HPS Hose Failure Symptoms and Maintenance

Posted by TransTec on December 12, 2018

The power steering hose is a critical piece of the hydraulic power steering (HPS) system puzzle. Not only does it connect the steering pump to the cylinders, allowing for easier turning, but it transfers the pressurized steering fluid into the rack and plays a role in proper system lubrication and cooling. But what happens when an HPS hose fails? And how do you know when to replace it? In this post, we'll discuss HPS hose failure symptoms and maintenance best practices to keep your shop on the right track with every HPS rebuild.

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Categories: Power Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering

Transmission Shop Spotlight: Authorized Transmissions

Posted by TransTec on December 5, 2018

At Authorized Transmissions, it's all about integrity, quality, and automotive repairs that customers can count on. In today's transmission shop spotlight, we're featuring Authorized Transmissions, a small town auto repair and maintenance shop in LaGrange, Ohio. The technicians at Authorized Transmissions were proud to talk about their values as a repair shop and as a local business.

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Categories: Transmission Shop Spotlight

CVT Global Industry Production Outlook [IHS Data]

Posted by TransTec on November 28, 2018

Among the debates on how many gears a vehicle needs in 2018, one emerging transmission innovation adds an interesting angle to the conversation. The CVT (continuously variable transmission) is a technology that eliminates the need for a set number of gears, designed instead to shift using infinite gear ratios. Today, CVT transmissions are more well-developed than ever, and manufacturers are starting to understand how to incorporate them into their vehicles. But what kind of market share do CVTs really have, and how can we expect them to impact the transmission industry moving forward? In this blog post, we'll take a look at IHS data that illustrates what CVT industry production looks like today and in the future.

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Categories: Transmission, CVT, IHS Data

Are You Servicing EPS? Here's Why You Should Be

Posted by TransTec on November 21, 2018

As a modern steering rebuilder, it's likely that you already have several measures in place to ensure you can serve as many customers as possible: an optimized shop process, well-trained technicians, and all the parts and knowledge you need for a successful rebuild. But as vehicle manufacturers continue to innovate designs and engineering to improve the driver experience, your capabilities and processes need to keep up. In today's automotive market, there's one major way to ensure that you're able to serve the most customers and vehicles possible — servicing EPS.

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Categories: EPS, Power Steering, Future Technologies

Sustainability: Our Employee Garden

Posted by TransTec on November 14, 2018

As a part of the global Freudenberg family, we like to take any steps we can to give back to our community and the planet, too. That mission not only applies inside our facility, but reaches far and wide outside it as well. However, one of our favorite projects can be found right outside our kitting and distribution operation, in our own backyard.

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