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                                                         FAQ



Why Choose BVS?


We do understand there are a number of ECU remapping and tuning providers to choose
from, they may look similar on the web sites, but of course that is not always
the case. We would assure you BVS is not just "another tuning
provider": the tuning services are as a result of extensive research and
the products used have been selected from our provider who has developed these
in house over the last 20 years and are some of the very best available in the
world today. Award winning tuning services, the products and installation is from the UK’s only
ISO certified tuning and training provider, we are approved and used by the
largest fleet and industry professionals across the world. All tuning is
insured and comes with our money back promise.


If your tuner can’t demonstrate how they develop and test their tuning and that they
conduct dyno and emissions testing (a legal requirement) – don’t you just have
to ask how they do it?


The tuning services and ECU remapping is Dyno developed, and emission tested – you are
welcome to come to the HQ, meet the team and see the research and development
being undertaken yourself. You have the choice of the level of tune you want. Be it economy or performance tuning, we have the ability to reach your exact requirements. So why don’t vehicle manufactures tune  their vehicles. 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.


The thing to remember is that we at BVS are releasing the potential to suit your specific requirements, from the existing power unit available to us, we are not making mechanical adjustments. Vehicle manufactures are in a tough position here, they  have to build one vehicle for all drivers,it’s a bit like a nice suit off the shelf, it fits well, its looks smart, 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, and these sort of changes can

only be made once the vehicle is built and the customer needs something other than off the
shelf Fuel quality, we are often asked to tune for different fuel quality, either higher or lower,
once an owner knows where his vehicle will be used and what it will be used
for, we can adapt the tuning for environmental, altitude and fuel quality.


Surprisingly, many manufactures do offer ECU remapping services (these are
generally “off the shelf” and not tailored to the specific use for the vehicle),
any showroom these days will be full of ECO tuned vehicles, often sporting a
“blue” badge, just like our BlueOptimize tuning, with our tuning though, you
don’t need a new vehicle to benefit from economy tuning, although having said
that we can still offer substantial improvements to new vehicles as well.


Many manufacturers offer power and performance tuning upgrades too, or offer
the same engine in a range of vehicles offering different power levels, this
enables customers a choice, taking account of tax banding, insurance,
performance, price and economy, In most cases though the choice is controlled
with software, just like our tuning, but with BVS you don’t have to decide what
you want from new in the showroom, we can tailor your vehicle to your needs
whenever you want.


Will a remap invalidate my car's warranty?


No!  A remap or any aftermarket work cannot and will not automatically invalidate a vehicles
warranty. It’s a misconception that it will, 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, some will use us to do this
work, other drivers may want to fit a tow-bar, or upgraded sound system to
their vehicle, these are common fitments, but they are after market changes
just like a remap, your tow-bar does not invalidate your warranty so why should
your remap?


However, manufactures 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 ours) Therefore, for your total
peace of mind, all tuning work is insured and guaranteed, if our tuning causes
a failure inside or outside of the warranty period, you are covered.


It’s exactly why you should choose BVS for all your tuning work. We say this with
confidence because of the rigorous testing regime all ECU remapping and vehicle
tuning files go through, and we even give a life-time software guarantee too
for re-instillation.


Should I tell my Insurance company?


Whilst the upgrade in many cases is undetectable, the responsible and correct answer to
this question has to be "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.
Adrian Flux
is one such company.


Will my fuel consumption go up after an upgrade?


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 with
which full on motorsport tuning is intended, you're likely to find a slightly
reduced mpg figure. In just about all other cases though BVS tuning will improve
your vehicles fuel economy.


Economy tuning can have a dramatic effect on fuel consumption, with considerable
improvements being achieved along with huge money savings on fuel. All BVS fuel
economy tuning has a money back promise, if you are not delighted – you don’t
pay for the tuning.


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, brakes, etc, and reducing the life span and
reliability of the car. This is why it's so important to choose the best –
choose BVS. 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 re-maps and files sold on E-bay 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 re-map 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

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£5Million insurance – sounds like a lot?


Yes that’s right, our services are insured not just for public liability, but for the act
of tuning and remap file writing to the value of £5million UK sterling. Why so
much? These services offer tuning to some of the largest vehicle fleets in the
world, some over 40,000 vehicles, these products also support some of the most
prestigious tuning and race teams around the world with many hundreds and
thousands of pounds invested in any one single vehicle.

As a customer must be confident – nothing is left to chance– especially our
insurance. Feel free to ask for a copy of our insurance and quality policies at
any time.