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Hands On

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Hands On last won the day on September 14 2019

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About Hands On

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  • Business Name
    Hands On Auto Tech
  • Business Address
    1566 Vista View Drive, Longmont, Colorado, 80504
  • Type of Business
    Auto Repair
  • Your Current Position
    Shop Owner
  • Automotive Franchise
    None
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  • Participate in Training
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  • Your Mission Statement
    Quality auto repairs you can trust.

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  1. The only people who have been applying at my shop are the people that did not qualify for unemployment because they were terminated with justification. Anyone I have spoken to that was laid off and eligible for unemployment is making too much to sit at home. In Colorado you just have to check a box on a computer every week, no need to submit any info proving your trying to get hired.
  2. Things in Longmont Colorado seem to revolve around the number of cars on the road during rush our, and those have not returned to anything close to normal yet. School is not going to re open this year which is cutting back on a lot of driving around here.
  3. I got a few responses but nothing overwhelming. FNGJWS I do wonder if the parts are going to stop rolling. I know the dealers around me let go of every single car salesman, and half their service center staff, half or more of the parts staff.
  4. I posted an ad offering to pick up people's cars so they do not have to leave the house and suggested it is a great opportunity to get that service done while they are self quarantined. We shall see if it generates anything.
  5. My answer to the what is your rate question: We bill fairly for each job depending on how difficult the issue is to repair. Please stop by and let my ASE certified technician take a free look at the vehicle so we can build you an accurate quote."
  6. I lost my leg in November so I know what your talking about. Feel free to donate to my GoFundMe. https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-tom-and-laura&rcid=r01-156647799231-359535eb9d244bde&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m
  7. I am hoping to have enough rental properties that I do not care what happens to the business for my own personal financial reasons. Then I hope to pass it on to a young person In the industry that wants to make a go of it. I will work out a deal that will make it easy for that person to succeed and wish them the best. I will then sail the world.
  8. I know this is an old post, but I show my techs news articles of mechanics that went to jail for negligent homicide for missing safety items on inspection that ended up killing someone. I know this was a state inspection mechanic performing a state safety check, but it tends to get the point across, and it makes them think about what could happen to the customer. https://www.mynbc5.com/article/licensed-car-mechanic-charged-with-manslaughter-in-customer-s-death/3324536
  9. It has been a while, are you still with them? I shut off my google adwords last month and have not seen a difference other then a drop in phone price shoppers.
  10. Anyone using Mechanicsnet? Better yet, anyone using Alldata manage online and have one of these CRM programs integrated?
  11. Your insurance agent will answer these questions they are supposed to let you know about potential exposures, liabilities ect. There are also OSHA consultants out there you can make an appointment with to go over those requirements. There is a lot of leg work to do for sure with starting any business. It will be hard to do while deployed, but you could start reading business self help books. If you can get your hands on a business planning book this will help. Good luck on your deployment, I am ex Air Force. Thank you for your service.
  12. Get the local desperate tool guy to float you or sign up for credit. My scanner costs 24 a week. If you are unable to do that you need to change something and maybe should ask for more help here.


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