How Heavy Duty Power Steering Is Going Electronic

Posted by TransTec on June 20, 2018

Heavy duty vehicles (just like any other type of vehicle) are starting to look a lot different today. Maybe you can't see the differences on the outside, but under the hood, change is happening. Perhaps the biggest change in vehicle technology in the past two decades is the transition from hydraulic to electronic power steering, and those advancements are finally making their way into the heavy duty segment.

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Topics: EPS, Power Steering, Heavy Duty

The Value of Premium Aftermarket Brands: Are They Worth the Price?

Posted by TransTec on June 13, 2018

No matter what you buy, whether it's for your auto shop business or your personal life, you want to know where it's coming from. Just seeing a brand name on a package or product page affects our perception of the value and quality of the product. We like to know what we're getting. But sometimes that confidence and security requires a bit of investment, especially in the automotive aftermarket, but when a quality rebuild is at stake, our brand choices matter.

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Topics: Shop Best Practices

Heavy Duty Power Steering Hard Parts in the Aftermarket

Posted by TransTec on June 6, 2018

The aftermarket is one of the most valuable resources for power steering rebuilders. In order to find the parts you need at the right combination of price and quality, aftermarket manufacturers often provide a plethora of options. However, there's one glaring place where the aftermarket is lacking when it comes to replacement parts: heavy duty power steering hard parts.

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Topics: Power Steering, Heavy Duty

Rebuilding Challenges: Heavy Duty ZF Gears

Posted by TransTec on May 30, 2018

Having a base of knowledge in your rebuilding specialty is crucial for any rebuilder worth his or her salt. However, the specifics of particular brands and parts can throw your normal routine for a loop. One such example of a part with unique challenges in the heavy duty steering arena is ZF gears. What you might not know is that there are some specific reasons why disassembling and rebuilding a ZF gear presents so much difficulty. Today, we'll be discussing the common pitfalls in a ZF gear rebuild as well as some tips to help you overcome them.

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Topics: Power Steering, Heavy Duty

What Do Your Customers See When They Come Into Your Shop?

Posted by TransTec on May 23, 2018

You may think that the only thing that matters in your shop is the quality of the work you do and the price you charge. And while ensuring every customer gets a quality repair is important, your business is so much more than that. No matter what your work ethic is like or how much you charge, first impressions are hard to change and they start the moment your customer gets out of their car. 

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Topics: Shop Best Practices