Does Your Power Steering Shop Need an EPS Programmer?

Posted by TransTec on October 30, 2019

With the transition to electronic power steering service, several different elements of your power steering shop may need to change drastically. To name just a few examples, your diagnosis and rebuild process, your tool kit, and the rebuild components that you use may all need to change in order to deal with the demands of vehicles that use EPS. Additionally, one other element of your shop that may need adjusting is your team of technicians and employees. Because of the specialized nature of EPS service and the skills involved in it, you may need to consider whether your team can tackle EPS programming or you'll need to hire a dedicated programming expert.

In this post, we'll explain whether your power steering shop needs an EPS programmer based on the role that specialist will play in your rebuild process.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering

EPS and Steering Technology Trends [IHS Data]

Posted by TransTec on October 2, 2019

The power steering market has seen multiple developments in steering technology over the years, but perhaps the largest platform transition in history is happening right now. More rapidly than ever, vehicle manufacturers are changing to a fully electronic power steering assembly in all or a majority of their new year models. Anecdotally, the industry's switch to an EPS platform may not seem like something that needs to be a huge concern for power steering businesses and remanufacturers, but taking a look at the power steering market by the numbers can truly reveal the massive scope of the transition that's going on in our industry.

In this post, we'll provide IHS data and statistics on EPS and steering technology trends in recent and coming years as well as discuss how these trends will affect the future of the aftermarket steering industry.

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Categories: EPS, IHS Data, Electronic Power Steering