Your company has decided to make the investment in the Onspots. They realize the benefits and advantages associated with the automatic tire chain system. What can you as the technician expect.
It all starts with measurements.
If the truck chassis is from the US or Canada, then it was measured using one of our Vehicle Suspension Information forms or VSI for short. Whether it was filled out by a technician or one of or dealers it takes into account all of the general information, measurements, and parameters about the vehicle to ultimately come up with the correct parts. For the mechanic this means that they will receive a kit complete with instructions and all the necessary components to add the Onspot system to the truck.
The day for installation has finally arrived.
Installation could not be easier. The complete system is made up of three major assemblies - the chain units, mounting brackets with hardware, and air/electrical kit. In most cases installation of the chain units and mounting brackets is a simple bolt on affair. The air/electric kit is wired to key on power, and an air source from the vehicle is tapped into allowing the Onspot air chambers to function. Detailed instructions supplied with each kit make installation of all components simple.
How long can the installation be expected to take?
On average most mechanics complete the installation within 10-12 hours. Besides being straightforward to install the Onspot system is also specific to your vehicle. Our kits are not a universal, one size fits all system. This means that all the parts in the kit will be used with nothing left over. In the end once the system is installed and minor adjustments are made you are left with a complete system that fits and operates accordingly.
What about operation and maintenance?
When the system is used and cared for according to our operation and maintenance guidelines (provided with each kit) the technician can expect years of trouble-free operation involving only basic routine maintenance. In some instances, some technicians are also fleet drivers. If this is the case, then the mechanic will have a better understanding of how the automatic tire chain system works. They will see first-hand how it allows the driver to gain traction on snow and ice at the flip of the dashboard switch from the safety and convenience of their cab. We encourage all technicians working on these systems to operate them periodically.
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