Times are changing, and we are seeing major changes in motoring technology, especially with hybrid and fully electric vehicles.  The need for professional, industry-endorsed workshops has become critical as independent workshops battle to survive in a competitive market. Being part of an endorsed workshop network can boost an independent workshop’s business.

In 2013, the Australia Automotive Service Dealer Network, AASDN, was formed in Western Australia following a restructuring of the Bosch Service Dealer Network.  So far, AASDN has 43 members and exists to support, train and provide a forum for its members to share ideas, experience, and to provide a range of services to improve business outcomes for their members.

Nigel Oborne, from First Class Automotive, explains the benefits of AASDN membership. “It’s $550 a year to be a member, but that includes AAAA and ARCA memberships. It gives access to monthly training sessions, several social events throughout the year, but most importantly, support.  We also have an online training portal where members can undertake training courses at their own pace and gain completion certificates. Keeping skills up-to-date, and gaining new skills to deal with emerging technology, are critically important.”

Membership of AASDN is not just a case of filling in a form and paying the fee; there is a comprehensive selection process. “Intending members must align with our Code of Conduct; have significant industry experience; meet workshop tooling requirements; and be sponsored. Their peers and our sponsors have a say in who is admitted”, Nigel told SafeTstop. In my opinion “The days of the “backyard workshop” are nearly done and we only want the best in our network, to provide expert service for customers who will vote with their wheels if they don’t get the best for their vehicles”, he added.

It’s within the “quality and service” umbrella of AASDN, that the SafeTstop machines are perfectly placed. “Some may baulk at the capital cost of the machine” says Nigel, but when compared to other workshop equipment, the benefits become obvious. “You can spend $30k on a scan tool that only works on the latest models, and that could be one car a month, whereas a SafeTstop machine could test every car, every day. Obviously it will pay for itself fairly quickly”, he added.

The AASDN has a division in NSW, has begun in Victoria, and a Queensland branch is not far away. For more information on what AASDN could do for your workshop and the services they offer, head to www.aasdnwa.com.au 

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Nicholas Valassis
Nicholas Valassis
02:56 21 Sep 19
Installation was easy with no interruption to the business. A very powerful tool that is crucial to have these days with our complex braking systemsread more
Ebbett Volkswagen
Ebbett Volkswagen
02:33 28 Aug 19
Fantastic product, and great after-sales support. The platetronic tester gives our customers security in knowing that their vehicles are being tested at a high level for brake imbalance, forces, and for steering geometry readings. Highly recommended.read more
Andrew Gadea
Andrew Gadea
05:08 22 Aug 19
Excellent service from Denise and the team. Installation was great and the SafeTStop equipment is great for our business.read more
Craig Baills
Craig Baills
01:47 18 Aug 19
I did not realise the value of Safe T Stop until we invested in one and had it installed. This piece of equipment would be number 1 as the most productive tool in the workshop as well as being accurate in its testing and diagnosis. Safe T Stop makes diagnosing and testing brakes and suspension easy and simplified with pin point accuracy. Highly recomend it for any workshop.read more
DION CLAYTON
DION CLAYTON
09:35 12 Aug 19
We at DRC AUTOMOTIVE had a safetstop installed at our workshop and think it’s a great piece of equipment, every car that is serviced in our shop is driven over the safetstop to check and know it’s leaving with all brakes working as they should. We never realised how important this equipment is and what we have found when using it. Also the team at safetstop have always been great and would highly recommend to any other workshops Dion Clayton/ DRC Automotiveread more
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Peter Forrester
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We had the pleasure of filming a video for Safe-T-Stop and were so impressed by how well received their product is among their customers. The staff are so friendly and passionate about what they do. The Safe-T-Stop system really is amazing - we became instant fans.read more
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