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HGV Blind Spot Lens Customer Feedback!

October 13th, 2020 Comments off

We have some customer feedback!!

Stephen Jordan recently purchased a Fresnel Lens Blind Spot Mirror from aide automotive, Stephen kindly responded to our courtesy email asking for in situate product pics! See below the Lens with an array of blind spot mirrors on Stephens HGV, we have circulated the Fresnel Lens but as you can see the need for many views for the off side blind spot is crucial to see pedestrians & Cyclists. All customers who purchase a product have the chance to send in a product picture to enter into a End Of Year Prize Draw! Buy now A Blind Spot HGV Fresnel Lens here

Contact aide automotive to discuss HGV Fuel Protection on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Trailer EBS Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Truck /Trailer Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More  HGV Siphon

Bowmonk BrakeCheck Re Calibration & Product Kit Service Upgrade

October 2nd, 2020 Comments off

Thinking of the customers here & the service we provide!

Our BrakeCheck re calibration & Product Kit Service has had an upgrade….
With COVID-19 plaguing the world we have added a sanitiser procedure to all Brake Tester service & recalibration returns (also NEW Products Sales) .

Always thinking how to improve our service to our customers at aide auto…

If you own a Bowmonk BrakeCheck & it requires a recalibration check, email officeadmin@aideautomotive.com to get the full details.

With all tools in your workshop, you need to know they are working correctly and in test situations supplying the correct information. With this, we advise that your BrakeCheck is recalibrated.

We will aim to complete the recalibration of your BrakeCheck within 48-72 hours of receipt of the unit.

Option 1 – BrakeCheck Recalibration (ONLY)

Option 2 – BrakeCheck Recalibration with Service & Test

If you would like to book your BrakeCheck in, please email officeadmin@aideautomotive.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office on 0115 845 6471.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – #Brake #Testers – #Trailer Testers – #EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – #Diagnostic Tools – #Midtronics #Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto #Braking Reversing System – #HGV #Diesel Tank #Alarms – Plus More

Bowmonk Recalibration
Recalibration Service Of a Bowmonk BrakeCheck With COVID Protection

Protect Against HGV Fuel Thieves or not?

September 9th, 2020 Comments off

Do We Protect Against HGV Fuel Thieves or not?


aide automotive have been marketing and selling HGV / Commercial Vehicle fuel protection products for 20 years, we see increasing negativity on using anti siphon devices to protect the diesel fuel tank on a truck.


A recent remark was “anti-siphoning devices are a waste of time, you fit them and the bandits drill your diesel tank”


We agree anti siphon devices are not the be and end all to protect a commodity like HGV fuel, but what is?


To protect against any theft the owner has to create security / obstacles to prevent the thief from achieving their aim, instead of negativity to available protection aids and just ignoring the problem, look at the best way to help secure your property! Ignorance will inevitably breed thieves to repeat the act and look for easy targets!


In our 20 years marketing HGV diesel protection we have never had a call saying, “they drilled my tank!” We do have, “they just ripped out the sender unit” or “they just smashed the ASD”. So, the question is, how much is this commodity important to you? To lose a full tank for many is important to protect, also the follow-on inconvenience. So, if you think they will attack the tank, install an alarm, if they siphon fuel while a driver is parked, an Anti-Siphon Device? But overall a starting point is the “padlock” of an Anti-Siphon Device on the filler neck for many….

 
If not, then further protection aides like theTruck Tank Alarm “TankGuard” or Sender Unit Covers to protect the costly rip out of this item.


With this we have a SPECIAL Sample offer of the FuelKeep Anti Siphon Device!

Take a Sample at delivery cost only to prove the durability & quality of this Superb low cost ASD!

Common HGV Trailer Braking Issues

August 25th, 2020 Comments off

aide automotive have been promoting the task of individual wheel brake testing using an infra red thermometer for many years.

In a recent Transport Operator publication an article by IMS Ltd, detailed some guidance on using a thermometer to brake check HGV trailers.

The atricle as per below,:

Here’s some guidance to help identify and resolve trailer braking system-related problems experienced when the vehicle is in service.

“The checks outlined are appropriate for a number of the most common problems such as; overheating brakes, poor braking performance and excessive lining/pad wear.

“Modern tractor/trailer combinations have advanced braking electronics.“Real-life dynamic testing helps to provide a clearer picture of the harmonisation between tractor and trailer.

Brake temperature testing is an easy way of determining just how effectively the tractor and trailer are working together.”

