Archive for April, 2009

North Wales Police Mis Fuel

April 30th, 2009 No comments

The North Wales Police have been reported to mis fuel 26 vehicles even though preventive measures had been taken.

This demonstrates the only way to stop misfuelling is by using a device that stops diesel being put into petrol cars!

aide automotive have been involved with mis fuelling products for 5 years, DieselGuard the warning device was first introduced in 2003  but has now seen to be replaced with actual preventive devices such as RightFuel.

Click for aide automotive’s website or go straight to our mis fuelling device here.

Read more about North Wales Police’s mis fuelling problem by clicking here.

Customer Service is Key!

April 28th, 2009 No comments

aide automotive prides itself on providing exceptional service to all of its customers whether you’re buying a Brake Tester or an Anti-Siphoning Device it doesn’t matter what the product is you can be sure the customer service is second to none. 

With over 50% of it’s customer base returning to purchase again, aide automotive implements an after sales service to ensure that you’re happy with the product. Follow this link to see some recent customer testimonials   

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EBS/ABS Sensor Master the Cost Effective Diagnostic Tool

April 27th, 2009 No comments

The EBS/ABS Sensor Master is an economical solution to vehicle diagnostics. As 80% of EBS/ABS problems are sensor related, this device takes you right to the route of the problem. At £245 (+VAT) it gives a greater return of investment compared to full vehicle diagnostics that can cost thousands.


It’s the best tool for any user, whether you’re an apprentice, an experienced fitter, or a workshop. It quickly identifies the problem and clearing the fault can save time and money, rather than calling in a dealer or diagnostic expert. 



Follow these links to find out more;


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EBS/ABS Sensor Master product information

Commercial Vehicle Workshop features aide automotive

April 24th, 2009 No comments

The April issue of Commercial Vehicle Workshop features aide automotive in an article explaining the new Health and Safety (offences) Act. The article talks about the new law and how the maximum penalty has increased to £20,000 from £5,000 and an imprisonment of up to 6 months. 

This new act emphasises the need for businesses to demonstrate that they have health and safety procedures in place. Such as regular tyre pressure monitoring and brake tests. aide automotive has three products that can assist . BrakeCheck is an inspection sheet tester, designed for testing and reporting on brake efficency. For tyre pressure monitoring PressurePro and Air Alert are the answer.

GasAlert – New Product From aide automotive

April 22nd, 2009 No comments

Increasingly thieves are using KO gases to immobilise drivers while the goods are removed and stolen, targeting overnight rest stops up and down the country drivers are sent into a into a much deeper slumber, incapacitating he or she for several hours.

The anonymousness of a remote parking area is welcomed by a growing number of unscrupulous burglars, which use narcotic gas to put their victims into a deep sleep to gain easy access to their cash, credit cards, ID cards, laptops, mobiles and most of all the trailers cargo! Don’t wake up to a disaster, be on the safe side with this Gas Alarm detector.

The GasAlert recognises all common narcotic gases regardless of whether they are based on ether, chloroform, butane, ethane or trichloroethane. The alarm is triggered as soon as it detects any hazardous substances in the air.


The noise of its integrated buzzer just can’t be ignored. For extra warning a red LED also lights. Once the GasAlert has been activated, the gas detector starts its self testing mode and automatically adjusts itself to the ambient air. Any system malfunctions are immediately indicated. A self test can be performed by simply pressing the self test button.


Click on aide automotive to go to the website.

Caravan Publication Press For AirAlert

April 20th, 2009 No comments

The May issue of Caravan has a article describing AirAlert the excellent tyre pressure monitoring device for cars, vans, motorhomes and commercial vehicles.

AirAlert is as a stand device or as an anti theft version, to install check the pressure of the tyre, once set to the correct pressure screw the AirAlert on to the valve, once on the AirAlert will be calibrated to the pressure of the tyre.

When AirAlert sees a drop of 4 PSI a distinctive blink will flash until the valve is removed, the pressure is reset and the AirAlert is returned to the valve.

For more information go to to AirAlert at the aide automotive website.

Link to the aide automotive website.

Link to Caravan Magazine.

Fuel Duty Rise ‘Will Push Business Over the Edge, Warns FTA’

April 17th, 2009 No comments

In these hard times, the FTA have announced a report on fuel duty increases and the effects to many road haulage business in the UK.

The FTA Say…

Increases in fuel duty – the second in just five months – will push many businesses already struggling with the economic downturn over the edge, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which is warning of a sharp increase in insolvencies and job losses in the logistics sector.

Further more the  FTA suggest that insolvencies will also increase as they have done in the last few years.

To read the article in full please truck & CV .com by clicking here

Fuel is a massive commodity to any vehicle operatoring business, those that are yet to secure this commodity should consider fitting an anti siphon device.

To protect your fuel from thevies fit an anti-siphon device today!

ATS conducts Tyre Research

April 14th, 2009 No comments

ATS recently conducted analysis on it’s business that highlighted alarming statistics on tyres.

Over 25% of commercial vehicles inspected showed faulty tyres.  A quarter of vehicles were driving with faulty tyres. This goes to demonstrate that monitoring tyres and in particular tyre pressure on a  regular basis helps eliminate the risk of accidents occuring. 

aide automotive’s PressurePro product helps eliminates the need to check tyre pressure on a  regular basis as the monitor does it for you. Alerting the driver when any of the tyres falls below the recommended PSI.

Confusion over Manslaughter Act

April 13th, 2009 No comments

Since tougher penalties have been introduced when the Heath and Safety Offences Act 2008 was introduced with minimum fines being raised from £5,000 to £20,000 and sentences starting at 6 months imprisonment, companies should seriously consider testing their brakes and monitoring the tyres of their vehicles on a regular basis. By demonstrating that a business has undertaken regular checks should alleviate any blame in the event of an accident taking place. However Fleet News believe there is still a lack of understanding of the new laws and the Corporate Manslaughter Act.

EBS/ABS Truck & Trailer Fault Finding

April 12th, 2009 No comments

Conventional wisdom has it that problems with EBS / ABS systems fitted to trucks, trailers and buses, are best diagnosed via the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (also known as the ECU). However, since 80% of all EBS / ABS problems are sensor related*, by connecting to the sensor socket on each wheel rather than the ECU, you are, in effect, taking the quickest and most direct route, by going straight to the heart of the problem.

Designed with ease of use in mind the Sensor Master takes minutes to set-up, and, once connected, the Sensor Master undertakes a complete test cycle of the six most common causes of EBS / ABS faults,  in just 15 seconds – a fraction of the time it would take to perform the same tests manually.

*Source: Knorr-Bremse and Wabco

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