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We love hearing from our customers about how a Tunit has transformed their vehicle. 
Here is just a small selection of recent feedback...

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Call 01257 274 100 to chat with our experts, or drop us a message here!
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Want a Tunit but want to spread the costs?
18 months 0% Finance available to help you get your new Tunit!
Our range of Tunits offer various proven advantages:
◉ Significantly boost your Power and Torque.
◉ Improve Fuel Economy by up to 12%.
◉ Reduce harmful emissions by an average of 27%.
◉ Life Time Part Exchange
◉ 5 Year Warranty
◉ 2 Year Engine warranty
◉ From only £25.00 per month
For more information, just call 01257 274 100 or drop us a message here.

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A return visit from Mr O'Neal after we installed a Tunit on his Mercedes Last month. He was so impressed that when purchasing his Lexus, he opted for the Diesel model just so could get a Tunit fitted!

His Lexus IS 220 Sport will see a increase in BHP from 174 to 206 and his Torque will see an profound gain from 295 to 335 lbs/ft!

If you'd like to see what a Tunit can do for your vehicle, call our experts on 01257 274 100 or drop us a message here.

🌟 Don't forget there's 18 months 0% finance available this January, making it even easier! 🌟
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⛽ Fuel Price News ⛽ - £1 per litre!

In December the price of Crude Oil (used to produce Diesel) sunk to $36.05 a barrel - its weakest since July 2004!

A global oversupply has dramatically driven down the price of oil, with suppliers failing to reach agreements to address the glut.
A year earlier, the price of crude stood at about $60 a barrel. In June 2014, it stood at $115.

These prices have finally started to filter down to the supermarkets with the big chains starting to drop below the £1 per litre for the first time in 6 years as of TODAY.

Asda,Tesco and Sainsburys have all vowed that they are committed to lowering fuel costs.

Although many governing bodies have asked why we haven’t seen these savings sooner. RAC Fuel Watch spokesman Pete Williams said: "Diesel drivers will clearly welcome this move by the big supermarkets, although it would be fair to say it has been slow in coming."
"The wholesale price of diesel has been around two pence cheaper than the wholesale price of petrol since a couple of weeks before Christmas so we should have seen these cuts earlier.” 
“We hope that other supermarkets and the cheaper fuel retailers will follow suit swiftly and do the right thing for motorists. This should reduce the average price of diesel across the UK for motorists everywhere who can then benefit from the low price of crude oil on the world commodity market."

75% of what we pay at the pump goes to the Treasury and VAT, the rest is the cost of production, refinery, distribution and retail, so we can't expect to see the prices drop to the extremes.

However, it’s not too far fetched that we might see a price as cheap as 90p per litre.

For now at least, diesel is cheaper than petrol! 

⛽ If you really want to take advantage and save even more, a new Tunit in your vehicle can increase your fuel economy by an average of 12%!

A Tunit will simultaneously provide a smoother ride, improve performance and lower emissions by an average of 27%! ⛽

Best of all, there’s 0% finance available from as little as £25 per month!

✨ To find out more, call 01257 274 100 or just drop us a message here.

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2 days to go till Christmas! 🎅

With a Tunit installed, this seasonal Smart FourTwo Pulse CDI will be even more economical, whilst it's BHP also increases from 54 to 69 and it's Torque improving from 96 to 122lbs/ft.

Each Tunit sold before Christmas also comes with a very special gift from Santa! 🎁

To find out the difference a Tunit can make to your vehicle, call our elfs for a no obligation chat on ✨ 01257 274 100 ✨ or drop us a message here!

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A couple of Tunit fittings from our Agents L.E.G 4x4 Ltd, in County Durham.
The Ford Ranger sees an impressive increase in its BHP from 197 to 234 and it's Torque from 274 to 388.
The Rangerover Sport gets an imposing improvement in BHP from 245 to 278 and Torque from 443 to 478.
To find out the difference a Tunit can make to your vehicle, call our experts for a no obligation chat on ✨ 01257 274 100 ✨ or drop us a message here!
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3 days to go till Christmas! 🎅

With a Tunit installed, this decorative Ford Focus will see a much smoother ride and it's BHP increases from 110 to 134 whilst it's Torque improves from 178 to 213lbs/ft.

Each Tunit sold before Christmas also comes with a very special gift from Santa! 🎁

To find out the difference a Tunit can make to your vehicle, call our elfs for a no obligation chat on ✨ 01257 274 100 ✨ or drop us a message here!

