How important is alignment service to Matt Petersen and Kent Coleman? For Petersen, it’s what sets Alignment Pros–Point S apart from competitors in Gillette, Wyo. For Coleman, it is the service that drives the most profits at his six Salt Lake City area Big O Tires stores.
Hunter Engineering Co. has added its new autonomous alignment inspection system, Quick Check Drive, to the HunterNet smart technology platform.
Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has added the R5000HD Commercial Truck Alignment System to its Rotary brand.
Tire Profiles LLC has released an update to its non-stop, drive-over laser-based tire and alignment diagnostic system.
The GrooveGlove by Tire Profiles LLC offers laser-powered tire tread depth, plus alignment measurement, from a tool that fits in the palm of the hand.
Vehicle Service Group has introduced a full line of Rotary wheel alignment equipment that’s fast, accurate and easy to operate, plus has no minimum bay size requirements and can be used anywhere in the shop.
Improved tire wear and better fuel efficiency are the benefits of a properly aligned commercial truck. Yet many operators neglect alignments, according to major tire equipment manufacturers who estimate that up to 70% of commercial vehicles need the service.
Hunter Engineering Co. showcased WinAlign 15 software features at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show going on now in Las Vegas. The software features Safety System Alignment capabilities.
How can dealers get more cars on the alignment rack? Matthew Greco and Jose Perez answered that question in a seminar at Big O Tires LLC’s annual dealer meeting last April.
While in the Akron, Ohio, area a couple of months ago I carried out a tour and summary of a number of tire retail outlets for a client in Europe to discover how the alignment market operates in North America in comparison with its European counterparts.
Myers Tire Supply Distribution Inc. is now an authorized distributor of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions’ line of wheel service equipment including tire changers, balancers, brake lathes and alignment machines.
In most waiting rooms, late-breaking news or a favorite sports team draws people to the wide-screen TV. In Tire Discounters Inc. stores, customers are more likely to be watching a play-by-play of their vehicle’s wheel alignment with detailed commentary from a sales associate.
When we talk about the tire industry, the most common points of debate seem to hover around sales and pattern design and how different manufacturers come up with new innovative benefits to make their tires more appealing than their competitors’.