Archive for November, 2009

Tyre Pressure Monitoring – Fill Up With Air Campaign

November 30th, 2009 No comments
Michelin is naming – and shaming – the ten locations in the UK where you are most likely, according to results from its 2009 Fill Up With Air campaign, to encounter motorists driving on dangerously under-inflated and even punctured tyres. The roadshow visited 24 cities around the UK during the summer, and checked more than 4,500 cars over a three-month period. And what did Michelin find out? It seems UK motorists are still unaware of how important it is to check tyres regularly. Liverpudlians were found to be the worst offenders, with more than half of the cars checked being driven with dangerously under-inflated tyres.

Tyre Pressure Monitoringis essential to ensure all vehicles are safe. By regulary checking a companys fleet of vehicles managers can ensure that they are considering the health and safety of their drivers. A great product that enables you to keep a constant eye on tyre pressure is PressurePro. This device removes the guesswork of determining the correct tyre pressure of your vehicles.

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Diesel Key Receives Thatcham Approval

November 26th, 2009 No comments

Diesel Key the revolutionary mis fuelling device for diesel vehicles has received and ultimate accreditation of a Thatcham approval.

What does this mean?

Diesel Key is the ONLY mis fuelling device to have under taken such a test, rigorous and complex the testing has proved that the Diesel Key meets all quality and motor industry standards. Anyone purchasing the Diesel Key will have the peace of mind of quality and safety!

Thatcham was established in 1969 by British Insurers. The Centre is independently operated with a Board of Directors drawn from more than 30 insurer members.

Thatcham is a not-for-profit organisation. There main aim is to carry out research targeted at containing or reducing the cost of motor insurance claims, whilst maintaining safety and quality standards. Thatcham also work closely with vehicle manufacturers to influence the design of new vehicles. With an aim to improve safety and security, research helps produce designs which limit damage, whilst improving the ease of repair following an accident.

Insurers have seen a dramatic increase in claims for mis fuelling in the last few years and now are looking to solve the problem and reduce claims. With this insurers and Thatcham reviewed and tested the Diesel Key to offer a solution to customers who drive diesel cars.

If you have ever wrong fuelled a vehcile you need to think about Diesel Key today.

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring for Road Safety Week

November 23rd, 2009 No comments

As Road Safety Week continues, companies should focus on keeping their workforce safe when out driving on company business. Tyre Pressure Monitoring is just one way to keep the workforce safe.  By ensuring all vehicles tyres are checked on a regular basis a business can ensure that drivers vehicles are safe and not in danger of a blow out. Also under inflated tyres make a vehicle work harder and less efficiently costing the business more money.

PressurePro is an ideal way to ensure a vehicle’s tyres are running on the correct pressure. This device has sensors that simply screw onto the tyre’s valves . The sensors constantly read the tyre pressure and transmit the pressure reading to a monitor inside the vehicle.  When a low or high-pressure condition is sensed, the monitor displays the tyre location with a flashing light and sounds an audible alarm.

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Alcosense Sponsors Road Safety Week

November 20th, 2009 No comments

Next week sees the start of Road Safety Week  on Monday 23rd November organised by the charitable organisation Brake.  The charity is focussing this years campaign on the effect of alchol and drugs on driving and asking drivers to commit to not drink even a drop of alcohol before driving, nor take even a drag on a joint or any other illegal drug.

aide automotive are suppliers of Alcosense, one of the official sponsors of Road Safety Week.  This breathalyser is an ideal tool for managers to ensure their driving workforce are not over the legal alcohol limit. It’s impossible to tell how much employees have been drinking the night before they’re due out on the road with a company vehicle.

Click here for full details of Alcosense

Tyre Pressure Monitoring

November 19th, 2009 No comments



Last year the Michelin’s Fill Up With Air campaign showed through their research that 35% of vehicle owners were driving with under inflated tyres. This figure has increased by 1 % already for 2009.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring is a crucial element of health and safety for any business as underinflated tyres cause unecessary expense on vehicles running less efficiently and at the very worse in the event of a blow out they can cost lives!

aide automotive provides two tyre pressure monitoring products. PressurePro, a wireless, tyre air pressure sensor screws onto the tyre’s valve and Air Alert, a simple warning device that blinks when a loss of PSI occurs.

