ECU Software upgrades, ECU Remapping, ECU Tuning & Reflash

Are you looking for some reliable, trouble free extra power and torque from your turbo diesel or turbo petrol vehicle? Then the answer is the new SAC ECU Software Upgrade that can be safely applied to your turbocharged vehicle by SAC.

Please note that at this stage we will not be offering the SAC ECU Software Upgrade on naturally aspirated vehicles and the SAC ECU Software Upgrade is only available for vehicles where we cannot offer you one of our existing, tried and tested Dastek (UniChip) and Dastek Power (Plug & Play) tuning solutions.

About Steve’s Auto Clinic

SAC are not only service technicians merely trained to replace service parts; they employ the country’s leading motoring personnel and are able to offer you comprehensive advice on maintenance matters while also being able to extract reliable horsepower from your vehicle.

And this is backed up by the fact that SAC is the only aftermarket workshop group in the country that has a dedicated research, development and training centre to ensure that not only are you getting seen to by the most well trained staff in the industry, the quality of workmanship and specification level remains of the highest order regardless of the branch you visit.

Should this not be enough, all SAC branches are AA quality assured and this means that a very high level of independent standards have to maintained in order for the branch to maintain this prestigious motoring industry approval.

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Are you looking for some reliable, trouble free extra power and torque from your turbo diesel or turbo petrol vehicle? Then the answer is the new SAC ECU Software Upgrade that can be safely applied to your turbocharged vehicle by SAC. Please note that at this stage we will not be offering the SAC ECU Software Upgrade on naturally aspirated vehicles and the SAC ECU Software Upgrade is only available for vehicles where we cannot offer you one of our existing, tried and tested Dastek (UniChip) and Dastek Power (Plug & Play) tuning solutions.

About Steve’s Auto Clinic

SAC are not only service technicians merely trained to replace service parts; they employ the country’s leading motoring personnel and are able to offer you comprehensive advice on maintenance matters while also being able to extract reliable horsepower from your vehicle. And this is backed up by the fact that SAC is the only aftermarket workshop group in the country that has a dedicated research, development and training centre to ensure that not only are you getting seen to by the most well trained staff in the industry, the quality of workmanship and specification level remains of the highest order regardless of the branch you visit. Should this not be enough, all SAC branches are AA quality assured and this means that a very high level of independent standards have to maintained in order for the branch to maintain this prestigious motoring industry approval.

Flash Tuning and Chip Tuning

You may have heard of flash tuning, this is where a person, normally a person armed with a laptop, not a lot of mechanical experience or backing from a reputable workshop group, loads a new engine control unit map on your vehicle and changes the boost, timing and fueling parameters. These changes are normally done beyond what the OEM manufacturer would allow for the particular engine in your vehicle. And these changes can then result in serious damage occurring to your engine because of over boosting or incorrect fueling. SAC have the most comprehensive knowledge in the country when it comes to tuning and we have used this knowledge to develop a tuning tool that allows us to upgrade the ECU software on your vehicle in a safe and reliable way. Do your homework well: Unichip vs. other performance chips on the market.

ECU Software Updates

Almost all modern engines today are not delivering their full potential of power and torque. This ‘torque dampening’ as it is called is being done by manufacturers electronically via the vehicle’s ECU. So what we do at SAC with our SAC ECU Software Update is electronically allow some of this torque to be freed up and make your vehicle’s engine deliver closer to its true performance potential. Your vehicle retains all its inherent OEM engine safety parameters and you simply get a more powerful vehicle that remains smooth, if not even smoother than before, along with a vehicle that is easy to drive on normal pump fuel and stays within other normal driving functions. We will also keep a copy of your vehicle’s original ‘torque dampening’ map on file and that way should you want or need to change back to completely factory standard you can.

ECU Software Upgrade Pricing Options

Pricing for the SAC ECU Software Upgrade range from R6 000 and up, vehicle dependent, and this includes any fitment, sundries and dyna testing. The SAC ECU Software Update equipment is not yet available at all SAC workshops countrywide, but we have a facility and process in place that ensures that no matter the SAC workshop we can do an SAC ECU Software Upgrade on your vehicle. SAC offers an ECU Software upgrade on most of the major vehicle brands in South Africa, including in Ford Ranger, BMW, Volkswagen Golf, Citroen, Audi, Mercedes, Fiat, Peugeot, Opel Corsa, Honda and Renault.

Bolt on exhausts

Gone are the days that you take your half a million-rand Bakkie to a corner exhaust shop for a cheap free flow exhaust. It’s fair to say that the bolt-on free flow exhausts of today at SAC have been revolutionized and are becoming more and more popular amongst the enthusiasts. It is no longer just a poorly welded and routed exhaust that rattles and knocks over every bump, it is a properly engineered, big bore, mandrill bent stainless steel-low restriction exhaust system.  It is manufactured in such a way to be a bolt-on fitment in a workshop with very little effort to ensure perfection. Seeing the exhaust system in its raw form, packed and laying on a shelf – it is clear to see that this is an export quality product that will be installed on your vehicle, and it will compliment without any doubt – the performance enhancement plug and play kit and or upgraded intercooler system in many ways – most of all the sound and power will be much improved.  The bolt-on exhaust system is routed along the exact same rout under your vehicle and hangs with similar brackets on the standard rubbers.  The heat protection that has been provided by the manufacturer under your vehicle to protect the undercarriage is still effective and useful with the fitment of these bolt-on exhaust systems. So, if you want the ultimate Bakkie performance enhancement package speak to our sales and service advisors about a bolt-on exhaust system. Contact us today for your free quotation.