If you've booked a remapping package, you'll find some useful information on this page including answers to some frequently asked questions, tips and general advice beginning with some useful do's and don'ts, please contact us if you have any questions.
- check your vehicles engine oil and coolant level, topping them up if required.
- check the pressure and condition of your tyres, if they aren't road legal we won't be able to test drive your vehicle or run it on our dyno (if you've booked power runs) which means we'll be unable to remap your vehicle.
- use fuel of the correct grade, this point applies to high performance petrol vehicles, unleaded fuel octane ratings are important and will effect not only how we tune your vehicle but the overall performance.
- let us know in advance about any engine or exhaust modifications your vehicle has, you'd be surprised how often customers show up having booked a basic stage 1 remap and then reel off a list of hardware modifications, if you haven't told us in advance we may not be able to remap your vehicle.
- ignore any engine management lights or potential faults with your vehicle, you know your vehicle better than us, you know how it drives, you know how it feels. If you've noticed something isn't quite right with your vehicle, let us know prior to your booking, if there's an issue bubbling away under the surface, a remap will likely make it worse and in any case, if we encounter a problem, we'll be unable to remap your vehicle - a remap is NOT a repair.
- get caught up chasing dyno figures, the power estimates that we quote are realistic but every engine is different, if you've booked dyno power runs with your remap then you need to understand that some vehicles will see gains a little higher than we estimate, others will see a little less, what's important is how your vehicle feels and responds on the road.
- turn up with low fuel, if we have to stop half way through remapping your vehicle to fill the tank, we're going charge you for the privilege, something you can avoid by leaving home a little earlier, our nearest fuel station is Tesco in Ystrad Mynach.
- be afraid to ask us any questions, if you're uncertain about any part of the remapping process or forgot to ask us something when you booked in, we're always happy to assist.
Modern vehicles are fitted with an ECU (Engine Control Unit), this is essentially a computer that reads real time information from various sensors and responds accordingly by adjusting air fuel ratio, ignition timing, torque requests, boost pressure and so on, the operation of your vehicle's ECU including how it responds to the various inputs is controlled by software developed by the vehicle manufacturer, this is where remapping comes in.
By remapping your vehicle, we're essentially modifying the ECU's software with the aim of improving the vehicles overall performance or economy, this is achieved by optimising various parameters (air fuel ratio, boost pressure etc), it's important to remember that not all ECU calibrations are the same, this is why you'll see variation in pricing, power estimates and features from one company to another, ultimately what you're paying for is the knowledge and experience of the company that's remapping your vehicle.
As a general rule, Stage 1 and Economy tuning takes approximately 2-3 hours but this can vary dependent on the type of vehicle, whether or not it has any modifications and the remapping method.
If you're considering Stage 1 or Economy tuning then no, you can continue to service your vehicle according to the manufacturers servicing schedule.
If you've booked dyno power runs with your remap then yes, we'll attempt to measure your vehicle's performance before and after remapping, unfortunately there are some vehicle's that we're unable to run safely on our dyno.
Yes, if we've remapped your vehicle then we retain the ability to remove our software.
Yes, a remap is a modification and as such you should tell your insurer.
If you have a turbo diesel vehicle you can expect a decent MPG improvement (up to 20% with our economy software) but the gains are more limited if you have a petrol vehicle.
All the software we offer has been developed to remain within the safety limits of your vehicle's hardware, providing your vehicle is mechanically sound with no underlying faults or weaknesses then a remap should not cause any harm, please contact us if you have any concerns.
We offer a two year software warranty.
Yes, should you return your vehicle to a main dealer once it's been remapped, the improved performance will be noticeable and some manufacturers have developed diagnostic tools that detect modified ECU software.
We can only advise you to consult the terms and conditions of your vehicle specific warranty.
No problem, just contact us and we'll be more than happy to assist.