IMS continued: “It is recommended that tractor/trailer synchronisation or harmonisation brake adjustment tests are undertaken on a regular basis to ensure that the combination continues to operate safely and efficiently. “For the results to be
meaningful, the vehicle should be tested under normal, daytoday operating conditions.The tractor/trailer combination should be laden and driven in a conventional manner on the roadfor a period of no less than thirty minutes before commencing
tests. “Temperature measurements should be taken as soon as possible after the vehicle arrives at the workshop. The parking brake should not be applied but very importantly, full safety procedures should be observed to secure the vehicle by hocking
the wheels. “The temperature readings should be taken from the same point on each of the drums/ discs using a correctly calibrated, infrared thermometer. Record the findings for later reference. “Make sure that the configuration of the foundation
brakes fully complies with the brake calculation, referring to manufacturers’ specifications as necessary. The manufacturers’ recommendations can be obtained by locating the axle specifications on the axle serial plate. “It is then time to connect to the EBS unit to access the EBS data parameters and check that these are in line with the brake calculation and foundation brake specifications. “Next, conduct a rolling brake test on a DVSA ATF-approved commercial vehicle brake tester and record the findings. “Once all of the necessary data has been gathered, it’s time to share this with the EBS supplier and axle manufacturer to help identify the cause of the problem and to determine the best course of action to resolve it.”

aide automotive market a HGV Temperature Brake Check gun alone or with a kit of a brake tester (Bowmonk) Truck Or the Truck & Trailer version.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com
Our product range – Brake Testers – Trailer Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

DVSA Brake Tests
HGV Brake Checks With A Temp Gun

HGV Fuel Theft Hot Spots To Keep An Eye On!

August 17th, 2020 Comments off

With HGV & any fuel theft in the UK a never ending pest, we have seen many media reports and thought we could highlight some hot spots!

Fuel thefts from vehicles across Thanet – Feb 28 – 2 HGV were targeted on the A229 – Monkton / Minster Services 2 HGV’s Diesel Theft

Fuel was reported stolen from two more lorries at about 2.45am on Tuesday 3 March on the coastbound carriageway of the A229 outside Ramsgate.

Newark / Worksop 750 ltr of stolen diesel

Basingstoke / Feb 21 a total of 700 ltr of Diesel

Trio admit stealing diesel from lorry after police spotted van in Swaffham lay-by

Three teenagers siphoned 165 litres of diesel from a lorry while the driver slept in the cab.

But police officers who had a hunch about their Transit van parked in a lay-by on the A47 at Swaffham caught them as they made off.

At Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 18-year-old Bradley Hopkins, of Castle Acre Road, Swaffham, and two 17-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, each admitted theft of diesel worth £163.71 and going equipped for theft.

One of the trio was fined £150 for the theft and £50 for going equipped. He was also ordered to pay £55 compensation (a third of the diesel cost) to the lorry owner, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge!
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Simple Protection of HGV Fuel Tanks With Anti #Siphon Or #Diesel Tank Alarm could save this hassle!!

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com
Our product range – Brake Testers – Trailer Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

TRUCK HGV FUEL THEFT PREVENTION
Fuel theft from commercial vehicles is a common problem over the festive period

Commercial Vehicle Brake Testing 2020

March 18th, 2020 Comments off

HGV Brake Testing Top Of TC’s Agenda For 2020


England’s Commercial Vehicle traffic commissioners report emphasising the importance of competent #brake #testing procedures for heavy vehicles.

Acknowledging that operators had been investing in roller brake testing, the TCs were pleased to note that this was improving brake performance at annual test.

“In 2017/18, there were almost 10,000 fewer failures for service brake performance at commercial vehicle annual tests than in 2013/14,” said the report.

“The biggest improvement we have seen is for trailers – in the same period, an extra 5,500 passed their brake performance test the first time.” However, while the TCs praised these “really encouraging” results, they insisted that there was “more to achieve” – not least because “brake failures are still dominating the top ten reasons for MOT failure”. There were 22,000 failures for service brake performance in 2017/18; and the TCs highlighted a range of commonly recurring issues relating to brake tests. One such issue was that of periodic maintenance inspection (PMI) brake checks being conducted on unladen vehicles and trailers with wheels locking at very low brake efforts; another was test printouts saying ‘pass’ where it was clear one or more brakes were not working properly. Operators and transport managers failing to understand the information on the printout was a further bugbear, as was the issue of technicians conducting brake tests failing to identify potential serious safety concerns. TCs also highlighted a general failure to grasp that the standards applied at PMIs should actually be higher than minimum annual test requirements.

