Modern transmissions work hard, so shouldn't their oil seals do the same? Inferior seals are one of the most major diagnoses of transmission fluid leaks that can damage the unit beyond repair. When you're rebuilding transmissions every single day, it can be easy to forget how critical these small parts are, but in a system that operates under such high demands, the value well-made oil seals should never be underestimated. In today's post, we're here to discuss the importance of choosing quality when it comes to transmission oil seals.
As a transmission rebuilder, it's not enough to merely get your hands on the correct overhaul kit for the unit you're working on. Even the 'right' overhaul kit from some brands don't actually contain all of the parts you need to finish the rebuild job. As we've said before, not all overhaul kits are made equal in terms of quality. The same goes for completeness: not all overhaul kit manufacturers take the care to include every single component you need for a complete rebuild.
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.
With all of this activity at the OEM level, it is only natural that this collective experience as the world leader in seal manufacturing translates into expertise in the aftermarket. In every case, advances in sealing technology learned from not only past research but also feedback from the field are considered.
When you're putting your hard-earned money back into your shop, you want to be sure you're getting the best value from your investments. When it comes to buying transmission seals in particular, however, it can be challenging to figure out which kit will not only make for a successful rebuild but also reflect well on your business. How can you tell which overhaul kit is the best?