Schaeffler unveils REPXPERT app at Automechanika Birmingham
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Schaeffler unveiled its new REPXPERT app Automechanika Birmingham 2019, a development which it says is set to transform the way technicians utilise the online portal.
The new app allows users to source product details for repair solutions and invaluable installation instructions, as well as gain access to TecDoc and product details from across the independent automotive aftermarket , all from the palm of their hand.
The user-friendly homescreen features several options including a ‘Vehicle Search’. This feature allows users to quickly find the parts they need for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Once the user finds the correct vehicle, the app allows them to either browse by Schaeffler brands – LuK, INA, FAG or Ruville, or by product group.
Another key feature is ‘Part Search’, which allows REPXPERTs to find parts by typing in a Schaeffler, OE or competitor part number or even an EAN code. Alternatively, the user can just simply click ‘Barcode Scan’ and use the camera on their device to scan the barcode on any Schaeffler packaging.
‘CheckPoint’ is another icon in the REPXPERT app, which is currently home to a complete version of the previous LuK DMF CheckPoint app, a must-have for anybody servicing or repairing clutches with a dual mass flywheel. Other CheckPoint functions to be added include INA timing systems, which will feature tensioner and pulley stud torque values and more belt service-related information.
Schaeffler is hopeful that the release of the new platform will inspire a new generation of technicians to sign-up. Registered users can log-in using their existing details, while new members can sign-up, via the REPXPERT app, free-of-charge. The REPXPERT app can be downloaded, also for free, for all Apple iOS and Android devices.
Schaeffler Head of Category and Technical, Thom Willis, said, “The new app is unique in the aftermarket, using a direct link to the REPXPERT technical platform to provide both catalogue and repair information straight to the user’s device. Extra functionality will continue to be developed, such as ‘INA CheckPoint’, making the REPXPERT app an invaluable tool for the modern workshop.”