Archive for February, 2017

BrakeCheck is the number one brake tester for commercial vehicle inspections sheets

February 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Decelerometer BrakeCheck Offers Great Reliability

BrakeCheck Decelerometer Includes 2 Years Warranty

aide automotive have improved our customer service by increasing the warranty from 1 to 2 years on the BrakeCheck decelerometer!

BrakeCheck is the number one brake tester for commercial vehicle inspections sheets and with over 18,000 testers sold BrakeCheck is surely the number one reliable tester on the market.

aide auto’s Matthew Burke Says “Since the launch of BrakeCheck in 2001 we have been continually looking at way to improve the tester for reliability and operational, with BrakeCheck Series 2 we now have the over whelming confidence to offer a two year warranty, operationally the BrakeCheck product is at the very top of its product sector and now we feel its top for reliability.”

BrakeCheck is 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 DVSA accepted for commercial vehicles & is MOT approved for all vehicle classes.

aide automotive can supply pricing quotes and full immediate technical support to all!


Decelerometer For HGV's

BrakeCheck Conducts DVSA HGV Brake Tests

Truck Hand Brake Alarm

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

Fatal Coupling Incident Prompts HSE Warning

The HSE has urged drivers and operators to take steps to prevent truck runaway incidents when coupling and uncoupling trailers.

The warning follows the case at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 24 May when driver Anthony Steven Smith, of Porthcawl, was given a 12-week suspended prison sentence and a 12-month driving ban after admitting causing death by careless driving and a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
The case resulted from an incident when Smith was delivering materials to a roadwork site on the A21 in Kent. While coupling the tractor unit to a trailer, it rolled backwards into another vehicle, crushing 20-year-old road worker Dale Pentney and causing fatal head injuries.
A joint investigation by Kent Police and the HSE found that Smith failed to apply the parking brake of the tractor before he left it and that he also failed to follow recognised industry coupling procedures.
An HSE spokesman said: “This was a tragic and avoidable accident and HSE’s sympathies are extended to the Pentney family. Sadly, it shows how dangerous situations can develop quickly.
“These coupling and uncoupling incidents – known as ‘runaways’ or ‘rollaways’ – are all too common.
“Many vehicles are fitted with visual and audible parking brake warning alarms, and if they are not fitted, hauliers should consider retrofitting them to their tractor units as the HSE considers it reasonably practicable to do so. These alarms must never be ignored.
“Drivers must ensure they correctly apply the tractor unit parking brake before exiting the cab and then follow safe decoupling and coupling procedures.”
aide automotive offer a unique range of products providing the greatest level of protection available in helping to prevent roll away accidents caused by failure to apply the park brake (Handbrake).
Audible warning: on attempt to exit if the park brake is not applied
Distinctive warning – avoids confusion
Handbrake silence: once activated can only be silenced by applying the park brake
Ease of fitting
Warning decal: reminds driver to apply park brake and instructs how to silence warning
All vehicles: fits all modern vehicles. Uniformity of fleet
aide automotive can be contacted via email or by phone – 0115 8456471

Truck Brake Air Line Replacement System – Bessie

February 8th, 2017 Comments off

Quick Air Line Replacement Product

Bessie is a Truck Brake Susie Coil Replacement Product from aide automotive ltd.

Broken airlines, the cause of potentially 10% of all artic breakdowns, are a persistent problem for transport firms, but a new product aims to combat the issue in a simple and cost-effective way.

This product is an innovative method of replacing Truck / Trailer broken airlines, the unique air line lock allows replacement coils to be fitted by the driver, no technical knowledge, tools or fitting equipment necessary.

The Truck Brake Susie Coil Replacement System complies with the latest European legislation, the legislation states the tractor end must be secured by pilfer-proof lock.
The Truck Brake Air Line Replacement System contains 2 new lines and the additional items required to convert 2 existing lines to spare air lines.
The benefits of the system are:
1. No airlines derived workshop or main dealer call out leading to reduced fleet costs via fuel usage, tyre wear, technical time, travelling time and van mileage.
2. No Airline derived downtime leading to reduced fleet costs via better utilization of the drivers hours and equipment.
3. No missed deliveries as a result of damaged airlines leading to customer satisfaction and potential increase in business.
4. No late penalties attributed to airline failure.
5. No adverse traffic issues due to airline failure giving the fleet a better public profile within the environment.
6. No loss of valuable drivers hours.
The Bessie System could well revolutionise the truck and trailer market and save transport companies thousands of pounds a year.
aide automotive can be contacted via email or by phone – 0115 8456471
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Bessie Easy Truck Susie Coil Repairs