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Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

With all new cars now coming equipped with TPMS, uneven tyre wear as a result of under (or over) inflated tyres should theoretically become a thing of the past. That theory has yet to materialise in practice; the latest Department for Transport figures reveal that around 1,000 casualties are caused every year on the UK’s roads from tyre-related incidents. And perhaps the brave new world of tyre safety promised by required TPMS fitments may have been inspired by too much blue sky thinking anyway. With many drivers now relying on TPMS systems to advise them when to top up their tyres with air, it is possible that some are checking their tread depth even less frequently than before.

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Latest Hunter machines provide multitasking, efficiency benefits – Pro-Align

Latest Hunter machines provide multitasking, efficiency benefits – Pro-Align

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

For garages looking to increase the number of revenue-generating tasks they can complete, the increased efficiency of their equipment is of paramount importance. Most directly, changing a tyre more quickly and safely means more customers can be served – and of course billed. But the latest changer from Hunter, distributed in the UK by Pro-Align, offers the chance to increase the additional tasks its operator can complete through increased automation of the process.

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Advanced equipment systems provide boost for aftermarket businesses

Advanced equipment systems provide boost for aftermarket businesses

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Without the natural pull of an OEM badge over the door, building a successful aftermarket business can be challenging. However, the role of high-quality workshop equipment shouldn’t be under-estimated in helping identify job opportunities, communicate with customers, improve efficiencies and develop a lean operating environment.

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Advanced wheel balancing diagnostics

Advanced wheel balancing diagnostics

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

After a winter of discontent in 2017/18, potholes still blight the UK’s roads and causing numerous problems for wheels and tyres alike. Not only can they cause damage to the internal structure of the tyre – wheel rims can also suffer damage too, resulting in imbalance and vibration issues for the driver.

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Largest Pro-Align training delegation heads West to Hunter HQ

Largest Pro-Align training delegation heads West to Hunter HQ

3rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

20 members of staff from wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align have received an intensive week of product and service training at equipment supplier Hunter’s head office in St Louis, Missouri. The UK distributor of Hunter wheel alignment, balancing and tyre changing equipment said the largest ever delegation to such an event reflects the growing size of the business. The majority of the group were visiting Hunter for the first time.

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Pro-Align launches two-day aftersales commitment

Pro-Align launches two-day aftersales commitment

20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align has launched a new commitment to visit customers with a valid aftersales agreement within two days of receiving a reported issue on Hunter equipment. For customers where a visit cannot be completed within the agreed time frame, no charge will be made for the resulting repair. The garage equipment distributor said the new commitment has been made in response to a growing number of workshops’ reliance on Hunter wheel servicing equipment for profit maximisation.

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Pro-Align launches updated corporate identity

Pro-Align launches updated corporate identity

4th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align has launched a new logo, designed to reflect a number of changes and enhancements being made throughout the business.

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New Hunter aligner is ‘ACE’ solution for workshops – Pro-Align

New Hunter aligner is ‘ACE’ solution for workshops – Pro-Align

16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align has launched the latest Hunter wheel alignment system, developed through widespread customer feedback to merge mid-level imaging with a fully upgradable package. The UK distributor told Tyres & Accessories that the new Hunter PA200 ACE has been developed for budget conscious workshops keen to enter the world of premium Hunter four wheel alignment servicing, receiving the best of the American brand’s alignment features in a mid-level system – a result of feedback from UK workshops.

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Pro-Align’s Kathryn Beaurain recognised for IMI Skill Auto support with award

Pro-Align’s Kathryn Beaurain recognised for IMI Skill Auto support with award

9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Kathryn Beaurain, marketing director of wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align, has been recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for her ongoing support of the IMI Skill Auto competitions. Receiving one of five awards presented at the IMI’s Annual Dinner, Kathryn received the award for her Contribution to the Work of the IMI, having supported the industry’s Skill Auto competitions for the last six years.

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Chris Coyle joins Sigmavision as sales director

Chris Coyle joins Sigmavision as sales director

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Sigmavision has appointed Chris Coyle as sales director joining the Sigmavision board. Previously sales director at Pro-Align Ltd, the UK distributor for Hunter Engineering, Chris Coyle was central to Pro-Align’s significant growth, with responsibility for the sales of Hunter Quick Tread drive over ramps, featuring Sigmavision’s TreadReader technology.

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New aftersales manager appointed by Pro-Align

New aftersales manager appointed by Pro-Align

4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the appointment of experienced aftermarket professional Nigel Jacob as aftersales manager, Pro-Align is seeking to maintain its focus on aftersales care. The wheel servicing equipment specialist recruited Jacob from a specialist automotive dealer consultancy, where he was responsible for improving profitability and customer experience at a number of Toyota and Lexus dealerships around the country.

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Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align’s recent distribution agreement with ADAS diagnostic and calibration tools supplier TEXA shows how garage equipment specialists are adapting to the rapid development of the connected car. Yet the staple equipment remains a vital part of the equation; greater accuracy in the tyre changing and wheel balancing processes can help ensure the full functionality of downstream systems. In addition, Pro-Align tells Tyres & Accessories that balancers and changers are often overlooked in terms of their potential for a workshop’s efficiency and profitability.

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Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align’s recent distribution agreement with ADAS diagnostic and calibration tools supplier TEXA shows how garage equipment specialists are adapting to the rapid development of the connected car. Yet the staple equipment remains a vital part of the equation; greater accuracy in the tyre changing and wheel balancing processes can help ensure the full functionality of downstream systems. In addition, Pro-Align tells Tyres & Accessories that balancers and changers are often overlooked in terms of their potential for a workshop’s efficiency and profitability.

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Pro-Align, TEXA demystifying ADAS calibration with technical seminar

4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align and TEXA are collaborating to deliver a series of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration technical seminar. The first free seminar addresses one of the biggest challenges currently faced by workshops, namely the resetting and calibration of ADAS, giving workshops the knowledge needed to service the growing suite of on-board safety systems. Pro-Align added that booking is now open for 2018 seminars.

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Pro-Align, Hunter support trainee technicians at Skills Show

1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Workshop equipment distributor Pro-Align’s support for the Skills Show has stretched to half a decade, including the last five years in succession. Trainee vehicle technicians competing in this year’s show were able to gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced wheel alignment and diagnostic wheel balance systems currently on the market, thanks to this ongoing support. Held over three days at the NEC, Birmingham, competitors took part in a diverse range of practical skills and knowledge tests such as beauty therapy, bricklaying, landscaping, and games design.

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