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Expand Your Workshop with ECU Tuning Services.

Own a workshop or dealership? Elevate your business with our cutting-edge ECU tuning service! Get top-notch ECU Remapping files in just 15-60 minutes through Custom Tuning. Our extensive database covers various vehicles, including cars, bikes, boats, trucks, and more. Start tuning services today and stay ahead in the industry.

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Dyno Testing

Dyno tested tuning files with 15-60 minutes


DSG tuning files

DSG tuning files optimise the Dual-Clutch Transmission for improved performance and faster gear changes.


DTC delete files

DTC delete files eliminate diagnostic trouble codes for smoother performance.


performance tuning files

Stage 1,2 and 3 performance tuning files


Custom tuning solutions for big turbos

Custom tuning optimises performance for larger turbos with tailored solutions.


full support

Custom Tuning provides full support and training



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Below are some frequently asked questions by Franchisees. For any further queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

How does licensing fees work for tuning tools?

Tuning tools generally necessitate licensing fees, granting access to updates for new vehicles and support services in case of issues.

The licensing fees for such tools can range from R12,000 to R20,000 per year, contingent upon the tool type, protocols utilised, and whether it is a master or slave tool. Nevertheless, for those seeking a tuning tool without any licensing fees, Autotuner might be a suitable choice as it doesn’t require any such fees.

What are the protocols of tuning tools?

Tuning tools require protocols as licenses to enable tuning of various vehicles such as cars, bikes, trucks, agricultural vehicles, and boats. These protocols are essential for the tools to function effectively across these different types of vehicles.

Typically, tuning tools come with multiple protocol options to cater to specific needs. For instance, if you plan to tune cars, you can purchase tuning protocols designed for cars, and if you’re tuning trucks, you can buy protocols for trucks. However, adding more protocols to the tuning tool increases its cost.

Beware of Risks: Assessing Cheap Tuning Tools Online

A significant number of tuning tools available on platforms like eBay, Amazon, and other websites come at unusually low prices. However, it is crucial to be aware of the risks associated with these seemingly affordable options.

Many of these inexpensively priced tools are clones, counterfeit copies made without the original manufacturer’s consent. Authentic tuning tools typically start at around R30,000, while these fakes can be found for R2,000 to R4,000.

The most significant risk when using clone tuning tools is the lack of support available to the tuner. If something goes awry during the reading or writing process, leading to the car failing to start, the tuner will receive no assistance from the tool provider. In such cases, the vehicle owner may hold the tuner responsible for damaging the ECU, which can entail repair costs ranging from R30,000 to R60,000. Due to these risks and the inability to rectify any damage caused, we strongly advise against using clone tuning tools.

In contrast, genuine tuning tools come with necessary support and updates, aiding the tuner in case of any problems during the reading or writing process. The support teams of authentic tuning tools can usually recover the vehicle’s ECU if any issues arise during the tuning process.

Although genuine tools may carry a higher price tag, they prove worthwhile investments. Before considering a fake tuning tool, carefully weigh the potential consequences and costs associated with ECU damage. Ask yourself if the short-term savings are genuinely worth the risks involved.

Guide to Reading and Writing Tuning Files for Vehicles

There are two methods for reading and writing tuning files to a vehicle. The simpler approach is OBD tuning, connecting to the car’s ECU through the OBD port. If OBD tuning is not possible, the ECU must be removed and programmed on the bench.

OBD tuning tools typically take 5 to 15 minutes to read and write tuning files, with clear instructions on the user interface. Technical expertise required for OBD tuning is minimal. Some OBD tuning tools we use include Kess, Autotuner, CMD, and Dimsport. If OBD port access is unavailable, bench flashing is an alternative.

Bench flashing is more intricate as it involves soldering on the ECU. Users must ensure they can solder or use available boards and frames to avoid soldering. Bench flashing tools include Ktag, CMD, Autotuner, and Dimsport.

Note that different tuning tools may require OBD or bench flashing for various vehicles. Choose a tuning tool based on the vehicles you plan to tune, so most can be tuned through the OBD port.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with our tuning tool advisors to find the ideal solution for your market.

Selecting the Optimal Tuning Tools

Various reputable brands manufacture chip tuning tools, such as Alientech, CMD, Dimsport, MPPS, Autotuner, BitBox, and more. The choice of brand for your tuning tool will hinge on the types of vehicles you intend to tune, as certain tools are better suited for specific car models. If you haven’t decided on particular vehicles, we suggest considering either the Kess V3 from Alientech or the CMD from Flashtech. Both companies provide an extensive range of tune-able vehicles and outstanding support.

If you find yourself uncertain about which ECU remapping tool aligns with your requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our experienced agents can offer tailored recommendations based on your specific needs.

Shipping Duration for Chip Tuning Tools

The delivery time for chip tuning tools is generally estimated at 3-5 working days to reach the designated country. After arrival, the customs clearance process typically requires an additional 2 working days.

Extensive Tuning Services for Your Workshop/Dealership

As an esteemed Custom Tuning agent, you gain access to a diverse array of top-notch ECU tuning services. Our comprehensive offerings are designed to elevate the performance and efficiency of vehicles, catering to diverse needs and preferences. Here’s a detailed look at our services:

1. Stage 1, 2, and 3 Performance Tuning: Experience a remarkable boost in your vehicle’s performance with our meticulously crafted Stage 1, 2, and 3 tuning options. These upgrades can enhance power output by up to 30%, providing a thrilling driving experience without compromising reliability.

2. DSG Tuning: Unlock the true potential of your vehicle’s Dual-Clutch Transmission with our advanced DSG tuning service. By fine-tuning parameters such as launch control, shifting times, and rpm limiters, we ensure smoother and more dynamic gear changes.

3. Economy Tuning: For those seeking improved fuel efficiency, our economy tuning service offers an ideal solution. We can make precise adjustments to the software, resulting in up to 15% reduction in fuel consumption, making it highly beneficial for cars, trucks, and agricultural vehicles.

4. DPF/EGR/AdBlue/NOx Delete: Is your vehicle plagued by fault codes related to emissions control systems? Our expert technicians can assist you in removing non-critical DTC codes, ensuring a smoother and hassle-free driving experience.

5. Crackle and Pop/Flames: Add a touch of personality and excitement to your vehicle with our crackle and pop tuning, producing captivating exhaust notes during deceleration. For a more dramatic flair, we can even enable flames from the exhaust, creating an eye-catching spectacle.

With our exceptional tuning services, you can confidently cater to the diverse demands of your clientele, elevating their driving pleasure and satisfaction. Become a Custom Tuning agent today and unleash the true potential of vehicles with our precision-engineered solutions.

Professionally Remapping a Vehicle's ECU: A Step-by-Step Guide

To remap a vehicle’s ECU, you’ll need both tuning tools and tuning files. The process involves reading and writing modified files onto the vehicle’s ECU. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the steps:

  1. Use your tuning tool to read the vehicle’s ECU and extract its stock file.
  2. Upload the stock file to our server, specifying the modifications you desire.
  3. Within 15 to 60 minutes, we will send you a customised file based on your specifications.
  4. Utilise your tuning tool to load the modified file onto the vehicle’s ECU.
  5. After loading the file, thoroughly test the vehicle on the road or with a dyno to ensure proper functionality.
  6. In case of any issues, we provide free updates to the map.
  7. The entire process typically takes around an hour, depending on the tuning tool used.

When you acquire the tuning tools through Custom Tuning, you gain the option to trade under the esteemed Custom Tuning brand, offering our top-tier services to your valued clients.

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