Car Performance Tuning

 

performance testing

Remapping

We have invested in Kess, K-tag and Kess V2 performance upgrade equipment. This enables us to provide our customers with an affordable top class service complete with its own lifetime warranty.

A vehicle’s ECU (Engine Control Unit) is a small computer which runs the engine and controls ignition timing, air/fuel mixture and imposes limits on speed and revs. These variables are displayed as a ‘map’ and can usually be modified via OBD (On Board Diagnostics) programming without having to remove the ECU from a vehicle. This process is called remapping.

An ECU may be remapped for varying reasons:

Performance Remapping

This results in a better response from the engine, with increased torque and power of up to 30%. Throttle response will be improved and the rev range enhanced. Power delivery also tends to be smoother, creating a more comfortable and safer driving experience.

Example gains;

VW Golf (105bhp) +30 bhp/70nm torque

VW Golf (136bhp) +40 bhp/70nm torque

Audi A4 (120 bhp) +45 bhp/75 nm torque

Audi A4 (143bhp) +37 bhp/80 nm torque

Economy Remapping

Most vehicles achieve a lower rev range, resulting in fuel savings of up to 15%. During normal driving, fuel economy will tend to be better which not only decreases the cost of fuel that you will have to pay, but it also minimises your carbon footprint. A good service for vehicle fleets and commuters.

Economy gains statistics courtesy of Top Gear. *Prices correct at time of publication April 2015.

TRAVEL TYPENUM. OF VEHICLESMILES PER ANNUMAVERAGE MPGFUEL PRICE PER LITREFUEL PRICE PER GALLONFUEL COST% SAVING PER ANNUM£ SAVING PER ANNUM
LOCAL AVERAGE110,00035£1.12£5.09£1,454.7515£218.21
UK AVERAGE18,00035£1.12£5.09£1,163.8015£174.57
LOW14,00035£1.12£5.09£581.9015£87.28
COMMUTER115,00035£1.12£5.09£2,182.1215£327.32
LOCAL REP120,00035£1.12£5.09£2,909.5015£436.42
HOUSEHOLD222,00035£1.12£5.09£3,200.4515£480.07
NATIONAL REP125,00035£1.12£5.09£3,363.8715£545.53
FLEET5125,00035£1.12£5.09£18,184.3615£2,727.65
FLEET10250,00035£1.12£5.09£36,368.7215£5,455.31
FLEET20500,00035£1.12£5.09£72,737.4415£10,910.62

Blend

Some people prefer a blend of both performance and economy remaps. This results in smaller gains to both power and economy throughout the performance of your engine.

There is a lifetime warranty on the remap with a seven day trials and a no quibble refund.

Prior to the remap taking place there will be a full check over of the vehicle. We will then require your vehicle for a minimum of a day. A road test is always included.

Prices start from £250 plus VAT.

Software Updates

Technology is always developing and progressing. This applies to car technology too. To keep up to date with manufacturer’s updates on your cars ECU we offer software updates for the VAG range. This eradicates potential faults in your vehicle’s control modules. Prices for this begin from £35 including VAT.

This can be included in the same appointment as your routine service.