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EPS Training Resources for Power Steering Shops

Posted by TransTec on August 21, 2019

One of the most vital steps in the transition from traditional power steering service to EPS rebuilding and repair is education. Both shop owners and technicians need to understand the ins and outs of EPS in order to service the new units coming into the shop as well as manage the business effectively. However, that education can be difficult to find without the right partners and resources at hand. In order to fully prepare your team to service EPS, you need the right training.

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Categories: EPS, Power Steering, Electronic Power Steering

Expected Costs of Transitioning to EPS

Posted by TransTec on August 7, 2019

In order to do what's best for your power steering business, it's sometimes necessary to make an investment in your team and your process. The future of power steering is undeniably in EPS and the autonomous technologies that will come with this shift in the industry, and in order for your business to stay in the game, you need to make the transition as well. While there are many changes that come with this transition, the associated costs are necessary to secure a future for your shop, and the sooner you create a plan for taking them on, the better. In this post, we'll discuss the types of expected costs of transitioning to EPS and how to plan for them.

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Categories: EPS, Power Steering, Electronic Power Steering

Why Your Power Steering Business Needs a Diagnostic Scan Tool

Posted by TransTec on July 24, 2019

Electronic power steering has introduced a whole new level of service into the power steering market. Not only are shops and rebuilders now faced with the challenge of learning to service these electronic systems that look and function completely different from old hydraulic systems with their mechanical parts, but EPS systems also require an entirely different approach to failure diagnosis. In order to stay in the electronic power steering game, your business has to have the right equipment to service and diagnose EPS-specific issues. In this post, we'll explain why your power steering business needs a diagnostic scan tool and how your investment will continue to benefit your business going forward.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering, Diangostics

Why More New Vehicles Use EPS Today

Posted by TransTec on July 10, 2019

The first iterations of electronic power steering (EPS) were introduced to the automotive market in the early- to mid- 1990s in the form of steer-by-wire, so why is EPS such a major topic of discussion in the steering industry today? As EPS technology and design continues to develop, the technology became much more widely adopted and installed by OEM vehicle manufacturers, meaning that rebuilders and shops are seeing more and more EPS-related business, and the numbers are still growing. In fact, By 2020, 92% of new vehicles will use EPS while only 6% will be hydraulic. That's a huge shift in the industry from just a few decades ago, but why is it happening now?

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering

Encouraging Valuable Word-of-Mouth Marketing for Your Auto Shop

Posted by TransTec on June 12, 2019

The auto shop, whether independent or part of a national chain, is a fixture of any community. Once you establish your business as a great partner for your customers, that attention to providing a consistently positive customer experience can begin to work for you in the best possible way: you customers will start to recommend your shop to their own social circles. Word-of-mouth promotion is an incredibly valuable component of any marketing plan because of the sheer power it holds. Essentially, when your customers recommend your shop to their friends, family, and more, you reap the benefits of free advertising that's backed by trust in your customer.

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Categories: Shop Best Practices