Partnership will help drive more alignment and tire sales by providing instant access to Hunter Quick Check Drive autonomous inspection data
St. Louis—Hunter Engineering Co. has announced a new integration of its unmanned inspection equipment with Dealerlogix, a provider of fixed ops software for automotive dealerships, and its all-in-one service workflow suite.
The partnership will help dealership service departments drive more alignment and tire sales by providing instant access to Hunter Quick Check Drive autonomous inspection data from Dealerlogix’s fixed ops software. With electrification expected to significantly reduce standard repair and maintenance work over the next decade, dealerships must capitalize on as many tire and alignment opportunities as possible.
Hunter’s Quick Check Drive autonomous inspection system provides alignment and tire tread measurements in seconds as the vehicle drives through the service lane. Dealerlogix features service scheduling and dual sales presentation processes that combine a tablet-driven service lane experience with an interactive multipoint inspection process that transforms repair recommendations into a digital shopping cart experience.
The new integration means inspection data transmits to Dealerlogix automatically once a vehicle passes through Quick Check Drive. Matched by VIN, the real-time data flow populates alignment status and tire tread depth measurements, instantly documenting the walk-around for advisors and multipoint inspection for technicians. The data then becomes accessible to service advisors and the vehicle owner.
Alignments traditionally rank among the highest-margin services a shop can provide. Automakers have long advocated that dealer service departments increase tire sales to fuel additional sales per repair order plus retention that drives service customers back into the showroom.
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