Wheel alignment is an operation that corrects the geometric angles of the vehicle's wheels. It is of fundamental importance because it can prevent abnormal tire wear and ensure that the vehicle moves in a perfectly straight line. It also gives the driver solid control of the steering wheel.
Hofmann's professional wheel alignment tools enable you to carry out a complete, precise check-up, quickly assessing the toe (even at the maximum steering angle), caster, and camber of the wheels. They're equipped with high-resolution cameras and an extensive database of models so you can easily check the alignment of a given vehicle. Our alignment systems detect the possible combination of tires of different sizes, which can cause problems for the vehicle. The results are displayed in 3D via an intuitive user interface, which allows you to easily read the results of the diagnosis.
Quality and precision have always been the hallmarks of Hofmann's professional wheel aligners and are synonymous with accurate real-time measurements.
Over the decades, Hofmann has established a solid reputation in the automotive industry, recognized for our commitment to quality, precision, and efficiency. Our collection of premium wheel alignment machines underscores our dedication to providing solutions that not only enhance your service quality but also increase profitability in your shop.
A Seamless User Experience
Navigating the landscape of wheel alignment should never feel like a complex task. That is why we adopt a user-centric approach in the design of our machines, showcasing an intuitive interface that adeptly transforms intricate procedures into easily manageable assignments.
Our equipment uses innovative sensors and systems to identify misaligned wheels and guarantee proper alignment, delivering an enriched, simplified experience that consistently saves valuable time. Each feature and display is meticulously designed to present information in a concise and comprehensible manner, empowering technicians at every level of experience.
Our machines, known for their precision and durability, marry advanced technology with timeless traditional craftsmanship. This blend of innovation and heritage ensures that every Hofmann wheel aligner exceeds stringent industry standards, making them a preferred choice for garages and auto service centers around the globe.
Modern Solutions for Modern Vehicles
In an industry that is continually evolving, it is essential to stay ahead of the curve. Our comprehensive wheel alignment systems are meticulously crafted to meet the distinctive requirements of the most cutting-edge vehicle technologies.
Our machines come equipped with advanced predictive technology, enabling technicians to make informed and efficient adjustments to the intricate geometric angles found in contemporary automobiles and trucks.
A Gateway to Greater Profits
At Hofmann, we believe that every piece of equipment should be an investment towards profitability. That’s why our wheel alignment machines serve as revenue generators, adding an essential service to your shop. But the benefits don't stop there — these machines also open the door to diverse revenue streams, transforming each visit to your garage into a profitable business opportunity.
Expand Your Services
Stepping into the Hofmann universe is about broadening your horizons. Beyond wheel alignment, our comprehensive portfolio, featuring wheel servicing equipment, lifts, and ADAS calibration systems, provides an opportunity to expand your offering.
Your shop will become the ultimate destination for customers seeking complete alignment service solutions, further solidifying your standing in the market.
Engineered with exacting precision, our machines are not only innovative but also highly durable. We prioritize long-lasting performance and reliability, so our machines continue to deliver top-tier service years after your initial investment. With Hofmann, you're not just buying equipment — you're purchasing a promise of enduring value.
Choosing the Right Model for Your Shop
Selecting the right wheel alignment system is a critical decision that affects your shop's efficiency and productivity. A fitting model caters to your space availability, accommodates the various skill levels of your technicians, and matches the service volume of your shop.
Selecting the Perfect Fit for Your Shop Space
Choosing a model that suits your shop's physical size guarantees optimal functionality and creates a comfortable workspace for your technicians. Regardless of the dimensions of your shop, Hofmann has a wheel alignment model that seamlessly aligns with your available space.
For smaller shops, our compact geoliner 609 is an excellent option, delivering accurate alignments while optimizing your workspace efficiency. Conversely, larger shops might prefer the expansive geoliner 770, which offers advanced features while accommodating most vehicles with ease.
Matching Your Skill Levels and Shop Volume
When selecting the appropriate wheel alignment system for your shop, it's vital to take into account both your shop's service volume and your technicians' proficiency. Selecting a model that aligns with your service demand and your team's expertise is key to ensuring optimal shop efficiency without overburdening your technicians.
In high-volume workshops staffed with experienced technicians, the geoliner 678 stands out as a prudent choice. It incorporates advanced technology, which streamlines and expedites the alignment process, enhancing overall efficiency.
However, in the case of lower volume repair shops or those employing less-experienced technicians, the geoliner 660, known for its user-friendly interface, provides essential alignment capabilities without introducing undue complexity.
At Hofmann, we understand that every garage's needs are unique, which is why we offer a spectrum of advanced, efficient, and user-friendly wheel alignment systems. Choose wisely to unlock your shop's full potential for peak productivity!
What should you consider when purchasing a wheel alignment machine?
- Ease of use: The machine's user interface should be intuitive and straightforward to use, reducing the amount of time it takes to complete an alignment.
- Compatibility: The machine should be compatible with a wide range of vehicle makes and models.
- Size and layout of your workshop: Depending on the space you have available, you may need a compact machine or one that can be easily moved around.
- Technology: Advanced features such as live readings, automatic camera tracking, and error detection systems can make the alignment process more efficient and accurate.
- Training and support: Look for a manufacturer that offers comprehensive training and ongoing technical support.
Can I use Hofmann wheel aligners with any type of lift?
Yes, our wheel aligners can be used with most types of lifts. However, it's always best to consult the product's user manual or contact our customer support team to ensure compatibility with your specific lift model when performing alignment services.
What does it mean to be OEM approved?
Being OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) approved means the wheel alignment machine has been officially approved by vehicle manufacturers. This approval indicates that the machine meets manufacturers' stringent standards for accuracy and performance.
How do caster, camber, and toe affect tire wear?
Caster, camber, and toe are alignment measurements that greatly affect tire wear:
- Caster is the angle of the steering axis. Improper caster can cause loose or hard steering, leading to uneven tire wear.
- Camber is the vertical tilt of the wheel. Incorrect camber can lead to wear on one side of the tire.
- Toe is the direction the tires are pointed compared to the centreline of the vehicle. If the tires "toe-in" or "toe-out" too much, it can lead to rapid tire wear.