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.
A transmission rebuild is a full automotive service. As opposed to a repair, where only the broken or problematic component is replaced, a rebuild requires a full disassembly and reassembly of the unit using a rebuild kit and replacement hard parts as needed. Essentially, the value of the rebuild for a customer is the efficiency of a brand new transmission for a lower price. But could your shop be doing more? In this post, we'll share three ways to increase the value of transmission rebuilds for your shop customer and explain why providing a quality rebuild is so important.
Today's transmission market is full of emerging technologies and new developments. As transmission features and components become more advanced, one development stands at the front of most automatic transmission tech debates: what is the optimal number of gears? Manufacturers have introduced an entirely new world of transmission applications with nine, ten, or more gears, not to mention continuous, unlimited gear ratio units as well.
But how should drivers know what they really need, and how do these multiple speed units impact the future of automatic transmissions? In this post, we'll explain the advantages a higher number of gears can potentially provide and discuss some industry opinions to determine how many transmission speeds you actually need.
Electronic power steering has been around for years, but new automotive demands are fueling its near exponential growth in the market today. Manufacturers are adopting EPS for its wide range of benefits over its hydraulic power steering predecessors, and recent forecast data shows that EPS deployment is only predicted to grow over the next several years. In this post, we'll take a look at the predictions of EPS market forecast data as well as the reasons why EPS production is growing at such an unprecedented rate.