Issue 416
2 March 2017

Brake & Diagnostics Products
from aide automotive

aide automotive offer a range of Brake Testing, Servicing & Diagnostic Tools for commercial vehicle workshops. DVSA accept the use of an approved and calibrated decelerometer for truck brake testing, with the BrakeCheck Portable Decelerometer Printer kit, a workshop can meet the 3 additional required brake tests with minimum fuss.

For Trailer Servicing & Diagnostics, aide offer a complete Trailer Electrical (ABS Light & EBS CAN Line Test), Light and Air Brake Tester with Diagnostics interface for Trailer ECU Code Reading / Clearing and management data viewing.

EBS/ABS Sensor testing can be conducted with the Sensor Master, while Battery Diagnostics Tests with a Midtronics MDX Battery Tester.

Contact aide automotive by clicking the button opposite.

BrakeCheck from Bowmonk

The most cost effective DVSA approved portable brake tester available.

BrakeCheck is designed to test service, hand and secondary brakes on any vehicle braking system. It also shows which side of the vehicle has brake problems by indicating left/right pull.

With no connection to the vehicle, carrying out a brake test couldn’t be easier. You simply drive the vehicle to a maximum 20mph and apply the brakes. Test results can then be viewed on the display or downloaded to a PC. Printing can be done from the PC or by using an optional portable printer.

• BrakeCheck is ideal for your ‘Six Weekly Inspection’
  brake efficiency checks.
• DVSA and MOT approved
• One man operation
• 3-Axis Accelerometer
• Measures Peak Deceleration Front/Rear
• Measures Average Deceleration Front/Rear
• Measures Peak Acceleration Left/Right
• Vehicle pulls Left/Right indication and value
• Calculates Stopping Distance (metres)
• Calculates Test Speed (km/h)
• Size: 170 x 80 x 35 mm
• Weight: 0.4kg

GEMCO - All your Brake Testing needs from the UK experts Supply - Installation - Service

GEMCO are UK specialists of both fixed (In-ground) and mobile (surface mounted) Roller Brake Testing Equipment.

• PC & DVSA Database included with PASS/FAIL analysis
• In–cab operation with easy-to-use tablet device (included)
• Mobile brake testers suitable for outdoor use - easy to move
• Choice of 4 DVSA ATF Approved brake testers
• Dedicated Nationwide Engineers
• Mobile brake testers suitable for outdoor use - easy to move
• Commercial Brake Tester Experts
• Specialised service team with nationwide coverage
• Prices for ATF Approved models start at just £21995 + VAT

Commercial Brake Testing
from Liftmaster

DVSA Approved
for most classes of test
Installed in ATF stations
and MOT/ATL stations

Unique 3 Test modes
DVSA mode (semi auto).
Full manual mode.
Full automatic mode.

Look at these NEW features !
Two 27” Monitors as standard.
Wireless A4 Printer
Option; Mini Lap Top with detachable touch screen for outside installations

Call 01420 549035 Now for
professional advice

MAHA, MBT 7250 HGV Brake Testers Highest Quality and reliability ATF approved

MAHA are specialists in the testing of safety-relevant components, producing quality products for more than 40 years. Testing systems and installations are the result of close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers - from the development phase up to final production.

MAHA MBT 7250 Truck brake testers are widely specified in DVSA and ATF Lanes throughout the UK. Options include TCS Tachograph (an add on for calibration of Tachographs at Brake testing speed all in one combined unit) this adds flexibility. MLT 3000 Headlamp testing for LED Technology.

• 13 to 20 ton per axle
• Optional Tachograph Testing (combined unit)
• Above floor or recessed
• Headlamp testing for LED technology
• In and Outside installations
• PC Systems or Analogue
• DVSA data base


Air Brake Test Case

• 3 x 300PSI / 20Bar, 4" industrial gauges.
• 3 x 5 metre black PVC hose rated up to 600 PSI
• M16 x 1.5 test point adaptor fitted to the hose end.
• Tough and durable protective plasticase
• Protective insert for the equipment when in transit
• Ensures compliance with EC braking regulations.

Air Brake Test Station

"Bench Testing at its Best"

Test Station is a specialist unit designed to test individual air brake system components on the bench in the garage workshop.

It allows components which have been serviced or reapaired to be tested before they are returned to the vehicle.


Stay safe on the roads with brake testers from Turnkey 

With no connection to the vehicle BrakeSafe is quick and easy to use and is fully DVSA approved. You are sure to be compliant at all times.

Ideal in helping operators to complete the 6 weekly preventative maintenance inspection.

Designed, manufactured and supported right here in the UK.

BrakeSafe Brake Tester with Printer
• Measures and prints brake performance
• Suitable for all cars, HGVs and PSVs
• VOSA approved for MOT testing
• Approved for all classes excluding classes 1 & 2
• Portable and easy to use

VLT Roller Brake Testing

Approved for classes III, IV, V, VI, VII, HGV & Trailer

Developed and manufactured in our own factory in the Netherlands, VL Test Systems is the only UK supplier of vehicle test equipment in the UK that relies 100% on its own nationwide service network of factory trained engineers. We do not use sub contractors or third parties and we are therefore able to offer the best service response to support your valuable purchase of VLT Equipment.

VLT Equipment is modern, robust, workshop and user friendly with VLT software and solutions. Our test equipment is low maintenance and engineered to the highest possible standards.

VLT specialise in designing, installing and life time support of DVSA ATF Lanes with fully approved equipment, and will gain your approval and sign off by DVSA as part of the package.


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