Tuesday, December 18Serving the aftermarket

Fuel System

Case Study: FlexFuel HY-Carbon

Case Study: FlexFuel HY-Carbon

Engine, Fuel System, Garage Equipment, Products
FlexFuel Energy Development UK (FFED UK) announces that Offmore Road Garage - an automotive repair centre in Kidderminster, is the latest garage to offer HY-Carbon engine cleaning to its customers. In under one month, Offmore Road Garage has treated in excess of 30 of its regular customers vehicles with HY-Carbon and increased its turnover over previous months by at least 10 per cent.  The garage is selling the HY-Carbon preventative treatment as part of its wider servicing offer.  Customers are publicly acknowledging the difference the treatment has made in terms of engine responsiveness, quieter engines and significantly improved fuel economy. One customer, David Hill comments: “I drive my Audi A5 diesel on a regular round trip to Liverpool - about 212 miles. My economy was around 53
Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Engine, Fuel System, Ignition, Lighting, Out and about, Wipers
It may sound odd, making a 300-mile round trip to play a game of pool, but this is not a simple trip to a bar or snooker club. Instead, I’m playing at ELTA Automotive, and learning about the business at the same time. To be honest, it’s more about that than the pool, although the idea is a clever one. A chance to network with company bosses and other members of the press. I haven’t played in years, so when I’m drawn first, it adds pressure. But you’re not reading about the match, so I’ll move to that later. ELTA Automotive Ltd, originally named ELTA Lighting, is an independent, family-owned business, which was formed in 1993 by Chairman, Martin Bates. It consisted of just five people, one of which is Ian Hallam, who began by working ‘on the shop floor’ but has risen to become the