Vetting suppliers for your transmission shop is an investment of time and resources, but so is buying the seal kits you use in your rebuilds. While it can feel like a chore to properly research and find the right kit provider, your choice can mean the difference between comebacks and satisfied customers. With your shop's reputation at stake, it's time to put some real thought into the overhaul kits you're using and who provides them.
In an ideal world, your auto shop would have a steady, consistent stream of business all year long. One new vehicle would arrive in the shop only as another was leaving, and comebacks would be unheard of. But unfortunately, with summer comes volumes of AC problems and road trip tune-ups, and winter brings 4-wheel drive issues and ABS failures — all at the same time, it seems. None of this is to mention those unexpected upticks in business you can't predict in the first place.
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When it comes to transmission service, sometimes you can run into the unexpected: unfamiliar diagnostic codes, unexplained symptoms, or surprising application variations, just to name a few. However, one thing you should always count on is for your transmission rebuilds to last a long time thanks to the quality of your work and the parts you install. But just how long can you expect transmission rebuild kit seals to actually last? As it turns out, that all depends on what overhaul kits you use and what brand produces them.
Looking at the big picture is certainly important when it comes to your transmission rebuilds -- the application, the diagnosis, and the rebuild process itself. But getting the small details right matters just as much, if not more, to the success of the service. In fact, the smallest parts you find inside your rebuild kit, no matter what type you use, can mean the difference between a satisfied customer and a comeback. When attention to detail is a trait that can set your business apart from your competitors, you can't afford to let the small parts slide.