Q: What is a good way for service centers to bring in revenue?
A: It’s no secret that a multi-point courtesy inspection is a great way for any service center or dealership service department to generate incremental income. But one often overlooked opportunity is the air conditioning system inside every vehicle that rolls into your shop. A new wireless A/C diagnostic tool from Yellow Jacket is making it faster and easier than ever to add an in-depth system check to your inspection protocol.
The ManTooth Wireless Pressure/Temperature Automotive Kit is the industry’s first Bluetooth-enabled A/C diagnostic product. Paired with the free downloadable Yellow Jacket ManTooth app, it lets you quickly test a vehicle anywhere on your lot - no need to pull it into a service bay or hook it up to a larger RMS unit. It provides a precise A/C health status in less than three minutes (on average), with results displayed in an easy-to-read format on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. These results can easily be saved or emailed directly from the App.
What could it mean in terms of revenue? Think about the number of vehicles that come through your operation on a daily basis. How many do you think have a low A/C system charge? Given that the current average age of all vehicles on the road is 11.5 years, it’s surely a significant number. The attractive profit margin on a typical R134A or R1234yf recharge makes it well worth your time and attention.
Information provided by: Yellow Jacket