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Anti Fuel Theft Device for Travis Perkins

November 18th, 2009 Comments off

Travis Perkins, one of the UK’s leading Builders’ Merchants, with more than 600 outlets across the country, was looking for an effective solution to the growing problem of fuel theft.

As the company runs one of the largest vehicle fleets in the country, preventing fuel theft and keeping costs to a minimum was a top priority and it investigated an anti fuel theft device.

Requiring no drilling or gluing, it is simple to fit in several minutes and it can also cope with fast-filling of fuel tanks at speeds of up to120 ltrs/min without spilling or splash backs.

Travis Perkins Group Transport Manager Graham Bellman said: “Fuel theft is a problem, and it impacts directly upon our bottom line.

“You cannot stop the most determined of fuel thieves, but this anti fuel theft device provides a valuable defense, and a positive deterrent against fuel skimming.

“Coupled with our other security measures, and very careful fuel use monitoring, a good anti-siphon device offers very definite protection against a problem that is getting more, rather than less, pronounced.

”It is a very simple, but extremely worthwhile product that, for a very modest outlay, can save a lot of money.”

aide automotive offer anti fuel theft devices for all commercial vehicles.

24 Volt Battery Booster for Trucks, Buses & Vans

November 11th, 2009 Comments off

aide automotive are always trying to offer the best equipment on the market. Battery Boosters are offered from many suppliers, but will they do the job?


The SOS Battery Booster is a high performance booster that will start engines when cold and dead flat.


In the winter conditions batteries are push to their limits, extra draw from lights and heaters means that batteries could easily drop below the necessary voltage to start the vehicle, resulting breakdowns, late deliveries and expensive call outs.


aide automotive offer 12 & 24 volt battery boosters with a range of amps specifications.


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BrakeCheck, ISOCheck & TrailerCheck on Finance

November 9th, 2009 No comments


No matter what the size of your organisation, cash flow is something every business needs to manage. Leasing allows you to keep your cash in the bank to use for more urgent, less tax efficient requirements.



A lease agreement is a contract between the customer (Lessee) and a bank (Lessor). The customer agrees to rent the equipment over a set period until all payments are made.


Here at aide automotive we offer a leasing option on all purchases over £1,000, this can be one single product or a combination of products. All lease payments are classed as rentals and are therefore an allowable business expense. This means that every lease payment can be offset 100% against taxable profits to reduce the tax you pay and therefore saving you money. For example if a company has made a profit of £100,000 in a financial year, but in the same year made payments on a lease totalling £5,000 – they would only be taxed on £95,000 of their profits, therefore saving money! You will typically claim back 22-40% of the payments made on a lease – which is why so many people do it!



The payments you make on a lease would be monthly so for example if you purchased a BrakeCheck, ISOCheck, ABS Tester and  TrailerCheck the total cost would be £1,573.00


However if you leased these products from aide automotive you could spread the cost with monthly amounts you’d pay back would be


3 years – 12.89 per week

5 years – 8.53 per week


For more information on using leasing as a payment option please call our sales team now on

0115 845 6471 or visit aideautomotive 



Vehicle Diagnostics – ABS/EBS Sensor Master is the key!

November 6th, 2009 No comments


One of aide automotive’s clients is more than impressed with the ABS/EBS Sensor Master, an effective diagnostic tool.

After wasting far too much time attempting to locate a fault in one of it’s trucks, they purchased the SensorMaster. After attempting to use other diagnostic tools they just couldn’t find the fault but once they tried the ABS/EBS Sensor Master the fault was located immediately, meaning the problem could be rectified leading to no more vehicle downtime!

Felix Doherty from the Donegal company describes the ABS/EBS Sensor Master as “A very impressive piece of kit and very impressive service after aide automotive pulled out all the stops to make sure it was delivered the next day.”

The ABS Sensor Master is a simple and effective device that checks each EBS/ABS sensor is working effectively. The ideal tool for a varierty of people, from an apprentice to a time served fitter, or a busy workshop. Rapidly locating and clearing the fault can save time and money, rather than calling in a dealer or diagnostic expert.


ABS/EBS Sensor Master for more details

Petrol In Diesel

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

Many UK motorist put petrol in diesel engines every day.

aide automotive ltd offer a product to help stop the putting of petrol in diesel cars.

Diesel Key is an innovative product that only allows diesel nozzles to enter the fuel tank, any petrol nozzle attempted to enter the fuel filler neck will be stopped by the Diesel Key.

Click on petrol in diesel to read more about Diesel Key.