Archive for June, 2010

X431 Diagnostic Tool Works for Just Car Clinics

June 25th, 2010 Comments off

Just Car Clinics the nationwide car boby shop repairer with over 20 sites has recently invested in the Launch X431.

Supplied by official distributor aide automotive ltd, Matthew Burke stated “Just Car Clinics recently purchased their first diagnostic tool for the Sheffield branch, with an increase in boby repairs due to the icing conditions at the start of the year they also saw a need to clear and reset engine codes in house, with this a reported £3000 was saved by not out sourcing diagnostic work. Since Sheffields purchase further tools have been supplied to Mansfield, Nottingham and Hinckley.”

The X431 covers a large range of vehicle manufacturers around the world, making the X431 an essential tool for the independent automotive expert. The X431 tool package will allow your business to expand by providing ready diagnosis of all types of manufactures, including Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, and many more! All in all, the X431 coverage spans over 37 manufacturers and 148 vehicle systems.


The Launch X431 Is the Ideal Diagnostic Tool for any Car Workshop

The Launch X431 Is the Ideal Diagnostic Tool for any Car Workshop

AdBlue Key

June 18th, 2010 Comments off

It only takes 5ml of Diesel to 20 litres of AdBlue in the AdBlue tank to turn it all into paste.

This effects the SCR systems dosing unit and catalytic converter which puts the truck into limp home mode.

Even minimal damage means the replacement of the dosing unit, more extensive damage can result in the replacement of the SCR system.

A leading UK manufacturer has indicated that 50% of call-outs are as a result of cross contamination the other 50% being accidents.

AdBlue Key is a built-in mechanism which only opens when the AdBlue nozzle is inserted (manual fill or pumped), the Key has been designed so that if you do try to put Diesel into the Key and any Diesel is released, it will run off through the drain off holes and none can enter the AdBlue tank .Adblue Key is made of the same polyoxymethylene (POM) materials as the rest of the SCR system, conforming to the same rigorous testing.

W ith a guide RRP of 89.00 + VAT, AdBlue Key this a cost effective guard against massive repair costs!

Contact aide automotive ltd for further information.

AdBlue Key to Stop AdBlue Contamination

AdBlue Key to Stop AdBlue Contamination

Tyre Pressure Monitoring regular procedure on Waitrose fleet!

June 15th, 2010 Comments off

Kuehne and Nagal  have purchased 1,000 Air Alert devices to implement tyre pressure monitoring on the vehicles they use for their Waitrose contract. Jas Sittre, Fleet Manager stated “We originally trialled the device to review improved fuel economy, we did see a small improvement but found the major benefits to be alerts to slow punctures and loss of pressure, this device will save down time and stop potential blow outs”. The product has had such an impact on this contract that they’re now looking to roll it out across their other contracts!


AirAlert is a cost saving device that helps eliminate the guesswork out of determining the correct tyre pressure. This device is simple to install directly onto your tyres and sends a reactive warning, by blinking when a loss of PSI occurs (4PSI for cars & 8 PSI for commercial vehicles), so just walking up to the vehicle will highlight an under inflated tyre.


Matt Burke, sales director of aide automotive the suppliers of Air Alert says “Checking tyre pressure on a regular basis is an important health and safety procedure.  Not only does it give peace of mind knowing that your tyres are inflated properly for optimum performance and handling it also assists in lowering maintenance costs, reducing fuel use and saving tyre tread. The life of your tyre is extended due to less tread wear and protects and saves the tyre casing, reducing the chance of blowouts.”


Tyre Pressure Monitor Air Alert

Tyre Pressure Monitor Air Alert

MOT Decelerometer BrakeCheck Is No One

June 14th, 2010 No comments

BrakeCheck is probably the number one decelerometer for MOT garages as back up to the roller brake tester.

It is by a legal requirement for all MOT garages to have a back up to the roller brake tester and to have facility to test brakes of vehicles that cannot be tested on the roller brake tester. Such vehicles are 4 wheeled drives and vehicles with low suspension.

BrakeCheck is also approved for Class 1 & 2, quad and tri bike MOT testing.

BrakeCheck replaces the old traditional mechanical meter such as Tapley.

With over 10,000 brake testers sold, BrakeCheck is the number 1 decelerometer for an MOT Garage.

aide automotive market the BrakeCheck.


BrakeCheck the MOT Garages Number 1 Decelerometer

BrakeCheck the MOT Garages Number 1 Decelerometer

Towbar Electrical Socket Testers

June 8th, 2010 No comments
The T Bar Testers are small simple testers for the 12N & 12S Sockets of a car or light commercials tow bar electrical sockets.

Each tester applies a low load test to prove the function of your Black 12N & Grey 12S sockets.

Easy to use and quick, these testers offer a service garage the option to quickly offer customers an extra test to prove the tow bar electrical sockets are working correcrlty.

As most towing people never check or test this socket, a garage can hopefully prevent inconvience to the customer by identifiying a fault before they need the system to tow trailers or caravans.

Priced at £15 + vat each aide automotive are happy to offer a special deal of both testers for £25.00 +vat.

aide automotive also offer a caravan electrical tester and a 12 volt trailer testers.


12 N Tow Bar Tester

12 N Tow Bar Tester

Pallet Truck Damage

June 6th, 2010 No comments

Lee Lock is a product designed to stop damage to trucks and cargo.
Recently Norbert Dentressangle have started to specify the Lee Lock on all new trailers, this has resulted in orders totaling 84 Lee Locks from Bevan Motor Group and Montracon Ltd.
Lee Lock will stop any potential damage to curtain sides, in transit cargo and any potential employee injuries.
The common way to hold a pallet truck is to throw an old tyre into the back of a trailer, lifting a heavy truck into a tyre could result in back injury or strained muscle.
Other inadequate solutions are to turn the truck on its side, this again is not ideal as the truck is not secure and could leak oil.
Lee Lock is now the ideal Health & Safety solution for storing a Pallet Truck, easy to install and a relatively low cost Lee Lock is the Health & Safety product for a Pallet Truck.
Go to Lee Lock from aide automotive ltd for further information.

Tyre Safety important for all caravan owners!

June 3rd, 2010 No comments

As this week marks the 10th annual National Camping and Caravanning Week (29 May – 4 June 2010). TyreSafe has recognised the importance of caravan tyre safety by launching a new section on its website dedicated to this topic. The idea being to give avid caravanners technical tips and information aimed at keeping caravan owners safe and legal on the roads.

The popularity of camping and caravanning has grown massively in recent years and many of those new to caravanning may not appreciate the high demands placed on their caravan’s tyres,” explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “Making sure your caravan’s tyres are in a good condition, correctly inflated and not overloaded is a vital factor in staying safe on the road. The new caravan section on our website is designed to clearly explain these key issues and provide some practical tips and advice that owners can follow with ease, helping to ensure their holiday journeys pass off without incident.”


aide automotive has two products that help with tyre pressure monitoring and are ideal for caravans motorhomes and cars.  Air Alert and PressurePro are two slightly different systems that aid motorists in ensuring they have the correct tyre pressure for their vehicle.

Air Alert - Tyre Pressure Monitor Device

Air Alert - Tyre Pressure Monitor Device

PressurePro - Tyre Pressure Monitor

PressurePro - Tyre Pressure Monitor