We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to give more insight into the services we offer. If you have any additional queries then give us a call for professional advice.
A Stage 1 remap is a software adjustment within the parameters of the engine ECU of the vehicle. This works by overwriting the original software, so your vehicle can achieve better performance and fuel efficiency.
A Stage 2 remap is a software adjustment within the parameters of the engine ECU of the vehicle. With a Stage 2 remap giving out more power and torque, the vehicle will need to be fitted with modified hardware. This may include uprated turbos, cold air intakes, exhaust systems, high flow cat and intercooler, depending on the vehicle. If you require further information about the available modifications please call us.
Manufacturers often use the same engines for many of their vehicles. However, they limit the performance of the engine to suit the vehicles specifications. This is an easy way for dealers to cheaply mass-produce vehicle engines for differently powered cars. By remapping your vehicle, you are utilising the engine’s full potential.
All of our Stage 1 remaps are safe for vehicles without having to modify any parts. In addition, they are fully dyno-tested to ensure the best outcome. We also carry out full in-depth diagnostic tests and engine health checks before and after the vehicle has been remapped.
A diesel particulate filter is a filter designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. The DPF uses numerous sensors and readings from around the vehicle to ensure it is safe to regenerate. The vehicles gasses react with a catalyst element to burn off accumulated soot in the DPF filter, this is known as filter regeneration.
An EGR is a nitrogen oxide emissions reduction technique used in petrol and diesel engines. The EGR works by recirculating a portion of an engine’s exhaust gas back to the engine intake manifold. This then dilutes the O2 in the incoming air stream and provides gases inert to combustion to act as absorbents of combustion heat to reduce peak in-cylinder temperatures.
Yes, a gearbox map on a DSG or XHP gearbox can make all the difference to the driving style of your vehicle. This is done by adjusting and over-writing the software in the gearbox ECU to make the changes faster and smoother. These maps are normally accompanied by an engine ECU remap.
Our remaps are 100% reversible with all original files kept in-house. Therefore, if you require your vehicle to be put back to standard for any reason, this can be done. We use the same process as remapping but with the original data being put back into the engine ECU.
This is completely up to you as the vehicle’s owner. As a result, we can only advise that you inform your insurance company of any modifications.
Here at Avon Auto Clinic, we specialise in DPF solutions, vehicle remapping, EGR solutions, gearbox remapping and servicing, and we can also offer general servicing and repairs. We pride ourselves on having a wide range of services, therefore, we can carry out most jobs requested. So, call to find out how we can help you!
If you have a question or need to discuss modifying your vehicle, then call us for expert advice.