Have you ever wondered, when you open up a transmission kit, how many nations all of these different parts came from? How many different journeys these parts had to make to get to where they are, sitting in your shop, ready to serve their purpose in a unit that needs them? It would be apt
From one perspective it appears that the government and the manufacturers are working hand in hand to dismantle the aftermarket repair industry. Of course, their view is different. The government is concerned about fuel economy and emissions. So it places on the manufacturers CAFE ratings and emissions demands that have in many ways accelerated this technological advancement to meet those demands. Then, of course, there is competition among manufacturers to meet customer demands for as many comforts as the vehicle can offer.