Surprising Ways Your Auto Shop Might Be Losing Money

Posted by TransTec on April 17, 2019

Whether you've been in business for a long time or you're relatively new to the auto shop industry, one thing should be clear: in order to set yourself up for success, you should always be looking for ways to optimize your business. Perhaps the most important systems at work for your shop are your financial processes and policies. To remain in business, you need to be organized and in control of your cash flow.

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Categories: Shop Best Practices

What It Means to Be OE in the Transmission Industry

Posted by TransTec on April 10, 2019

The OE, or "original equipment," components in a new transmission are always carefully designed and installed with the intent to last for tens or even hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. In order to do the best transmission rebuilds you can, you want to be able to guarantee that your work can perform just as well, and for as long, as a brand new unit. Here's the catch: you can only make that kind of promise if you're rebuilding with OE components — that is, rebuilding it with the parts that built it.

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Categories: Transmission, Overhaul Kits, OE Seals

Why You Should Always Follow a Strict Transmission Rebuild Process in Your Shop

Posted by TransTec on April 3, 2019

Every decision you make for your transmission rebuild shop should be in favor of reducing risk — both for you and your customers. That's why you use high-quality parts, offer a good warranty, invest in your team's continuing education, and more. You can optimize just about every aspect of your auto shop business, from your workflow to your processes, but what you do next once you've outlined these strategies is crucial: you have to commit to following them. It may sound simple, but ensuring that your team can implement your rebuild process on every single vehicle is a big but important commitment to make.

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Categories: Transmission

Your Auto Shop's Advantages (and Disadvantages) Over the Dealership

Posted by TransTec on March 27, 2019

Every customer that comes into your auto shop has choices to make, but the biggest one might be whether they actually want your shop to work on their vehicle or not. When someone is having an issue with their car, they can choose to DIY the repair, take it to the dealer, or trust you (or another independent shop in your area) to take care of the problem for them. While your business can make a great impression and provide incredible value to its customers, it's important to know what factors are already working in your favor over one of your biggest competitors: the dealership.

In this post, we'll list a few of your auto shop's major advantages and disadvantages over the dealership as well as explain how you can overcome those challenges that might be working against you from the start.

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Categories: Shop Best Practices

Why Do Transmission Seals Fail?

Posted by TransTec on March 20, 2019

Some of the most common causes of transmission rebuilds are issues related to seal failure inside of a transmission. When you consider the number of miles an average transmission you rebuild can last, you must be able to trust that the parts you install inside can hold up for just as long. Though they're some of the smallest parts in the system, transmission seal and gasket failures are highly likely to lead to full transmission failure, thanks to fluid leaks that can burn up the unit.

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Categories: Transmission, Seal Kits