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What really grinds the UK to a halt isn’t that it snows. It’s that it snows very occasionally after long periods of not-snowing, sending an unprepared UK into collective meltdown.
Snow and Ice present a genuine danger of expensive damage to your vehicle and bodily harm to you, so if you don’t need to travel, crank up the heating, stick on that boxset you got for Christmas and stay indoors!
Unless you have work, and assuming you don’t have a Half-Track in the garage or a qualified rally driver in the family, then these tips should help keep you a little safer this winter.

⛄ Winter driving checklist
Modern cars come with climate control etc, but what if you break down? Make sure you’ve got a hat, scarves and a winter coat plus blankets and suitable provisions in case the worst happens and you get stranded at the roadside or stuck in a lengthy traffic jam.
Below are items that should be in your emergency kit:
✳ Ice scraper and de-icer
✳ Torch and spare batteries - or a wind-up torch
✳ Warm clothes and blankets - for you and all passengers. 
✳ Boots
✳ First aid kit
✳ Jump start cables
✳ Some long life or tinned food / water.
✳ Shovel
✳ Reflective warning sign
✳ Road atlas
✳ Sunglasses - the glare off the snow can be dazzling
✳ Mobile phone charger
✳ Small square of carpet for use under the wheels in they get stuck in the snow.

⛄ Preparing your vehicle for winter driving
✳ Car Battery - Batteries rarely last longer than five years.  Replacing one near the end of its life can save a lot of time and inconvenience at the side of the road.
✳ Coolant - ensure that coolant is between the minimum and maximum markers. It is also important that there is sufficient anti-freeze in the coolant. Anti-freeze is cheap but damage from a frozen engine can be very expensive. Some types of antifreeze may need to be changed after only two years.
✳ Tyres - check tyre condition to see if there is adequate tread. Look for damage such as splits or bulges and check the pressure. If you live in an area particularly at risk of snow consider purchasing winter tyres or snow socks which give you greater traction and control.
✳ Screenwash - make sure that the concentration is suitable for cold conditions. Not all screenwash is the same so look for the temperature it protects down to. You should be looking for down to -10 degrees. If you don't use a good quality screenwash there is a danger your washer pump could freeze which might lead to the wiper fuse blowing.
✳ Wiper blades - check wiper blades for damage and replace if necessary. When wiper blades become frozen to glass it is very easy to damage them when freeing them up.
✳ Use lukewarm water or de-icer to defrost the outside of your vehicle. You should never use hot or boiling water, it could easily crack the screen.
✳ Clear your windscreen thoroughly using de-icer and a scraper if necessary. Don’t forget about the other windows and your mirrors as well … they’re just as vital for safe visibility and are often ignored, limiting your vision, especially at junctions.
✳ Don’t be tempted to pull away until the windscreen is fully clear – it can be dangerous and the Highway Code states it is illegal to drive with poor visibility.
✳ Remove snow from the top of your car. Otherwise breaking sharply could cause snow to fall onto the windscreen. It can also blow off whilst driving, into the car behind!
✳ Sunglasses can help to reduce the glare of low winter sun on the snow
✳ If your locks do get frozen, try warming the key or spraying de-icer or an oil-based lubricant into the lock.
✳ If you use the vehicle’s heater /screen demister, don’t leave your car unattended while you wait for it to defrost as you run the risk of having your vehicle stolen.
✳ Finally, ensure all your vehicle lights, front and rear, are free from frost and/or snow – a thick film of frost on the lens can affect the intensity of the lights, making it difficult for other road users to see you or your signals.

⛄ When Driving:
✳ Even if you know exactly where you’re going, use the satnav on your smartphone. Most modern setups (Google maps, etc) use up-to-date traffic info and could help you avoid the live problem areas ahead.
✳ Gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving - stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow. Braking sends the weight to the front of the car, so you don’t want to turn while you’re braking. The smoother you drive, the less likely it is you’ll lose control. Also try to avoid jerky steering movements.
✳ It's important to accelerate gently, use low revs and change up to a higher gear as early as possible. You may need to move off in second gear as this will help reduce wheel slip.
✳ If you do encounter a skid, remove acceleration and steer gently into it - for example, if the rear of the car is sliding to the right, steer to the right. Do not take your hands off the steering wheel or stamp your foot on the brakes.
✳ If the road has not been gritted, be wary of driving in the wheel tracks or other vehicles as compressed snow is likely to be more icy than fresh snow.
✳ Uphill – avoid having to stop part way up by waiting until it is clear of other cars, or by leaving plenty of room to the car in front. Keep a constant speed, choosing the most suitable gear well in advance to avoid having to change down on the hill.
✳ Downhill – reduce your speed before the hill, use a low gear and try to avoid using the brakes. Leave as much room as possible between you and the car in front. 
✳ Dropping gears instead of applying brakes can help prevent skidding. If you have to use brakes then apply them very gently.
✳ Automatic transmission - under normal driving conditions (motorways, etc) it's best to select 'Drive' and let the gearbox do the work throughout the full gear range. In slippery, snowy conditions it's best to select '2', which limits the gear changes and also makes you less reliant on the brakes. Some autos have a 'Winter' mode which locks out first gear to reduce the risk of wheel spin.
✳ If you get stuck, straighten the steering and clear the snow from the wheels. If needs be, Put a square of carpet, sack or old rug in front of the driving wheels to give the tyres some grip. Once on the move again, try not to stop until you reach firmer ground.
✳ Just because you’re in better control and paying attention, doesn't mean everyone else is. Pay extra attention to other drivers, pedestrians & cyclists to ensure they also have enough room to perform their manoeuvres, and if they haven’t, give them enough space to avoid joining in their accident!

