ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. and AutoVitals Inc. have integrated their respective vehicle inspection technology in a digital platform that provides users the ability to present inspection findings to customers on their mobile devices.
The platform integrates inspection and alignment data from Hunter's connected equipment into AutoVitals' electronic multi-point inspection (eMPI) and auto-populated into an inspection report, Hunter said, eliminating the need for manual data re-entry and paper inspections.
With this feature, auto repair shops can present alignment, tire tread and battery health readings to customers through a desktop, smartphone or tablet for approval, Hunter said, which can help build transparency with customers and provide shops greater opportunities to upsell services
AutoVitals' digital platforms integrate with Hunter's range of inspection and alignment systems, including Quick Check Drive, Quick Check, Quick Tread and HawkEye Elite systems.
"When investing in inspection technology, shops should choose integrated solutions that provide a better customer experience and increase profitability in an ever-increasing competitive market," Hunter Product Manager Alan Hagerty said.
AutoVitals CEO Uwe Kleinschmidt said, "Our mutual clients can't stop praising the professional look of the inspection results and their impact on the approval rate."
Founded in 2009, Goleta, Calif.-based AutoVitals focuses on providing high-value management and engagement service for the independent automotive aftermarket. Prior to founding AutoVitals, Mr. Kleinschmidt spent seven years with Bosch A.G., working on connected vehicle technologies.