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Chief adds wheel balancers, tire changers to wheel service line

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 07:00
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Well known as the go-to provider for collision repair equipment, Chief® now offers a complete line of wheel service equipment designed to allow collision repair shops to keep wheel service jobs – and the associated revenue – in house.
Chief’s line of wheel aligners, tire changers and balancers complements its industry-leading collision repair tools.
Chief offers three wheel alignment systems that do not require a dedicated alignment bay and lift. They can be used on a lift, frame rack or in an open bay, maximizing shop versatility. Chief’s C3080 3D, C3060 CCD and the C6000HD aligners are equipped for essential speed and accuracy. Model features include precision measuring heads, clamping systems or easy-to-use cameras that provide quality alignments in record time.
Nearly any tire issue that arises can be quickly addressed with one of Chief’s five tire changers. From the C3050 that can handle the most challenging tire and wheel combinations to the C340 Swing Arm that provides top quality at an entry-level price, Chief has a tire changer for every collision shop.
Chief offers four wheel balancers – from the small, low-rotation speed C338 to the feature-rich C380 with microprocessor – to enable technicians to quickly and accurately balance car, truck and van wheels.

“As cameras and technology proliferate on new vehicles, more and more ‘light hits’ are going to require the vehicle’s wheels be aligned as part of returning it to manufacturer specs,” says Lee Daugherty, director of collision sales, the Americas, for Chief parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Collision repair shops can improve their cycle times and profitability by doing their own alignments in-house. Adding an affordable tire changer and wheel balancer lets them further expand their service offerings and make more money.

To learn more about the complete line of Chief wheel service equipment, stop by Chief booth #10122 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas Oct. 31-Nov. 3, visit, contact your local chief distributor or call (800) 445-9262.

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