How long does the equipment in YOUR workshop last? This SafeTstop has performed faultlessly for 23 years at Tyreworld in Fairfield, NSW, says workshop owner, Michael Spillane.
When it was installed in 1997, Michael’s father was still involved in the business, and he resisted the new technology, but when it was finally installed, he bragged and was very impressed with his new “workmate”! As the years went by, the business also installed a Heavy Vehicle SafeTstop – for their truck and bus clients.
The SafeTstop (originally called the BAT – for Brake Alignment Tester) tests each wheel of the car for brake performance, and it measures wheel alignment, suspension, and offers towball, corner and axle weights. It tests a vehicle in 10 seconds, allowing you to identify immediately where a brake or wheel problem might be, and whether or not you need to do a wheel alignment. It will give you vital information about vehicle handling and its contact with the road.
So why did Michael decide to upgrade if his machine was still powering on? The “new” SafeTstop will provide a printed graphic report of every test, which Michael can charge his customers for. His customers will be able to see at a glance their vehicle’s brake performance, suspension and tyre drag – allowing them to understand what Michael and his team have done – or what work they are recommending.
Most workshops charge $29.95 for this test, and customers learn to EXPECT it. After a couple of visits, they look for their SafeTstop test report and the understanding it provides. Customer involvement at its best – and an ethical money-earner for you!
SafeTstop is approved for brake testing in all states and in NZ, and it comes with a 10 year warranty – although it usually lasts much longer!!!