Will Remapping invalidate my car’s warranty?
The way we Remap your vehicle is completely undetectable. All codes and diagnostics that a dealer may read will remain exactly the same. We say this with confidence because of all the various tests our files go through, and we even provide a 12 month software warranty.
Is it possible to put the car back to its standard BHP/Torque?
Of course we can, and we will usually offer this service free of charge (restrictions apply). We always store your original file for safety reasons. However, we’ll be very suprised if that’s what you want to do after experiencing the improvements your vehicle’s performance and MPG.
Should you lose your tuning files due to dealer actions or parts failure, we will be happy to re-install the map onto your car free of charge for as long as you own the vehicle, and we do not have to re-tune due to software upgrade.
Should I tell my insurance company?
Although remapping is undetectable by insurance companies, the responsible answer to this question has to be “yes”, but it is virtually impossible for them to find out so it is down to your own discression. However, many insurance companies do not penalise you for upgrades of this nature, particularly if you’re tuning for increased economy.
Will my MPG go up or Down after an upgrade?
No, in fact it will improve. Even on a performance tune, if you continue to drive the car in the same way as you did before the upgrade, your fuel consumption will improve especially during motorway driving.
Economy tuning can have a dramatic effect on fuel consumption, with considerable improvements being achieved along with huge money savings on fuel.
Will the life of my engine be reduced?
No. We tune for long term improvements unlike other tuning companies who tune for the wow factor. We tune for smoother power delivery and improved performance within the safety of your engines limitations.
We take great care to ensure that all of our modifications have no detrimental effect on your car. In a lot of cases the economy tune actually helps to extend the life of components such as the clutch and gearbox by making the delivery of the power far less aggressive and smoothing the overall drive of the vehicle.
Are plug and play re-maps and files sold any good?
There are a number of basic power upgrades (boxes) available in a plug and play format or downloadable from the web. Whilst some of these items can offer slight increases in power, they operate by merely adjusting a specified signal the ECU by a set tolerance. It’s impossible to compare these inferior upgrades with a full re-map which adjusts hundreds of individual signals and data files within the ECU.
We advise that these generic files and unsupported devices for sale on the web should be avoided at all costs. We’ve had many customers come to us after a bad experience – and often these providers dont offer any after care support, and sometimes dont even have any contact details other than a contact form. We’re always happy to advise on your tuning needs.
Why hasn`t the dealer already done this to my vehicle when i bought it?
When a manufacturer sets up an ECU it has to be able to cope in many different climates, from cold Northern Europe to hot North Africa. It has to be able to cope with owners who infrequently service their vehicles and also the varying fuel qualities provided throughout the marketplace. Also, directives aimed at manufacturers require them to reduce torque to below 3000RPM, therefore your car will not pull as efficiently from low down in the rev range resulting in you changing gear more frequently (actually using more fuel and increasing CO2 emissions).