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The Real Cost of Fleet Downtime

Every time your fleet needs repairs, the repair itself is only part of the total cost. Time off the road increases driver downtime and can lead to customer delays, towing expenses and more. The good news is, some repairs can be done faster with the right...

Cooperative Procurement Programs Are Getting More Popular:

Here’s What You Need to Know Competitive bidding ensures government agencies, educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations get fair prices from a range of manufacturers for the things they purchase. But it is a very time-intensive process. As a result,...

How to run a safe shop with truck lifts

When you’re working with equipment that weighs upwards of 20,000 or 60,000 lbs., safety should always be on your mind. Is your shop the safest it can be? Are your techs using equipment appropriately? Here are three important areas to focus on so you can keep your...

Why Should You Lower Your Lift to Its “Locks” Before Going Under It?

“90 Second Know How” video explains the necessity of this important step Before starting work on a vehicle elevated by a lift, technicians should make sure the lift is on its mechanical locks. But this doesn’t always happen. And when it doesn’t, it can be a costly...

Six Things to Consider When Choosing Alignment Equipment

Adding wheel alignment services has never been easier — or more profitable Increasing the revenue-generating power of your shop by adding wheel alignment services doesn’t need to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive. You just have to think ahead. Here are six...

Tech Tip: Spot Vehicles Faster

If you’ve ever had to spot vehicles on an auto lift, you know the stop-and-go dance it takes to get it right.  But it doesn’t have to be a guessing game. With a laser spotting kit like Spotline™, you can spot vehicles faster and more...

Add Revenue by Servicing Medium-Duty Trucks

Expanding your service capabilities beyond light-duty trucks can prove to be lucrative, thanks to strong sales  that show medium-duty trucks—ranging from 10,001 to 26,000 pounds—are in high demand. The reason: They’re workhorses that allow drivers to...

Six reasons to consider upgrading your alignment equipment. [Video]

For years, the technology behind alignment equipment has advanced one small improvement at a time. Recently, big strides have been made in alignment to help shops save space and become more efficient. Many of those steps have been made by a company that you already...

5 signs that your vehicle lift needs to be repaired.

There are very few pieces of equipment in your shop that are as important as your vehicle lifts. They let you perform service and repairs efficiently, profitably and with minimal maintenance. That said, they’re not maintenance-free. Preventive maintenance minimizes...