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Advanced wheel servicing solutions on show at Automechanika


Wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align will showcase a host of advanced, innovative systems at this year’s inaugural Automechanika Birmingham. The award winning Hunter systems all provide workshops with the opportunity to improve their customer service levels and profitability through increased efficiency and additional services.

“Automechanika will be the ideal place for workshop owners to see the powerful potential of three of our most innovative wheel servicing systems,” comments Paul Beaurain, managing director, Pro-Align. “Hunter equipment has received many accolades over the years for its innovative approach in helping businesses transform their operations and bottom line. At the show, visitors will be able to see for themselves exactly how this can work in practice.”

From its range of innovative four wheel alignment systems, Pro-Align will exhibit its most widely adopted aligner, the award-winning Hunter HawkEye Elite TD. The system is capable of carrying out a full 14 point wheel alignment check (including a rolling compensation) in just 90 seconds, with an easy to understand, electronic or printable results output, that aids aftersales conversions. This aligner has proved to be incredibly popular with busy franchise dealer operations through to independent workshops and tyre shops alike thanks to its business generating potential.

In addition to the range topping Elite TD aligner, Pro-Align will also display is Hunter DSP700 conventional sensor alignment system, which utilises the renowned WinAlign software to deliver an effective and economical proposition for those workshops with a more modest budget.

For workshops looking to improve their tyre changing capabilities, Pro-Align will be exhibiting its fully automatic Revolution tyre changer. The advanced system provides consistent tyre changing times, avoids any damage to TPMS sensors and eradicates the normal problems associated with changing ultra-low profile or runflat tyres.

Meanwhile, Pro-Align will also showcase the Hunter Road Force Touch balancer which is capable of solving the most difficult wheel vibration and ride quality issues. The innovative system applies a load roller to the wheel and tyre assembly, effectively performing a road test. Having previously identified any low spots on the wheel rim, it then locates and identifies the stiff spots in the tyre. The assembly can then be ‘force matched’, where the tyre is rotated on the rim matching these two points, minimising any vibration issues. However, without this key diagnostic tool, technicians simply have no way of knowing the best wheel and tyre position combinations.

“All of the systems we will have on display at Automechanika, like most of the Hunter range, offer something different and are ideal for those workshops who are looking to provide motorists with a better service as well as improve their efficiency and profitability. We look forward to demonstrating the systems to as many people as possible and opening their eyes to the opportunities available with Pro-Align and Hunter.”

Visitors can view the Hunter systems and discuss how Pro-Align can help grow their business by visiting stand number 11K64.