Will a car remap affect my warranty?

By designbox on Monday, August 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Will a car remap affect my warranty? It’s fair to say that driving the same car for years and years can get mind-numbing. Not only will the limitations of your car’s performance become clear over time, but you will witness a wealth of new cars come to market that are faster and more efficient than […]


Advice on getting a car remap

By designbox on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

When it comes to a car remap, you pay for what you get Not too long ago, we worked on a BMW 335d for a customer who had just got a car remap by another company. The car remap had seemed fine at first but the more the customer drove it the more he didn’t […]


Remap or Tuning Boxes – Which should you choose?

By designbox on Monday, August 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Remap or Tuning boxes – Which should I choose? Tuning boxes offer the same thing as remaps; but they go about it in a different way. A tuning boxes plug into a car’s wiring loom and modifies the signals from the ECU. They are usually either very cheap (under £100) or very expensive (over £1000), […]


Why you may have car air conditioning problems

By designbox on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

I have car air conditioning problems, Why is this? If you have just bought a car, you might be disappointed if it has car air conditioning problems and how cold the it is – if so, you are not alone. A quick search on forums reveals that there are many motorists have car air conditioning […]


Whats Best? Power vs. Torque

By designbox on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

What’s best? power vs. torque This question has been debated extensively and there are excellent arguments on each side, although many people miss the point when approaching it. You see, the answer to the question power vs torque really depends on your driving style. http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Q5o_OWjjb00/maxresdefault.jpg For example, if you are driving a torquey diesel car, […]


Running in a new car, what’s the right way to do it?

By designbox on Monday, August 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Running in a new car, so what’s the right way to do it? Some people say that you should avoid full throttle in a new car until 1000 (or more) miles have passed, while others say that you should drive a new car like you stole it straight away. So what’s the right way to […]



Going further with tuning stage 2

By designbox on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Going one step further with tuning stage 2 Some people will question the need for tuning stage 2, especially since a humble stage 1 tune adds so much more performance to a vehicle. But for some, tuning stage 1 simply isn’t enough – some folk want to make further modifications to their vehicle to improve […]


Does EGR valve removal cause MOT failure?

By designbox on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Could the EGR valve removal become the next MOT failure? In February 2014, the Government/ EU made it an automatic MOT failure if a car that had a DPF fitted as standard was found to not have one present. This caused a lot of panic among car owners who had their DPF removed before these […]