Things to consider when purchasing inspection 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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Business Partner

Cutting edge manufacturers do more than sell great products. They offer a partnership to help grow your business. Consult with the manufacturer to determine if they are a true partner with your business before choosing.

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Long term cost of ownership

Always be sure to consider the long term cost of ownership when investing in vehicle inspection equipment. Some products seem like a great deal at first but require constant fees for the lifetime of equipment. Look for quality that only requires one time investment.

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Integration

The most profitable equipment integrates inspection results with leading automotive software providers. Choosing the right vehicle inspection equipment, that can be integration-ready will maximise your profit potential.

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Facility Design

Incorporating inspection equipment into your business requires thoughtful, intelligent facility design. Investigate if the manufacturer offers innovative facility design services and tools to enhance your service capabilities.

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Speed and ease of use

You have no time to waste! Go for the equipment that uncovers profitable repair opportunities in seconds and is so simple to use that it requires little or no instruction.

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Durability

Drive over tread depth measurement equipment has a hard life. It is driven over regularly and covered in dirt, water, and snow. Look for the equipment that is self-cleaning and ready to handle all types of weather conditions.

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Management Tools

Inspection equipment should be easy to track and manage. Make sure the equipment has the ability to store results, track trends and generate management reports. You will save lots of headaches and time with the right equipment.

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Legitimacy

Customers are often sceptical of servicing recommendations. You can establish trust by performing inspections based on legitimate OEM specifications. Check to make sure your equipment uses OEM specifications for the appropriate inspection items.

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References

The best vehicle inspection equipment is often widely trusted. Ask your manufacturer for a list of local references.

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Warranty

A quality machine will have a quality warranty.

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