A Premier Tuning remap may be the best way to make the most of your car in terms of power and fuel economy, however before deciding on a remap it’s important you know what this entails.
Below are a few of the commonly asked questions by our customers. If your question isn’t in this list, please don’t hesitate to contact us via Facebook or click here to send us a message.
There are several ways to upload modified software to a vehicles' ECU, but due to our investment in the latest tuning hardware we are able to reprogram 99% of the vehicles we cover via the vehicles OBD (on board diagnostics) port and as such leave no physical evidence of our work behind leaving it completely undetectable; all codes and diagnostics that an official dealer may read will remain exactly the same.
We say it with confidence because of the rigorous testing regime all files go through, as well as providing a lifetime software warranty to you.
In the case of some pre-2000 vehicles it may be required that the ECU is removed in order to be reprogrammed directly on a bench. If this is the case for your vehicle, we will inform you beforehand, but please be warned - not all tuning companies have the knowledge and expertise to advise you of this in advance.
Yes - if for any reason you would like your vehicle to be returned to its original settings, perhaps when you are ready to change vehicles, we can reverse the whole process and we will offer this service free of charge. In some cases however, the enhanced performance may help the sale of your vehicle.
Should you lose your modified software due to dealer software upgrades, we will be happy to re-install the map onto your car free of charge providing you own the vehicle.
Whilst the upgrade is undetectable, we are responsible as a company to provide sound advice; so the answer to this question has to be "yes", your insurance company should be notified. However, many insurance companies do not penalise you for upgrades of this nature, particularly if you are tuning for increased economy; Adrian Flux is one such example.
No, in fact quite the opposite. Even if you choose a performance tune for your vehicle, if you continue to drive the car in the same style as you did before the upgrade, then your fuel consumption will most likely improve. Of course if you choose to have an aggressive track map installed on the vehicle and you are driving under the conditions with which a track map is intended, you are 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 financial savings on fuel.
Our responsible approach to tuning means we seek to preserve the longevity of the engine. Sadly some engines can be over tuned, "stressing" the engine, transmission, cooling systems as well other essential components, and reducing the life span and reliability of the car; this is why it is so important to choose the right company to complete your re-map.
Working with our software partner, we have taken great time and care to ensure that all of our modifications have no detrimental effects on your vehicle. In a lot of cases the economy tune actually helps 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 drive of the vehicle.
There are a number of basic power upgrades available in a plug and play format and are downloadable from the internet. Whilst some of these items can offer slight increases in power, they operate by merely adjusting a specified signal within the ECU by a set tolerance; in most cases the fuel pressure.
It is impossible to compare these inferior upgrades with a full custom remap based upon your original software which measures and adjusts hundreds of signals and data files within the ECU.