Collisionology.

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The Five Things Stopping You From Bringing Alignment In-House

Posted by Chief Automotive on Sep 4, 2019 7:32:00 AM

There are a lot of potential benefits to bringing wheel alignment in-house at your collision repair shop. You could significantly reduce cycle times, because you won't have to transport the vehicle to a specialty alignment shop and wait for the work to be completed on their schedule. You could bring in more profit, because you'd be able to accurately estimate more alignments and keep all the revenue instead of sharing it with a second shop. And, you could protect your reputation because your team is charge of the repair from start to finish. 

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Topics: Wheel Service

Why You Should Keep Wheel Service Work In-House

Posted by Chief Automotive on Aug 12, 2019 7:50:00 AM

Customers send their damaged vehicles to your body shop for repair. They’re trusting you to do whatever necessary to make it look and drive like new again – as soon as possible.

After spending hours straightening the frame or unibody, replacing parts and giving the vehicle a nice new coat of paint, it’s time to hand it off to another shop for alignment.

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Topics: Wheel Service

Is Outsourcing Alignment Really Worth it?

Posted by Chief Automotive on Jul 31, 2019 9:21:00 AM

There are a lot of preconceived notions around outsourcing alignment services. Many shops think they can't bring alignment in-house because they lack the space, technician knowledge or budget to make it happen. But that's not the whole story. When you take a closer look at all the costs involved with outsourcing alignment, bringing it in-house starts to make a lot more sense. 

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Topics: Wheel Service

Adding Alignment to Your Shop

Posted by Chief Automotive on Apr 30, 2019 2:18:25 PM

You go to great lengths to repair every vehicle according to your high standards. Then, you send it somewhere else for alignment. Now your reputation is at the hands of someone else. It doesn't matter how high your standards were if a poor alignment creates a new problem, does it?

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Topics: Wheel Service