Workshops planning to replace existing or invest in new lifting equipment should carefully consider their future servicing options before making any final decisions.
If there is the likelihood of adding the profitable service of wheel alignment to the workshop in the future, it is critical to ensure that any lifting equipment chosen is suitable for the job. It can avoid having to reinvest in new equipment a second time around.
“Four wheel alignment is an excellent revenue and profit opportunity for workshops,” explains Paul Beaurain, managing director Pro-Align.
“If it is a service workshops are likely to add, they need to make sure that the lift selected is up to the job, (ideally an alignment specific lift), otherwise it could prove to be a costly oversight.”
To ensure any alignment measurement and reading undertaken are accurate, the alignment lift need be to have good pedigree and be rigid, robust and have the capablility for level locking.
Essential features such as front turnplates recesses and integral rear slip plates enables alignment measurement to be obtained very quickly.
It is also essential that if a 4 post alignment lift is selected it has the correct minimum spacing between the posts for imaging camera vision.
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of wheel alignment and wheel servicing equipment, Pro-Align has a comprehensive range of wheel alignment lifts to fit most workshop layouts.
Workshops which have limited space or require a modern look can select one of Pro-Align’s scissor lifts, all featuring recesses for front turnplates and have large integral rear slip plates.
Operation of these lifts is quick and easy with central air locking from the main control box. All of Pro-Align’s scissor lifts are suitable for either in-ground or on-ground installation.
For workshops where the level of investment is a major factor and have larger workshop floor space available, Pro-Align also offers a wide selection of four post wheel alignment lifts.
Similar to the scissor lift range, all feature front turnplate recesses and integrated rear slip plates.
The lifts also feature full mechanical locking for accurate levelling at various alignment heights.
The FS40LT also includes an integral lifting table which reach the inner edges of the lift, making it ideal for lifting all four wheels in one quick manoeuvre, even for narrow or small cars.
Other four post lifts within Pro-Align’s range have the option for a jacking beam.
“When investing in new lifting equipment, it is an ideal time for most workshops to add wheel alignment to their capability,” continues Paul Beaurain.
“By making the correct informed investment decision at an early stage, workshops can ensure their business’s future productivity and profitability is maximised.”
Workshops requiring a no-obligation consultation on their equipment investment choices or alignment bay design can contact Pro-Align on 01327 323007.
Pro-Align is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of wheel alignment and wheel service equipment. Its advanced systems are used by many vehicle manufacturers, franchised dealer groups, independent workshops, motorsport specialists and vehicle technology consultancies.
Pro-Align is the sole UK distributor for the Hunter range of wheel aligners, balancers and tyre changers.