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Are You Regularly Maintaining Your Equipment?

It seems like every single body shop he visits has at least one machine that sits unused in the corner because it’s missing something. Mark Clark discusses maintenance schedules for shop equipment.

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clarkTechnicians who are idling because the welder won’t feed wire, the hydraulic ram won’t pull chains, the booth heater won’t heat or the air compressor won’t compress enough air is a costly mistake, as labor time is the most expensive thing in any body shop. Sadly, for many shops, the maintenance schedule for their shop equipment looks like this: when it breaks, we’ll fix it. Maybe.

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