VW Tuning Stoke | Audi Tuning Staffordshire
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BVR Automotive are independent VW, Seat, Skoda and Audi specialists based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent serving areas throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire and the Midlands in the UK.

We offer a full Servicing, Diagnostic and Repair service alongside our fully custom VAG tuning and remapping service. Please browse our site and contact us with any questions you have.

For servicing and repairs please visit the main BVR Automotive site by clicking here: VW Servicing & Repairs

Tuning and Remapping Questions and AnswersFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Custom Chip Tuning and Remapping

Will remapping invalidate my car's warranty?
The way our files reprogram a vehicle is completely undetectable. All codes and diagnostics that a dealer may read will remain exactly the same. We say it with confidence because of the rigorous testing regime all files go through, and we even give a 24 month software warranty to you.
Be warned - not all tuning companies can say this.

Can the car be put back to standard? 
Of course it can – if you are not happy with your remap we offer a full 7 day no quibble refund. But we'll be very surprised if that's what you want after taking control of your vehicle's performance.
Should you lose your tuning files due to main dealer actions or parts failure we will be happy to re-install the map onto your car for a small charge for as long as you own the vehicle. 

Should I tell my insurance company?
Whilst the upgrade is completely undetectable, the responsible answer to this question is "yes", your insurance company should be notified. However, many insurance companies do not penalise you for upgrades
of this nature, particularly if you're tuning for increased economy.
Adrian Flux is one such company.

Will remapping invalidate my car's warranty?
VW dealer software will detect you're vehicle is mapped regardless who tunes it, do not believe them if they tell you otherwise - they're either lying or misinformed. If you're concerned about this please call us to discuss it in depth.

Will my fuel consumption go up after an upgrade? 
No, in fact you will find the opposite will happen. 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 map installed on the car and you are driving the car under the conditions with which a track map is intended you're likely to find a reduced mpg figure.
Economy tuning can have a dramatic effect on fuel consumption, with considerable drivability improvements being achieved along with huge money savings on fuel.

Will the life span of my engine be reduced?
No, not at all. Sadly some engines can be over tuned, "stressing" the engine, transmission, cooling systems, etc, and reducing the life span and reliability of the car. This is why it's so important to choose the best. If you request a level of tune that could cause damage we will make you aware of this and you will have to sign a disclaimer.
We take great care to ensure that all of our modifications have no detrimental effect on your car. In a lot of cases the economy tune actually helps to extend the life of components such as the clutch and gearbox by making the delivery of the power far less aggressive and smoothing the overall drive of the vehicle.

Are plug and play remaps and files sold on eBay any good?
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 remap which measures and adjusts hundreds of signals and data files within the ECU.
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.