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Allerton tyres – Liverpool

Allerton tyres have their new Ecoline 88 installed.

The ecoline 88 includes some luxury additional features such as 3-point 'GrabClamps', heavy duty mechanical turnplates and advanced measuring heads making full 4 wheel alignment even easier and faster.

The 'GrabClamps' mean that the measuring head is mounted to the wheel using sprung-loaded 'arms' that grab the tyre, and 3 nylon locators on the rim, ensuring there is no metal to metal contact.

Computerised alignment enables you to charge a premium for your alignment service, simply because you are able to provide the customer with a printout showing 'before and after'. The ecoline 88 will give the same results as competitors' systems that are literally 5 times the price, and is perfect for those business that want the benefit of built-in vehicle database, live readings & technical prompts, and a customer printout, without the heavy investment traditionally required.

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Alistair Buchan - East Wemyss

Alistair Buchan - East Wemyss
Alistair Buchan have their new alignment equipment installed by one of our specialists....

The ecoline 88.....


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To find out more about wheel alignment options available from Hofmann Megaplan visit our website https://www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk
 
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A 5 star approach to making alignment work for your business

A 5 star approach to making alignment work for your business
Wheel alignment is not overly complicated. In most instances modern alignment equipment can 'prompt' a technician through the process, to achieve swift and precise readings. But how do you make it work and develop into a consistent revenue stream for your workshop? Well, it could be down to how you communicate and market it to your customers.

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Literature placed in the waiting room talked the customer through all the available options


A excellent example of this is FIVESTAR AUTOCENTER - Huddersfield.  They realised very early on that they needed to take the mystery out of alignment and start a conversation with their customers about the benefits to a perfectly aligned vehicle, that ultimately could save them hundreds of pounds in the long term.

To do this they offered a FREE complimentary alignment for a promotional period, on each vehicle that came through their doors. This enabled FIVESTAR to assess and diagnose any severe cases of misalignment and discuss the options available to the owner.

FIVESTAR decided they wanted to at the forefront of alignment technology by purchasing a Hofmann Megaplan Ssence 600 3D aligner. The  Ssence 600 system represents the very latest 3D wheel alignment technology. Utilising the 'reflective target' type measuring head and camera system, the Ssence is fast, simple, and ideal for those customers looking to get swift and accurate results. The software has been designed to make life as easy for the operator as possible, minimising unnecessary procedures commonly found on other, similar systems.SSENCE-600

Talking them through

Every customer was handed a print out of their vehicle's current alignment values and talked through the options available, making sure they had all the information on their vehicle to make an informed decision. If they decided work was necessary, FIVESTAR  happily carried out the work and provided proof of the work carried out.

... needless to say this was successful. With their equipment paid off in less than 12 months and influx of new and existing alignment customers.

Great service FIVESTAR!

Check them out for yourself ...

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fivestar-autocentre-logoIf you're based in the Huddersfield area and would like to talk about alignment with FIVE STAR call them now on (01484) 54 54 22.
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The letters of Alignment - Royal Mail fleet (Aberdeen)

The letters of Alignment - Royal Mail fleet (Aberdeen)
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With the Royal Mail having thousands of vehicles out on the road, delivering mail to millions of homes, it is unsurprising that their vehicles clock up considerable mileage. As running costs make up a significant percentage of overheads and having badly aligned vehicles can only escalate this issue further.
With this in mind Royal Mail fleet Aberdeen have taken delivery of their Hofmann Megaplan megaline System 4 laser alignment system. It comes in two options, either wall mounted or on a trolley. At Hofmann Megaplan have many alignment options available, from the very feature driven 3D aligners to this, the most basic laser alignment system. Whilst the system lacks the computerised assistance found on more modern CCD and 3D aligners having a high quality machine and some - but not quality.
Laser alignment was first commercialised in the 1990s, laser wheel alignment is you basic form of alignment. Systems consist of a pair of targets or ‘flags’ mounted to one axle and a pair of laser heads mounted to the other wheels. To find out more about alignment, contact us to arrange a demo by calling 01480 89-10-11
Pros to a LASER alignment system
  • Low cost
  • Simple components
  • No specialist lifting equipment required
Need to know:
  • Need a good knowledge of alignment to get the most from the system
  • Less accurate than a computerised system
  • Harder to use on today’s more complex vehicle suspensions
  • No reference database for accuracy
  • Very little detail for your customer
In short: If this is you first step into alignment and you’re willing to get involved in learning the finer details of alignment this could be for you. It’s reliant on the knowledge of its users and a real passion for alignment. Because it is the most basic, it is typically the cheapest way of getting into alignment.


To find out more about how Hofmann Megaplan can help your business, visit the main Hofmann company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11
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Castle street garage.

