As long as each step in the process is followed correctly there is minimum risk involved. Providing you follow our step by step procedures of which we highlight training.
We always backup the original file settings on our database so the original file can always be uploaded back to the vehicle.
Of course if for any reason you would like your vehicle to be returned to its original settings, maybe when you are ready to change vehicle, we can reverse the whole process and we will offer this service free of charge. But in most cases, the enhanced performance may help the sale of your vehicle. Should you lose your modified software due to dealer actions or parts failure, we will be happy to re-install the map onto your car free of charge for as long as you own the vehicle.
Most engines are controlled by an onboard computer (ECU). This communicates many things back to the car but importantly for us, it dictates how your vehicle drives. We are able to modify the way in which this communication happens to open the true potential without any performances compromised. 90% of vehicles from 1999> are programmed remotely through the on-board diagnostic (OBD)port. The ECU is untouched and there is no replacement chip, meaning there is greatly reduced risk of any damage during the procedure. On vehicles that don’t fall into this category, depending on model variation, the ECU will be programmed on a bench (BDM machine). Our factory trained technicians have extensive experience doing this without compromising on quality. A diagnostic check is always carried out before we start programming the car. The modified file is then loaded on to the vehicle. The vehicle is road tested to make sure everything is operating as it should be. A final diagnostic check is then done to give the all clear for any fault codes or conflictions before handover.