Welcome to the Heinz Performance FAQ page! We are here to answer all your questions and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about our services. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us directly on info@heinz-performance.com or WhatsApp

At Heinz Performance, we are proud to be one of the first in the industry to offer advanced tuning solutions and to be a multi-championship winning partner in racing internationally. With over 35 years of expertise in the field, we have built a reputation for providing top-notch tuning services that prioritize quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. Our use of state-of-the-art equipment and personalized approach to each customer's needs ensures that we deliver reliable and tailored solutions that meet their goals and preferences. We are committed to transparent and open communication throughout the tuning process and always prioritize customer service. Our focus on expertise, quality, and customer satisfaction sets us apart from other tuning companies in the market.

The length of a tuning session can vary depending on the vehicle and the extent of the modifications being made. Generally, a tuning session can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.

In general, modifications to a vehicle can potentially void the manufacturer's warranty. However, our 35 years of expertise and experience ensure that we provide a perfected product that falls within the margins of the manufacturer's specifications. We take every precaution necessary to ensure that your warranty remains intact while providing a boost in performance.

Yes, we offer a warranty on all of our services. The specific warranty terms can vary depending on the service provided, but we always stand behind our work and are committed to customer satisfaction.

Yes, we offer dyno sessions (€150) for customers who want to get a baseline power measurement or test their vehicle after tuning. Please contact us to book a session.

You should bring your vehicle, any relevant paperwork (such as service records). We also recommend bringing a book or something else to keep yourself occupied while the tuning process is underway.

Absolutely! We welcome car enthusiasts to come and see the luxury and high-performance vehicles on site. Our showroom is open during regular business hours and our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have. Whether you are looking to tune your car or simply admire the craftsmanship, we invite you to visit us and experience the world of Heinz Performance.

The Heinz Control Unit or HCU is an additional control unit developed by Heinz Performance to overcome tuning protection in the ECU, which makes it impossible to increase power through a standard remap in many new cars (2022 and later). The HCU can be easily installed and removed without leaving any traces, and when removed, factory warranty is maintained. It allows for significant power and torque gains, improving acceleration and overall performance of your car. If your car cannot be tuned by chip tuning, the Heinz Control Unit is the perfect solution for an enhanced driving experience.

Yes, chip tuning is safe for your car when done by a reputable professional. Our technicians have years of experience and take great care to ensure that the tuning is safe and reliable.

Stage 1 tuning typically involves software modifications to the engine management system and can increase power and torque by up to 20-30%%. Stage 2 tuning, on the other hand, may involve more extensive modifications such as the installation of a larger turbocharger or intercooler, resulting in greater gains in power and torque. The specific modifications required for stage 2 tuning will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. We can help you determine which stage of tuning is right for your car based on your performance goals and budget.

It depends on the specific car and its transmission. In most cases, a stage 1 tune does not require additional gearbox tuning, as it primarily focuses on the engine's power and torque output. However, if the transmission is known to have weaknesses or limitations, we may recommend additional upgrades or modifications to ensure its longevity and performance under increased power. Our experienced technicians will assess your vehicle and provide expert advice on any necessary modifications for optimal performance.

Yes, the fuel quality will affect the tune. Running a higher octane fuel will allow for a more aggressive tune, resulting in higher power gains. However, it is important to note that running a lower octane fuel than recommended can cause knock or detonation, which can be detrimental to the engine. We recommend using the highest octane fuel available in your area for optimal performance and to avoid engine damage.

In most countries, tuning your car is legal as long as it complies with local emissions and noise regulations. However, it is important to note that any modifications made to your car may void your manufacturer's warranty. Additionally, it is illegal to remove or tamper with emissions control devices, such as catalytic converters, in many countries. We always ensure that our tuning services are compliant with local regulations and will not cause any legal issues for our clients.

It is possible that tuning your car could affect your insurance policy. Some insurance providers may consider tuned cars as a higher risk, and therefore may charge higher premiums. It is important to inform your insurance provider about any modifications you make to your car to ensure that your policy remains valid. However, with our extensive experience in tuning, we can guarantee that all our upgrades are done within the safety margins of the vehicle manufacturer, ensuring that your car remains reliable and safe to drive.

Properly executed tuning will not significantly affect the lifespan of the engine. In fact, performance tuning can even increase the lifespan of the engine in some cases by reducing stress on the engine components. However, it's important to choose a reputable tuner who has experience and expertise in the specific make and model of your car, and who will take into consideration the engine's limits and capabilities when performing the tune. Regular maintenance is also key to maintaining the longevity of your engine.

Certainly. We ensure that all of our tunes are emissions compliant and meet the legal requirements set by governing bodies. In fact, many of our customers have reported passing emissions testing more easily with our tunes due to the improvements in engine efficiency and emissions. However, it's important to note that emissions testing standards can vary by region, so it's always best to check with your local authorities for specific requirements.
Certainly! At Heinz Performance, we understand that our customers may change their minds about a tune for various reasons. That's why we always keep the stock tune on file and can easily revert your car back to its original state. This service is available at any time, ensuring you have the flexibility to make changes as needed.

Yes, it is possible to tune a car that has already been modified with aftermarket parts. In fact, our experienced team of technicians can tailor a tuning solution to suit your specific modifications, ensuring that your car performs at its best. We will take into account any aftermarket parts you have installed, such as a cold air intake or upgraded exhaust, and optimize your tune to work in harmony with these components.

Yes, you can still use your car's standard diagnostic tools after it has been tuned. At Heinz Performance, we only make changes to the engine control unit (ECU) and leave other systems of the car untouched. The standard diagnostic tools will still be able to read and diagnose any issues that may arise in these other systems. Additionally, we use only the highest quality tools and software to perform our tunes, ensuring that your car's diagnostic system remains fully functional.
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