You should recommend a top-quality replacement water pump if a customer’s old water pump has called it quits.
Although many of us have sold the occasional camshaft phaser or oil control valve/solenoid, the technology behind the VVT system is still somewhat unknown or misunderstood. Currently, there are two basic designs for variable valve timing that cover most of the vehicles in today’s aftermarket.
Recommending premium-quality components and encouraging proper installation can increase sales, and decrease your warranty returns. The vehicle owner will benefit from a better, longer-lasting product, and professional technicians will get fewer customer complaints, comebacks and labor claims. Taking the time to properly diagnose problems and perform the repair correctly is the mark of a professional service provider, but it is up to you as a parts specialist to help supply them with the products and services they need to succeed.
There will be many significant benefits of EAPS for manufacturers, repair shops and vehicle owners, but for those of us behind the counter, one of the best benefits is related to core handling. That fully electric rack and pinion core you just took back contains no fluid to leak all over our floors, counters and uniforms!
Many people don’t realize how important good shocks and struts are for good handling, a smooth ride and even braking on rough roads. Today’s anti-lock brake systems and stability control systems can correct for a lot of problems, but worn shocks and struts is not one of them.
Familiarize yourself with the latest engine parts offerings from your suppliers so you don’t miss potential upgrade opportunities when selling engine parts. Your customers will thank you for it!
Pad replacement is required when the thickness of the friction material is worn down to minimum service specifications. Simply put: Worn-out brakes are unsafe and must be replaced.
Premium oil filters, whether they are a traditional spin-on filter or a bare cartridge filter, use higher-grade materials and construction to assure maximum filtering efficiency (typically up to 99 percent) and extended longevity.
In addition to serving JASPER and other leading aftermarket businesses, Elgin Industries is a Tier One supplier of original equipment engine and chassis components to organizations such as Chrysler, Deere & Co., Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Mack, and Navistar.