MK Mechanics


Name: MK Mechanics
Location: Killean, Newry
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 29,310.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SOAR


The establishment of a new, light eco-efficiency engineering enterprise that specialises in vehicle repairs.


MK Mechanics is a new business venture, established by applicant, Michael McKevitt, who has been involved in the motor repair/driving trade for 10 years. He was made redundant in the summer 2009.


Funded under Axis 3, through SOAR, items funded included: 

  • ECU remapping Equipment
  • Digital Mileage system
  • Diagnostic fault finder
  • Marketing  & Promotion

The business concentrates on 3 areas; 

  • ECU remapping service – reprogramming the Engine Control Unit (ECU) via the On-board diagnostic (OBD) i.e computer that captures information about the performance of the car. Remapping improves the performance and ensures greater fuel economy of the car.
  • digital mileage correction – recalculating or recalibration of dashboard displays (cars/vans/motorbikes/lorries) after dash replacements or electrical faults
  • dashboard repair service and a diagnostic fault finding service- finding faults with a PC program allows for fast, accurate and reliable diagnoses on vehicle electronics.


The business offers local people an affordable service and in doing so offers the applicant and local people employment.