Investment in testing equipment is not normally high on any existing test stations list of action items. Having established your business over a number of years things may have reached the point of happy equilibrium. A fairly predictable workload week on week is a position of some comfort for any business owner – it allows an ability to plan and the facility to invest.
In recent years by far, in our opinion, the most valuable addition to the mot testing scheme is the hydraulic play detector or shaker plate. These allow any 2 man testing station to change to a One Person Testing situation that allows the mot assistant to be relocated into other – more productive, areas of the business.
So how much does an MOT assistant cost per annum? Certainly a lot more than the investment in a set of play detectors which can be supplied to an existing garage for less than £4000 nett!
GETECH utilise a hydraulic system for the operation of our play detection equipment, although some other manufacturers still utilise a less repeatable pneumatic drive system.
Also, by design, GETECH play detectors have all the working parts in a single play detector plate which reduces groundwork for pit installations. The same philosophy is also applied to the versions of these play detectors designed for lift installations – although this a slightly more expensive product due to the manufacturing sourcing which is driven by MOT regulations.
Opting for play detection on an existing MOT bay offers additional benefits as well. The actual inspection of the play in steering and suspension components becomes more repeatable, and so also the likelyhood of damage to a vehicle is less than it might be with the old manual system.
For more information on our play detection equipment or to order online visit the GETECH website.
GETECH supply MOT bays for all vehicle classes. As a manufacturer within the MOT scheme we are perfectly positioned to remain abridged of current and future known legislation. With a design ethos for total modularity, our equipment is some of the most flexible currently available in the UK.