SET IT STRAIGHT
NEW MEASURING SYSTEMS ARE ALTERING THE COLLISION REPAIR SPACE
When it comes to alignment and measuring systems, do you have your options straight?
Until recently, most collision facilities outsourced alignment and measuring work. It just made sense. With recent innovations, however, collision repair facilities are capable of doing far more in-house work than before.
The biggest shift that’s allowed collision businesses to take back control on alignment work has been the move away from manual alignment systems and toward multi-functional electronic measuring systems. Not only are many of these new systems designed to be easy to use, but many can be used anywhere.
The newest generation of measuring systems also means a drastic reduction in the amount of equipment needed to be competitive. Once upon a time, scanners, radius gauges, targets, and plates took up significant space—often so much that it simply didn’t make sense for collision repair shops to do these jobs in-house. With sleek new models on the market, however, space is no longer an issue.
These premier systems work in conjunction with top-tier repair databases, allowing for on-the-spot comparisons with digitally rendered images of the OEM design. It isn’t just that these systems allow collision facilities to work faster and more accurately, they also simplify the claims process. Some top-quality systems now document damage and automatically share it with insurers, and they can even blueprint jobs.
It is difficult to imagine a business remaining competitive without adopting a next generation measuring system. Any ADAS-equipped vehicles need to be properly aligned with how the vehicle is traveling down the road.
Repairing modern vehicles without precision measuring is simply impossible. If you want to see how your system measures up to the competition, set your sights on the following pages for information on the latest alignment and measuring solutions on offer!