Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F34

FIXED OPS JOURNAL

NEW AT NADA

The annual meeting of the National Automobile Dealers Association is, among other things,
a venue for dealers and fixed ops directors to survey the latest products for service departments.
Here's a sample of what was new at last month's convention in Las Vegas.

RPlate Pro digital
license plate

Galileo laser scanner

Supplier: Chief
Price: $35,000
What it does: Galileo, a multipoint laser scanner, provides real-time, full-picture
measurements of collision-damaged vehicles. Part of Chief's Meridian Live Mapping
computerized measuring system, Galileo includes technology that helps increase
measurement length as much as 16 feet, covering passenger vehicles of all sizes. Chief
says the system can measure as many as 45 points on a vehicle at the same time, reducing
the need for collision techs to stop and start as they take measurements.

Automatic inspection lane

Supplier: Hunter Engineering Co.
Price: Just under
$40,000 for entire
unit
What it does: The
latest version of
Hunter's Quick Tread
console includes
automatic inspection
technology that
measures tire tread
depth and captures
vehicle identification
as customers drive
into the service lane.
Hunter says the
system automatically identifies service opportunities, noting that about
one-fourth of all customer tires need to be replaced immediately or
soon. The supplier adds that the new version of the Quick Tread console
is more compact, saving space in the service drive.

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Supplier: Reviver Auto
Price: $699.99 for plate, $8/month for
service
What it does: Offered as an accessory at
dealerships, RPlate Pro enables motorists
to renew their vehicle registration
automatically and provides a display for
car and truck owners to promote causes,
support sports teams and convey
personal messages. The digital plate also
can show advertisements when the
vehicle is parked. Service departments
can use the plate to help keep track of
their loaner fleets. The plate is rolling out
in California and is approved for use in
Texas, Florida and Arizona.

Text messaging
platform

Supplier: Singlethread
Price: $500-$1,600/month
What it does: The Singlethread
platform enables service
advisers to text customers and
chat internally with service
technicians and other co-workers.
The supplier says its product
helps dealerships generate more
customer-pay revenue per service
visit by communicating vehicle
inspection results and repair
photos and video via text
message and by allowing service
customers to pay on mobile
devices. Product refinements
unveiled at NADA include an
updated mobile app and
enhanced technician functions.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018

Contents
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - Intro
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F1
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - F2
Fixed Ops Journal - April 2018 - Contents
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