Pro-Cut offers “new service opportunity” with disc skimming machine
On-car brake lathe supplier Pro-Cut believes that its equipment can thrive in providing workshops with equipment that boosts revenue and shortens expended time. The company’s on-car brake lathe delivers on both fronts, according to Pro-Cut, who say the machine is very profitable for the garage and saves the customer a great deal of money. Pro-Cut claims its brake lathe will skim a disc in nine minutes, an axle in 18 minutes and both axles in 36 minutes. The company says the process will cure squeaks, squeals and vibration issues forever, increasing both retail and warranty opportunities for any service centre or dealership.
Pro-Cut identifies “considerable” opportunities for garages to make money, for example, with MOT referrals from corroded brake discs. The service can also be sold as an extra or as a better value alternative to replacing partially worn discs. Skimming brake discs makes them perfectly flat and customers notice the lack of vibration as soon as they leave the workshop. The company says the brake lathe will even earn its keep on used car sales preparation when instead of replacing discs, they can be skimmed and increase the profit margin.
Brake discs can be replaced many times trying to solve vibration but the problem will remain until the disc is resurfaced. It is even a worthwhile practice when fitting new discs to have all four discs skimmed into perfect alignment on the car. After skimming the disc surface brake performance is improved, it eliminates brake vibrations, fixes noisy brakes, cures imbalances and extends brake and pad life.
The technology has a proven track record in the UK: around 2,000 workshops have a machine.