Friddle: In what year did Jasper Engines & Transmissions become 100% Associate Owned? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What does the automotive-related acronym LDW stand for? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lane Departure Warning or Lateral Drift Warning Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Mike S.
In 2006, JASPER’s Drive Line Newsletter highlighted Ewing Automotive in Snellville, Georgia.Ewing Automotive was founded in 1976 by NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing legend, Billy Ewing. What started as a home-based business for the first 14 years, Ewing opened his first location in Snellville in 1990. The company expanded in small increments over the years, with an emphasis on retaining their current customer base. A BIG expansion took place this year. "We opened up another shop (in 2012) to work on cars and heavy-duty trucks," says Ewing. "Our workload was growing too much for one shop to handle, and we had customers coming to see us from long distances. So, we went to our customers." 2012 was the right time for Ewing Automotive to open a second location on five acres of land along Highway 78 in Monroe, Georgia. This new facility, approximately 20 miles east of Snellville, has eight service bays in 5,500 square feet of work space, including two truck bays and an alignment bay. Ewing included a spacious front waiting room for customers, along with a kitchen and a master office. A mezzanine above the office is used for parts. Ewing’s Monroe location has six employees, including four ASE-Certified technicians in varying disciplines ranging from Master Technician to Durability Expert, Differentials and Transmissions. Ewing supports his technicians attending seminars and other classes to stay on top of advancements in automotive technology. "Each technician is required to have 20 hours of training every year," says Ewing. Just like in Snellville, Ewing says his Monroe location will do more in-house repair than a dealership. "By doing this, we can save the customer money and time," he said. "We can repair more jobs quicker, and more efficiently, because of our skills and equipment and the drive to make it work. We’ll do jobs other shops turn down." Ewing Automotive has been an installer of JASPER remanufactured products since 1999. "Good people make a good product and JASPER is both," says Ewing. "JASPER stands behind their product, which allows me to stand behind the job I did for my customer." For Billy Ewing, his future plans include passing down the business to the next generation. "Our shop is a family business," said Billy. "That pulls us all together." Ewing Automotive’s business philosophy remains ‘Quality work at a fair price.’ "The customer is the most important thing to us," he said. "Our customer base extends 36 years, and that means a lot. We take care of our customers to build a relationship and to make them feel like a person, not a number."
Friddle: What's the name of the guy in the Jasper Engines & Transmissions logo? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Acura is the luxury division of which Japanese automaker? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Honda Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Randy V.
The Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector (HEUI) pump was once considered a disposable piece on a diesel engine. Now Jasper Engines & Transmissions, through a series of updates, has turned the HEUI pump into a reliable, remanufactured component that customers can install with confidence.
One such update involves the HEUI pump used on the International 6.0L diesel. A loss of oil pressure is a common issue with this unit. "During its production, one side of the HEUI pump housing is drilled and sealed off with a steel ball," says TJ Abrams, JASPER Diesel Quality Engineer. "Due to the dissimilar metals of the steel ball and the aluminum pump housing, the steel ball eventually works its way out of the hole and leads to a loss of oil pressure."To eliminate this failure, JASPER removes the steel ball, threads the hole, and inserts a threaded steel plug. "This ensures that customers receive long life out of our HEUI pump, and that it’s a pump customers can trust," says Abrams. Each JASPER remanufactured HEUI pump, just like an engine, is tested after being remanufactured. "Pressure, flow and leaks are scrutinized on a custom-built test stand to ensure a quality product," added Abrams. For more information on the remanufactured diesel fuel components of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, please call 1-800-827-7455.
Hamlin Takes Fifth Win of the Season in New Hampshire Denny Hamlin's win in this weekend's Sylvania 300 in Loudon, New Hampshire, was significant for any number of reasons. It was his fifth win of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season; it was his second Chase win; it helped to solidify his position as a favorite to win the Chase; and it gave Joe Gibbs Racing its 100th Cup victory. To top it off, Hamlin came from a 32nd place starting position to dominate the race, leading 193 laps of the 300 lap event. Drivers running JASPER products placed in two of the Top-5 positions this weekend. A recap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers running JASPER Race Products at Loudon is as follows: 1st Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 4th Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 6th Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 8th Joey Logano (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 9th Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) [in for Mark Martin] 17th Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 21st Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential) 28th Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) The Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are as follows: Brad Keselowski is second; Denny Hamlin is third; Clint Bowyer is sixth; and Martin Truex, Jr. is tenth. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend, Sam Hornish, Jr. finished second while Ryan Blaney, in for Brad Keselowski, finished ninth.
Friddle: Acura is the luxury division of which Japanese automaker? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automaker used the phrase "Zoom Zoom" in their advertisements? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Mazda Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Pending
Friddle: Which Japanese automaker used the phrase "Zoom Zoom" in their advertisements? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which Rolls Royce model was the predecessor to the Phantom I, otherwise known as the "New Phantom"? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Silver Ghost Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner
The Baltimore branch opened in 1989. This branch holds the company record of 1,748 total units sold in one month in 2000. We are planning to move into our new JASPER-owned building in November of this year. The new branch will be located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. The facility will have six dock doors to help keep up with the six daily delivery trucks. The Baltimore branch has 18 Associates, averaging 12 years experience among them.
Friddle: Which Rolls Royce model was the predecessor to the Phantom I, otherwise known as the "New Phantom"? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker built the two-door Ranchero? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ford Motor Company Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Mel Read