DSG transmission tuning


These DSG transmission upgrades can be applied to a completely stock vehicle improving its driving characteristics or added to a tuned vehicle to make the very best from any tuning.  Just like our range of ECU remaps, each DSG tuning file is custom written specifically for the vehicle and driver requirements.  Every DSG tune can include launch control, shift and torque limiter functions and setting adjustments to give the driver the best possible driving experience. Mild modifications to the DSG settings can be made to improve shift speed, responsiveness and smoothness. Even if you are not a track day driver, we believe all drivers will appreciate these changes.


For the more demanding drivers among you, we have DSG fast road setup. This is a custom tune with a slightly more aggressive feel, suitable for modified and tuned vehicles. With this setup your engines performance and vehicles modifications will be perfectly balanced to your DSG calibrations. The modifications can include performance exhausts, sport cats (or de-cat), DPF delete, supercharger or turbo charger upgrades.


Our final DSG tuning option if focused towards the occasional track day driver. We can include launch control, torque settings and optimised shift to suit your vehicle set up and driving style. This will be the most extreme DSG tune that can be applied to your vehicle and whilst maintaining a healthy transmission, is the best track setup and race feel available.

 We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and it is the forefront of our operation. With reliability, drive-ability and satisfaction being our aim, we are sure you will be delighted with the service we offer and have no hesitation in recommending our services to friends and family.




The electronic indicator lights aren’t working, the vehicle has no more power and there is an extremely high fuel consumption? This is because the diesel particulate filter has only a limited capacity to store particulates. After a certain amount of soot, the soot particles must be burned in a regeneration process to CO2 and ashes. Different reasons can mean the regeneration process does not start and in consequence, the DPF gets clogged with soot particles.

Possible causes:

  • Defective or not fully functioning injectors
  • Sooty or coked EGR valve
  • Different qualities of fuel or Bio fuels
  • Short distance driving profile


The particulate filter cleaning system where clogged particulate filters can be cleaned in an installed condition. This can be done quickly, simply and significantly more economically than replacing them.

  • Used when regeneration is no longer possible
  • Cleaning to almost new condition possible
  • No expensive new installation
  • Cleaning without disassembly of the particulate filter
  • Non-flammable
  • Neutral ash and metal-free formulation
  • Evaporates completely
  • Compatible with other materials




This will include any force regeneration process, as well as resetting the soot level calculation in the ecu if necessary. Any repairs needed before we can clean the DPF will be advised once we have completed the initial diagnosis.

The Cheapest and most cost effective method in resolving blocked DPF`s.

Prices From £249+vat




Removing the DPF (Diesel particulate filter) from its housing and carrying out a full software delete so your vehicle no longer thinks it has a DPF system. The DPF system will still remain in situ with all relevant temp and pressure sensors attached. We can carry out a stage 1, or economy remap with this DPF delete service free of charge.

Benefits from DPF removal

  • Improved Fuel economy
  • Increased performance
  • Engine response will become quicker
  • Avoids expensive repair costs
  • Reduce breakdown costs
  • No more DPF problems again

Please be aware that with new government legislation, the Ministry of transport (MOT) are cracking down on permanent deletion of DPFs. Therefore, a disclaimer will have to be signed before commencing the delete as it will evaluate to a car that is not for road use.

Prices From £399+vat





Our priority is to save our customers money and so we invest in new equipment monthly to make sure only the best is used. Here is our new petrol and diesel injector cleaner working its magic on a Audi A4 2.0 PD tdi. This machine can reduce prices for injector replacements just like it did for this customer. Even if there is no reported problems, this cleaner is non acid based and can clean internals of engine components and injectors giving the engine a new lease of life; more throttle response, smother running, an increase in BHP and more MPG.

We have an automatic cleaning device for professional cleaning of any diesel or petrol fuel injection system which reliably removes dirt from the systems.

– Direct cleaning of injection nozzles and injectors of all diesel and petrol engines
– No disassembly of injector nozzles or injectors necessary
– Dissolves and removes coking and hardening in injectors and injector nozzles
– Dissolves and removes deposits in high pressure pumps caused by fuel
– Ensures constant injection spray, smooth idling and reduced particle emission and fuel consumption
– User friendly – can be connected to any fuel system using the adaptor setUses
– Resolves problems with dirty injectors and injector nozzles
– Before making adjustments and emission measurements
– Resolves malfunctions such as rough idling, reduced engine performance and excessive soot formation

We invest to save you fortunes on your repair bills. Give your engine a new lease of life and save £££s!

Prices from £150+vat





Why do my intake valves need cleaning on my Volkswagon, Audi, Seat or Skoda? (TFSI and FSI engines)

In the picture to the right you can see the carbon build up on the intake valves from an Audi RS4 4.2 V8 FSI engine with 70,000 miles. This carbon build up is up to 2mm thick in places and is a common problem for modern direct injection engines and stems from the crank case ventilation system, redirecting oil vapours through the inlet manifold to be burnt up. Previous engines with port or inlet injection (such as the 1.8T 20V) did not suffer with this problem as fuel was mixed with the air prior to flowing over the intake valves and therefore, the fuel washed any carbon deposits away. As ever, vehicle manufacturers are trying to increase efficeincy and are choosing direct injection (where fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber) over port injection for their engines. All of the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda FSI or TFSI engines are direct injection and suffer from carbon build up. In the picture below you can also see how direct injection works and the fuel spray from the injector completely misses the intake valve, not allowing the valve to be washed from petrol. 20150212_112223



How are the valves and valve ports cleaned on my VAG vehicle?