Also, there are a great number of commercial workshops who are still of the misconception that all of the aforementioned brake tests have to be performed on a roller brake tester. This is not the case! The Traffic Commission has allowed the use of a DVSA-approved brake tester, like a decelerometer / BrakeCheck, for all non-MOT brake tests.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com Our product range – HGV Brake Testers – Trailer Testers – EBS/ABS Sensor Tester – Diagnostic Tools – Midtronics Battery Testers – Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

Truck Brake Tester

Portable Brake Testing Using a Bowmonk BrakeCheck

HGV Trailer Roll Over Accidents

March 12th, 2020 Comments off

ISOCheck Monitors A Trailer EBS To Prevent Roll Over


ISOCheck Prevents Trailer Rollover!!

Truck & Bus Email Focus On Time This Week. Truck Body Components is this weeks feature, aide automotive feature again….

ISOCheck can be used as a constant visual aide on any truck and trailer, especially for double decker or car transporter trailers.

Double decker trailers with a defective EBS system would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife.

With ISOCheck in place a driver or depot gateman would be able to see the RED warning light. ISOCheck EBS tests the ISO Socket 7638 Pins 1 to 5 but also tests Pins 6 & 7,”the EBS CAN lines”. ISOCheck is compatible with all electronic braking systems, Wabco, Knorr Bremse and Haldex,

Contact aide automotive for prices / information

0115 8456471

info@aideautomotive.com

ISOCheck Monitors A Trailer EBS To Prevent Roll Over

Double decker trailers with a defective EBS system would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife

HGV Trailer Pallet Truck Retainer

February 28th, 2020 Comments off

Pallet Truck Locking system “Lee Lock”


The Truck & Bus Product Focus Has Arrived! A little Late But Better Than Never….. ?

This Week Is – Commercial Vehicle / Trailer Load Handling The Pallet Truck Locking system “Lee Lock”, addresses a fairly widespread health and safety issue. The Lee Lock pallet truck restraint is designed to lock the pallet truck in place at all times, hence reducing any chance of the truck slamming into other pallets, slashing the curtain side and as the pallet truck slots into the lock there’s no chance of any back injury from lifting.

Locking the Pallet Truck In a trailer

Prevents Curtain Tears & Damage

Prevents Goods In Transit Damage

Employee Injury Prevention

Secures Load While in Transit

Pallet jacks are the most basic form of a forklift and are intended to move pallets within a warehouse

aide automotive has seen more and more companies review the Pallet Truck Restrainer Lee Lock in the last two years, with the ideal time to fit the lock at a trailer build many companies use a body builder to add the Pallet Truck Lock to a trailer or rigid truck. Contact aide automotive – 0115 8456471 or email 

Commercial Vehicle / Trailer Load Handling The Pallet Truck Locking Retainer

Commercial Vehicle / Trailer Load Handling The Pallet Truck Locking Retainer

2020 The Year For Truck Auto Braking

February 19th, 2020 Comments off

2020 The Year For Truck Auto Braking


2020 is the Year Of The Back Stop!

BackStop Trailer & Truck Automatic Braking Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide for commercial rigid trucks and trailers.

The BackStop system is an attractive product for transport managers to improve health & safety standards.

Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents. One incident in 2011 when an employee received crush injuries cost the UK transport operator a total of £15,000 in fines and costs.

BackStop automatically applies the brakes when an object such as a concrete pillar or a person becomes an obstruction, or is in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle. activating only when the vehicle is in reverse and continuously monitoring at a distance up to 3m behind the vehicle, BackStop (Truck Braking While Reversing Product) will automatically apply the brakes if any of the sensors detect an obstacle, leaving sufficient time for a person to move or the vehicle realigned.

So contact us to discuss if Back Stop can reduce reversing damage for your fleet in 2020! – 0115 8456471 or info@aideautomotive.com

Truck Reversing Sensor

2020 the year of the Truck Back Stop (reversing braking system)

Truck Fuel Tank Protection Products – Xmas Winner

February 11th, 2020 Comments off

The Xmas Selfie Winner Revealed!


So the Xmas Selfie Winner Time!

TBH not many entries but we have a great winner in – West Coast Logistics!!

With 4 orders over the last 12 months for Truck Fuel Tank Protection Products, Paula & the gang sent us a Great Selfie back in October showing off the HGV Fuel Tank Protection Products Fitted to the Truck Tank.

The Selfie reminder below for those that didn’t catch it in October.

West Coast Logistics accepted a gift from aide automotive and a massive thank you for your business in the past and we hope in the future.

“Enjoy a trip to the flicks on us, Bond is back in 2020 and the great new Guy Ritchie film is released in January.”

If you purhase from aide automotive in the next 12 months, send us a Selfie for a chance to win a Bumper Xmas Gift.

Season’s Greetings to all, Wishing All A Merry Christmas & Great 2020

Stop Diesel Truck Theft

HGV Fuel Tank Protection Products Fitted to the Truck Tank