Having remapping work done on your vehicle is a great way to improve its performance, but this is only the case if you have a good remap done. Having a bad remap can slow your vehicle down, and can ruin its performance. The correct programming of your vehicle's operational software is the key to better performance. Rapid Remaps offer the best remaps to individual drivers and fleet owners.
Many of the operations performed by your vehicle are controlled by the vehicle's ECU, which can be reprogrammed to alter the way that the software behaves, which in turn will alter the performance of your vehicle. Just like with any other type of reprogramming, it is essential that the person who is doing the work is properly trained. You wouldn't hand your company laptop over to a novice to have software updates, so why would you hand over your vehicle? A good remap technician understands that every vehicle is different, and therefore every remap is different. Your remap technician should always take the time to understand your vehicle before they start to work on it, because they realise that what is right for one car might not be right for another.
As a result of a good remap, you should be able to see an improvement in the overall performance of your vehicle. Depending on your needs, your remap expert may be able to promote certain aspects of your vehicles performance over others. This will help you to make the most of the car or van that you have. For example, it may be possible to remap the engine to give your vehicle improved towing performance. For most drivers, who rarely tow, this is not necessary, but if you tow frequently, improving tow performance can make a real difference. During a good remap, your technician will take the time to talk to you, to find out more about your needs, so that they can help to give you what you want, rather than just making generic changes.
At a good remap, your technician may be able to help you with a range of things, such as improving your MPG by up to 20%, removing flat spots, gaining smoother acceleration, benefitting from better torque, improving your towing capabilities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from your engine. Not only will these improvements help your vehicle to run better, but they can also help to save you money in the long run. For example, improving your MPG means that your vehicle is more fuel efficient, and will use less fuel for the same mileage. Less fuel used, means less fuel to buy, which will save you money on petrol or diesel in the long run. Reducing your emissions levels will reduce your carbon footprint, which is environmentally friendly and can help in the fight against global warming. This is a great idea if you are trying to improve the green credentials of your company. Talk to the team at Rapid Remaps if you want to experience any of the benefits of remapping, as mentioned above.
If you take your vehicle to a novice tuner, it is unlikely that you will get what you want out of your remap. Best case scenario is that you will have a generic remap, which has been carried out with no thought to your needs or the type of vehicle that you are driving. Worst case scenario is that you take it to a tuner who will end up making the performance of your vehicle worse! This can easily happen if you visit a tuner who is just out to make easy money. These people have often downloaded cloned files off of the internet, and they have no idea how to use their remapping software properly. If you are unlucky, they can damage your ECU, to the extent that it makes your vehicle unusable. Be very wary of remap companies that are offering very low cost services or very quick services, as they may not be giving your vehicle the consideration it needs. These companies will do "work" on a vehicle, even when nothing more can be done, and they can create serious issues for these vehicle users.
At Rapid Remaps, the team are well trained in how to use programming software, and they understand what will work for a vehicle, and what won't work for a vehicle. Taking the time to understand a vehicle owner's needs allows the team to create a professional, personalised service which improves the performance of the vehicle. By discussing the vehicle owners needs, they can let the owner know when remap work can be done to improve the vehicle, and when it is not possible to improve the vehicle anymore. This level of service helps to ensure that these aren't just good remaps, they are the best remaps!