Cornwall’s first Hawkeye Elite operator receives Pro-Align award
Cornwall’s first workshop to be equipped with a Hunter HawkEye Elite TD wheel alignment system is the latest site to be recognised as Pro-Align’s Alignment Centre of the Month. Xpress Tyres in Falmouth was given the May award, having installed the new equipment two months ago. The company says the Elite TD is being used up to 10 times a day. Pro-Align says this can be attributed to speculative alignment checks, which are being carried out on almost every car that passes through the workshop for any purpose.
Peter Adams, proprietor, Xpress Tyres, said: “Our speculative alignment work is paying dividends and is a great way to supplement the other key areas of the business. Of course, it’s not just speculative work that we use the Hunter Elite TD for as it also works alongside our other wheel alignment systems to significantly increase our vehicle throughput, offering a valuable service to customers.”
The HawkEye Elite TD is the first Hunter equipment that Xpress Tyres has used in its alignment business. “The HawkEye Elite TD has taken the industry by storm with its unrivalled speed, precision and profitability, which we are now benefitting from,” added Adams.
In addition to the dedicated bay for the state-of-the-art alignment system and a LiftLign 6402 alignment lift from Pro-Align, Xpress Tyres have alongside seven other bays for servicing and MOTs.
Paul Beaurain, managing director, Pro-Align, said: “Our congratulations go to Xpress Tyres. It is a great example of the very profitable opportunities that wheel alignment can bring for businesses willing to explore all avenues. It’s definitely a case of speculate to accumulate!”
Following speculative checks, Xpress Tyres is able to present customers with a full colour printout, showing all 14 primary angles that have been measured in a matter of seconds. For those cars suffering from misalignment, Xpress Tyres is able to explain the problem and gain full customer approval for any required corrective work, helping to further boost customer service levels, Pro-Align says.