Autoelectrics tech pages


We have supplied various commercial vehicle fleet operators, vehicle leasing companies, local authority directly or indirectly including

  • Independent Haulage Contractors
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council
  • Shropshire County Council
  • Highways Agency
  • Environment Agency
  • Electricity and Gas Utility Companies
  • Ambulance Services
  • Fire Service
  • Lucas Services UK
  • Blue chip vehicle leasing companies
  • with Preventative Maintenance Inspection checks and repairs to meet DVSA HGV Roadworthiness Inspection requirements. Workshop labour / Auto electrical installation on both an independant and fleet support approved sub contract labour basis.

    Supply and Service of HGV commercial vehicle repair parts

    Rotating Electrics Lamps & Lighting Equipment Switches and Relays
  • Starter Motor
  • Alternator
  • Tail lift motors
  • DC Winch motor
  • Wiper washer motor
  • Repair components
  • Rotating Beacons, Xenon beacons,  Lightbars
  • Front marker lamps, Reflectors, Rear Tail Lamps,
  • Roof / interior body lights, Side marker lamps, Halogen driving lamps
  • Number plate lamps, Xenon lamps
  • Pendant controls for tail lifts
  • Indicator flasher unit
  • Switches
  • Relays,
  • Power Supply Equipment Plugs Sockets Body & Warning Equipment Workshop tools
  • Batteries with on site fitting.
  • Battery Isolator Switches
  • Wiring Cable
  • ABS plugs, Trailer electrical susie Type 24N ISO 1185 wiring plug, EBS plugs, Type 24S ISO 3731 wiring plug
  • Trailer junction box
  • Inverter
  • Heated mirrors
  • Cab Climate Comfort Systems : Night heater and Air Conditioning,
  • Reverse camera system
  • Reversing alarms
  • Worklamps
  • Windtone horn
  • Heavy duty Jump leads
  • Wiring tools  Drill bits
  • Battery Cable Crimpers
  • Inspection lamps
  • First aid kits
  • Protective Clothing disposable gloves
  • Oil spill control kits
  • Staff technical competence

    Staff qualifications include

  • BTEC HNC level
  • RSA CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) in National Road haulage operations
  • Previous IRTEC certification
  • Various Manufacturer Electrical and electronic systems diagnosic training
  • FGAS Refrigeration C+G 2079 claas 1
  • FTA Vehicle Inspection Procedure Training
  • DVSA MoT tester trained class 4 & 7
  • Fully licenced HGV class 1 (C+E)driver with Digital tachograph card and current driver certificate of professional competence
  • Planned Vehicle Maintenance System

    A planned compliance vehicle maintenance system will integrate safe daily vehicle operations,scheduled safety inspection , repairs ,servicing , and vehicle asset management.

    The DVSA guide to maintaining roadworthiness of Commercial vehicles can be downloaded from the business link website pdf download link

    Driver's Daily Check Inspection

    The vehicle driver is often the first one to notice vehicle faults, whether safety defect, performance related or otherwise. Basic daily checks include a brief walk around the vehicle to check condition of tyres, lights, lubricant levels etc, and completion of a drivers defect report sheet as part of a drivers daily defect reporting system. A copy of drivers defect report should be provided to the transport office so repairs can be organised

    Driver's own repairs

    Many professional drivers are quite competent to carry out basic repairs such as changing a blown bulb providing the correct part is fitted! On certain occasions we have had to repair specialist vehicle equipment where the driver has fitted an incorrect bulb to a tail light unit for example, single contact bulb where a twin contact bulb should have been fitted, a very easy mistake , which has then resulted in specialist body equipment electrical failure due to a simple short circuit resulting in wiring insulation meltdown and expensive component damage.

    Planned Maintenance Inspection by a competent person

    Often known as 'the six week check'.

    Vehicle safety inspection frequency is usually defined by the operator licensing authority under conditional terms of the vehicle operators licence. Commercial vehicle Safety inspection procedure is designed to provide professional condition monitoring of vehicle safety and roadworthiness together with an auditable vehicle inspection report.

    Condition monitoring will help to improve reliability of the vehicle fleet by identifying minor problems before they become major problems and inevitably cause breakdown. Regular condition monitoring will also influence vehicle asset management and fleet disposal policy.

    MoT Test classes for Commercial Vehicles

    The annual DVSA MoT test is a scheduled safety inspection under defined conditions within approved facilities where a pass means basic roadworthiness criteria has been met.

    Class 5 : Private Passenger Carrying vehicles with more than 13 seats and Ambulances.
    Class 7 : Goods vehicles eg Transit Vans over 3000kg up to 3500kg
    LGV: Large Goods Vehicles
    PCV: Buses and Coaches

    How is a typical commercial vehicle inspection carried out?

    Vehicle safety inspection follows a pre defined route around the vehicle designed to minimise labour time without compromising the integrity of the inspection . Vehicle safety inspection should not be confused with vehicle servicing .

    The safety inspection provides condition monitoring of vehicle components to decide if a vehicle is roadworthy.

    A typical hgv safety inspection commences with visual inspection of manufacturers and DTP vehicle identification plates to confirm vehicle details. Relevant vehicle details may be noted on the vehicle maintenance inspection form together with date of inspection and recorded mileage. Vehicle defects are noted on the inspection form as the examination takes place .

    Any defect present affecting vehicle operation may be graded by importance as:

  • A: requiring immediate attention
  • B: requiring attention when spare time permits
  • C: item to be kept under observation.
  • Vehicle Repairs

    Immediate or scheduled repair may be undertaken following the vehicle safety inspection.

    Appropriate remedial repair work can be carried out as necessary following inspection or defect reporting.

    Vehicle maintenance sheets can be updated following repair to provide an audit trail of roadworthiness.

    OCRS Compliance

    To learn more about the Operator Compliance Risk Scoring system Click here

    On Site Vehicle Servicing

    Service requirements will vary with the type of vehicle operation and the operating environment.
    Servicing refers to the checking or replacement of lubricants, fluids and filters, and other recommended service components. Basic tests, settings and adjustments may also be carried out. Servicing may be scheduled by time or vehicle mileage / engine hours. Service maintenance such as Oil and filter change, greasing etc may be carried out at similar times to safety inspection but should be viewed as a seperate operation.