Through the new integration between Hunter’s unmanned inspection equipment and Tekion’s end-to-end cloud-native platform, Automotive Retail Cloud (ARC), automotive dealerships across North America will have more opportunity to drive alignment and tire sales through instant, automated access to inspection data.
“With traditional services shrinking due to the growth of electric vehicles, dealerships will need to find more dollars per repair order,” said John Zentz, Hunter senior vice president of sales. “Taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by equipment such as Hunter’s Quick Check® Drive autonomous inspection system won’t be a luxury, but a necessity.”
As a vehicle passes through Hunter’s unmanned inspection equipment, alignment angles and tire tread depth are instantly measured with industry-leading laser precision, requiring no labor or stopping. The vehicle inspection data populates in real time in the Tekion platform, instantly documenting the walkaround for advisors and multipoint inspection for technicians for greater efficiency.
Tire measurements and alignment results are automatically added to the multipoint inspection while the Hunter inspection sheet and media are automatically added to the repair order.
The comprehensive vehicle inspection readout can be sent to the customer to ensure a streamlined, consistent experience.
The integration is now available for Hunter unmanned inspection customers and carries no monthly equipment fees.
“Hunter is fortunate to have so many loyal auto dealer customers invested in inspection equipment, and we’re glad to be able to make this integration available to them,” Zentz said. “This new process will result in more alignments, more tire sales and a safer vehicle for the customer.”
“We’re happy to integrate Tekion ARC with Hunter’s unmanned inspection equipment to deliver more value to dealers and consumers via our Automotive Partner Cloud,” said Guru Sankararaman, CFO and SVP of operations at Tekion. “Now more than ever, fixed ops efficiency and revenue generation are necessary for dealer profitability, while vehicle longevity and cost savings are top of mind for consumers. This integration delivers on all of these points.”