FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Where is it done?
Our service can be achieved completely mobile enabling us to carry out the process at a time and location convenient to you. Alternatively, if it is more suitable, you would be more than welcome to drop your vehicle to our BlackCode approved centre.
How long will it take?
The process usually takes about two hours from start to finish, however, we endeavour to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your availability and can often find alternative options that can reduce this time further where necessary.
Is re-mapping the same as chipping?
Chipping is an older version of what re-mapping is today, which involved the ECU being physically opened and replacing the main microchip with a modified microchip. Our far more advanced methods mean that there is now no need to open the ECU, risking potential damage and failure.
Do Black Code use generic files?
Unlike many competitors Black Code software is custom written in-house in the UK, with information taken from your individual vehicle and can be designed at your request to provide more power, better economy or a perfect blend of both. We NEVER use generic, third party or of the shelf software.
Will a Black Code re-map shorten an engines life expectancy?
The simple answer is no; Black Code optimise the parameters within the ECU without exceeding the limits of the vehicles engine.
Can the original settings be re-installed?
Black Code always backs up the original file on to our on site secure server so that the original file can be loaded back onto the vehicle at any time.
Can a re-map be detected by a dealer servicing the vehicle?
The dealer cannot determine that the ECU has been modified with their equipment as our software is designed to be non-detectable. Should the dealer accidentally overwrite our upgrade we will happily provide another software upgrade completely FREE of charge.
In some circumstances a car dealership may re-flash the ECU on a vehicle to upload the latest software. If this happens our modified file is overwritten. All you need to do is contact Nitroboost and they will re-install your optimised software completely FREE of charge.
*A small administration charge may be applied in certain circumstances.