ATLANTA — Atlanta Commercial Tire has upgraded its wheel-service business with the installation of a pair of automated wheel-polishing machines for aluminum wheels from Vehicle Inspection Systems Inc. (VIS)
The dealership, which operates nine commercial tire service locations and three Bandag-system retread plants, installed the VIS Polish machines at its Forest Park, Ga., plant and anticipates adding one more soon.
Being able to offer a professional aluminum wheel-polishing option will allow Atlanta Commercial Tire to target new business and expand business with existing customers, according to Larry Faulkner, vice president of sales and marketing for the Atlanta-based commercial tire dealer and retreader.
VIS promotes the automated wheel-polishing system both for its aesthetics and its contribution to safety. The Orlando, Fla.-based company notes that polishing aluminum wheels can reveal hidden damage, such as cracks between the bolt holes, that can be detrimental to the safety of wheel rims.