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.
GARDEN GROVE, CA — Freudenberg-NOK, a supplier of replacement parts to the automotive aftermarket, has announced its first California distribution location to enhance service and delivery time of its TransTec power steering products to its West Coast customers.
Partnering with Stellar Automotive Group, a single-source supplier of transmission parts and fluids, Freudenberg-NOK will be able to reduce lead time on orders of TransTec brand power steering kits for customers in the region via the distribution center’s location in Garden Grove, drastically reducing fulfillment time. In addition, regional customers will see reduced shipping costs, availability of bulk parts and direct support from a local sales representative.
There’s a reason why transmission professionals install more TransTec® kits than all other kits combined. Since 1978 when the brand was founded, the objective has been to provide the independent aftermarket with the most comprehensive, highest quality kits available. In an industry that has seen significant change and many challenges, the original brand promise that made it the preferred brand has been maintained and has stood the test of time.
Heavy duty vehicles (just like any other type of vehicle) are starting to look a lot different today. Maybe you can't see the differences on the outside, but under the hood, change is happening. Perhaps the biggest change in vehicle technology in the past two decades is the transition from hydraulic to electronic power steering, and those advancements are finally making their way into the heavy duty segment.
The aftermarket is one of the most valuable resources for power steering rebuilders. In order to find the parts you need at the right combination of price and quality, aftermarket manufacturers often provide a plethora of options. However, there's one glaring place where the aftermarket is lacking when it comes to replacement parts: heavy duty power steering hard parts.