Remanufactured Transmission Pros and Cons

Posted by TransTec on December 27, 2017

When a broken down transmission makes its way into your shop, you've got some important choices to make. one of the most common yet critical questions is whether or not it's worthwhile to purchase and install a remanufactured (reman) transmission into the vehicle. How of you know what choice to make?

The truth is that it probably depends on the situation and setup of your shop. There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but our list of remanufactured transmission pros and cons will help you decide what's right for your business. 

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Categories: Transmission, Remanufactured Units

The Future of Autonomous Power Steering

Posted by TransTec on December 20, 2017

There have been so many stories and reports over the past few years as to what exactly a world with self-driving cars would look like. What would the impact be on repair shops? Would DIYers still be able to work on their own cars? What would it mean for manufacturing companies? How would it make our roads safer (or potentially more dangerous)?

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Categories: Power Steering, Autonomous Vehicles

Transmission Master Kits vs. Overhaul Kits

Posted by TransTec on December 13, 2017

We want one thing to be absolutely clear to transmission rebuilders everywhere: when it comes to what rebuild kit you buy, you definitely have options to choose between. Rebuild kits come in some different shapes and forms, and depending on the characteristics and setup of your shop, they're not necessarily all equally beneficial for you. That's why we're taking the time to walk you through the differences between two of the main types of transmission rebuild kits on the market: master kits vs. overhaul kits.

To learn what you can expect to find in typical transmission master kits vs. overhaul kits as well which might be best to use for a certain job or shop, keep reading.

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Categories: Transmission, Master Kits, Overhaul Kits

How To Recruit and Hire the Best of the Best Auto Technicians

Posted by TransTec on December 6, 2017

An industry standard, as of late, has been the nods and murmurs of agreement when the topic of hiring new employees and the "lack of good help" arises. But, is it really true? Is there really a lack of willing and fresh talent out there? Maybe the question shouldn't be, "Is there a lack of talented employees?" but should instead be, "Are you recruiting and hiring properly?" 

Yes, it's true, this question puts the responsibility squarely on you. But isn't that the way it should be? If you want learn how to recruit and hire the best of the best auto technicians, you're going to have to put in some effort to find them from the start.

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Categories: Transmission, Power Steering, Recruiting and Hiring, Shop Best Practices