Whether you’re considering buying new C-arms or used C-arms, an important ongoing cost to consider is maintenance. You’ll want to ensure your C-arm is functioning properly so you can maximize its use in your hospital, clinic or office. Therefore, you’ll want to consider how much it will likely cost to service the various used C-arms available on the market today.
To determine these costs, let’s take a look at a few of the factors that affect used C-arms service pricing. That way, you’ll have a better understanding for how Pacific Healthcare Imaging builds a C-arm service quote.
Building a Used C-arms Service Quote
First, we’ll need to consider the age of the C-arm. Older C-arms are generally cheaper to service, which is why buying an older, used C-arm is often a popular choice. Once used C-arms have been on the market for a while, it becomes easier to find replacement parts and to find experienced engineers that are knowledgeable on how to service the C-arm. Therefore, we can offering better service pricing. Do keep in mind, however, that if you buy used C-arms that are too old, this equation could flip and you could find yourself with a really expensive system to service. This doesn’t happen often, but do keep in mind that if the C-arm manufacturer is no longer supporting a certain model, then replacement parts could become scarce, which could drive up the cost of your C-arm service.
Speaking of parts, C-arm parts also affect the cost of used C-arms service quotes. Certain parts are more rare and/or expensive to manufacture and replace, so which part on your C-arm needs servicing can also affect the cost of the repair.
Also, the make and model of your used C-arms will also affect the C-arm service pricing for a similar reason. Some systems are easier to service than others, so the easier-to-service C-arms result in lower service costs. An example of an easy to service C-arm is the OEC C-arm.
Another factor in used C-arms service pricing is location. If we have to travel extensively to reach you, then those travel costs could affect the C-arm service quote we give you. If you’re local to the San Diego area, great! If not, then we’ll need to factor in how much it will cost to get one of our used C-arm engineers out to you.
Of course, one way to save on your used C-arms service quote is to buy in bulk. The more systems you purchase, the better the deal we’ll be able to give you on your used C-arm service contract.
To learn more about purchasing used C-arms, please contact Pacific Healthcare Imaging today at 877-283-3154.