Do you have any question regarding our remapping service? Please look at our frequently asked questions below and see if the questions you have are already answered.
How long does a remap take?
Our remapping service usually takes between 2 and 5 hours to complete depending on your vehicle. This includes the pre-tuning health check, reading your vehicle's ECU software, creating your new software, writing the new software to the vehicle, and data logging to confirm your vehicle is running healthy. Please dont be fooled and compare us to services that will remap your car in the driveway without ever driving it.
Please note, further map adjustments may delay this if they are needed.
Who provides your remaps?
We work with SM Tuning who has over 10 years of experience in remapping cars and has remapped over 10,000 cars. if you are unsure check him out on Facebook or ask around on any Vauxhall forum or group!
Do I get a warranty?
We offer a lifetime warranty on the software, we will reinstall any overwritten, lost or corrupt remap that is programmable via the OBD port. We will charge labour only for any bench flash ECU that requires the software to be reinstalled. Since we do not provide or fit any parts or modify your vehicle mechanically we cannot provide any mechanical warranty on your vehicle. Remapping is carried out at your own risks as per our terms and conditions.
Can you remap my vehicle?
CSC Motors work with a variety of tool providers to remap vehicles. As long as there is a protocol available for your vehicle, we can offer a remap. Please get in touch with the team through the website or Facebook, who will tell you if you can be remapped and the estimated gains. We will always put the safety of your car above the gains! When tuning its not just about peak figures but driveability.
Are our remaps generic?
All remaps are custom-written to your car and your specific modifications. We won't and don't ever reuse a file as they are specific to your vehicle.
Do you take a deposit?
Yes, we take a deposit using our bespoke diary system. When making a booking your adviser will usually advise you of the deposit which is 20% or £50 which is lesser.
Do you carry out data logging?
All remaps include data logging. Without this service, we wouldn't understand how your car reacts to the remap file we have just placed on the car. Just let us know if you would like to see a copy of the data logs and have them explained to you.
Should I tell my insurance?
A Car remap is seen as a modification, so legally, you must inform your insurance and is recommended by CSC Motors. We will assume by having a remap carried out, you have told your insurance.
Do you offer dyno tuning
CSC Motors are delighted to offer dyno tuning on our rolling road from Dimsport. We have the newest Dyno in Fife which it only being built in October 2022 by the team at Dimsport and installed by Avon Tuning. Our rolling road is known for its accuracy and honest figures.
Will a remap void my manufactures warranty?
Yes is the short answer. Any modification to your vehicle may have an effect on your manufacturers willingness to process a warranty claim. Any part that is modified or affected by a modification may no longer be covered. However, at the same time a remap cannot be used as an excuse to void warranty on non-related items such as suspension of other vehicle electronics. Some will tell you it's undetectable and that you may be able to defraud a manufacturer but as a professional company we are unable to make any such promises to you and any risk of loss of warranty should be carefully considered before modifying a vehicle. As a company we would advise checking with your warranty company before proceeding with any work to see what could be affected.
Can a remap damage my engine?
Generally speaking, no, manufacturers will build very large tolerances into their engine designs, such as the ability to run on poor fuel quality, poor conditions such as sand, and expect poor maintenance while also leaving untapped performance for later upgraded models.
Provided you follow regular servicing intervals, run the engine on the correct fuel required for you remap, and use mechanical sympathy such as warming up and cooling down correctly there should no major or noticeable effect on the longevity of your engine or components.
However, with extra power available, there will be temptation to use the engine to its full power and using an engine at full power, even a standard engine, would increase wear and tear. In short, it is much more down to your maintenance and driving style than the remap itself.
What is remapping?
Remapping is the process of reprogramming the Engine Control Unit (ECU) with modified software which will alter how the system runs the engine. The main goal of this is to improve the engine's performance or economy or otherwise in some way change how the vehicle operates from the way it was when it left the factory. This can be achieved via the OBD port or removing the ECU from the car depending on your vehicle.
How does remapping achieve more power?
Remapping allows alteration to the calibration of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to change the way it operates the engine. By altering the boost pressure of a turbo, or manipulating the ignition advance of an engine it can be made to change its power output. By changing these settings, we can increase the performance or fuel economy of your car.