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  1. wet behind the ears techs hurting local business's

    I guess at least its keeping those "cheap" customers out of our shop - they can have them. I heard once that the people with the least amount of $ are always the biggest pain in the a**. Wow has that proven itself to be true for me. A lot of times, you're working on a piece of junk, with multiple problems, and you get blamed for stuff that is ridiculous. I just had a customer with an Honda Odyssey pos. 1000000000 miles on it. We did a timing belt, told them there motor mounts were hollible, they declined to fix them. Called a few days later and said that we MUST have screwed something up, because there engine has never clunked this loud before we worked on it. I put that fire out, then the next day he accused me of snapping off a rear lugnut (which I explained we never had the rear tires off). His response was that it must have happened when we hoisted the vehicle, and that we were still responsible. Haha! I guess you just have to laugh and let it roll.off your shoulder sometimes. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  2. Online Auto Repair Training

    I guess I mostly had in mind the entry level tech (or even a lube tech), who WANTS to learn, but may not have the mean to go to a tech school. I also agree with what you are saying, however Ive never been too impressed with "textbook" style teaching / learning. And I don't think Im alone there... wich is why I designed this course to be very practical, and cut right to the chase, also teaching them good work habbits 🤠. So far, I seem to be getting a lot of interest in this. We'll see... I just thought I would share it with you guys! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  3. Auto Repair Training

    WOW. I'm finally launching my "winter project". I have created a fully online auto repair training course. I (as a shop owner) was amazed at the lack of training options that my employees could take while working full time. The course lays out the "basics" that I found myself teaching these guys every time I had a new hire with little experience. If you know anyone who could benefit from this, boy would I appreciate you sharing this! Or, if you as a shop need some training for new employees, maybe this could help you. I'm not trying to use this forum as a "sales platform", but I am very excited to see what hapens with this idea. Again, any help / feedback would be greatly appreciated. You guys are awesome to listen to! Here is the link: www.autorepairuniversity.com Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  4. Online Auto Repair Training

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  5. Auto repair Training WOW. I'm finally launching my "winter project". I have created a fully online auto repair training course. I (as a shop owner) was amazed at the lack of training options that my employees could take while working full time. The course lays out the "basics" that I found myself teaching these guys every time I had a new hire with little experience. If you know anyone who could benefit from this, boy would I appreciate you sharing this! Or, if you as a shop need some training for new employees, maybe this could help you. I'm not trying to use this forum as a "sales platform", but I am very excited to see what hapens with this idea. Again, any help / feedback would be greatly appreciated. You guys are awesome to listen to! Here is the link: www.autorepairuniversity.com Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  6. Technician pay

    Wow... I should come work for you! In my part of the country, I have found that techs make between $13-20 per hr depending on skill level. There is also a lot of shops paying flat rate. I prefer to pay hourly. That being said.. I know first hand how important it is to take care of your employees. Ive been blessed with great guys and would do almost anything to keep them! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  7. My experience with 1800radiator hasn't been great. Ive had too many come backs, and always replace them with a better quality part. I stopped using them. Although its tempting with their super cheap prices. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  8. Anyone here a millionaire?

    I totally agree. Its easy to get caught up in the day to day hustle and not look at the big picture. Sounds like I should spend some time examining the numbers, and possibly raise my prices a bit... I honestly feel like I have more work than I can handle most of the time. Thanks for the advice. I'll put some time / effort into this. Also probably have some more questions along the way. Thanks guys! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  9. Anyone here a millionaire?

    Great advice, its so nice to be able to talk to other shop owners, other than your neighbors (which are competion). Where I struggle, is that I know I could find more ways to charge more per job. But in the end it either feels like im charging a fair rate, or im charging too much. Example, if I charge $200 for a brake job, I feel like its a fair price. Say I were to mark up parts more and add more shop supplies, now Im charging $250 for the same job. I feel like that would be considered too high for my particular city / area. I can't think of any practical ways too save much more $. Any more advice. Again thank you! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  10. Anyone here a millionaire?

    This is interesting stuff. I'm new to this group (pretty excited to have found it). I've owned an auto repair shop for almost 6 years. I have 5 bays. This past year we grossed approx 500k, however barely made a profit this year when all said and done. Kind of frustrating because were ALWAYS busy and working our butts off. I am considering expanding to get a few more bays. However, there is also another great location (Building) for sale near me. I have thought about adding another location, then wonder if I've lost my mind!!!. I'm pretty young, so I don't mind upping the ante so to speak, if it would be a good long term move. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk


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