To accompany the trade’s first opportunity to see and discuss its new VISIONPRO – lighting and vision – and VXPRO – sense and control – product ranges, ELTA Automotive Ltd is offering visitors to Automechanika Birmingham 5th-7th June the opportunity to walk away with a Series 3 Apple Watch! Read more

EGR Valve Issues

Do you notice a higher than average EGR valve return rate? Do your customers report symptoms reoccurring prematurely after replacement?
In this TechAssist bulletin we look at how the EGR valve works, the causes and symptoms of failure and how to ensure longevity of the replacement valve.

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ELTA PRO Challenge media pool tournament a roaring success

Accompanying the press launch of its VISIONPRO and VXPRO product ranges, ELTA Automotive held an on-site pool tournament for the visiting journalists, which saw several inter-company battles and the pairing up of former colleagues.

Representatives from the majority of the mainstream UK-based trade media attended the event and following the launch presentation made by Managing Director, Ian Hallam, the first-round matches got underway, with Auto Repair Focus’ Phil Curry taking on PMM Online editor, Daniel Cross in the opening encounter.

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ELTA ASSIST – PRO Brand Support

Despite the quality of the product or the depth of the range, without the correct support, a brand will never fulfil its potential.

ELTA is therefore very aware of the need to underpin its products with a comprehensive support structure that allows it to develop the overall product offering and help customers build their sales.

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ELTA Share Views on the Automotive Aftermarket

During the last five years in particular, there has been a significant shift in the structure of the UK aftermarket. Buying groups have become more powerful and the ‘big three’ – GPC (Alliance Automotive Group), LKQ (ECP) and Uni-Select (Parts Alliance) – now dominate the market.

Although ELTA is proud to supply each of these groups, their buying power is naturally huge and enables them to offer their members prominent, original equipment (OE) brands, at the lowest possible prices. As a result, independent motor factors can no longer compete on price with these OE brands.

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OBD Scanner to Reset WCU

ELTA reinforce the importance of resetting the ECU after replacing components

After replacing engine management components, many vehicles will require a reset of the parameters to tell the ECU that a new part has been fitted. Without this, the ECU will believe that the engine is still running with faulty sensors and will default back to data already received before the replacement. This causes the vehicle to run poorly, normally with the Malfunction Indicator Lamp on and the fault code still logged in memory.

Reset parameters as follows

  1. Firstly, reset the vehicle using diagnostic tools.
  2. If the fault code persists, perform a manual reset according to the manufacturers instructions, commonly as follows:
  3.  Carry out 3 drive cycles:
    A. Turn ignition on, turn ignition off
    B. Turn ignition on, turn ignition off
    C. Start the engine.
  4. An extended road test, normally around 20 miles is then required to provide the ECU with enough data to allow the sensor to function correctly.