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About WrenchWay

WrenchWay’s mission is to improve the automotive and diesel industries and help address the technician shortage. WrenchWay is working with technicians, shops, and schools to address this critical issue by: Gathering input from all sides and sharing the findings with the WrenchWay Insiders Mobile App, highlighting the best shops to work at with WrenchWay Top Shops, and attracting new people into the industry with WrenchWay School Connect.

Why is There a Shortage of Technicians?

Over the last few years, I have read countless articles and posts on LinkedIn and other social media about the shortage of technicians in the available workforce or labor pool as a whole. There is a shortage of technicians and an overall declining interest in the trade as a result of four major issues: Compensation

2022-09-09T13:58:53-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

The Value of Diversity in Repair Shop

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss diversity in the shop. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. The Value of Diversity in the Shop A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked, “Approximately what percentage of the technicians in your shop are people of color?” Let’s review the responses: More than 50%:

2022-07-19T13:25:27-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

How Repair Shops Can Manage Technician Ghosting

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss technicians ghosting prospective employers. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. Do Technicians Ghost Potential Employers? A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked, “Have you ever ghosted a shop after applying or after an interview?” Let’s review the responses: Yes: 25% No: 75% If yes,

2022-07-19T13:25:42-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Importance of Performance Metrics in Repair Shops

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss performance metrics. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. Are Performance Metrics a Good Measure of Technicians’ Work? A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked, “Are performance metrics (i.e., efficiency, hours billed, rework, etc.) an accurate representation of the work you do as a technician?”

2022-04-21T13:12:11-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

DIY Vehicle Repairs & Maintenance

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss DIY vehicle repairs and maintenance. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. Commonly Performance DIY Repairs & Maintenance A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked, “What repair/maintenance is most commonly done incorrectly by those that haven't been adequately trained?” Let’s review the responses: Installing electronics:

2022-04-21T13:12:30-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Working as a Technician – Favorite Part About the Job

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss technicians’ favorite part of their job. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. Why Technicians Love the Industry A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked, “What do you love about working in the industry?” Let’s review the responses: Working with my hands: 40% Critical thinking:

2022-04-21T13:12:51-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

How to Mitigate Technician Burnout in Your Shop/Dealership

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss how job burnout affects technicians. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked technicians, “Do you think you’re experiencing some level of job burnout?” Let’s look at the results. Yes: 69% No: 31% It’s not unusual for everyone to

2022-04-21T13:13:08-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Female Technicians in the Shop

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss female technicians in the automotive industry. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. Female Technicians in the Automotive Industry A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked, "How many female technicians does your shop/dealership currently employ?" Let's review the responses: None: 77% 1-2: 19% 3-5: 4%

2022-04-21T13:14:08-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Technician Retention: What Drives Shop Loyalty?

In this episode of WrenchWay Weekly, we discuss what keeps technicians working at a particular shop or dealership. Watch the full episode, or review the episode highlights below. A recent WrenchWay Insiders poll asked technicians, "What is the biggest factor that makes you stay working at a shop or dealership? Let's look at the results.

2022-04-21T13:14:25-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|
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