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Will remapping effect fuel consumption

Will my warranty or insurance be affected

How much does remapping cost

What are the hidden costs

What is remapping

Why have my car remapped and not superchipped

Why donít the car manufacturers do the remapping in the first place, surely a more powerful engine is a selling point

can my car be returned to standard power at a later date

What warranty do you offer on your software

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will remapping effect fuel consumption
Yes remapping the ECU (Engine Control Unit) does effect fuel consumption anyone who tells you otherwise would be lying, you canít get something for nothing. when we remap an ECU the open loop parameters for fuel are altered to give more performance, so if this extra performance is always used then you will use more fuel. But if normal driving is observed then fuel consumption is unaffected. On motor way driving a lot of customers have noted better fuel economy after remapping.

 

 

 

Will my warranty or insurance be affected
your warranty or insurance may be affected, but this is not normally the case as we do not replace any components we overwrite the ECUs (Engine Control Unit) engine map this is essentially software. It is also worth noting that remapping is invisible visually and shows no signs of the car being upgraded.

 

 

 

How much does remapping cost
We charge £325 for a typical family deisel car (eg. mercedes c220cdi, VW Touran 2.0 tdi etc.), prices vary depending on vehicle make and model. Please call us for an exact quote.

 

 

 

What are the hidden costs
There are no hidden costs, the price we quote you before we come out is the price you pay not a penny more.

 

 

 

What is remapping
Remapping is overwriting original software contained inside a cars ECU (Engine Control Unit) with tuned software. This software is referred to as the engine map because it is this program that controls the engine. Before the advent of serial port remapping the only way to overwrite this software was to replace the chip that contained the software. Now this can all be done by plugging in to the vehicles serial port and overwrite the engine map with the performance version. Remapping is not a gimmick it is a performance conversion that will seriously improve the power & drivability of your engine.

 

 

 

Why have my car remapped and not superchipped
Superchip:
With a superchip the ECU has to be removed and the EPROM (chip) has to be desoldered from the circuit board then a new remapped chip soldered in its place, this process can cause damage to the ECU and invalidates any vehicle warranty or insurance cover.
Remapping:
Serial port remapping does not require ECU removal or any soldering work, the remapped software is uploaded directly to the EPROM via the vehicles serial port safe guarding the ECU from damage and protecting any insurance or warranty cover, in most cases the bonnet will not even need to be lifted.

 

 

 

Why donít the car manufacturers do the remapping in the first place, surely a more powerful engine is a selling point
This is a very good question, why does a car manufacturer purposely de-tune an engine before they sell it. There are a few reasons for this - one is that the manufacturers have to sell there car all over the world and must de-tune there engines for different fuel grades and atmospheric conditions to prevent engine damage caused by these conditions. They also have to take in to account the average car buyer not every car buyer is like you they donít all want blistering horsepower from there engine, a new mother for example isnít going to be too impressed by a VW Golf TDI wheel spinning in third gear when she takes it for a test drive. So they must compromise between out & out performance and general sale ability.

 

 

 

Can my car be returned to standard power at a later date
Yes we keep every customers original map on hard drive so if you ever decide to return you car to its standard power, say if you pass it on to a less experienced driver we can come out and reprogram your ECU at any time.

 

 

 

What warranty do you offer on your software
We offer a lifetime warranty with all our software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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