Petrol prices on the increase once again

We all knew it was too good to last, the promise of the £1 a litre petrol never quite materialised and now the price is heading back up.

Modern cars, particularly the diesels, have superb MPG as standard but if you drive an older car or one with a bigger engine the 65+ MPG you regularly see quoted can seem like a pipe dream. Howvever, there is something you can do to improve your lot.

Engines, in particular turbo diesels, leave the factory set up for a multitude of environments, fuel quality and emissions targets. There is a lot of surplus performance and economy that can be unlocked because of this and all it takes is some expert reprogramming of your car’s computer – ECU Remapping. This might sound a bit scary but for the experts at our tuner’s head office it’s a run-of-the-mill task. We can’t promise to get 65+MPG out of every car but we will improve it.

For under £300 and a couple of hours without your car you could get more power, making the car more enjoyable to drive, but also more MPG – typically between 10% and 15% – and lower emissions. The results are instant, permanent and you will start saving from the very first mile. All our remaps are custom written and come with a 14 day money back guarantee, if you aren’t 100% satisfied with the results let us know and we’ll put your car back to standard and refund your money. Not only that, we also offer a 12 month, 30,000 mile mechanical and electrical breakdown warranty should the work we have done cause a failure.

ECU Remapping with Reflections Detailing is 100% risk free. Now where did you put that phone?

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Cleaning your car isn’t just about looking good

New research shows that the traditional Sunday afternoon act of washing the cars is dying. The rise of sports on satellite TV and hobbies such as cycling are occupying more and more of our free time. The result has been a shift to the cheap hand car washes that have sprung up on almost every old petrol station site and those waterless washes you see on supermarket car parks. For £3-£5 someone else will wash your car for you leaving you free to do something else. But at what cost?

These hand car washes use caustic traffic film remover (TFR) and strong wheel cleaners to get you car close to presentable in as short a time as possible. They have to. They have a limited number of sponges/wash mitts/towels etc so you know they will be reusing them during the day, some will even use drying blades. This is all bad news for the long term care of your car. You will end up with damaged metal trims thanks to the TFR, swirls and scratches in your paintwork, corroded alloy wheels and the sad thing is it can be avoided.

hand car wash result
This Infinti M35H was hand washed at a roadside car wash twice a week for a year. The new owner wanted us to correct the paint. We made it look like new but gave the owner a bill for £600. Now, is that £3 wash still cheap?

Spending an hour washing your car yourself will prevent a whole host of damage being done just by following a few simple guidelines – we will be publishing a complete car care guide in the near future – which will keep your car looking better for longer, make the cleaning process easier and crucially, maintain a higher sale value.

Of course if you don’t fancy that companies like us will come out to you to carry out safe cleaning on a regular basis.

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