What do you do exactly?
Our technicians link to the vehicles ECU or ‘brain’ with a laptop PC through the vehicles diagnostic socket and read the current engine management file or map. Your car’s file is then emailed to Quantum Tuning where their experienced file writers will first store your original data securely and then modify the map. The modified map is then sent back to A1 Remapping. A technician will then download this file into your vehicle’s ECU. The vehicle is then checked to make sure it operates as it should. Depending on the vehicle, the remap normally takes less than 1 hour to complete the re-map.
On some vehicles it is not possible to carry-out the re-map via the diagnostic socket so in this case the ECU is removed and either a chip change or boot loading function (programming directly onto the ECU). This process takes between 2 and 3 hours.
Is it safe for the vehicle?
Our remapping process enhances and optimises the power of the engine within safe limits, not beyond them. Extra power will also result in fewer gear changes. Manufacturers have to build in a tolerance for engines and cars that are sold throughout the world with widely varying fuel qualities. Engines are de-tuned to accomodate this. Some manufacturers like Volvo and Audi are actually offeringremapping as a main dealer service, although you will pay substantially more for virtually the same remap.
Most normal car/van/lorry engines are restricted, well away from the likelihood of failures. Each individual engine is different in respect of what gains can safely be achieved, but a good remap from a quality tuner will never get close the limits of component failure.
If you compare the top re-map companies figures for a certain vehicle you will find that they all produce similar vehicle improvements. Beware of tuners who claim significantly more. This is either false claims hoping that the average customer wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, or the engine is being pushed too hard and will quickly become unreliable.
Why don’t the manufacturers do it?
Manufacturers generally sell one vehicle that covers various markets, with different tax and emissions regulations; different climates with extremes of heat, cold, humidity; different fuel quantities; different operating altitudes, etc. A manufacturer has to take all of these factors into consideration and make substantial compromises in the vehicles operation.
Sales and marketing also have a big affect on the way an engine is mapped. If you look the in manufacturer brochure at the engine specs, the torque graph will rise, then flatten out on a straight line, and then drop off. This obviously isn’t how an engine breathes, and it’s the request of sales and marketing to produce this flat lining of the torque. Why? Well it’s about having better torque figures than the competition and about local market taxation laws.
What warranty do you give?
Every Quantum remap is guaranteed to ensure your complete peace of mind and continued service.
We offer a lifetime warranty against software faults. If the installation becomes faulty, we will re-install it free of charge. A professionally remap engine will not cause technical faults with a well serviced and maintained the engine.
In the extremely unlikely event of a problem we will 100% stand by the quality of our product, should any fault be assessed to have been caused by the upgrade.
Do you offer a trial period?
We are very confident that your Quantum ReMap will both improve your driving experience and save you substantially on fuel. But, don’t take our word for it, try the upgrade for 30 days and if you are not delighted with the results we will take it off and give you a full refund.
What about insurance?
We advise that it is your responsibility to inform your insurance Company of any modification to your vehicle. We are finding that more and more insurance companies are not penalising their customers for saving fuel and recognise our economy upgrades. We can provide a certificate of conformity if required.
Do you keep a copy of the original tuning file?
Yes, in secure archival storage, should you ever require your vehicle to put back to original.