Starting motor supplier Wood Auto offers diverse consumable range
The purchase of consumables has tended to mean that the general service and repair workshop had to deal with multiple suppliers with the extra administration costs that were inevitable with each supplier. However the trend of diversification has made a single supplier a more realistic option, certainly for specialist businesses like the fast fitter or the auto-electrician. As one of the country’s major starter motor and alternator suppliers, Wood Auto says it is now growing its range of consumable products and increasing its reputation for quality and availability. It says workshops can find a host of products to allow them to complete their work and finish the job professionally.
Wood Auto explains its diversified product range: “Whether the ultimate result is the use of a single supplier or multiple accounts, it is still good practice for businesses to consider their needs and endeavour to reduce the number of suppliers by dealing with those businesses geared to supply a broad range of consumables. In doing so they are likely to simplify the administration processes and be able to save their businesses time and therefore, money.
“As all vehicles manufactured for the European Union are now required to incorporate daytime running lights as standard fitment, there is a growing demand for aftermarket DRL’s on both safety and styling grounds. Although available from the high street, it is unlikely that the average motorist will have the time, skill or indeed inclination to fit these products themselves, so it is to the independent workshop that they turn.
“Despite claiming to contain all of the parts required to fit these products, workshops need to ensure that they have – or can quickly source – the necessary support consumables such as cable, cable ties, electrical tape, solder, heat shrink, plus the crimpling tools, to be able to fit them efficiently and therefore profitably.”
Wood Auto also stocks wiper blades and complete parts for the wiper system; it stocks a range of replacement pumps, reservoirs, washer jets and hosing is an important factor when offering a full service of the wiper system.
Wood Auto’s range of consumable products can be found in its ancillary catalogue, the latest version of which includes, among many other products: cables and ties, battery terminals and electrical connectors, flasher units, switches, ignition modules, glow plugs, beacons and light bars, bulbs, lamps, test equipment, workshop equipment, fuses, washer pumps, jets, bottles and blades, work lamps, spray paints, latex gloves and tools.