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Doing the little things right at Habby’s Transmissions

Habby’s Transmissions started as a radiator shop. When Warren Frie bought it in 1975 (keeping the name Habby’s from the previous owner), it took until the mid-1980s until he saw an opportunity in the transmission repair market, and transformed the business. “Then, when I was 19,” says Warren Frie Jr., the current owner, “I graduated

The Road to AAPEX Ep. 3: You won’t believe who and what you’ll see on Route 66

It’s the stuff road trips are made of: the unexpected, the interesting and even the bizarre. They’re the roadside detours that are so intriguing you can’t help but pull the car over and soak it all in. Luckily, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham was running well. Babcox Media’s ASE-certified technician Joe Keene fixed it up with

Powertrain industry profiles 2022

The following pages contain powertrain industry profiles, key people and product information from leading companies in the marketplace. These profiles serve as an introduction for companies participating in autumn trade shows. The companies include: Evolution Driveline, Freudenberg–NOK / TransTec, Precision International, Raybestos Powertrain, Sonnax, Superior Transmission and Transtar. Click or view the images below to

Transtar, Meineke announce partnership

Transtar Industries has announced a new partnership with the Meineke Dealers Purchasing Cooperative Inc. (MDPCI). Meineke is a chain of automotive repair and maintenance centers with more than 700 locations in the U.S. The MDPCI represents Meineke franchisees. Transtar says it will support Meineke with its product portfolio and nationwide distribution network. “Partnering with the

Transtar partners with Christian Brothers Automotive

Transtar Industries has partnered with Christian Brothers Automotive, a national chain of vehicle repair shops, as a preferred provider of products. Transtar says it will support this partnership with its expansive product portfolio and nationwide distribution network. “We are proud to support Christian Brothers with our complete transmission units, drivetrain components, air conditioning, fluid and

Transtar sells Nickels Performance

Transtar Holding Co. announced the sale of its Nickels Performance business unit to Summit Racing Equipment. Summit Racing, headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, is a retailer of performance and replacement automotive parts and accessories. According to the companies, this represents better market alignment for the Nickels brand, which distributes high-performance racing parts.

Podcast: Transtar’s Neil Sethi on the parallels between his medical study and the aftermarket business

During his recent AMN Drivetime podcast interview with Babcox Media CEO Bill Babcox, Neil Sethi, president and CEO of Transtar, shares his fascinating journey from studying biology and medicine as an undergrad to shifting gears and finishing with an MBA focused on finance. Throughout this journey, which continues today in his role at Transtar, some key

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Transtar highlights remote transmission oil cooling system

Transtar highlights the Hayden remote transmission oil cooling system, a remote cooler with a 10 inch fan. It comes preassembled with powder coated aluminum brackets, remote mount and 3/8 inch push-on. It covers GM, Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, Mopar and Ram transmissions.

Transtar highlights cooler flow bypass kit for GM, Allison

Transtar highlights the TransGo cooler flow bypass kit for GM 6L80, 6L90, 8L45 and 8L90 models as well as Allison 1000 transmissions. Years covered range from 2014 to 2022. According to the company, features of this kit include: Provides all-time cooler flow regardless of temperature; Prevents overheating; Reduces transmission fluid temperature; Eliminates thermostatic assembly; Allows

Transtar highlights valve kit for Chrysler, Honda/Acura, ZF transmissions

Transtar highlights its solenoid pressure regular valve kit for Chrysler 948TE, ZF9HP49, and Honda and Acura nine-speed transmissions, covering model years 2014 to 2022. According to the company, features of the kit include: A hardcoat anodized aluminum valve that combats premature wear; Highly wear resistant billet sleeve seals bore from wear-related fluid loss that provide

Transtar adds AC product line

Transtar Industries has launched a new line of vehicle air conditioning parts, components and tools. The Transtar AC product line is the organization’s first entry into non-transmission or driveline parts. According to the company, the Transtar AC product line offers a complete line of air conditioning parts and covers thousands of vehicles from 1970 to

Transtar introduces 6T40 generation 3 shift kit

Transtar’s TransGo brand has introduced a lube boost valve for 6T40 models from model years 2015 to 2022. According to the company, to salvage the pump, TransGo engineered an oversize hardened steel valve and spring combination to minimize the valve oscillation responsible for premature bore wear, ensuring a lasting fix.