Tech Tip: Spot Vehicles Faster

If you've ever had to spot vehicles on an auto lift, you know the stop-and-go dance it takes to get it right. 

But it doesn't have to be a guessing game. With a laser spotting kit like Spotline, you can spot vehicles faster and more accurately—every time.

Check out our 3-steps to easier spotting below.

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Six reasons to consider upgrading your alignment equipment. [Video]

For years, the technology behind alignment equipment has advanced one small improvement at a time. Recently, big strides have been made in alignment to help shops save space and become more efficient. Many of those steps have been made by a company that you already know and trust: Rotary.

Today, Rotary offers a full line of wheel service equipment that includes changers and balancers. But it’s Rotary’s wheel alignment systems that really turn heads, because its major addition comes in the form of subtraction—their machines don’t require large, obstructive camera towers. And that’s just the beginning. Take a look at these six reasons to consider Rotary above the competition.

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When it comes to lifts, a multitasker might be perfect for your fleet.

Do you have more types of vehicles to service than you have techs? Are you just as likely to have a 5 ton truck waiting for a bay as you are a 4 cylinder passenger vehicle? Waiting behind those, do you have someone wanting to know when you could check out a strange noise coming from a tractor or a dump truck? 

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Why Faster Is Better for Technicians, Shops and Customers

Faster service can make the shop and the technician more money, while also making customers happier. Of all the shop tools available, a vehicle lift offers the greatest opportunity for increasing service speed to improve service bay productivity and profitability.

Speed is everything to the technician and the shop – it has a direct impact on how they make a living,” says Kirk Dawson, vice president of sales for Rotary Lift. “Every service bay is a profit center, and boosting revenue performance based on service volume is a key goal for our customers.”

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Top 10 Rotary Lift Accessories

In general, accessories are like the exclamation point on an outfit – they help complement the base package and pull everything together. In the case of lift accessories, they go one step further than just making the lift look good to actually help technicians be more effective, which translates into faster cycle times, more service tickets and higher profits. Looking good and making more money while doing it? Yes, please. 

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How do you know when it’s time to replace your wheel equipment?

We don’t know of any shop owners who wake up and think: “You know, after I have my morning cup of coffee, I think I’ll drop a load of cash into some new equipment just for the heck of it.” If anything, you’re probably having that cup of joe and thinking: “Man, I hope that old changer holds up just one more day”.

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NADA Show 2018: A crystal ball into the future of fixed ops

There was a ton of big news from this year’s NADA Show. Much of it revolved around autonomous cars and vehicle technology. As Wes Lutz, this year’s NADA chairman, put it: “The automobile is the most exciting platform for innovation in the next 100 years”.

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How Much Can Your Rotary...Lift? Olympic Edition

As the world gears up for the Winter Olympics, we here at Rotary have been asking ourselves some very serious questions. Who will emerge as the standout athlete? Will the USA win the winter medal count? And, how many gold medals can my SPOA10 pick up? (The answer, btw is 7,745 which would be worth about $4.1 million) 

We did the math on a few other Olympic related items and athletes. You're welcome.

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Product Spotlight: R501N Speedchanger HD

Flipping tires may sound like a good workout for some people, but force those same people to do it for a living, and their views may change. However, that’s a daily occurrence in the life of a HD tire technician. With some tires, like the new super singles, tipping the scales at 300lbs.+, you can see why trying to man handle that all day would get old. So why not make your tech’s life and your bottom line better? Enter Rotary’s R501N Speedchanger HD.

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Leasing vs. Buying: The Advantages Depend on Your Fleet Size

iStock-528439804.jpgTo buy or not to buy. That is the question.

Well, that’s the question for fleet owners and managers when it comes to their new trucks. It’s not a new question either. Fleet managers have wrestled with this for decades. It’s a hard question to answer, because the answer fluctuates for many fleet owners as new technologies and new services are introduced.

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