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

Why Do Quality Transmission Overhaul Kits Cost More?

Posted by TransTec on June 5, 2019

You've heard it before: "You get what you pay for." But when you're looking for the transmission overhaul kits you need in your rebuild shop, what does it mean to invest in quality? Often times in the automotive aftermarket, a true quality component or kit will come with a higher price tag than a lower quality option, and you might wonder why. Once you know what quality means for your rebuilds, it's much easier to see why spending a little more on your kits up front actually saves you time and money in the long run.

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Categories: Transmission, Overhaul Kits, Seal Kits

What to Do When A Repair Comes Back

Posted by TransTec on May 29, 2019

It happens in every shop: despite putting forth your best effort, training your technicians, and following your service process, eventually a vehicle you services will come back with an issue after the repair. Sometimes, it could be the result of your mistake, while in other situations, the failure was inevitable for one reason or another. In either case, you're still responsible for this vehicle and the additional work it needs. So what do you do now?

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Categories: Shop Best Practices