Easter is right around the corner so that customers will be coming into the workshops to get their tyres changed. TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent motor vehicle parts market, supports workshops during this frequently hectic period with professional checklists. Tyre change checks, spring checks, bonnet checks and corrosion protection checks help workshops to correctly schedule and carry out all their activities; this establishes long-term customer relationships that generate extra revenue.

TecAlliance’s Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI) solution, which is integrated into the TecDoc Catalogue, includes a series of checklists. Workshops can use them to offer their customers the best possible advice and transparency, which builds trust.

Tyre change made easy with a checklist and mounting information

For example, workshop employees can use the tyre change checklist to inspect the tread, condition and safety level of each tyre to be mounted, the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and the TPMS sensor batteries. The removed tyre set is checked so that the workshop can, if necessary, procure new tyres for the customer in a timely manner.

TecAlliance offers extensive technical information regarding the mounting and removal of the tyre pressure sensors and changing tyres. Wholesalers can integrate this information into their own parts catalogues. The RMI data and instructions are then displayed directly in the online catalogue for the respective vehicle or in the article search. This speeds up the workshop’s workflows.

Making vehicles fit for spring

In addition to the tyre change, the springtime check, the corrosion protection check and the bonnet check generate additional revenue opportunities. These are i.e. from refilling fluids and replacing wear parts. The customer receives an easy-to-read list of the jobs and checks that were performed along with their results. Customers can always be sure that they can rely on “their” workshop.

During the spring check, the vehicle is inspected from the inside, from the outside and from below. In addition to the fill levels of the windshield washer concentrate, the oil, the brake fluid etc., the battery, the first aid kit, the safety materials, the windscreen wiper, the brake system, the air conditioning system and the steering wheel are also checked.

Road salt, ice and snow are hard on paint and the underbody during the winter season. Is there paint damage, or has salt damage led to corrosion? The checklist for the corrosion protection check ensures that nothing is overlooked. Even minor abnormalities are detected and repaired in a timely manner.

When it comes to convertibles, it makes sense to carry out a thorough bonnet check after the winter break: Are all the seals in order? Do opening and closing work faultlessly? Are the cables and sensors of the roof electrical system clean and undamaged? This ensures that the customer starts into the warm season safely and securely.

In addition to the checklists mentioned above, TecAlliance supports workshops with checklists on the following topics: brake check, direct acceptance check, final inspection check, preventive axle alignment, holiday check and winter check.