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Battery testing: Maximise your battery revenue!
Research by Yuasa has revealed that 1 in 10 batteries in cars on British roads need replacing, with as many as 1 in 3 require a recharge. Yet battery condition is rarely checked, so its health is unknown by driver and whilst there may be no obvious signs, if a battery is heavily discharged or defective it will fail when the weather gets colder.
By testing every battery entering your workshop, you can identify those that require action before it’s too late. This will help your customer avoid the distress of a non-start situation and ensue they purchase the replacement battery from you, rather than the roadside or nearest retail supplier.
It’s estimated that a garage seeing 50 vehicles per month could generate around £8,000 in additional revenue due to regular testing identifying batteries that need replacing or charging. An extra £31,000 is possible for a larger workshop seeing 250 vehicles per month.
The continual drain on the battery from in-vehicle electrical systems and alarms, along with natural loss in charge could result in significant numbers of batteries requiring recharging or replacement in the coming months.
Click below to download FREE battery testing material for your workshop, including posters, social network banners and a battery check form.
Shock Absorber Focus
Shock absorbers are as important a component as the vehicle’s steering system, tyres and brakes. Along with smoothing out bumps and vibrations, shock absorbers ensure the vehicle’s tyres continually stay in contact with the road surface, to provide safe control and braking. Worn shock absorbers can adversely impact stopping, steering and stability, making the vehicle less safe to drive. In fact, worn shock absorbers can increase stopping distances by up to 20%!
Clearly drivers should have their shock absorbers checked if they suspect a problem and have replacements fitted if required, in pairs on both sides of the vehicle, front or back. In addition, for a complete repair its highly recommended that technicians fit protection kits and mounting kits where necessary.
Monroe is one of the largest shock absorber manufacturers in the world. You can download marketing material from Monroe to display in your workshop that highlights the importance of shock absorbers and the benefits of a complete repair job.
Click below to download FREE shock absorber information posters for your workshop.
Advertise the availability of air conditioning services to your customers
Air conditioning servicing typically peaks during the warm summer months. UK ‘staycations’ are expected to rise significantly in 2021, due to current limitations on foreign travel, which is likely to increase demand for air conditioning servicing. For garages keen to maximise air-con revenue during the summer The Parts Alliance has produced posters and social banners, that owners can use to advertise the availability of air conditioning services to their customers. The posters are ideal for displaying within workshop reception areas, whilst the social banners can be used by garages on their own social media profiles, such as Facebook.
This free marketing material is just one aspect of The Parts Alliance air conditioning programme, which includes air-con gas, air con machines, anti-bacterial cleaning machines and treatments, oils, dyes, components and consumables. For more information, please contact your nearest Parts Alliance branch.
Click below to download FREE air con servicing material for your workshop, including posters and social network banners.
Replacing a Clutch or Dual Mass Flywheel is one of the more expensive repairs a motorist can face, so it’s a job that needs to be done correctly first time. As an OE manufacturer, LuK knows about clutches. A quarter of the cars produced anywhere in the world are fitted with an LuK clutch, rising to 1 in 3 cars in Europe, statistics that underline their expertise and knowledge in clutch technology.
The Parts Alliance has a long and successful partnership with LuK, distributing their parts nationwide for many years. This selection of videos, featuring their RepExpert team of specialists, provides helpful advice on clutch and DMF installation.
Summer Car Check
Following the Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year, it’s widely expected that many Britons will choose to take short breaks and holidays in the UK this summer, rather than travel abroad. The majority of UK holidaymakers will be relying on their car to reach their destination. However, this follows a period of low vehicle use, with many motorists choosing to extend their MOT as well. This situation provides an opportunity for garages to offer a Free Summer Car Check. The Parts Alliance has produced a range of free posters, social banners and an inspection sheet for garages to provide this free check to their customers.
Click below to download FREE marketing material for your workshop, including posters, social network banners and a summer car check form.
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