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I have an older coats wheel balancer. Works great and is accurate. The problem is that on modern car 19-22" wheels it becomes really hard to eyeball the correct place on the wheel for the weight. Extra spins become common because the last weight was a few degrees off the mark. Newer balancers have laser pointers that make it easy. Has anyone retrofitted a pointer to their older balancer? Did you buy a kit or did you build something? I've done some searching but I can't find anyone that's done this before. I feel like it would be really handy.
By HK Blackbird
Our shop is being refitted with all new equipment.
Up for discussion is the choice of wheel alignment lifts.
The local distribution here in Hong Kong, has two brands on offer:
Hunter, who are well known and reputable, and Ravaglioli, who are well-represented, but
relatively unknown to me.
Does anyone here have any information to share on the pro's and cons of these two?
I've had mixed results with Italian equipment in the past, some good, some tragic.
Hoping to avoid any unnecessary shedding of tears, blood and cash.
By Dan Reichow
Looking to see if any one uses a program for bad credit clients for automotive repairs if so and who.
We have used a program thru a company but they have been to difficult to use any longer - No credit check had a $35.00 fee-- client had to pre date three checks up to 90 day's out. They charged 7 percent of bill.
Was based off if they had a job and income verification. we passed cost to client.
Who else went to SEMA this year?! Last year we won some small tools from an OTC diagnostics competition and this year, we won a free Hunter SmartWeight Wheel Balancer (even though not the road force, its a huge upgrade for us). All you had to do is post a photo on Instagram and use their hashtag. I think they have this competition every year.
First of all i want to thank all who contribute and provide awesome advice and support.
The question that i have is not new and probably bothers all of us.
Q... I am looking for a lead technician / shop foreman. I have tried for a while and seem to not get results. I need some advice from all that have been in the same situation. ( I am in buffalo ny)
i am doing
monster (not consistenty)
indeed (paid per click budget)
craigslist ( renewed weekly, rotating ads)
family friends ( got a mechanic)
parts stores( hand out a reward 3x5 flyer)