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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:26

Autel Puts Auto Body Shop in Prime Position by Providing Precise Diagnostics

Written by Autobody News Staff
Everyone at New Trimble Auto Body loves their Standard ADAS Calibration Frame working with the new Autel IA800 for its speed and accuracy. At left, Shop Manager Patricio Buri and at right, Office Manager Christina Lopez. Everyone at New Trimble Auto Body loves their Standard ADAS Calibration Frame working with the new Autel IA800 for its speed and accuracy. At left, Shop Manager Patricio Buri and at right, Office Manager Christina Lopez.

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When Ivo Rodrigues, owner of New Trimble Auto Body in Clifton, NJ, decided to step into the world of auto diagnostics, he began searching for the best tools for the job, and Autel moved right to the top of his list.

New Trimble Auto Body
Location: Clifton, NJ
(502) 368-7212

 

Company at a Glance…
Type: Vehicle Diagnostics
Facility Employees: 14
In Business Since: 2013
Number of Locations: One
Production Space: 13,000 square feet

 

Now, Autel’s equipment has become an integral part of the body shop's production and Rodrigues couldn’t be happier with his decision to go with one of the world's leading providers of automotive diagnostics for automotive intelligent assisted driving systems.

 

When Rodrigues looks back at his career in the collision repair industry, he says he’s lucky, but his success has been built on timely decisions and smart moves. In 2006, he immigrated to the U.S. from his home of Portugal and quickly landed a job as a technician.

 

He came here as an ‘A’ technician, ready to work long hours to establish a reputation for doing pristine work. His father owned an auto body shop in a small town just outside of Porto, Portugal, and Rodrigues grew up there working, so he was poised and prepared for the future when opportunity called.

 

Autel Oct 2021 SPS 2

New Trimble Auto Body is saving tons of time and money by using Autel’s diagnostic tools.

 

Rodrigues worked for several shops in New Jersey for the next seven years, but he never abandoned his dreams along the way.

 

“I dreamed about having my own body shop for a long time,” he said. “Then the shop I was working at was up for sale and the timing was right. I bought it in 2013 and updated everything and for the first few years, I ran a two-man shop."

 

Today, Rodrigues employs eight people with several DRPs and repairing 85 to 95 cars monthly.

 

By proactively pursuing cutting-edge technology, training and OE certifications, New Trimble is excelling in a highly competitive market. Rodrigues has never shied away from investing in the right tools to fix today’s cars that have essentially become four-wheel computers. With almost all the vehicles in his shop every day loaded with sensors, cameras and highly sophisticated electronic systems, Rodrigues and his crew have to rely on Autel’s equipment and information to do an effective job.

 

To perform a pre-repair inspection and then make any post-repair calibrations, New Trimble has a complete arsenal of Autel tools and equipment at its disposal. That means Rodrigues acquired a deluxe package of the finest systems and devises that Autel makes.

 

“If Autel, has it, we want it, because in order to stay ahead of the system repair game, we need the latest diagnostics available,” Rodrigues said. “The technology is always changing fast, so we’re dependent on getting updates in a timely fashion. We use the MaxiSYS Ultra scanner and have the Standard ADAS Calibration Frame working with the new Autel IA800, which provides...


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