New services that generate more revenue
Standard services are interchangeable and are under price pressure. Service offerings that not everyone has are more attractive. With two machines from LIQUI MOLY, the Gear Tronic III and the JetClean Tronic II, every workshop can expand its portfolio and open up new business areas.
Gear Tronic III largely automates the complex oil change process for automatic transmissions. Unlike with motor oil, simply unscrewing the oil drain plug is not enough here. This is because a significant part of the old oil would remain in the transmission and the oil change would at best be half an oil change. However, a complete replacement is difficult to achieve because it is a dynamic process: the filling quantity in the automatic transmission must remain the same throughout the entire process. Otherwise the vehicle’s electronic system reports an error. This is why many workshops shy away from offering this service at all.
The Gear Tronic III by LIQUI MOLY greatly simplifies this work. It starts as soon as the car goes on the lifting platform. The Gear Tronic III shows on the display individually for each car where it must be connected to the transmission and how many liters of ATF are required for the change. It takes care of the actual change fully automatically and does not need to be supervised. It is also possible to change more than just the transmission fluid: A cleaning additive can also be integrated into the service to remove abrasion particles and deposits.
“The purchase quickly pays for itself,” says David Kaiser, Head of Research and Development at LIQUI MOLY. “Because, like changing the motor oil, changing the transmission fluid is also important. Otherwise there is a risk of difficult shifting and increased wear. If not changed in time, the dirt and metallic abraded matter contained in the oil can cause costly mechanical damage to the mechatronics and the gearbox section.”
The JetClean Tronic II does not give the transmission a new lease on life, but rather the injectors of gasoline and diesel engines a fresh boost. Combustion residues accumulate on the injection nozzles over time. This means that the fuel is no longer atomized as finely and therefore does not burn as cleanly as before. The result: less engine power, higher fuel consumption and even more combustion residues – a vicious cycle. Because this is a creeping process, car drivers often don’t notice it. These deposits pose such a problem because modern engines react much more sensitively to dirt than older ones. This can even lead to engine failure.
With the JetClean Tronic II by LIQUI MOLY, the workshop can give the intake and fuel system a deep cleaning. These deposits are particularly quickly and thoroughly removed with the JetClean Tronic II. Once connected to the injection or intake system, the device pumps in the cleaning additive developed in-house. “This allows a concentrated and effective removal of the deposits,” says David Kaiser. There are four additives for the JetClean Tronic II: One each for the injection and intake system and one each for the gasoline and diesel engine fuel systems. The cleaning process itself is monitored by the device. The only other way to attain the same result would be to remove the components and to clean them by hand – a much more inconvenient and laborious undertaking.
In addition, the JetClean Tronic II facilitates tank draining in the event of incorrect refueling.
The garage can offer the cleaning both as a separate service relating to a problem as well as preventively integrating it into the annual inspection. Both help to elevate above the competition. And, particularly with heavily loaded vehicles, the customer immediately notices a significant difference.
David Kaiser: “With both devices – the Gear Tronic III for changing oil in automatic transmissions and the JetClean Tronic II for cleaning the intake and fuel system – workshops can tap into additional business areas and generate high-margin extra sales.”