Top Tip: ✨ Unless you really need to... Just don’t drive. ✨

Hope that helps keeps you out of trouble during the winter season, remember to ‘Share’ this with your friends if you think they’ll find it useful!

If you'd like to know more about increasing the performance of your vehicle whilst improving fuel economy and reducing emissions, call 01257 274 100 to have a chat to our experts, or drop us a message here!

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4 days to go till Christmas!

With a Tunit installed, this festive Mini Copper see's a nice boost in performance; its BHP rising from 112 to 136 and its Torque improving from 199 to 236lbs/ft.

Each Tunit sold this December also comes with a very special gift from Santa!

To find out the difference a Tunit can make to your vehicle, call our elfs for a no obligation chat on ✨ 01257 274 100 ✨ or drop us a message!

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☁ Driving In Heavy Rain / Flooding ☔
Breakdown numbers always increase during periods of wet weather, as the damp causes problems with engines and electrical systems.
Here are a quick handful of steps you can take to reduce your chances of an accident or breakdown.

✨ Avoid deep standing water – Cars are not waterproof, and the water splashed up from your wheels from ‘deep puddles’ can enter the engine bay and even the engine itself, causing expensive mechanical and electrical failures. This sort of thing usually isn't covered by insurers. ✨

☁Before setting off:
☔ Consider whether your journey is essential. If not, can it be delayed until the weather has improved?
☔ Plan your journey, taking care to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, and adding extra time to allow for slower speeds and potential congestion.
☔ Let friends and family know where you’re going, when you expect to arrive and your intended route. Ideally, travel with others.
☔ Check that your wiper blades are fully functional. If both front and back blades are not up to scratch, get them replaced ASAP. 
☔ Make sure you have plenty of fuel. Using lights, heaters, radios, phone chargers etc, use more fuel when turned on,
☔ Carry a mobile phone in case you encounter any difficulties during your journey.

☁On the road:
☔ Use dipped headlights so that other drivers can see you more easily
☔ Don’t use rear fog lights. They can mask your brake lights and dazzle drivers behind you. Fog Lights must only be used when visibility is seriously reduced
☔ Wet roads mean longer stopping distances, so use slower speeds and leave a bigger distance to the car in front.
☔ Large or fast-moving vehicles create spray which reduces visibility, so be aware of vehicles approaching or overtaking.
☔ Local radio is great for keeping up-to-date with road closures, flooding and forecasts
☔ If you break down in the rain, keep the bonnet closed until help arrives to avoid the electrical system getting wet.
☔ Driving too fast through standing water can cause your tyres to lose contact with the road. If your steering suddenly feels light you could be aquaplaning, an effect similar to sliding on ice. To regain control, ease off the accelerator, do not brake and allow your speed to reduce until your tyres begin to grip again.
☔ That cyclist / pedestrian is already probably cold & miserable in the rain, so be considerate and avoid splashing them as you pass.
☔ Do not attempt to drive through water if you are unsure of the depth – the edge of the kerb is a good indicator
☔ If you do have to go through water, drive on the highest section of the road
☔ Drive steadily and slowly so as not to create a bow wave in front of the vehicle and allow oncoming traffic to pass first - make sure you have a clear route ahead so you do not have to stop in standing water
☔ Never attempt to drive through flowing water – you could easily get swept away
☔ Test your brakes after leaving flood water
☔ If your engine does cut out after driving through deep water, do not attempt to restart as engine damage may occur – instead call for assistance and have the vehicle professionally examined.
Hope that helps keeps you out of trouble during the bad weather!

If you'd like to know more about increasing the performance of your vehicle whilst improving fuel economy and reducing emissions, call 01257 274 100 to have a chat to our experts.
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