts such as the gearbox, throttle body and clutch, by making the delivery of the power far less aggressive and smoothing the overall drive of the vehicle.

Unfortunately, some engines can be over tuned, “stressing” the engine, transmission, cooling systems, etc, and reducing the life span and reliability of the car.

Our emphasis is also on longevity, by ensuring that all of our modifications have no detrimental effect on your car. Providing power is never an issue – it’s the balance of power and reliability that sets us apart.

Nothing beats a good custom ECU remap for your vehicle. While most cars currently have protocols which allow us to read and write maps, the next best thing are ECU tuning boxes, which can offer slight increases in power. They operate by merely adjusting a specified signal within the ECU by a set tolerance.
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