Archive for November, 2014

Truck Battery Booster

November 24th, 2014 Comments off

aide automotive have introduced a new product within the commercial vehicle workshop product range called Heavy Duty Power & Jump Starter Or Battery Booster

HD PowerJump has been developed following the need for a reliable and safe power solution to the TrailerCheck 4 Vans trailer light & diagnostic tester. Now with the solution provided and tested the HD Power Jump can also been utilised within a fleet service van for effective safe power and a truck jump start breakdown service.

For a price specification contact aide automotive at the HD PowerJump Truck Battery Booster product page, call 0115 8456471 or email

The HD PowerJump is a compact quality retro fit product for a commercial vehicle service van, connecting to two heavy duty 12 volt batteries, the HDJP provides automatic charge to the two batteries while on road to a service call. Once the ignition is switched off the HDJP will provide a stable 24 volts for servicing a truck or trailer. Switching the ignition on would automatically reset the HDJP to a 12 volt charge cycle. In addition there is a an override button if the van is required to be running while servicing.

Truck Battery Booster

HD PowerJump is a compact quality retro fit product for a commercial vehicle service van,

Brake Tester for Trucks 4 DVSA Brake Tests Per Year

November 14th, 2014 Comments off

Earlier this year the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) published a revised version of its Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness.

Probably the brake testing requirement is the biggest burden on operators, but using a decelerometer within the inspection is no more of an inconvenience to the inspection routine.
Since the revision aide automotive has seen a further interest in the portable decelerometer BrakeCheck. Many operators have enquired and purchased a PC or printer kit to meet to the guidance.
Although the guidance advises that a ‘calibrated roller brake tester‘ (RBT) is used on each safety inspection, the DVSA also accept the use of an approved and calibrated decelerometer to carry out the three additional tests to the annual MOT roller brake test.
As the consequences of non-compliance with the required standards can be very severe and include prohibition, fines or prosecution, operators are advised to ensure that they are familiar with all the changes within the DVSA guidance.
Decelerometers have moved on significantly from the old mechanical brake testers such as Tapley Brake Meters. Being electronic there is a much higher accuracy and additional information such as average deceleration, a left/right pull measurement, speed at braking and stopping distance. All tests are time and date stamped.
Print outs as preferred by the DVSA can be achieved by downloading to a PC or printing via the portable printer communicating over infra red with the BrakeCheck.
In addition to BrakeCheck Standard we can also offer BrakeCheck Plus Or BrakeCheck For Trailers, both these testers have a 99 test memory.
Brake Efficiency Tester

Brake Tester Using Brake Efficiency to Report On Truck Brakes

Diesel Fuel Spill – DVSA More Robust

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

Diesel Fuel Spill

aide auto Offer Spill Valves for The TP Anti Syph

From 1 September 2014, the DVSA has vowed to take a ‘more robust approach’ to commercial vehicles with defective fuel systems.

Following a Highways Agency (HA) report on the effect of diesel fuel spills on the road network, the Department for Transport (DfT) has asked DVSA to review the sanctions issued at the roadside for vehicles with defective fuel tanks and systems.

The DVSA has reviewed sanctions for defective fuel systems and agreed some changes with DfT. In a statement on its Matters of Testing blog, the Agency said, “The main difference is that we’ll now only issue immediate prohibitions for defective fuel systems and leaks. We have communicated these to the trade associations and updated the changes into the Categorisation of Defects and Enforcement Sanctions Policy”.

aide automotive have been marketing a Retro Fit Spill Valve for the TP Anti Syph for the past 4 years.

With the above DVSA stance the Anti Siphon spill valve would be an excellent belt and braces approach to faulty or lost fuel caps.

TP Spill Valve is a retro fit valve for the TP Anti Siphon product range to stop diesel spillages. Easy to fit and ideal as an environmental proactive measurement, this simple step will make roads safer for all users.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471


Diesel Fuel Spill

Fuel theft device that also prevents diesel spillage