You’re watching a real alignment test taking place. No hoisting, no bolting. Just spring loaded clamps and pole mounted cameras. Cutting the average time it takes for a service technician to do the job by about 93%. The technology called the Quick Check HawkEye Elite 3D system, comes from a company called Hunter Engineering, and is becoming widely available this week, now that an exclusive agreement with Sears Auto shops in the United States has expired. Toronto area dealership, Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac, is among the first stores in North America, to install the tool. Three of them actually.
Our Larry Vallae spoke with general manager Dave Duggan. The key difference, instead of checking alignment at the request of consumers, he now checks every car that pulls into the service lane. As a result, the store sells an average of 16 alignments per day at about $90 each. That compares with 6 in 2011 at the same price before the installations. So he’s now doing $7,200 a week in alignment sales, because of a device that retails for $28,000.
The system was introduced in 2011 and was shown to dealers in February at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas.
Hunter’s revolutionary Quick Check Inspection system. This 3 minute inspection checks emission codes, stopping performance, tire tread depth, battery health and wheel alignment. It also auto inflates the tires to manufacturer specifications!
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Meineke in Exton, PA, Increases Wheel Alignment Service Revenue and Provides Top Quality Wheel Alignment Service with the help of Hunter’s new Quick Check Inspection Machine
Hunter Engineering Company is the leader in alignment systems, wheel and tire service, brake service and inspection lane equipment. Hunter equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world.
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