What's So Special About Rotary Authorized Installers?

RAI_logoSo, after doing all the homework, you have made the right decision and decided to buy a Rotary Lift. Get ready for years of lifting ease. Our lifts have many great options and capabilities. But there’s one thing they cannot do -install themselves. You have a few options when it comes to setup.  1) You can leave it in the shipping material and have a nice piece of abstract art,  2) You can install it yourself, provided you have the correct tools, knowledge and ability or  3) You can call a Rotary Authorized Installer(RAI), and let the pros take care of it. Though it is possible to install a lift on your own, we highly recommend RAIs for several reasons. They are factory trained and re-certified, fully bonded/insured and with the industry’s largest support network, there’s probably one close by.

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SEMA Show: 2017 Rewind

The days that follow a special event are difficult to handle because we know it will be a full year before we get to experience it again. Some really tough days are December 26th, the day after your birthday and the Monday after the SEMA Show. Though we can’t make Christmas or your birthday come sooner, we can help you with your SEMA withdrawals. Whether you were lucky enough to make it the show or you drew the short straw and had to stay back, here is a quick Rotary rundown.

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Let’s get it straight: Alignment for heavy duty rigs saves money.

Your supervisor probably understands the challenges of running a service shop. That doesn’t mean he’s going to give you a bigger budget or reset his expectations for fleet performance—so you still need to meet those challenges.

If you’re like many fleet managers, there’s one thing you might be overlooking that could save wear and tear on your vehicles and their drivers, not to mention save a lot of money on fuel costs—alignment.

Wait. Don’t go yet. If you think of alignment as a waste of time and money instead of a service that could save both, stick with us for a second. We understand.

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Product Spotlight: R155 Pro 3D Balancer

Deposits, withdrawals, service fees and interest charges make balancing your checking account a tedious process and a chore that many people dislike. Luckily, with the Rotary R155, balancing a tire is much easier. Speed, accuracy, easy to use and economical are the guidelines we used to create the R155. Rugged and dependable enough to be the workhorse of a high-volume tire dealer with an easy to use interface making it perfect for the repair shop technician learning curve.

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Opportunity on the Rise for Service Departments

Earlier this year, we wrote about what older cars could mean for independent shops. With the average age of vehicles on the road at an all-time high, dealerships have a great opportunity to grow their service departments as used cars flood the market. In fact, the National Automobile Dealers Association's latest statistical profile reports that in 2016, dealerships wrote more than 315 million repair orders—a number that has steadily grown from 2014 to 2016.

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This Blog was Made for Walking: A Guide to the 2017 SEMA Show

SEMA’s just around the corner. In fact, it’s almost time to start packing. We want you to have the best time possible, so we’ve made a list of things to do before you jump onto a plane to Vegas. Follow these guidelines to get your trip started on the right foot. Or left. It doesn’t matter, because you’re going to be using both of your feet quite a bit while you’re there.

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Product Spotlight: Baysaver 3D R1080

Have you ever asked yourself this question: “How can my shop be more productive?” Let’s assume the obvious; your shop is full of Rotary Lifts that run flawlessly and that your techs are the best at what they do. What can you do to increase your shop’s productivity and ultimately profits? Answer, wheel service, specifically alignments. With Rotary’s new Baysaver 3D R1080 Wheel Alignment System, productivity for your shop increases, space doesn’t.

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Steel Your Nerves: Future Tire Prices Could Rise

For more than a century, Pittsburgh provided the majority of our nation’s steel. Many people still think of the city as a steel powerhouse, but those folks probably haven’t been to Pittsburgh in the last few decades. Today, the smelters and mills that once lined the city’s riverfronts have been replaced with vast entertainment complexes and sports facilities. Education, Healthcare and Finance are all now bigger than steel.

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2017 APTA Guide

Christmas, Thanksgiving and your birthday are big events but they happen every year. That means you are never more than some 365 days away. However, events like the Summer Olympics, solar eclipses and the American Public Transportation Association Expo are fewer and farther between, making them worth the trip.

The APTA Expo takes place every 3 years and is the public transit industries largest show. With more than 800 global exhibitors there is plenty to see and do. So the big question, “Are you going?” And the answer should be, “Yes!”

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3 Reasons to Embrace Wheel Service

Most shop owners and techs in the auto repair world know a bit about wheel and tire repair. They see it as a service they can offer their customers who are coming in for other issues. Most view wheel service as a necessity, but not for making money, rather to appease customers who want a one stop shop for general maintenance. What they may not realize is there are many benefits to offering a full line of wheel service in their shops. Here’s why:

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