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My Hunter rep came in recently and brought me a book detailing all the safety features that are being built into cars and the systems that need to be calibrated. The book details a wheel alignment and a safety system alignment. At first it got me thinking that I needed to start looking into this a little more and plan for the future. My current scan tools have always calibrated the steering sensors when needed. They are quick and easy. Today we had in a 2017 VW. The procedure that need to be done was much more in depth. So, the question is. Where do you all see the future of menu priced alignments going? How are some of you handling this and thoughts about how it needs to be handled. I’ve seen discussions about the price of some new alignment machines. I know how most on this forum feel about doing work for free. I think we have an emerging service we will be able to sell. How will you sell it ?   

 

I like to keep things simple so I personally I like raising prices across the board. Some will need to be calibrated after, some wont. I hate the thought of having my advisors putting they stipulation of this is the price for the alignment but your vehicle’s safety systems may need to be calibrated and that is extra. But that may get the least amount of push back. Especially from those who’s vehicles are pre safety system vehicles.  

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