An Absolute Alignment White Paper
According to Chris Dear, technical sales director at Absolute Alignment, having the equipment in-house will result in lower cost and greater efficiency:
The main advantage for the bodyshop in bringing the wheel alignment equipment in-house is the fact that they are not reliant on other people, with all the problems of quality control and time taken that entails. With their own equipment, workshop controllers know that once a job is scheduled, it is done on time, within budget and to specified standards.
It saves time and money in two ways. Firstly their cars don’t have to be taken to another business which costs time and money. Secondly bodyshops know the job has been done correctly the first time by one of their trained engineers, rather than relying on the quality of the operative at the off-site location. So doing it once and doing it right.
Chris believes the key for bodyshops is to know how to use the alignment data once they have it:
The important thing is to understand what the information is telling you about the vehicle you are looking at. Say you’ve had a right-front smash and the left -rear toe is out – is that anything to do with your job? Having it in-house you can make that decision. If you take it down to a tyre shop they possibly just get the steering wheel straight, and send it back to you saying “yeah it’s alright mate.” But potentially it could be out somewhere else, this is a skilled job and we give the training needed to see the whole picture
We work with people from small independent bodyshops who have got one or two guys, to major national chains, who have got many, many technicians in their workshops. The thing we try and focus on is keeping the actual equipment simple and quick to use. The initial check can be done in 2 minutes, and we work on the simplicity of “press-the-green-button-and-do-what-the-picture-tells-you.”
Absolute Alignment is rolling out new products to meet this new market, if you want to be in the forefront of this market then call us and book a demo or discuss your options with our technical team call us on 01252 758413 or tell us what you want, click “Continue” and book a demo >>>>