Archive for May, 2011

Submersible Transfer Pumps

May 30th, 2011 Comments off

This portable 12 volt water is a fully submersible or inline centrifugal  pump and is suitable  for pumping diesel.

This pump is small, slim line, convenient and robust with the ability to be used on water systems up to a temperature of 80 ºC, pump-out in tight areas, due to its compact nature, with the use of the clip-on easily cleaned plastic filter or as a diesel refuelling and diesel transfer pump with no spillage.

Contact aide automotive to purchase.

Fuel theft – thieves siphon fuel from vehicles

May 29th, 2011 No comments

Fuel theft is a costly problem for many organisations. Thieves who recently siphoned fuel from an Andover coach company , left the firm with broken down buses.

Four buses had their fuel stolen at the Hampshire depot after thieves struck in an overnight raid. Transport bosses at Stagecoach in Andover only realised when the vehicles broke down the following morning. Each vehicle parked in the depot, including a school bus, had been topped up with fuel on Monday evening. So the company just assumed they had enough fuel for the day.

The fuel theft cost them as about 100 gallons of fuel was siphoned off, valued at about £600.  Also the company incurred breakdown costs as well. One bus service had to be cancelled completely losing the company that mornings bus fares.

Fuel theft is a common problem that can be rectified with a simple device such as TP Anti-Syph. This simple device fits in the fuel tank neck and prevents thieves from siphoning fuel from the vehicle. aide automotive stocks a range of Anti-fuel theft devices for various vehicles including bus, coaches and cars.

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TP Anti-Syph, Fuel Theft Device

TP Anti-Syph, Fuel Theft Device

Tow Bar Tester 13 Pin

May 26th, 2011 Comments off

From January2012 it is now within the  MOT test to test any car with a 13 pin tow bar socket.

aide automotive are stocking a 13-pin Towbar Tester to check the 13-pin electrical towing sockets fitted to vehicles with tow-bars. If the sockets are faulty, then trailer or caravan lights may not work. This device checks the output from each pin on the socket and determines if it’s working or not

MOT garages need to review this product if booking any car in for an MOT with a TowBar electrical socket.

Contact aide automotive for further information.

Battery Tester the Key to Battery Maintenance

May 20th, 2011 No comments

Battery testing should be part of every vehicles regular maintenance programme. Your vehicle’s battery is often only thought about when it fails, but a small amount of care and maintenance will ensure it doesn’t let you down when you need it most.

Lack of battery care and maintenance combined with cold weather has a way of bringing out the borderline batteries that were fine in the summer, but don’t have the power for a cold weather start. Battery maintenance is often only considered when it’s failed in the bad weather but maintaining it all year round, rain or shine, is essential to catch a bad battery before it lets you down.

Testing and maintaining a battery is fairly simple and only requires a few basic tools. For a car battery, a good quality Midtronics tester does the job. Midtronics tester of the latest up to date technology for testing car batteries or truck 24 volt batteries.

aide automotive stocks a range of automotive products

Midtronics battery tester

Midtronics battery tester

Misfueling Petrol Cars with Diesel

May 13th, 2011 No comments

Misfueling petrol cars with diesel is such a common occurance that it’s become the subject of a recent advertising campaign. Many drivers make the common mistake of putting diesel in a petrol car. Especially those drivers that switch between both types of engine for work and pleasure. Fleet managers can save fortunes by investing in a simple device such as Diesel Key which prevents misfuelling a petrol tank with diesel.

Check out this recent advert for Passat!

MOT approved 13-Pin Towbar Tester

May 6th, 2011 No comments

Towbar Testing will be an essential part of the MOT tests from next year, VOSA regulations will come into force on 1st January 2012 and all towbars will need to be tested. aide automotive are stocking a 13-pin Towbar Tester to check the 13-pin electrical towing sockets fitted to vehicles with tow-bars. If the sockets are faulty, then trailer or caravan lights may not work. This device checks the output from each pin on the socket and determines if it’s working or not

The device enables the owner to test if all the lights are working and specifically if they;re not to determine which socket isn’t working so you can determine if it’s the fog lights, indicators, brake lights,

So if you have a caravan or trailer with a 13-pin, you’ll need one of these devices before the end of the year so you can ensure the lights are working correctly before you take your vehicle in for a MOT test otherwise it may fail!

Contact aide automotive for more details

Fuel Transfer Pump

May 3rd, 2011 Comments off

aide automotive ltd have introduced an ideal workshop tool for liquid transfer from tanks or barrells. Mis fuelling a diesel tank can be costly and expensive, with the Eco Pump you can quickly transfer the fuel or other comidity to a container.

Designed for transferring fuel oil and similar structural properties of fluid. The product is easy and safe to use by battery power. The Eco Pump has transfer capacity of 30 litres per minute, with a 12 or 24 volt supply required.

Eco Pump is small and simple, just drop the Eco Pump into a fuel tank and a usually messy or dangerous job can be done quickly and cleanly.

Priced at £44.00 + vat, Eco Pump is an easily affordable workshop tool.

                                       Eco Pump Pointers


1-     Use maximum 5 metres of hose to pump fitted tightly by a hose clamp.

2-     Place the pump into liquid.

3-     Fit battery clamps to + and – poles.

4-     After working for 30 minutes, rest for 20 minutes.

5-     Do not approach with naked lights during transfer process.

6-     After transfer process, be sure liquid completely empty from the pump.

Please Note

Not for the use of transferring combustible and flammable liquids like gasoline, thinners, acid and gas.

Contact aide automotive ltd to order.