WS Coachworks saves time and money with Totalkare brake tester

Hatfield-based commercial vehicle repairer WS Coachworks is set to benefit from significant time and cost savings following the installation of a new in-ground brake tester from the UK’s premier supplier of heavy-duty workshop solutions.

The family-owned business, which carries out mechanical repairs and body works for vehicles up to 45,000kg – including those from DAF, Scania, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, selected Totalkare to install an in-ground brake tester at its Hatfield vehicle workshop to facilitate in-house testing.

Built to withstand the heaviest of vehicles

Totalkare’s in-ground brake tester is ideal for companies seeking to undertake regular vehicle testing in house. With one of the strongest designs on the market, Totalkare’s brake tester is built to withstand a high daily throughput of fully laden light and heavy vehicles with an axle load up to 20,000kg.

The brake tester is GEA and DVSA approved and can be supplied with a variety of optional upgrades (including extended on-ramps, bi-directional rollers, play detection, tachograph calibration, load simulation and more) to enhance its suitability to meet the toughest of vehicle inspection centre or workshop requirements.

The brake tester is supplied with a handheld tablet that enables tests to be conducted from the driver’s seat via the straightforward touchscreen-based virtual display, which communicates wirelessly with the brake tester.

Excellent service and maintenance

“We chose Totalkare’s brake tester based on the quality of the product and the excellent service and maintenance contracts offered by the Company,” said Stuart Sommerville, Managing Director of WS Coachworks.  “Bringing our brake testing in-house will deliver considerable savings in both time and expenditure, enabling us to serve our customers better as a result.”

Adam Bowser, Area Sales Manager for Totalkare, said: “We conducted a thorough site survey before advising on or commencing any works at WS Coachworks, which was reassuring for the customer.  The introduction of our brake tester should start to show some real benefits to them, as well as to their own customers.”