Archive for April, 2010

ABS Diagnostics Tool For WH Malcolm

April 30th, 2010 No comments

WH Malcom Group a leading provider of logistics and construction services, employing assets of over 1,600 people, 450 trucks, 1,000 trailers has chosen the EBS/ABS Sensor Tester for many of its workshops.

The EBS/ABS Sensor Master is an easy to use device which will confirm each  EBS/ABS sensor is operational and effective. By connecting to the sensor socket on each wheel, individual sensor faults can easily be identified. The Master also tests the exciter ring and the distance between the ring and sensor.

Many workshops use a multimeter to tests sensors but with this only a third of the problem is tested, the Sensor Tester will also test the gap and indicate if the Exciter Ring is damaged or mis aligned, a multimeter cannot do that!

aide automotive offer great products and go the EBS/ABS Sensor Tester to read more and download the product PDF.

Mis Fuelling an AdBlue Truck Tank

April 26th, 2010 No comments

Truck Operators are seeing a new problem since the arrival of AdBlue.

Mis Fuelling the AdBlue tank with Diesel is a growing problem and major concern as the repair costs are resulting in thousands.

Some say you can’t get the diesel pump spout into the AdBlue tank filler neck–they’re different sizes. You don’t have to you only need to stick the nozzle into the hole pull the trigger and the splash-back from the gun as the cut-out works still goes into the tank and it’s enough to ruin the AdBlue.

AdBlue is highly susceptible to contamination and as little as 10ml of Oil present in a 70 litre fill can corrupt the system causing irreversible damage.

aide automotive will soon introduce an AdBlue Mis fuelling Device to stop Diesel contamination.

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Tyre pressure monitoring important with part worn tyres on the increase

April 19th, 2010 No comments

Tyre Pressure monitoring is an important part of a vehicles maintenance programme especially in light of a recent report. The number of tyre-related deaths and accidents in the UK is likely to increase after new research has revealed that more than one in ten drivers is more likely to buy part worn tyres compared with 12 months ago, probably as a result of the state of the economy

TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety group have issued the findings and a partner organisation to the Driving for Better business campaign, which is managed by RoadSafe. It has warned that not only could part worn tyres be a false economy, but they could pose a significant safety hazard to drivers and other road users. If drivers purchase second hand tyres they should at the very least check the tread and the tyre pressure of them on a regular basis. By ensuring they have the correct tyre pressure this should prolong the life of the tyre and prevent serious accidents.

Tyre Pressure monitoring is made easy by the tyre pressure device PressurePro, the simple and effective way of tyre pressure monitoring which removes the guesswork of determining the correct tyre pressure of your vehicles

PressurePro takes the guesswork out of tyre pressure monitoring

PressurePro takes the guesswork out of tyre pressure monitoring

BrakeCheck, excellent tool in testing brake efficency

April 16th, 2010 Comments off

BrakeCheck is the device to conduct regular brake tests.  Brake testing on a regular basis is crucial to running a safe, efficient and cost effective organisation. Failure to do so can results in severe penalties from fines to imprisonment.

BrakeCheck gives drivers and operators the back up to report promptly any defects or symptoms of defects that could adversely affect the safe operation of their vehicles. A portable battery-powered device that can be used by vehicle workshops, government traffic authorities, testing and inspection stations to test and report on vehicle brake efficiency. BrakeCheck is VOSA & MOT approved. VOSA are continually advising operators, commercial repairers and in house workshops to complete regular inspection sheet brake test. BrakeCheck will conduct a service, secondary & parking brake test with ease and store in its memory for later printing via PC or portable printer.

Find out more about BrakeCheck or more of aide automotive products

Diesel Key. The answer to misfuelling diesel cars with petrol

April 12th, 2010 No comments
DieselKey prevents misfuelling a diesel car with petrol

DieselKey prevents misfuelling a diesel car with petrol

One of the biggest causes of car insurance claims could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a  device that prevents drivers from misfuelling  petrol into a diesel car.

It is thought that around 150,000 drivers put unleaded fuel into a diesel car each year, and this leads to a number of car insurance claims, many of which ar turned down and seen as negligence on the part of the driver.  This can then lead to costly repair bills for the car owner.

However, a simple device DieselKey prevents misfuelling. With the high cost and inconvenience of a diesel engine being filled with petrol, this device will cut out the risk of expensive repair costs and vehicle downtime.

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ABS/EBS Braking systems easily checked with ISOCheck

April 9th, 2010 No comments

Finding a defective ABS in cab warning light means operators cannot afford to ignore ABS warnings especially as VOSA up their roadside checks. The ISOCheck Test Lead, is a simple device which quickly confirms the correct information is being supplied from the unit to the trailer and from the trailer to the unit.

Dri-Pak the household cleaning product company have recently purchased an ISOCheck from aide automotive and found it a great asset to their business. Ian their workshop manager says ISOCheck has increased the efficency of his delivery vehicles. Dri Pak use both their own vehicles and also sub contract drivers. They’ve experienced issues when a driver changes trailer and suddenly an ABS warning light appears. The difficultly lies in tracking down where the problem is, in the Truck or the Trailer? ISOCheck can quickly determine where the issue is so that the problem can be rectified!  This simple solution takes the headache away from busy workshops.

aide automotive has a range of automotive products

The device that checks ABS/EBS braking systems

The device that checks ABS/EBS braking systems

Battery Testers Identify Battery Efficency!

April 7th, 2010 No comments

Testing batteries is a great start to confirm the efficiency of any vehicle. Midtronic Battery Testers have the added benefit of providing a print out for your customer or records. They can be used on any type of vehicle, from cars, motorcycles to light or heavy commercials.

Tyres and brakes can be replaced before they fail, but what about a battery? Using a Midtronics Battery Tester it will be possible to identify the efficiency of a battery and identify if it needs replacing or servicing. All data can be detailed on an optional infra red printer or downloaded to a PC.

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Anti Fuel Theft Devices

April 5th, 2010 No comments

Fuel theft is a common problem as more and more thieves seem to be siphoning fuel from private and commercial vehicles.  For a business this is a costly problem, however a small investment in a fuel theft device can soon put a stop to fuel syphoning.

Check out these anti-syphon devices for the right product for stopping fuel theft of your vehicle. Or click aide automotive for our full product range


TP anti fuel theft device prevents the theft of fuel from commercial vehicles

TP anti fuel theft device prevents the theft of fuel from commercial vehicles

PressurePro Sensors

April 2nd, 2010 Comments off

With the Easter holiday approaching, caravaners and motorhomers who have purchased a PressurePro system need to check their PressurePro wheel sensors are working corectly.

Matthew Burke Says “We always see an increase in replacement sensor sales before holiday periods but the Easter holiday is always a starting point for PressurePro users to check there sensors and order replacements. As caravans and motorhomes have been stored for quite a few months over the previous year and into the new year, sensors could have expired their battery life and require to be replaced.”

aide automotive offer replacement sensors for the PressurePro Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.