FAQ

Why Choose Incar Power?

We do understand there are a number of tuning providers to choose from, and from a web site many look the same. We would seek to assure you Incar Power is not just “another tuning provider”: our tuning services have been developed in house over the last 20 years and are some of the very best available in the world today.

Award winning tuning services, Incar Power is 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?

Incar Power tuning and ECU remapping is dyno developed, and emission tested – you are welcome to come to the Incar Power HQ, meet the team and see the research and development being undertaken yourself.

Incar Power are the responsible tuning company, all our Incar Power tuning is custom and developed with years of research and development, and Incar Power gives you the choice of the level of tune you want. Be it performance or economy tuning, we have the ability to reach your exact requirements. If you can’t decide between a multitudes of options, then fear not, as we also have an option that allows you to have multiple maps available for your car at the press of a button – our V-Switch device. Please feel free to ask for details of our customer standards and awards.

Is it illegal to alter my mileage?

Adjusting a vehicles digital speedometer is not illegal, it becomes an offence if the vehicle is sold on to the buyer without disclosing the correction in the speedo reading to the buyer.

Mileage Correction can be carried out for a number of reasons. Sometimes flat batteries cause the cars digital speedometer to display incorrect data or you may of just had a new instrument cluster with 0 miles on it and need it adjusting accordingly, or a secondhand cluster and its reading too many miles, then you will need our odometer correction services.

Our Mileage Correction Service enables mileage correction on almost any vehicle with a digital speedometer, such as cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, vans, quad bikes and even jet skis. Most vehicles are easily calibrated through the diagnostic port (OBD) without the need to remove the clock / instrument cluster, while others will need the dashboard to be removed. Most modern vehicles now record the mileage in other units hidden in the vehicle. Our service makes sure all units where possible are re-programmed including the ignition key, key module, central gateway, body controller, BSI, ECU, ECM, EIS, BCM. Central gateway modules and FEM modules. We use dealer level diagnostics to ensure all history of the vehicle is correct.

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.

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, 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.

And surprisingly, many manufactures do offer ecu remapping services, any showroom these days will be full of eco tuned vehicles, often sporting a “blue” badge, just like our BlueOtimize tuning, with our tuning though, you don’t need a new vehicle to benifit from economy tuning.

In addition, 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 Viezu 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. Its 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 warrant 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 too and caused by the tuning, (remember not all tuning is the same quality as Incar Power) Therefore, for your total peace of mind, all Incar Power 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 chose Incar Power for all your tuning work, only Incar Power dealers have this depth of cover and your dealer will be happy to show you and talk through the Incar Power tuning insurance policy. 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 reinstallation.

Should you lose your tuning files due to dealer actions or parts failure your dealer will be happy to re-install the map onto your car free of charge for as long as you own the vehicle.

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 Incar Power tuning will imporve 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 Incar Power 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 if you use a Incar Power dealer. 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 Incar Power, the research and development we carry out ensures all our 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. 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.

£5Million insurance – sounds like a lot?

Yes that’s right, Incar Power is 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? Incar Power offer tuning services to some of the largest vehicle fleets in the world, some over 40,000 vehicles, we 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. And we of course support over 400 dealers, we supply over 5000 tuning files per month.

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