If you own an auto service business, one of the ways you can expand your profit margin and improve workplace safety is by mechanizing your operations. One step you can take towards this goal is to install hydraulic equipment in your shop. This equipment can be used to lift vehicles or other heavy equipment to an elevated position where they can be worked on. Below, discover exactly how such equipment will impact your business.
With hydraulic equipment in place, your auto shop will be a much safer place for your employees. They will not have to exert themselves lifting heavy tools or car parts. When it comes to working on the lower parts of cars, the lifts will make it convenient for them by hoisting the cars to an acceptable position. This will not only be safer, but it also means your staff will tire less and will be able to work for longer periods.
Can work on larger vehicles
Without hydraulic equipment in your service station, your business will remain limited in terms of the type of cars that can be serviced. With only mechanical jacks in place, your shop will only be able to adequately service smaller cars. However, with larger 2-post or 4-post hydraulic lifts, your shop will have the capacity to work on SUVs and trucks as well. This will broaden your customer base and allow you to quickly expand your business.
Can work on more cars at the same time
Traditionally, an auto shop could only hold as many cars as the floor space could handle. This is a limiting way of operating in this modern age. With hydraulic equipment in place, you can easily double the number of cars that your service station can handle. That is, you can have one vehicle mounted on a lift and another parked below the lift. This translates to double the work and double the revenue without moving to a larger space.
Better working conditions for your mechanics
Without hydraulic equipment, auto mechanics are forced to operate from a sunken pit when working on the underside of cars or cramming themselves in between the floor and the car they are working on. Safety aside, this mode of operation gives mechanics little room to maneuver. By using hydraulic equipment, your mechanics get to operate on their feet where they can move around the car as much as they want.
In a nutshell, hydraulic equipment in your auto service station will lead to more customers, more profit, increased output capacity, and better-working conditions for your mechanics. Of course, the equipment will cost you but the investment will be worth the returns.