AUTO UPGRADES have just been appointed the area dealership for VIEZU ECU remapping services. So what is ECU mapping all about? We asked MD of Auto Upgrades, Nathan Clear, a few questions to find out more.
Why choose to
re-map your vehicle?
“Auto Upgrades is not just “another tuning outfit”: the Viezu tuning services we offer have been developed over the last 20 years and are some of the very best available in the world today, and you get to choose the level of tune you want.
“Be it performance or economy tuning, we have the ability to match your exact requirements. Auto Upgrades is also supplying Viezu tuning products fully insured, guaranteed and ISO Certified.”
invalidate my car’s warranty?
“No. A remap or any aftermarket work cannot and will not automatically invalidate your warranty.
“However, for your total peace of mind, all Auto Upgrades tuning work is fully insured and guaranteed, it’s exactly why you should chose us over any other company.
“In addition, the way our files reprogramme a vehicle is completely undetectable. All codes and diagnostics that a dealer may read will remain exactly the same.
“We say this with confidence because of the rigorous testing regime all Viezu files go through, and they even give a life-time software warranty too. But be warned - not all tuning companies can say this!”
Can the car be put
back to its standard BHP?
“Of course it can and we offer this service free of charge. But we’ll be very surprised if that’s what you want after having your vehicle tuned.
“ Should however, you lose your tuning files due to dealer actions or parts failure, we will be happy to re-install the map onto your car free of charge for as long as you own the vehicle.”
Will my fuel consumption
go up after an upgrade?
“No, in fact quite the opposite. Even on a performance tune, if you continue to drive the car in the same way as you did before the upgrade, your fuel consumption will most likely improve.
“Of course if you have a track map installed on the car, and you are driving the car under the conditions with which a track map is intended, you’re likely to find a slightly reduced mpg figure.
“Economy tuning can have a dramatic effect on fuel consumption, with considerable improvements being achieved along with huge money savings on fuel.”
Will the life span of
my engine be reduced?
“No, not at all if you use a Viezu dealer like us. Some engines can be over tuned, “stressing” the engine, transmission, cooling systems, etc, and reducing the life span and reliability of the car. This is why it’s so important to choose the best – choose Viezu tuning products supplied & installed by Auto Upgrades.
“We take great care to ensure that all of our modifications have no detrimental effect on your car. In a lot of cases the economy tune actually helps to extend the life of components such as the clutch and gearbox by making the delivery of the power far less aggressive and smoothing the overall drivability of the vehicle.”
Are plug and play re-maps
and files sold on E-bay any good?
“The short answer is no! We advise that these generic files and unsupported devices for sale on the web should be avoided at all cost. We’ve seen too many customers come to us after a bad experience - and there was no after sales care.”