When you pass savings along to your customers, you can earn repeat business and enhance your brand image, which is why the wheel hub installation process is critical for your shop. Effective wheel hub installation reduces vehicle maintenance costs and extends the useful life of wheel hub assemblies and related parts. So, whether it’s preventing abnormal wear on tires or wheel bearing replacements, proper installation can save your customers money further down the road.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Wheel hubs that are improperly torqued or fastened into place can cause a variety of maintenance issues, including wheel hub or wheel bearing replacement. This is attributable to excessive friction, the loss of lubrication or structural damage, all resulting from poor installation. Wheel hub assemblies or bearings often start to make strange sounds when installation flaws go uncorrected. Inspection and maintenance costs will be lower for customers, if you and your staff install wheel hubs the right way.
Less Time in the Shop
The less time your customers have to spend in the repair shop, the more money they’ll save, not only in maintenance costs, but also in opportunity or ancillary costs. For example, your customers can focus their attention on other valued-added activities in their lives when they’re not in the shop. The net result being more money in your customers’ pockets, when you install wheel hubs effectively.
Fewer Component Replacements
Wheel hub assemblies touch or impact a large number of vital, and oftentimes expensive, wheel components. Brakes and brake rotors, for instance, are in close proximity to wheel hubs and can become damaged if hubs oscillate excessively, or if they ultimately suffer a catastrophic failure. This can translate into the replacement of expensive wheel components; however, you can help your customers avoid these types of unnecessary costs with effective installation procedures.
Saving customers’ money is an effective method for staying in business over the long-term, which is why quality wheel hub installations are so important to your company. Customers will have lower maintenance costs and related expenses, when their hubs are installed correctly.