ECU Remapping

Chip Tuning / ECU Remapping Services Bristol

At Automotive Control we can improve your engines performance and economy by remapping your vehicles OE software written into the ECU. We can map your ECU to give you a custom delivery of torque and power at the right RPM to suit you, vehicle and your driving.

We can offer three main types of Tuning for most engines

1) Eco Tune – A Remap designed to achieve the highest levels of MPG

2) Complete Custom – A map totally custom to your particular vehicle and your driving

3) Performance Tune – Remapping to achieve the best return of BHP and Torque from your engine

How does ECU Remapping work?

Our technicians link to the vehicles ECU or ‘brain’ with a laptop PC through the vehicles diagnostic socket. We read the current engine management file which is then sent to our files office and custom optimised for you vehicle.

The technician programs the new Quantum optimised file into your vehicle and you then have opportunity for yourself to experience the amazing results. On some vehicles it is not possible to carry-out this function be the diagnostic socket, so in this case the ECU is removed and either a chip change or boot loading function is carried out, direct into the ECU. The final effect is exactly the same, only the process is different.

Depending on the vehicle, the remap normally takes less than 1 hour to complete.

Why cant the manufacturer 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. We optimise the engine tuning and outputs.

Will Chip Tuning affect my warranty?

Some manufactures diagnostic equipment may detect a remap. Additionally many forward thinking manufacturers turn a blind eye to a quality remapping service , knowing that a properly enhanced vehicle can only ever benefit them.

The official line from most manufacturers is that if a modification causes a problem with the vehicle, then the part of the vehicle affected will not be covered under warranty, this does not mean a unilateral cancelling of the whole warranty.