Castle street garage.
Castle street garage have their alignment equipment installed.

The ML4 Eco.....

This system is a starter level of alignment, easy to use and at a decent price.

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J C Motor Services

J C Motor Services
J C motor services have their new alignment system installed complete with alignment tables....

The ecoline 88....

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Alignment made easy - Hi-performance (Sunderland)

Alignment made easy - Hi-performance  (Sunderland)

Having your car tyres aligned has a number of key benefits which would ultimately mean you saving on running costs and improving vehicle safety.

Hi-Performance Auto Centre (Sunderland) have just taken delivery and installation of their new Hofmann alignment system installed by one of our specialists. The ecoline 88 complete with ‘GrabClamps’ which mean that the measuring head is mounted with 3 nylon locators on the rim, ensuring there is no metal to metal contact leaving your precious alloys unmarked.

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Main reason for wheel alignment;
1.  Increase Fuel Efficiency. Correct alignment mean your wheels are working together and  not against each other, so all the engine's efforts go into propelling the car - thus using less fuel. Great as prices keep increasing.

2.  Increase Tyre Life. Your tyres are one of the most expensive ongoing costs you'll experience and with most families running a minimum of two sometimes three vehicles, it is important to get the most from them. For the same reason as above tyres wear better if they are not in conflict with each other.

3.  Experience Smoother Driving. When your car’s wheel alignment is not right you will usually notice that your car drifts slightly even though your steering wheel is pointing straight ahead. Constantly adjusting your steering to overcompensate for bad alignment is inefficient, tiring and distracting (or dangerous)

4.  Reduce Expensive Repairs on other parts of the car. Driving with a bad alignment causes the parts in your car to wear unevenly and prematurely. Each time you hit a pothole or bump in the road, your steering and suspension "feel it". When your tyres aren’t evenly helping with the impact, certain areas of these systems take the hit harder than others, causing them to fail sooner. Failure = more cost.

 

Compact and extremely simple to use, the ecoline 88 takes advantage of the very latest infra-red and wireless technology to provide a high-spec system.




The ecoline 88 is based on the same platform as the 58, but includes some luxury additional features such as 3-point ‘GrabClamps’, heavy duty mechanical turnplates and advanced measuring heads making full 4 wheel alignment even easier and faster.

So if the parts on you car, especially the tyres are wearing unnecessarily quickly or you are fighting to keep the car straight the next question should be "where do I get my wheels aligned" - pick an expert who chooses equipment that is right for the job and have had expert training.

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Seamer Motors

Seamer Motors
Seamer Motors have their new alignment equipment installed today by one of our specialists.

The ecoline 88....

  
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Stamborg Autos Ltd

Stamborg Autos Ltd
Stamborg Autos Ltd have their new alignment equipment installed.

The ecoline 88...



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NMD Automotive

NMD Automotive
NMD Automotive have their new alignment equipment installed.

Not only do they align standard vehicles, they also specialises in race cars.

The Ecoline 88, complete with these tidy brackets for the clamps.

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IT Fleet (Edinburgh)

IT Fleet (Edinburgh)
IT Fleet have their new alignment system installed.

The ecoline 88....

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IT Fleet (Longbridge)

IT Fleet (Longbridge)
IT Fleet have their new alignment system installed.

The ecoline 88....

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Smart Tyres Centre

Smart Tyres Centre
Smart Tyre Centre have their new 3D aligner installed.
The Ssence 600 complete with the megatab and pack 2 turnplate conversion kit.

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Charlett tyres - (oxon)

Charlett tyres - (oxon)
Charlett tyres have their new alignment system installed by one of our specialists.

The Ecoline 88, with pack 3...

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For more information on our equipment please visit www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk or call 01480 891011
 
 
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Daybrook Tyres & Wheels

Daybrook Tyres & Wheels
Daybrook Tyres & Wheels have their new alignment system installed.

The ecoline 88 & pack 3....

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Wills & Ellis

Wills & Ellis
Wills & Ellis have their new alignment system installed.

The ecoline 88....

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CMC car servicing (Northampton)

CMC car servicing (Northampton)
CMC car servicing in Northampton have their new alignment system installed.

The Ecoline 58....

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Walker cutting

Walker cutting
Walker cutting have their new alignment system installed.

The ecoline 88...

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ECP training day (Tamworth)

On Saturday Hofmann-megaplan took part in ECP's training day for all their BDM's...

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For more information on the Hofmann Megaplan range of garage equipment please visit our main website hofmann-megaplan.co.uk or call our friendly team on 01480 891011
 
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Autostart (Bolton)

Autostart (Bolton)
Autostart have their new alignment equipment installed complete with tables.....
Ecoline 88 and alignment tables.

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