Should you choose a pit or a hoist for your workshop?
What you should consider before you invest As a workshop manager, you’re probably aware that any type of access option – whether that’s a pit or a hoist – will make a huge difference to your productivity, compared to working with the vehicle purely on the ground.
How to set up your roller brake tester for best results
Advice to help you future proof your heavy vehicle workshop As we’ve talked about before, installing a roller brake tester in-house can massively increase your workshop’s productivity and increase the ROI you can expect from a service pit.
Should you carry out static or dynamic roller brake testing?
Levanta takes you through the issues for your workshop The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has advised that workshops must now use dynamic weight to assess the efficiency of a heavy vehicle’s braking system, and that both static and dynamic weight and deceleration must be shown on the report.
A guide to workshop pit design, specification and standards
Reducing the risk for your workshop business Levanta’s consultants, along with our design & fabrication team, have looked through the Australian Standards and consulted with Safety Inspectors nationally to try to come up with an acceptable advice article, as there is nothing in OHS legislation that specifies the requirements for lighting, power, extraction or other safety measures in a pit. That’s why it’s necessary that you ensure a risk assessment is carried out for your business.
How to plan a successful heavy vehicle workshop fitout
Everything you need to know to ensure a better workshop design When you set out to design a new heavy vehicle workshop fitout, you’ll want to include the best practice standards for every area, right from the start.
How can I effectively store special tools in my workshop?
Workshop furniture ideas for your business Many dealerships have issues with storing the large volume of special tools that are required to perform vehicle repairs in their busy workshop. Your special tools are expensive, and at times, difficult to store.
What’s the best hoist for safely lifting Toyota 4WDs in your workshop?
Your guide to 4 post hoists and knuckle lifts Nearly all incidents in Australia where a vehicle falls off a hoist involve ‘trucks’ – or other vehicles with an uneven centre of gravity – being lifted with a 2 post hoist. In Australia a Toyota LandCruiser is often the guilty party.
What’s the difference between a concrete workshop pit and a steel prefabricated pit?
How to choose the best option for your heavy vehicle workshop When you’re thinking of expanding your heavy vehicle workshop’s service capacity, service pits can make an excellent investment. Compared to vehicle hoists, service pits can offer your business greater vehicle throughput, improved safety, and far lower running costs.
4 ways car hoists offer you improved efficiency (and profits!)
What’s the benefit to your workshop business? Efficiency is a common goal for most Australian businesses. And in a car or truck workshop, efficiency most often means getting cars in and out as quickly as possible (otherwise known as high vehicle throughput).
5 tips to ensure your car hoists increase your workshop’s efficiency
How to choose the right auto lift for your workshop Much the same way as any long-term investment for your business, purchasing a car lift or hoist calls for careful planning and consideration, to give you the maximum ROI from your equipment.
How continuing staff training helps you improve your vehicle workshop
Make the most of your car hoists with Levanta As we’ve spoken about before, probably the number one consideration when you're designing a new workshop fitout is ensuring the best vehicle throughput. And as a Fixed Operations Manager or Dealer Service Manager, there are many things you can do to ensure you’re getting the maximum number of vehicles through your workshop each day – as well as the biggest improvement to your business’s bottom line each year.
8 tips to ensure car lift safety in your workshop
Keep your hoists in top working order with Levanta’s helpful guide Car hoists have become the must-have equipment for every Australian light vehicle workshop. Modern car lifts are designed to be easy-to-use, safe, and a more comfortable way for your technicians to repair or service vehicles.
Safety and Maintenance Checklist for Car Hoists and Auto Lifts
Levanta’s guide to ensuring safety in your workshop Now that you’ve invested in one or more two post or four post auto hoists for your vehicle workshop, you’ll no doubt want to keep them in top working order for the long term.
Workshop hoist servicing and maintenance
The importance of preventive maintenance for vehicle hoists As a vehicle workshop service manager, you’ll no doubt be aware of the need for preventive maintenance for vehicles. After all, the service you’re offering to your clients is helping to minimise repair costs, and keeping vehicle down time to a minimum.
How to meet your OEM’s Corporate Identity requirements
All about planning the ideal workshop fitout Whether you’re designing a new workshop fitout, or thinking of re-fitting an existing workshop, there are many factors to consider. The ideal bay layout, the number of essential fittings, and the comfort and safety of your staff will all get a mention. But one of the most crucial requirements of all is the need to meet your OEM’s Corporate Identity standards.
Showcasing the Best the Industry Has to Offer
Hemmant, QLD: Supplying top quality heavy duty workshop equipment to the truck and bus industry for over 10 years, on Friday May 15, Levanta will be hosting an onsite product demonstration day to showcase their vast array of heavy vehicle equipment in action.
3 things to consider when choosing a four post hoist
Our workshop experts show you how to get the right hoist If you’ve decided to buy a four post hoist, the Levanta team say congratulations! The sturdy, rugged nature of these lifts will make it easier and safer for you to service vehicles than ever before.
A comparison of brake testers
Which is best for your workshop business? According to the NTARC (National Truck Accident Research Centre), 25% of all accidents are caused by speed, 12.1% by fire losses and mechanical failure, and 11.9% by fatigue. Importantly, each of these top three causes has contributory brake issues.
Lifting the Benchmark in the Automotive Industry
In an Australian first Bartons Group, in conjunction with Levanta, have engineered the future in workshop space for the servicing division of their Bayside Dealership. The two companies worked closely on an intensive four week construction and installation project, to deliver a state of the art automotive servicing facility that will launch at Bartons Wynnum location later in May.