Richtoy Remap - Remapping in Scunthorpe - Tel: 01724 735282

Who is Richtoyremap?

How long have we been in the motor trade?

Richtoy Motorsport Ltd (Richtoy) are Automotive Engineers and Retailers based in Winterton. The company was founded by Richard Clayton and Toyne Fox in 1999 and trades both locally and throughout the UK. The name Richtoy originates from the two partners names and also reflects the type of car market they cater for.

Toyne Fox has over 25 years experience in the motor industry and Richard Clayton was awarded the BP Chemical Best Student of the year award at University whilst gaining an Honours Degree in Business and Technology.

Richtoy is a local, family run business that has a team of 11 enthusiastic members of staff. Most team members are fully qualified ranging from ATA, City and Guilds, Road Transport, VOSA and degree status.

We are members of the Good Garage Scheme and Trust my Garage.

In addition we are members of the Motor Trade Partnership where we are audited once a year by the local Trading Standards Agency.

History of Remapping

Remapping has been around since the early 1990's and involves changing parameters such as fueling, boost pressure, ignition timing, resetting torque limiters, air intake and other items of a vehicles brain which is called the ECU (Engine Control Unit).

Remapping can be referred to in many different ways such as ECU Remapping, ECU Tuning, ECU Programming, Engine Tuning, Chip Tuning, Engine Remapping, Reflashing the ECU or Flash Programing. Whatever phrase is used, it refers to the car's ECU being reprogrammed.

Depending on the ECU type, remapping can be achieved via the OBD Port, or by removing the ECU from the car and programming the ECU via a BDM system or finally a Plug and Play Powerbox can be installed.

Why we started remapping?

We felt it appropriate to learn more about the remapping process and pass the benefits on to our customers. Vehicle Manufacturers have to leave a large safety margin to limit the power and mpg of their vehicles in order to satisfy legislation in many different markets. Where varying fuel qualities and different climates all play a key role in Manufacturers set up of a car from new.

Unfortunately, as In most industries, there are a few "rogue traders" out there and you need to be on your guard against companies out to make a "quick buck". At first they may appear cheap however in actual fact they can damage a perfectly good vehicle system and cause endless expensive damage to your pride and joy. When considering a remap always make sure it is a professional company carrying out the job who will be responsible for their actions.

Richtoy has been in the tuning motor vehicles for many years and has a wealth of experience enabling it to identify quality products and systems.

Richtoy have teamed up with some of the best tuning companies in the world who are at the leading edge of vehicle tuning. Their programming files, products and experience have been developed over 20 years in both laboratory conditions and verified on real vehicles using dynamometer and taking a series of emission readings. Most files are tested in real life conditions for hundreds of miles – nothing is left to chance.

Richtoy has invested time, money and effort in remapping and is very passionate about what it does because customer requirements are paramount.

At Richtoyremap we cater for most brands ranging from Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Fiat, Ford, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rover, Range Rover, MG, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, TVR, Opel, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volvo and many more.

If the vehicle has been tuned before, but not be to your complete satisfaction, we can also help resolve issues like this.

The greater the BHP, does not always mean the fastest car or the most economical, nor does it mean the most reliable. Some amateurs only change boost pressure or fuelling and think the job has been well done, however this is not the case. It is a time served skill to remap a car properly and it takes many years to master, the same theory cannot be applied to every vehicle, each vehicle requires unique and individual attention.

Remapping can be carried out on both petrol and diesel cars, vans, lorries and tractors.

Typical fuel savings are as follows for cars and vans:

Turbo diesel models: 10 - 15% extra fuel economy

Turbo petrol models: 7 - 12% extra fuel economy