What are a Service, Secondary and Parking Brake Systems Used For?

After a long discussion with a customer this morning on our various decelerometer packages for vehicle testing, I thought it prudent to explain, very briefly, the three primary types of brake system used on HGV's. The three main braking systems on a HGV are the service brake (which performs the primary function of stopping the …

Motorcycle MOT Testing Bays

Adding an MOT bay into an existing motorcycle repair workshop can pay big dividends. If you haven't already installed an MOT bay to your motorcycle repair business you are missing out on a massive opportunity to boost your companies turn-over and this is simply that an MOT is a yearly requirement for all riders. Thus …

Trailer Brake Testing – A Guide to Interim Brake Testing

The Traffic Commissioners Office have warned operators on many occasions that brake testing must be carried out to a higher standard and more regularly - ideally as a part of routine safety inspection. They say that far too often, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement officers are finding that testing of brake performance is …

Is Wheel Alignment Really a Cost-Effective Option for my Garage?

Wheel alignment used to be the preserve of the bodyshop market but more and more general garages have realised the massive opportunity that offering wheel alignment can bring - as a result the numbers of garages offering wheel alignment has increased in recent years. The growth has been driven by motorists who are becoming better …

You try to say Decelerometer…I say Brake Meter

A decelerometer (dee-sell-a-rom-meter) is a small hand held braking meter which is used to calculate braking efficiencies and when customers call us we have heard it called many different names...it is a bit of a tongue twisting name after all!! Brake meters use gravity as a constant in order to be able to calculate a …

Add Motorcycle MoT Testing as an Additional Revenue Stream

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As we approach the middle of the year then the thoughts of some motorcycle specialists turn toward the installation of a motorcycle mot bay. And why not? Adding an MOT bay into a specialist shop makes perfect sense - you will be in the biking community where word of your investment will quickly spread through …

Class 4 Brake Testers – Class 7 Brake Testers

Testing Classes 4 or 7 vehicles couldn't be much easier with any of the GETECH brake tester range. For the testing of Class 4 or 7 vehicles either a GE4 or GE7 brake tester can be used and either of these models can be further upgraded to a fully automated product simply with the addition …