The process of cleaning the ports and valves is fairly straight forward, yet great care needs to be taken not to cause any further damage to the head of the engine or the valves themselves. The valves and ports are cleaned with various chemicals and then media blasted along with a neutralising agent. We require the car for 1 full day to strip down the intake and clean the valves and ports. All gaskets are also replaced as necessary.


How do I know if my valves need cleaning and what difference will it make?

Carbon build up is a natural occurance on direct injection engines and there is pretty much no way of stopping it. Sophisticated catch cans and alternative oils  are said to help prevent the build up but will not stop it completely. Generally speaking an engine with only 20,000 miles on the clock will have a sufficient build up of carbon, so we recommend having your intake valves checked at these intervals. Constant misfires, lack of responsiveness and poor fuel economy can also be related and cured by having this service carried out. If you leave the carbon to build up then these problems can only worsen and possibly cause major damage if a sizable carbon pellet falls into the cylinder.

Once the service is complete your engine will feel more responsive, smoother and more powerful. A cleaner intake port will reduce turbulent air flow and therefore your engine can make more power with less effort. It is ideal to combine carbon cleaning with a More-BHP remap to further increase results.

The increases can be felt on the road as the car pulls a lot harder and is less jerky to drive at very low speeds around town.TFSI-Engine


One of the most affected engines is the 4.2 FSI V8 found in the Audi RS4 and Audi R8. Reports have circulated that owners have been loosing up to 30BHP alone just from a build up of carbon on the intake valves and ports! For a dedicated performance vehicle this is a serious problem that Audi are failing to address.

Kent Automotive ltd VW and Audi Specialist Valve decoking process in Maidstone Kent!

Prices from £350+vat

Air conditioning Service

This is not only for cooling the air on hot summer days, but also to dehumidify the hot air in winter to demist windows. The Demist control usually switches the AC on automatically. If the air-con is not working correctly, the air will not be dried and therefore will not actively demist the windscreen effectively.

Here at Kent Automotive we service, Diagnose, Repair and ragas air conditioning systems of all cars.

To the right is our state of the art automated air-conditioning system in action on a Mitsubishi evolution

Prices start from £50+vat for a re-gas/service




Air conditioning anti bacterial cleaning service

Unpleasant odours from your cars air-conditioning are caused by a build up of bacteria in the air-con system traveling through your vents and into your lungs. These nasty gremlins can cause breathing difficulties and flu like symptoms if not taken care of. Our powerful deep cleaning anti bacterial agent eradicates 99% of bacteria and leaves your air con smelling fresh and like new.

We will advise you to replace your cabin/pollen filter on this service at an additional cost as the filter will also be contaminated with bacteria. These should be changed also upon annual servicing on your vehicle as per manufactures recommendations.

Price from £20+vat exc pollen/cabin filter replacement. Please call for more details


















Vehicle maintenance and routine servicing

Here at Kent Automotive Ltd, we can service your vehicle even if it is under manufactures warranty. The Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (BER) allow us as a vat registered garage to carry out servicing to vehicles still under manufactures warranty. If your Volkswagen, Audi, Seat or Skoda or any other model of vehicle requires a service then please do not hesitate to contact us for either a quote or just some more information. Our servicing strictly sticks to manufactures recommendations, giving you piece of mind that your vehicle is taken care of.

We use nothing but Genuine parts or Quality OEM parts on your car unless stated and requested by you. We also use nothing better than Quality oil from manufactures of Castrol, Mobil 1, Motul, Quantum and many other brands a good quality oil is the heart of any service. You will not see the benefit from using quality parts and oil but your vehicle will thank you for them and so will your pocket.

Keeping your vehicle regularly serviced helps contribute towards many benefits including better fuel economy, less chance of a mechanical defect or break down/less engine wear and cleaner emissions. All in all if you look after your vehicle, it will look after you.

We can service or repair your vehicle to the same standard as your main dealer for almost half of their price tag.


Prices vary from make and model so please contact us for a free quotation


We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and it is the forefront of our operation. With reliability, drive-ability and satisfaction being our aim, we are sure you will be delighted with the service we offer and have no hesitation in recommending our services to friends and family.

Did you know having your vehicle serviced can save you up to a £100 a year on fuel and save you £££s from costly repairs


Diagnostic Services

We take care for your vehicle

Here at Kent Automotive in Maidstone your in safe hands for diagnosis and first time fix. We are not like other garages with an attitude of `poke it and hope it`, fitting parts that are not required. We have made a huge investment on a range of manufacture specific tools and state of the art equipment backed up by Audi Academy training and so endeavor to provide a quick and accurate diagnosis without the price tag of fitting unnecessary parts to your vehicle. We are experts in this field of work and have built a huge customer base. On top of this, we also take on sub contract work from other local garages to use our expertise in this field of work.


 Did you know the computer that is plugged into your vehicle is as good as the person using it? The diagnostic machine will only point a mechanic in the right direction. Only then we can decide if a further step of fault-finding is required for an accurate diagnosis.


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Performance Upgrades

We can tune your car

If its modifications and performance upgrades you are looking for then look no further. We have hundreds of leading car manufactures we can rely on for your needs such as Milltek exhausts, Forge Motorsport, KW, Powerflex, Hard race, Samco and many others. We can cater for supplying and fitting performance parts, to bespoke conversions here in Maidstone.

ECU Remapping: Kent Automotive are specialists in the performance tuning/remapping of engine management systems improving the efficiency of the engine and giving your vehicle increased power output, torque and fuel economy. From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines, we can provide a solution to meet your needs. By careful re-calibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.

We use the latest Dimsport Genius technology backed up by custom maps from Elite remaps to give you the best possible result.

Please type in your vehicle details below to show what gains will be made from these custom maps.


Prices start from £191.67+vat


Please give us a call for further details and prices