Schaeffler’s REPXPERT app was launched on the opening day of this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, and is set to transform the way technicians utilise the online portal.
REPXPERT members are now able to source product details for repair solutions and invaluable installation instructions, as well as gain access to TecDoc and product details from across the independent automotive aftermarket – all from the palm of their hands.
On the user-friendly homescreen, which is recognisably REPXPERT branded and in line with the website and e-newsletter, users are faced with a variety of icons, one of which is ‘Vehicle Search’. This feature allows users to quickly find the parts they need for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Once the user finds the correct vehicle, the app allows the user to either browse by Schaeffler brands – LuK, INA, FAG or Ruville – or by product group.
Another crucial feature is ‘Part Search’, which allows REPXPERTs to find parts by typing in a Schaeffler, OE or competitor part number or even an EAN code. Alternatively, the user can just simply click ‘Barcode Scan’ and use the camera on their device to scan the barcode on any Schaeffler packaging.
‘CheckPoint’ is another icon in the REPXPERT app, which is currently home to a complete version of the previous LuK DMF CheckPoint app, a must-have for anybody servicing or repairing clutches with a dual mass flywheel. Other CheckPoint functions to be added include INA timing systems, which will feature tensioner and pulley stud torque values and more belt service-related information.
Schaeffler is hopeful that the release of the new platform will inspire a new generation of technicians to sign-up. Registered users can log-in using their existing details, while new members can sign-up, via the REPXPERT app, free-of-charge.
The REPXPERT app can be downloaded, also for free, for all Apple iOS and Android devices.
Schaeffler Head of Category and Technical, Thom Willis, said: “The new app is unique in the aftermarket, using a direct link to the REPXPERT technical platform to provide both catalogue and repair information straight to the user’s device.
“Extra functionality will continue to be developed, such as ‘INA CheckPoint’, making the REPXPERT app an invaluable tool for the modern workshop.”