Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If however the information you require isn't here, then please do not hesitate to contact us where a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
All our remaps provided by Avon Tuning are completely SAFE these remaps simply unlock hidden power within your vehicle due to strict emissions regulations, vehicles can’t be tuned from the factory ( even super cars can benefit from a stage 1 remap ). A stage 1 remap normally allows a power increase of 30-60 BHP as such this won’t be any problem for a healthy engine.
The answer is YES, we would always recommend changing the engine oil every 6-10k miles due to manufactures recommended services are based on running costs not the vehicles engine life, many oils degrade before the recommended 20k servicing suggested by most manufactures. Giving your vehicle more servicing will make the engine last a lot longer. We also recommend changing the air and fuel filters every year to keep your engine performing at it's best.
No, a Eco Remap or stage 1 or 2 / 3 remap will not cause any reliability issues ‘’ providing ‘’ the vehicle is looked after’’. This means letting the vehicle warm up before driving it hard, and regular servicing.
Due to the remap being software based only we do NOT have any liability for engines, pistons, turbos, injectors , fuel pumps, clutches, flywheels, gearboxes, timing chains etc. and many more engine components. Providing your vehicle is within good health a remap will cause NO issues at all. Remember every component on your vehicle has a certain life span and as such we can't be held responsible ( for example the turbo on your vehicle could be on the way out and a remap speeds up this process ). Don't let this put you off tuning your vehicle! We carry out a large amount of remaps and haven't had any issues to date. We carry out basic health checks before a remap takes place for complete piece of mind.
Some car manufactures will void warranties on drivetrain components if a vehicle is remapped this means the turbos, clutches, flywheels, fuel pump, injectors and gearbox won’t be covered by the vehicle manufacture. It is illegal in the UK for a manufacture to void a warranty on the complete vehicle. For example, if your vehicle was in warranty and the heater stopped working they wouldn’t be able to void this due to the vehicle being remapped. Do NOT buy a tuning box because it is sold as warranty safe, this is complete rubbish due to manufactures knowing the exact signals / limits and what they should be on a standard engine.
Tuning boxes are over quoted in terms of power gains and don’t normally give the gains they claim as such many tuning box owners feel disappointed. They are normally suggested for owners of brand new vehicles due to companies stating they are warranty safe! this is complete rubbish. Main dealers can tell if a tuning box has been installed due to the live data logs they create within the vehicles ECU, They can check all these data logs via their in depth diagnostic equipment.
If your main aim is to save fuel and gain better MPG we would advise going for an ECO Remap over a normal stage 1 tune, this is due to the eco map being designed with improved MPG in mind. We guarantee fuel savings with our Eco Remaps, but not on other tuning services sadly ( this is due to not knowing how the owner is going to drive to vehicle ).
We offer a lifetime warranty on the software, this means we cover the software side of the remap, if for any reason the software become corrupt we would cover this free of charge for the lifetime of your vehicle ownership. We will NOT provide any warranty on a damaged ECU due to fire or water damage ( things not within our control ). We garantee you will be happy with your remap, if you not we will do everything possible to change your experience.
We always keep a copy of the original file, meaning if you wanted your car put back to standard for warranty work, we can program the factory file back into the vehicles ECU. Avon Tuning also keep a back up of this file ( so their are 2 back ups in total ). There is a call out charge for returning your car to stock.
Due to a remap being software based only, we install this software via a special tool which plugs into the vehicles diagnostic port, in some cases the vehicle may have had a security update and this means the ECU will need to be removed to allow us to flash the file, then re-installed after the map file has been flashed ( this normally add's an additional 1 hours labour to the job worst case. Either way your vehicle will remain unchanged to the human eye.
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