Chief Adds Wheel Balancers, Tire Changers to Wheel Service Line
Oct. 10, 2017—Chief now offers a complete line of wheel service equipment designed to allow collision repair shops to keep wheel service jobs in house.
Chief offers three wheel alignment systems that do not require a dedicated alignment bay and lift. They can be usedon a lift, frame rack or in an open bay, maximizing shop versatility.
Features of Chief’s C3080 3D, C3060 CCD and the C6000HD aligners include precision measuring heads, clamping systems or easy-to-use cameras that provide quality alignments.
Nearly any tire issue that arises can be addressed with one of Chief’s five tire changers.
Chief offers four wheel balancers—from the small, low-rotation speed C338 to the C380 with microprocessor—to enable technicians to accurately balance car, truck and van wheels.
“As cameras and technology proliferate on new vehicles, more and more ‘light hits’ are going to require thevehicle’s wheels be aligned as part of returning it to manufacturer specs,” says Lee Daugherty, director of collision sales, the Americas, for Chief parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Collision repair shops can improve their cycle times and profitability by doing their own alignments in-house. Adding an affordable tire changer and wheel balancer lets them further expand their service offerings and make more money."