Understanding Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment is an area of vehicle repair and assessment which is very often misunderstood. Many garages cite a 2x2 laser wheel alignment system for measurement, the adjustment being controlled by inspectors manually using eyes only. These systems are the cheaper end of the alignment scale. In fact, as a wheel alignment tool they are …

Vehicle maintenance checks during winter

First published in 2016, this advice still holds true for the winter months ahead... Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time. It’s important to check the weather forecasts for the areas you’ll be operating in so that you can plan …

Roadside Emissions Testing is Coming!

HGV emissions enforcement In August 2017 we’ll start to carry out roadside checks which target lorry drivers and operators who cheat on vehicle emissions. The crackdown is based on evidence that some drivers and operators are using cheat devices to cut the cost of operating. This enforcement will help make vehicles safer by cutting the …

NPI – Fasep Tyre Changers

In order to offer our customers more choice in terms of wheel care products, we will sonn be able to offer Fasep tyre changing, wheel balancing and alignment equipment. FASEP are an innovative manufacturer of automotive garage equipment providing a full range of high-tech tyre equipment and service solutions. Established in 1969, by Fulvio Boni, …

6 Weekly Fleet Brake Checks: PC Download or Print to Hard Copy?

The subject of this blog article pertains to the methods that can be employed to maintain vehicle testing data as part of a schedule of 6 weekly checks. The Bowmonk Brake Meter is a means to measure and record braking forces and efficiencies, and this data can be quickly acquired during a simple single test …

The Industry Standard for CV Brake Checks

When VOSA first offered guidance on testing commercial trailers they advised,     “The way to use a decelerometer is to first test the drawing vehicle on its own. Then connect the trailer and the deceleration rate should be similar i.e. the trailer is doing its fair share of work. This is not an exact science …

Truck & Trailer Testing

Last week an article was published by the GEA (Garage Equipment Association) which gave clarification on the use of hand held braking meters for trailer testing for agricultural or goods vehicle trailers. The article sought to overcome comments that have been made in the public domain in relation to the method of testing of trailer …

Do it Right…and for Less

Our brake testing kits for commercial vehicles are very popular with fleet operators as they contain the necessary equipment necessary for regular brake testing to be conducted and evidenced. Brake meters allow a quick analysis of a vehicles braking system and for the data to be analysed to make sure that no underlying problems exist …