Posts Tagged ‘Add new tag’

Man jailed for fuel theft

July 6th, 2009 No comments

In May 2009 a Skelmersdale man was jailed for 11 months  for the theft of hundreds of litres of fuel from HGV’s at a Burscough haulage firm

Fortunately for the haulage firm  an employee had seen Mark Livesley and an accomplice running away from the scene of the crime and alerted his boss. Later that day police found barrels in a field which contained over 300 litres of fuel , syphoned from their lorries.

Livesley, 35, admitted theft of diesel valued at £930 from Grahams Haulage between June 16 and 17 last year.

As the problem of fuel theft increases, aide automotive has a number of porducts that ease the worry of concerned haulage firms.  There are a range of anti-syphoning devices such as TP Anti Syph and Van Syph visit our website for more details at aide automotive. Also another product, Diesel Key acts as an anti-theft device and anti syphoning device.

Duty of Care Legislation

June 8th, 2009 No comments

The RAC are stressing the need for organisations who’s employees drive on company business to ensure Duty of Care Legislation has been complied to! aide automotive’s Route Safe product  helps companies implement company health and safety policy. In the event of one of your employee’s being involved in an incident whilst out on company business RouteSafe enables the business to demonstrate

• That a health and safety policy is in place for company drivers
• That this policy has been communicated to all employees

Follow this link for the full article that the RAC published.

TrailerCheck II

May 26th, 2009 No comments

New product from aide automotive is the TrailerCheck II. The next generation in trailer diagnositics that tests lighting and ISO circuits. Check out for more details.

Customer Service is Key!

April 28th, 2009 No comments

aide automotive prides itself on providing exceptional service to all of its customers whether you’re buying a Brake Tester or an Anti-Siphoning Device it doesn’t matter what the product is you can be sure the customer service is second to none. 

With over 50% of it’s customer base returning to purchase again, aide automotive implements an after sales service to ensure that you’re happy with the product. Follow this link to see some recent customer testimonials   

aide automotive

EBS/ABS Sensor Master the Cost Effective Diagnostic Tool

April 27th, 2009 No comments

The EBS/ABS Sensor Master is an economical solution to vehicle diagnostics. As 80% of EBS/ABS problems are sensor related, this device takes you right to the route of the problem. At £245 (+VAT) it gives a greater return of investment compared to full vehicle diagnostics that can cost thousands.


It’s the best tool for any user, whether you’re an apprentice, an experienced fitter, or a workshop. It quickly identifies the problem and clearing the fault can save time and money, rather than calling in a dealer or diagnostic expert. 



Follow these links to find out more;


Diagnostics newsfeature

EBS/ABS Sensor Master product information

ATS conducts Tyre Research

April 14th, 2009 No comments

ATS recently conducted analysis on it’s business that highlighted alarming statistics on tyres.

Over 25% of commercial vehicles inspected showed faulty tyres.  A quarter of vehicles were driving with faulty tyres. This goes to demonstrate that monitoring tyres and in particular tyre pressure on a  regular basis helps eliminate the risk of accidents occuring. 

aide automotive’s PressurePro product helps eliminates the need to check tyre pressure on a  regular basis as the monitor does it for you. Alerting the driver when any of the tyres falls below the recommended PSI.

Confusion over Manslaughter Act

April 13th, 2009 No comments

Since tougher penalties have been introduced when the Heath and Safety Offences Act 2008 was introduced with minimum fines being raised from £5,000 to £20,000 and sentences starting at 6 months imprisonment, companies should seriously consider testing their brakes and monitoring the tyres of their vehicles on a regular basis. By demonstrating that a business has undertaken regular checks should alleviate any blame in the event of an accident taking place. However Fleet News believe there is still a lack of understanding of the new laws and the Corporate Manslaughter Act.

Tougher Penalties Article in Quarry Management

April 6th, 2009 Comments off

Quarry Management Magazine (April 2009)  features the tougher penalties issues raised by aide automotive. Find out more at Quarry Management or for more information on products that help businesses overcome issues such as faulty tyres or brakes visit aide automotive.

£100,000 fine for driver’s death after brake failure

April 6th, 2009 No comments

The death of a lorry driver, set alight when a truck overloaded with molten steel slag tipped over, was a “disaster waiting to happen”, a judge has said.

Carl Parsons’ employer, Short Brothers Plant Ltd, admitted breaking health and safety laws and was fined £100,000. Mr Parsons was engulfed in flames when the truck tipped over and the 800C slag ignited diesel spilling from the tank.  The 55-year-old father-of-two from Pontprennau, Cardiff, died two days after the accident in April 2002.

Cardiff Crown Court heard Short Brothers had not done proper health and safety checks on its vehicles at its site at the former Allied Steel and Wire (ASW) works on Rover Way, where Mr Parsons was working. The truck had been modified to carry the scorching hot slag. But the extra weight affected the brakes, which were not tested regularly, the court heard.

Sentencing, Judge Gerald Price QC said the accident could have been avoided as Mr Parson’s death happened “following the defendant’s failure to ensure his safety”.

Prosecutor Bryan Thomas described how part of the truck’s rigging was badly maintained and had seized. He said the brakes were capable of working, but to a reduced effect and the chain on the petrol cap had been broken and not replaced.

“The brakes failed as he drove up a slope to release the waste metal. But the truck rolled back and tipped over igniting the truck’s diesel fuel which had escaped through the leaking cap. .

HSE principal inspector Steve Scott said: “This is a most tragic case, and must serve as a warning to all companies engaged in potentially hazardous activities of the need for thorough and robust health and safety measures to protect their employees.”

aide automotive launches new product! PressurePro™

April 6th, 2009 No comments

aide automotive is proud to become the UK distributor for a Tyre Pressure Monitoring product called, PressurePro™.


PressurePro™ is a system that monitors tyre pressure, which alerts the driver through an in cab LCD screen when pressure falls below the recommended PSI. Pressure Pro enables the driver to take corrective action before a dangerous low tyre pressure situation occurs.


Simple to install and easy to operate PressurePro™ is a proactive solution that  takes the ownership away from people checking their tyres on a regular basis. This device gives both a visual and audible alert!


Phillip G. Zaroor  President, CEO and Founder of Advantage PressurePro states “PressurePro™ has been a huge success in the US and we’re now looking forward to working with aide automotive as the UK Distributor”


Follow this link for testimonials of companies who’ve been using PressurePro™ in the states.


Or contact aide automotive for further information on this product.