FAQ

Why choose AMTuning.uk-----Click for info

We do understand there are many tuning companies to choose from and products, from low-cost boxes or the more complex multiple channel tuning boxes units to other remapping providers,  “cheap” remaps to the expensive. By using AMTuning we aim to offer premium remaps and services at affordable prices, AMTuning are part of our dealer network so you are not using just “another tuning provider”: AMTuning provides services from a range of vendors that have been developed over the last 20 years and uses some of the very best tools available in the world today.

By using award-winning tuning services, as an approved dealer we have access to the backing of our tuning partners and their massive Research and Development, rest assured you have access to the largest industry professional tuning companies across the UK. All tuning is insured and comes with our money back promise and we come to you. being an approved dealer means our remaps have had hours of a strict dyno and emissions testing development (a legal requirement), AMTuning offer tuning and ECU remaps which have been dyno developed and emission teste.

Why don’t vehicle manufactures tune their vehicles-----Click for info

The most common of all tuning questions. It is not complicated but there are a few answers to this question, some more obvious than others. Vehicle manufacturers are in a tough position, they have to build one vehicle for all drivers across different continents, one size has to fit all. but it can’t be custom tailored for the end customer. Tuning is just the same – if you own a fleet of vans you may want a speed limiter or rev limiter added to help save your fuel, yet another customer may want a little more power to help with towing or heavy payloads. These sorts of changes can only be made once the vehicle is built and the customer needs something other than ‘off the shelf.’ This is where vehicle remapping comes in. And surprisingly, many manufacturers do offer ECU remapping services – any showroom these days will be full of eco-tuned vehicles, often sporting a ‘blue’ badge just like our Blue Optimize tuning. With our tuning though, you don’t need a new vehicle to benefit from economy tuning.

Will a remap invalidate my car’s warranty-----Click for info

No. A remap or any aftermarket work cannot and will not automatically invalidate a vehicle’s warranty. It’s a misconception that it will and dealers will scare you away from doing it as will try and offer their own services, and sometimes those that know are not always clear about this fact. It’s very common for fleet users and companies to fit a speed limiter to their vehicles which are done in the same way as a remap. Some dealers use dealers like us to do this work, while other drivers may want to fit a tow-bar or upgraded sound system to their vehicle. These are common fitments, but they are aftermarket changes just like a remap – your tow-bar does not invalidate your warranty so why should your remap? However, manufacturers, of course, have the right to investigate and possibly reject a warranty claim if the failure is directly related to and caused by the tuning (remember not all tuning is the same quality as AMTuning). Therefore, for your total peace of mind, all tuning work is insured and guaranteed. If AMTuning’s tuning causes a failure inside of the warranty period, you are covered. It’s exactly why you should choose an AMTuning as an Approved dealer for your tuning work – only AMTuning have this depth of cover and your dealer will be happy to show you and talk through the tuning insurance policy, we even give a lifetime software guarantee too for reinstallation should your ECU get reverted back to standard. Should you lose your tuning files due to dealer actions or parts failure your dealer will be happy to re-install the map on to your car free of charge for as long as you own the vehicle, there may be a small surcharge for fuel subject to distances.

Should I tell my insurance company-----Click for info

Whilst the upgrade in many cases is undetectable, the responsible and correct answer to this question is always “yes”, your insurance company should be notified of any modifications including tuning. However, the good news is many insurance companies do not penalise you for upgrades of this nature, particularly if you’re tuning for increased fuel economy and can be covered with a small administration charge.

Will my fuel consumption go up after an upgrade-----Click for info

No, in fact, quite the opposite. Even on a performance tune, if you continue to drive the car in the same way as you did before the upgrade, your fuel consumption will probably improve. Of course, if you have a track day motorsport tuning map installed on the car, and you are driving the car under the conditions in which full-on motorsport tuning is intended, you’re likely to find a slightly reduced MPG figure. It all depends on how you drive post remap, if you drive exactly the same as you did before then you can expect to see up to 20% increase in MPG. Economy tuning can have a dramatic effect on fuel consumption with considerable improvements being achieved along with huge money savings on fuel. We offer a money back guarantee on all EcoBlue Optimizer maps if you are not delighted you don’t pay for the tuning and we revert your car back to standard within 30 days.

Will the life span of my engine be reduced-----Click for info

No, not at all if you use when you use AMTuning, Sadly some tuning companies will offer larger increased figures and engines can be over tuned, ‘stressing’ the engine, transmission, cooling systems, brakes etc, and reducing the life span and reliability of the car. This is why it’s so important to choose the best. Choosing to have your car mapped by AMTuning, as an approved dealer you many hours of R&D so you can be assured you don’t damage your vehicle- the research and development carried out ensures all tuning is of the very highest standard possible. We take great care to ensure that all of our modifications have no detrimental effect on your car if we don’t think it’s safe to carry out the remap on your vehicle we will stop the process. In a lot of cases, the economy tune actually helps to extend the life of components.

Are plug and play re-maps and files sold on eBay any good-----Click for info

There are a number of basic power upgrades available in a plug and play format or are downloadable from the web. Whilst some of these items can offer slight increases in power, they operate by merely adjusting a specified signal within the ECU by a set tolerance. It’s impossible to compare these inferior upgrades with a full rolling road re-map which measures and adjusts hundreds of signals and data files within the ECU, AMTuning only use quality test products. We advise that these generic files and unsupported devices for sale on the web should be avoided at all cost. We’ve seen too many customers come to us after a bad experience – and there was no one else to turn to either. We’re always happy to advise on your tuning needs.

£5 Million insurance – that seems quite a lot-----Click for info

All Remaps are covered by public liability cover, So what is covered, the act of remap file writing and tuning to the value of £5million GBP. “Why such a high value?” both our dealers offers tuning solutions to some of the world’s largest vehicle fleets, some with over 40,000 vehicles,  As an AMTuning customer, you can be totally confident that nothing is left to chance especially insurance. If you have any queries, please feel free to ask for a copy of our insurance and quality policies at any time.

4 Months Interest-Free Credit-----Click for info

 AMTuning offer 4 months interest-free credit (depending on the value of your purchase).  our offer 0% Interest-Free Credit on your larger purchases also includes 3 months breakdown cover so you have total peace of mind for your purchase.  Its simple, 1 deposit on the day via Credit or Debit card followed by 3 equal payments with NO Credit checks. just simple equal payments to help spread the cost of your performance remaps, exhaust system etc over 0% Interest Credit! to check if you can finance you purchase CLICK HERE.