Things to consider when purchasing dealer equipment

Things to consider when purchasing dealer equipment

Purchasing garage equipment is expensive and it’s easy to make a decision based on initial cost. However there are other factors that will affect the relationship between you and your equipment over its lifespan that you will need to consider before installation – does it come with warranty? Do you have a clearly laid out servicing and calibration plan?

See our tips below on things to consider when choosing the right system for you.

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Is the equipment approved by the vehicle manufacturer?

Vehicle manufacturers require the wheel alignment to be reset back to the specifications set by them. If your wheel aligner is not approved by the manufacturer then the data specifications being used to reset the vehicle are not approved and are therefore incorrect. Hunter alignment equipment is approved by all motor manufacturers globally.

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Does the manufacturer require any additional steps in the alignment process?

An alignment on a certain type of vehicle can be more difficult because of the way the vehicle was made. If equipment is approved by the manufacturer, any additional steps will be taken into account and added as a prompt for the technician when undergoing the wheel alignment.

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Does the equipment require OEM specific software?

OEM specific software is the product of the motor manufacturer working with the equipment supplier to make sure that the alignment process is as correct and as streamlined as can be for a specific type of vehicle. Not all manufacturers have specific software, but make sure to ask your equipment provider if software is available and can be updated easily.