Spring check, wheel change check, holiday check and much more: With a total of nine simple checklists, TecAlliance supports the workshop in its often hectic daily routine, in planning and executing all work correctly, in retaining customers in the long term and generating additional sales.

The solution Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI), which is also integrated in the TecDoc Catalogue 3.0, includes a series of checklists for various topics. Workshops can use them to offer their customers the best possible advice and transparency to build trust. If weaknesses that must be remedied are discovered during the check, e.g. by replenishing liquids or replacing wear parts, additional sales can be achieved directly.

Wheel change check: Also think about the batteries of the TPMS sensors

During the wheel change check, for example, the tread, condition and safety of the wheels to be mounted and the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) are extensively tested. To prevent malfunctions, the batteries of the TPMS sensors are also tested. The dismounted wheel set is subjected to the same check. If needed, new tyres can be purchased in time so that everything goes smoothly the next season.

Spring check: Do not forget air conditioning

During the spring check, the vehicle is checked from the inside, outside and below, e.g. the levels of windscreen wiper concentrate, oil, brake fluid, etc., but also the condition of battery, first aid and safety materials, windscreen wipers, brake system, steering and much more.

An important point is the check of the air conditioning system, which should be done every two years. Those who keep cool in the summer drive more safely.

The heart of every air conditioning system is the self-contained coolant circuit. Because the entire system is under pressure, pipes, seals and connections must be tightly sealed to prevent leakage and minimise coolant loss. But even without leaks, hoses and seals always release a few grams of coolant each year; this leads to a gradual drop in the performance of the air conditioning system.

Disinfecting the air conditioner regularly is recommended, since mould, bacteria and microorganisms can be deposited on the evaporator. This can cause unpleasant odours and health problems, especially for allergy sufferers.

Checklists for customer retention

In addition to the two checklists mentioned above, RMI supports workshops with checklists on the following topics: brake check, direct arrival check, final inspection check, preventive wheel alignment, holiday check, cover check and winter check.

After each check, the workshop employee hands over the checklist to his customer, who sees at a glance what work has been done – and gets the good feeling that he can completely rely on his workshop.

Also drop by our Workshop Centre, which has interesting background information, best practice examples and expert interviews. Or contact us to get more information about RMI.