Car Remapping Questions
In simple terms, car remapping sometimes referred to as Chip tuning is where the settings on a car are modified & tweaked based on the owner’s preferences. With a computer to hand the owner is able to customise how exactly the engine operates, dictating exactly what they get from the car. This, of course, has to be within legal limitations.
In short, remapping a car can be straightforward. The main action required is making changes to the manufacturer’s default settings & software. This is carried out by overwriting the old ECU software (Engine Control Unit) and replacing it with the new custom software. The updated software is plugged into the car serial port. Fortunately, this process has been made a whole lot easier!
Now that we understand what Remapping is & how it is simply carried out. We can dive a little deeper into how ECU remapping can actually benefit & enhance your motor:
Increase in power – One of the most common changes of ECU remapping is to increase the power capabilities of the motor. This will allow the driver to accelerate much quicker, seeing an increase in 0-60 & overall top speeds. This will generally increase fuel consumption due to a noticeable increase in output.
Increase in responsiveness – Although speed & power is a common motive for ECU remapping. Some drivers take advantage of altering the settings to allow for better fuel efficiency. This is down to the drivers being able to reduce the number of gear changes required to overtake & perform other driving situations which require torque & horsepower.
We use a range of ECU tuning software’s to ensure we create the best possible custom remap for you and your vehicle, all of which are developed in-house on our dyno. Our ECU chipping files are custom written for our customer’s exact needs, meaning they aren’t just a generic tuning file but are truly bespoke to you, your car, and, most importantly, the driving experience you want.
We are so confident with our engine remaps that they come with a 30 day, no quibble, money-back guarantee.
Is ECU tuning safe? Is ECU tuning worth it? Is Remapping a car good or bad? These are some of the most common questions asked when it comes down to remapping. In short, remapping is great for those who primarily want to get the best out of their car. By this we mean increasing horsepower, increasing performance & optimising for efficiency. Let’s look a little more closely at some of the questions you may have:
Can remapping damage your engine? – No. Not if done correctly. Although the changes you make may put further strain on the engine. If the remapping is done by a trained professional then your engine will be perfectly safe.
Can all cars be remapped? – Not necessarily. We often find that cars built before 2000 are simply just too old and therefore do not possess the ability to be ECU tuned.
Does Remapping affect your insurance? We strongly recommend that you tell your insurance provider if your car has been modified (remapped). Most, if not all consider remapping as a car modification. You will generally see an increase in your insurance premium if you decide to go ahead with remapping your motor.
Diesel tuning and engine remapping are very popular because of how well diesel engines respond. When it comes to remapping diesel engines, we can offer economy and performance remapping or even a mixture of both. An effective ECU remap will breathe new life into your diesel car.
Our BlueOptimize products are designed specifically for engine remapping diesel vehicles, with the benefit of having lower fuel consumption and emissions, which in turn will save you money.
But our specialism goes further than just standard car remapping, with our expert diesel ECU remap offering a large increase over stock power. Engine remapping is also very popular for fleet operators, as it vastly improves fuel economy.
Our ECU remapping is developed for performance, giving you a better throttle response, acceleration, and of course increased bhp. The performance can be increased even further with a range of performance parts that we can supply and fit at our workshop in Redditch. By increasing your vehicles performance or your engine, you have a far more responsive vehicle that drives better and is safer to overtake, just like a new car but at the fraction of the cost of one!