We only use Genuine licensed and fully updated tools with genuine software, our ECU Remaps are 100% custom written for your vehicle by SLT, used in 10,000's of vehicles across the world.
We try to keep our prices as competitive as possible, we know we're not the cheapest but that's because our prices are based on us doing a thorough job, we do not cut corners or use cheap remapping tools or cheap remap files brought off the internet, where in some cases adjustments are made without knowing how this could affect your vehicle. All our maps are custom written and developed on actual vehicles by SLT Remapping based in the UK and are fully certificated.
When we come to remap your vehicle it takes us around 2 hours, first we will do a full diagnosis with road test, and only once satisfied your vehicle is good to remap, do we carry out the remap. Once the remap is done, a second diagnosis is carried out and the vehicle is road tested, so you can see the difference. Some companies claim their remaps take around 1 hour, we cannot do a thorough job in around 1 hour.
Yes, whether its a Vauxhall Corsa or Porsche 911 Turbo it is still the same process to remap them, using equipment either through the OBD port or directly to to the ECU. Not only that, we do not charge you any extra just because you have a nice expensive car, the costs are the same to us whether it's a Corsa or a 911.
As a company of course we would tell you, that you should notify your insurance company as it's a modification and not telling them could void your insurance.
If you don't tell your insurance company this is at your own risk.
No not really for stage 1 as these are for standard or almost standard vehicles, and SLT having already Dyno vehicles with the same engine and ECU, so we know exactly what adjustments to write into your custom map for your vehicle. All a Dyno will do is give a print out of your vehicles performance before and after the remap, in most cases at a greater expense, but as soon as you drive your vehicle you will notice the power increase.
Another way to look at this; when a manufacture writes a map for your ECU, they will first test it on a Dyno, then program it to all those same vehicles, they don't Dyno every single car. We're not doing anything different, we've designed a tried a tested map for your car, and now we can install that to other vehicles with same engine and ECU.
Depending on what modifications have been carried out we can do the same for stage 2 and 3 remaps, we would need to know what mods you have carried out and in some cases we may advise you that you need a Dyno remap, to get the best out of your vehicle.
No a Remap will not course any damage to your engine, gearbox or any other component on your vehicle, we only map your vehicle within its capabilities. Wear and tear to a vehicle is caused by high mileage, lack of or incorrect servicing, or how the vehicle is driven, these courses can happen whether remapped or standard.
Yes an ECO Remap will save you fuel, although we do ask you, to approach these with caution as many expect a big improvement in MPG, it most likely, only going to be a few more miles per gallon extra, and then it would need to be compared for like to like driving, traffic conditions and weather conditions.
In most cases there is also a small improvement in fuel economy with our Stage 1 Remaps this is through the better drivability. But please bear in mind which ever option you opt for, if you drive around, putting your foot down using the extra power all the time, you will use more fuel and your MPG will be less.
It most likely they do in the first place when developing a new engine, but they have to take into account different climates where the vehicle is going to be sold, it has to be able work in extremely cold climates to extremely hot climates as well as countries where the fuel quality is low.
When we Remap a car we can take advantage that here in the UK our fuel is of good quality and we don't get extreme hot and cold weather.
Also when manufactures develop new engines for example a 1.6, they don't want it to be to close in power to say their 2.0 version, so may choose to detune it, after all if the 1.6 was close in power to their 2.0 hardly anyone would pay extra for the bigger engine.
There is also another reason, in a lot of cases manufactures will use the exact same engine across their range, (it saves them money) but what they don't want is their basic model being as quick as say their GT model, so what they do, is a detuned version for their basic models, so that the GT as more power.
If the manufacturer works out your vehicle is remapped they may use this as a reason not to carry out a repair under your warranty. Some remapping companies may tell you it's not possible for them to tell, we wouldn't tell you this, their technicians work on their makes of cars, all day long and will most likely notice a remapped car as more power than usual, Although it still may be difficult for them to prove it.
If you car is still under manufacturers or a second hand warranty and you choose to remap your vehicle, this at your own risk with regards to voiding your warranty
Our remaps are either done through your OBD port or by removing the ECU and connecting directly to it. We then take a read of your ECU and then send this to SLT Remapping, who then write a custom remap for your vehicle, by writing a custom map all we are doing is changing a few settings in regard to fuelling, Timing etc, leaving the majority of the settings the same for example injector coding, DPF and immobiliser settings are all left the same.
Once SLT have written your remap, they send it back for us to install on to your ECU.
Our Remap alters the fuel, boost, and torque characteristics of the engine by adjusting the fuel pressure, injected fuel quantity, all within the engines preset sensor parameters, in order to keep your vehicle running safely and to still meet emission tests.
The likes of Shell and BP will tell you, that you should as they claim to add additives that help your engine, which is a good thing, but all UK fuel no matter where it sold from as to meet UK standards, and of course in most cases premium fuel brands usually costs more.
You can buy higher octane fuels that are better performing, and we would recommend these as they will work well with the remap, but this is at a cost, if your vehicle could run on normal fuel before the remap it will still run fine on it afterwards, what fuel you use is your choice, although some manufactures of high performance vehicles will recommend the higher octane fuels..
The simple answer is No, when we remap a vehicle the DPF settings are left the same and your car will still meet the MOT emission tests.
A lot of diesel cars have DPF issues whether remapped or not, a blocked DPF wouldn't have been caused by a remap.
The DPF is designed to collect the soot and once it gets to a certain point it needs to get extremely hot (regen)to burn this soot off, and this is where the problems start, vehicles that are only used for short trips find it difficult to get hot enough to carry out a regen, causing the DPF to get blocked.
Even vehicles that sometimes or even regularly do long trips, can still run into trouble with DPF's, the DPF will only regen once it gets to a certain level, so having just been on a long run doesn't mean it will have done a regen, it could start trying to do this once you're back to doing short trips and then cause it difficulties, and in the worst case still get blocked.
But also DPF do not last forever and at some point will most likely need replacing. It's also worth noting that most warranty's won't cover a blocked DPF so even the manufactures don't trust these to last.
None of these reasons are caused by remapping, its all down to how the vehicle has been driven and whether you have meet the requirements for the DPF to be able to do a regen
It isn't illegal to remove a DPF from a vehicle or to map the the DPF out of the ECU, for example when using a vehicle for track and off road use, or when fitting a modern engine and ECU into a classic car.
It is illegal to drive a vehicle on the road that is required by law to have one fitted to which you could be fined. Anyone that asks for a DPF delete we will fully explain all this, they would be required to sign a disclaimer, and should they choose to use their vehicle on the road with a DPF delete this would be at their own risk.