Technically, modifying any part of a car can invalidate some or all elements of a manufacturer or approved used warranty. In most cases however, no physical modification will be made to your ECU as the remap can be uploaded via the OBD port. However while a car is under warranty and returning to a main dealer for service and updates, there is a possibility your map could be overwritten and lost.
It is a legal requirement to tell your insurance company if you modify your car in any way. Some insurance companies will not penalise you for remapping your car.
Selling your car? We can completely reverse the process for a small service charge should you wish to have your remap removed. Similarly, if your car loses the remap software due to a software upgrade at the main dealer, we can reinstall it for you.
There are two parts to this question.
Firstly our workmanship – All our technicians are highly skilled and trained using only the best equipment to protect your vehicle from the risks of damage during the ECU remapping process. Saying that we would not take any risks with your vehicle so for piece of mind ECU-power guarantee to you that all our technicians are fully insured.
Secondly – Can a remap damage your vehicle? If the code is altered correctly no! No two vehicles are the same therefore it makes no sense that generic code should be supplied even for same model vehicles. We only supply custom remaps and all our code is written within safe modification limits. We will not push beyond the boundaries of your vehicle engines capability. Sticking to these rules means we can categorically state that our remapping is a safe option. However, it is important to understand that increasing the performance of a vehicle does increase responsibility. Simply put more power = more stress on the engine’s components. Like any other supplier, we cannot be held accountable for such circumstances. With this in mind, we do ask all clients to sign a disclaimer that they understand and accept the associated risks. If you have any further questions regarding this your technician will be happy to answer them.
Yes but generally the dealerships do not have in-house tools that would be able to detect if your vehicle is remapped. However, should your vehicle experience a failure (eg. a gearbox issue) that would require an expensive repair it is normal for the OEM manufacturer to assess your ECU (engine computer) and would almost definitely find the remap. In such circumstances, your chance of a warranty claim being processed positively would be very slim.
Yes, this can be arranged at an agreed cost with your technician.