Are Aftermarket Transmission Parts As Good as OEM?

Are aftermarket transmission parts as good as OEM? If you’re like most drivers, you probably care about your car. You want it to run well and look good. And when something goes wrong, you want to fix it as quickly and affordably as possible. So are aftermarket transmission parts a good option? There are a lot of factors to consider …

Transmission Rebuild 101: Your Quick Guide to Some Common Issues

“There is a problem with your transmission.” These words are likely to scare the average car owner more than any others due to the reputation of transmissions being extremely costly to replace. We buy drivetrain warranties and extended warranties on our cars to avoid having to worry about hearing these words. But with cars being kept on the road longer, …

Transmission Bushing: What to Know About This Critical Component

Interested in learning more about automatic transmissions? Read about the transmission bushing in this article. In the transmission industry, what we call a bushing is known by many names—plain bearing, solid bearing, slide bearing, and friction bearing all refer to this component. Compact, cost-effective, and lightweight, bushings into a housing or bore act as a bearing and provide a surface …

When to Change Your Transmission Filter (Plus, How to Pick the Right Product)

Not sure when to change your transmission filter? This article will help you determine when it’s time to install a new one. The transmission filter is a critical component of an automobile’s transmission system. Over time, the transmission filter needs to be replaced to prevent damage to the vehicle, which means your clients and their retail customers need to know …

4 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Automatic Transmission Cooling System

There are a number of symptoms that could point to an issue with your vehicle’s transmission cooling system. Learn about them in this article, as well as what you can do if you notice these signs. An automatic transmission cooling system is designed to keep the transmission in your car working and prevent any damage. But that doesn’t mean these …

Can You Get Your Hands on the Automatic Transmission Parts You Need?

Can you get your hands on the automatic transmission parts you need? Sometimes it’s not easy to find the automatic transmission parts you need for your transmission rebuild quickly enough to deliver the level of service your company depends on for repeat business.  There are several reasons why the automatic transmission components you seek can be hard to get your …

4 Reasons Switching from Manual to Automatic Transmission Is a Good Move

With changes in demand, switching from manual to automatic transmission may be a smart decision. This article outlines a few reasons your clients may want to consider it. At one time, manual transmissions had many advantages over their automatic counterparts – cars with manual transmissions were easier to maintain, their fuel economy and performance outpaced automatics, and they were less …

Is a Manual or Automatic Transmission Better? 4 Myths Debunked

When your clients are deciding between a vehicle with a manual or automatic transmission, the misinformation can be difficult for them to see through. This article debunks four common myths about automatic transmissions. Buying a car is a big decision. With so many choices—color, make, model, style—the process can be overwhelming. To make matters even more difficult, a lot of …

4 Ways Your Customers Can Make Their Aftermarket Transmission Rebuilds Last Longer

Give your customers these tips if you want to help them make their aftermarket transmission parts last longer. You know exactly how important it is to keep a transmission in good working order, but do your customers? Not only is it a critical part of any functioning car—it is also one of the most expensive systems to replace if something …

​​How Quality Transmission Rebuild Parts Improve Your Reputation

​​How quality transmission rebuild parts improve your reputation? The transmission rebuild parts you use can affect rebuild longevity, which can lead to more business. In this industry, a good reputation is invaluable. Customers have plenty of choices when it comes to getting work done on their transmission, so you should be doing everything you can to stand out. When potential …

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts: 3 Key Differences to Help You Decide

In the debate over OEM vs. aftermarket parts, there is a lot of misinformation derailing the conversation. While many customers lean toward OEM parts, this is usually due to confusion surrounding the quality of aftermarket parts. As experts in the industry, we’re here to clear up some false perceptions that may be preventing you from choosing the best part for …

Lower Cost of Ownership: Evidence Supports Aftermarket Allison Transmission Parts

Whether or not you’ve read our post on the interesting history of Allison Transmission, you probably already know that aftermarket Allison Transmission parts are some of the most reliable pieces that GFX stocks. According to a 3-year study that the company released just last month, they now have proof that the brand’s automatics reduce a vehicle’s Total Cost of Ownership …

Automatic Transmission Rebuild Kit: Overhaul vs. Master

The automatic transmission rebuild kit you choose will depend on your needs as a repair shop and the needs of your clients. Transmission overhaul kits contain the non-metal components that you need to rebuild a transmission. They include, but are not limited to, parts such as O-rings, D-rings, paper gaskets, and seals, many of which take a ton of wear …

4 Interesting Facts about Automatic Transmissions You Might Not Know

While automatic transmission is used widely today, that was historically not always the case. We have covered the specific history of Allison Transmissions in a previous post, but there are 4 surprising facts about the general history of transmissions you may not know about. This includes why we switched from manuals to automatics on such a large scale over the …

What’s the Deal with Aftermarket Distributors and Port Congestion?

What’s the deal with aftermarket distributors and port congestion? Marine terminal congestion has become one of the largest issues affecting aftermarket distributors today, especially for those shipping out from the West Coast. Each day, thousands of trucks come to terminal gates to load goods, placing massive demands on the current operating model that ports have in place. GFX recently had …

Need Aftermarket Transmission Parts? 4 Reasons to Work with GFX

Do you need aftermarket transmission parts? If you work as a distributor or retailer, you know how difficult it can be to find a trustworthy manufacturer that you can depend on. You need to offer your clients an array of high-quality aftermarket transmission parts that will make your customers happy. GFX can offer you the quality, affordability, global connections, and …

What Transmission Hard Parts Does GFX Offer This Month?

What types of transmission hard parts does GFX offer this month? Do you need parts for a 6L80E or a 6L90E transmission? GFX has you covered. This month, we have numerous featured products that will fit your 6L80E and 6L90E transmission hard parts needs. General Packs and Kits First up is our 6L80 Pump Rotor Repair Kit. Most of you …

The History of Allison Transmissions

Allison Transmission is a well-known automatic transmission manufacturer with a long and rich history — from working with the U.S. military on airplane engineering to landing in the civilian automobile space once more. In this post, we will explore the evolution of Allison transmissions. The company was founded in 1909, named after its creator James Allison. This is the same …

Christmas Sale for Wholesale Transmission Parts (Limited Time Only!)

At GFX, we are running a limited-time sale for wholesale transmission parts until December 25! Any orders we ship between November 15 and December 25 will come at a sale price. To get our offers, you must purchase at least ten pieces of your chosen item. Once we deplete our inventory, the sale is over. Act quickly and get these …

Are Aftermarket Parts Safe? You Have Nothing to Fear with Powertrain Parts from GFX

When customers come to you, they might share concerns about the safety and efficacy of aftermarket parts. As a mechanic or shop, you might’ve come across poorly made parts in this market. This can lead you to be skeptical about aftermarket companies. Find out why you and your clients have nothing to worry about when it comes to GFX powertrain …

6 Warning Signs Your Customers’ Transmission Parts Are Failing

When transmission parts need to be replaced, the warning signs can range from subtle to obvious. Here are some symptoms to share with your customers so they know when to schedule an appointment with you. As an auto repair shop owner or auto mechanic, you know when your clients need to repair their automatic transmissions. Aside from warning lights on …