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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

Truck TankGuard Fuel Tank Alarm installed

September 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Fly By Nite Undertake Diesel Tank Alarm Install


Day complete of first install for Fly By Nite Conferences in Redditch

The TankGuard Fuel Tank Alarm installed on some BIG fuel tanks across the fleet.

Fly By Nite’s specialised vehicles and dedicated drivers are trusted to deliver by some of the biggest names in the Music, Entertainment, Corporate and Exhibition industries, located in Redditch, close to Junction 3 of the M42.

With the trucks crossing all Europe, Richard Brown opted to protect the twin tanks on each truck with the aide automotive TankGuard Fuel Alarm.

Tank Guard has a sophisticated sensor fitted externally in a discreet location on the outside of the fuel tank. If thieves attempt to remove the locked cap, or jemmy out the sender unit or in any way attack the tank then the Tank Guard will alarm

TankGuard Alarms with 113 decibals when those #fuel pests hang around the truck diesel tank

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

Diesel Theft
Protect Against Fuel HGV Theft

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

Truck Haulier Returns to Protect Diesel From Theft

July 16th, 2020 Comments off

McGowan Grab Hire – 10 Year Returning Customer!
When You Have Been Dealing With a Customer for Years, Its Surely Worth a Shout Out

Paul McGowan Grab Hire in Birmingham have been a returning customer for over 10 years.

Paul first contacted us when he a relative small fleet of 4 trucks to today’s impressive fleet of over 90 specialist vehicles consist mainly of 32-ton Grab & Tipper Lorries, 32&26-Ton Craned Flatbed & Cheese-Wedge Lorries and Road Sweepers.

Purchased various products over the years, Paul calls at least twice a year to purchase Truck Anti Siphon devices for new truck additions. Always happy to chat to Paul and offer our next day service! Thanks for the past and hopefully another 10 years of business.

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 – HGV Anti Siphon Devices – ISOCheck – Trailer Locks – Auto Braking Reversing System – HGV Diesel Tank Alarms – Plus More

Stop HGV Fuel Theft & Siphoning, Stolen Diesel Costs The Transport Industry Each Year

Splat the Covid Virus With the HGV Cab Fogger!

July 7th, 2020 Comments off

aide automotive’s Anti-Viral Fogging system with 5 Litre disinfectant – Great price Of JUST – £249.00 + VAT Super Antiviral Disinfectant’s powerful formulation kills arrange of pathogenic viruses in under 5 minutes.

The safe formula is suitable for use on most non-porous surfaces and when used as directed, leaves treated surfaces safe for human contact.

Independently tested February 2020 to European Standard BSEN 14476 Effective according to BS EN 14476 against enveloped viruses Kills 99.99% of germs and viruses Effective within 5 minutes Cleans and disinfects Non bleach formula Safe for food preparation areas Non tainting General purpose sanitiser Ready to use Tested to BS EN 14476, BS EN 1276 & BS EN 13697 Suitable for use in Chemical Fogging machines FEATURES Compact machine Ideal for house parties and small venues 500ml bottle of fluid included Ready for use Remote control with 5m cable SPECIFICATIONS Heating element: 500W Heat up time: 5 minutes Tank capacity: 500ml Power supply: 220-240Vac 50Hz

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

HGV / Truck Vehicle Anti Virus Fogger Disinfectant

Midtronics EXP 1000FHD Battery Tester to Bus Operator Travelmasters

June 25th, 2020 No comments

Order Of The Week!! Midtronics Battery Tester
aide automotive Order Of the Week !

Midtronics EXP 1000FHD Battery Tester to Travelmasters In Sheerness.

Director Matt Burke visited the aide automotive warehouse for a bit of dispatch training this week.

As our products are of great value, we like all orders to arrive prompt & in an excellent condition, our warehouse operative Lusy was demonstrating how NOT to & how to pack aide automotive orders to other warehouse staff.

aide automotive pride ourselves on a quality service from order to delivery (with a tiny bit of fun in between), so its important to make sure orders are treated with care when packing .

Thank you to Paul of Travelmasters for this weeks order of the week!

Remember!! Regular battery testing & charging will make a CV fleet productive & efficient, keeping vehicles moving in cold & sunny conditions.

Truck Bus HGV Battery Tester
Bus Company Purchase 24 Volt Battery Tester

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 Fuel Tank Alarm Installer Approved

June 17th, 2020 Comments off

Truck Fuel Tank Alarm Installer Approved


Following the approval of a NEW TankGuard Installer This Week.

AE Teesside have sent through some new photos of the customer HGV & Tank Alarm Install.

Paul Loughran Transport’s DAF truck was fitted in an excellent time for a first install. Paul contacted aide automotive to discuss the tank alarm product as a solution to a continued fuel theft attempt on his truck, looking at the cost we agreed to let AE Teesside (a local tachograph centre) to install the fuel security alarm and become an official installer for the north east of England.

Tank Guard automatically arms after the ignition has been switched off for sixty seconds. With a sophisticated sensor fitted externally in a discreet location on the outside of the fuel tank. If thieves attempt to remove the locked cap, or jemmy out the sender unit or in any way attack the tank then the Tank Guard alarm will be activated. This will result in a 114 decibel siren giving a deafening warning to drive the thieves away.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to discuss our Fuel Theft prevention products for HGV’s.

HGV Alarm Installer
Truck Fuel Tank Alarm Installer Approved