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    On the Cover: Profiting from Partnership

    JASPER Engines and Transmissions has increased its business over the recent years. The business partners with both professional transmission shops and independent garages, and the executive members can explain why.

    Jasper Engines and Transmissions Associate Mary Teeter is checking the inside diameter of a Chrysler drum bushing after machining to verify it is within spec. Jasper plants, on average, remanufacture 313 transmission units a day.

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  • Allison Transmission Purchases Vantage Power And AxleTech’s EV Systems Division
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Allison Transmissions Holdings has announced that it has purchased Vantage Power AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division. The acquisitions are aimed at propulsion technology and complementing Allison’s existing capabilities to advance electrification adoption in commercial vehicles.

  • Jasper Engines: Profiting From Partnership
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    “We feel it’s a great thing to be partnered with professional transmission shops and independent garages,” said Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ John Schroeder, who serves as vice-president of drivetrain manufacturing for the company.

  • My Spaceship Needs a New Transmission!
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Roswell, New Mexico is a beautiful American town steeped in American folklore, for obvious reasons. This town leaped into headlines in the 50s after a supposed UFO crash in the desert near town. Since then, it has been a top destination for enthusiasts of science fiction and conspiracy theorists alike. But at its heart it’s still a small American town with small-town values.

  • Sonnax: Build It or Buy It, We’ve Got Your Back
    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Transmission Digest visits Sonnax’s Remanufactured Valve Body Plant and speaks with the team members and CEO Steve Boyer about the goals and future of the company.
  • Fifty Years in the Making: Stan’s Transmission Centre Ltd.
    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Stan’s Transmission Centre Ltd. has just entered its 55th year or service, and owner Jim Lasher will illuminate just how the shop has stayed in business so long.
  • Mercedes’s 7G-DCT Transmission (part 1)
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Several years ago, Jan ten Klooster, an excellent tech in Amsterdam sent me pictures of the 7G-DCT transmission that came out of a 2013 Mercedes CL A 200 1.6L vehicle (Figure 1). This dual clutch transmission came out in 2011 in both the A and B class vehicles. The reason such a new vehicle came in to Jan’s shop for repairs is the owner had inadvertently bottomed out the car breaking the transmission’s case.

  • Souza Sezz: U880E/AF50-8 Electronic Information
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Mike Souza provides electronic information on the U880E/AF50-8 transmission.
  • Who Says that Torque Converters are Non-Rebuildable?
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Who says that torque converters are non-rebuildable? Well, the OEMs have been saying it since the first sealed torque converter rolled off the assembly line, and they continue to say it today. “But,” you say, “I think the torque converter aftermarket gets good support from the OEs, don’t they?" Well, see what happens when you go the dealership parts-counter and ask for some torque converter parts... 
  • R & R Tech: Picking Up Bad Vibrations
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Quite a lot has been written and many technical classes have been put on regarding the General Motors 8L45/8L90 family of transmissions. We are now seeing opportunities to put that information to use. The vehicles equipped with these transmissions are beginning to trickle into our shops as they are beginning to fall out of factory warranty. Many GM vehicles utilize these transmissions from 2015 to present.

  • SWITCHING GEARS FROM THE MANAGEMENT SERIES TO THE SALES SERIES
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    We’ve covered a lot of topics related to business and shop management over the past few years. Now I think it’s time to find out where the money comes from to fund all of those wonderful things we want to do within our companies. Well, pretty obviously, all the money that comes into a transmission or auto repair facility comes from the sales we make. But just making sales doesn’t get us what we need; making a high volume of profitable sales does. I’ve always felt that if a salesperson was to knock a price down low enough he or she could sell anything as long as there was a market for the product or service. That doesn’t however, so get the job done. Sales techniques are what allow you to get the amount you really need for your work.
  • Building a Positive Attitude, Building Your Bank Account
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    My mother hung a magnet on our refrigerator when I was ten years old that read, “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” I hated that magnet as a kid. I later learned that it was a Charles Swindoll quote. I also learned to love the quote – because I learned to love the impact it has had on my life.

  • Reman U: Keep Your Customer Service Hot
    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Andee Fromm describes an experience that provided her with a new meaning for “customer service.”
  • It’s Your Business: WOW THE CUSTOMER WITH SERVICE!
    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Terry Greenhut explains the steps to having excellent customer service.
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