Welcome to Remapping Braehead!
We are the premier UK remapping specialists in Braehead and we can be trusted to give you not only the best remapping service & price but promise we can improve your car or van’s fuel efficiency / economy and boost your engine’s BHP ( Brake Horse Power ) / torque.
What is remapping?
Remapping is a process by which we read & adjust your engine unit or ECU to give your vehicle its optimum tuning performance and it’s not just for turbo-heads! The ECU is the brain of your car’s engine and controls how it works by using an onboard computer. When your car left the factory, the ECU was designed to give decent tuning performance & power over average road and climate conditions, fuel quality and the various driving regulations. Here in the UK we have much better roads, fuel and climate and can cope with a much higher engine & ECU performance so it is safe for us to make remapping modifications to your settings. A little known secret is that sometimes car manufacturers deliberately tune the software to give a reduced engine performance to allow them to release a new range or fleet of models later on with a much higher price tag; often with just small remapping mods to the onboard computer.
How do we remap your car?
When we map your vehicle in Braehead, we read and then make small mods to these ECU control settings by overwriting the original remaps tuning software with better ECU code to improve performance, increasing your power with a higher BPH and increasing fuel efficiency. The process is quick and usually 30 minutes is long enough. It’s safe and with our systems, most cars can be improved. The process is sometimes called chipping because in the old days we actually removed parts including the ECU from your car and replaced them with new and improved parts. With today’s more modern and efficient technology, this is unnecessary and everything can be done to your ECU onboard and in rapid time with no parts left over.
Improved Engine Performance & Tuning
After the ECU remap modifications tuning service is complete, you will notice an improvement in speed & savings immediately. Your car will be faster with an increase in horsepower (BPH), power & throttle so be careful!
The engine will also be a lot more responsive after a remapping, you won’t have to change gear so much and it will be easier and safer to overtake so watch your timing! The engine will also be more fuel efficient (with normal driving behaviour) due to the less frequent change of gear so there is less demand on your engine, giving you more miles to the gallon. So you’ll be faster, safer and better off! If you have a turbo-charger, the tuning results will be truly breathtaking.
What engine improvements can I expect?
Usually you can get around a 20% increase in both torque and fuel efficiency with our tuning service although this obviously varies so please use our handy search box below and input your vehicle’s make and model to find out what you can hope to achieve with our services. A remaps tuning can sometimes get an immediate improvement in horsepower of between 30 and 40bph and torque of around 70-80nm.
Our remapping promise
Whatever tuning improvements that can be made, we promise to always be honest with you and never mislead you as to what you can realistically expect. Our search box below is a good guide to the improvements but please get in touch with us so we can calculate exactly how rapid you will be after your remaps tune!
Our garage in Braehead is fully equipped with the latest in tuning technology and operated by qualified engineers and we will walk you through the whole remapping process.
We offer a warranty on the ECU software so you can be assured if anything goes amiss we are right there to help, although this is very rare.
Please note that although most modern vehicles can be remapped successfully, there are some older cars on the road that can’t be improved. Cars manufactured before 2000 might be a problem. If your car has an onboard computer though it should work fine with a tuning. Call us to see what we can offer you.
Do I have to tell my insurer my car has been remapped?
Remapping, although it isn’t visible, is still classed as a vehicle modification and so you need to inform your insurance company. Most will insure you with a remapped car but many will not pay out in the event of a claim if you haven’t informed them beforehand.
There could be further legal repercussions too so make sure you tell them it has had a tuning.
Have a quick look at the video below to get some more info and then fill out the search box to get started…
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What else do we do?
Here at Remapping.co.uk Braehead we can clean it or remove the Diesel Particulate Filter completely, quickly and for a reasonable price. We have the most advanced tuning technology available and Diesel Particulate Filter removal software which is the most advanced in the UK. This results in a reduction of risk to your vehicle and cuts the possibility of complications.
DPF removal is a complex operation that requires a great deal of skill and should not be handled yourself. We need to check the pre-pressure sensors and the post-pressure sensors before we can be sure that the work has been successfully completed. We will sometimes need to give it some more work at a later date to make sure your car is working properly but this is done free of charge and isn’t usually necessary.
The cost to completely replace the Diesel Particulate Filter can be prohibitive costing anywhere from £800 to over £5000 depending on the make and model of the car and with most vehicles needing it replaced at some point and so it makes sense to have it regularly cleaned.
Please note that Diesel Particulate Filter removal is now only allowed on off-road vehicles since new 2014 MOT laws came into effect. In an MOT now, the engineers are required to check the DPF pipe to make sure it has not been removed. Get in touch with us to have a chat about what we can do for your car.
Benefits of DPF Removal
1. An old or dirty Diesel Particulate Filter will abjectly affect your cars engine performance which will improve upon DPF removal.
2. When you have a dirty Diesel Particulate Filter it’s just the same as you holding a hankerchief over your mouth; your car can’t breathe. Therefore, when its removed, you can function efficiently again giving better fuel efficiency.
3. Limp Mode – This is where your performance drastically reduces, sometimes stopping it from going faster than 20-30 MPH! This can result in a heavy repairs cost from the garage. And when we say heavy, we mean HEAVY! DPF cleaning or removal can prevent this from happening.
4. Free Remap – If you come to us for Diesel Particulate Filter Removal then we will give your car a remap tuning for no extra charge! Not bad eh?
Recirculated air can also be passed through a cooler which can further reduce peak temperature, reducing density and allowing more EGR to go into the mix. In diesel engines it is possible to get 50% of the required gas from EGR using this method.
This is better for the environment, reducing oxygen intake prior to combustion and reduces combustion heat but doesn’t reduce piston pressure resulting in less harmful Nitrous Oxide being released into the air.
The benefits vary depending on the actual make and model of your car so please get in touch to see what we can do for your vehicle.
Benefits of EGR Delete
Since there are a great many emission reducing benefits to EGR, most modern cars perform some sort of operation of it.
However, because of the constant passing of dirty gases, carbon residue can build up which actually reduces the performance of your car and the system can be very expensive to replace. Intake manifold failure is common and if you drive your car a lot, total engine failure is sometimes possible.
By closing the inlet valve completely and shutting off the exhaust input by reprogramming your car’s ECU we can lower your engine temperature producing an improved response from the throttle and an increase in power & fuel economy. We can also increase and (in extreme cases) save the life of your engine by reducing the build up of carbon deposits and oil contamination.
We have lots of tuning services and there are many other ways we can improve your engine’s performance, fuel economy and speed here at Remappings.co.uk Braehead so whether you’re thinking about a remap, a DPF removal or clean or EGR delete, please get in touch today by filling out the form below and we will get started on making your ride the best it can possibly be…and save some money too!
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