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  • Town Nissan

    Town Nissan

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    Almost SPRING here in Washington state! what about you? Do you feel that you are any closer to spring? what are the most beautiful highlights of your state?

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  • Tom Wood Subaru

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    Huge CONGRADULATIONS to Kassie Kapelinski. She has achieved yet another certification. Tom Wood Subaru is proud to see that Kassie has added her ASE "609" Refrigerant Recovery to her certifications.

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  • Turbo Tim's Anything Automotive

    Turbo Tim's Anything Automotive

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    Top Shop Challenge: WrenchWay is conducting a technician pay survey because many believe the BLS data of $46k average pay is not reflective of the industry. Please comment on what someone at your shop can earn.

    We did a compensation review last year and our salaries track near the middle to high end in Minnesota for billed hour flat rate technicians. We range from in $46,000-$105,000. This is due to our pay scale which reflects ASE tests, and average weekly hours, and diagnostic skill. We also pay $50 for every 5-star review a technician is involved in.

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  • WrenchWay

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    This week, we are shining a spotlight on the incredible work of Toyota & Honda of Seattle.

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  • Bascom Truck & Automotive, Inc.

    Bascom Truck & Automotive, Inc.

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    How much value do you put on ASE certification, and is that different for diesel vs auto repair shops?

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  • Vander Molen Fire Apparatus Sales and Service

    Vander Molen Fire Apparatus Sales and Service

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    What is your favorite color firetruck?

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  • Paul Garcia

    Paul Garcia

    So.. general conversation here. As a tech I was wondering, what do you(other techs) and management do at your location to deal with other techs that like to play petty games in the shop? General back and forth is a normal part of the work life.. after all if you(techs) can't joke and banter with the people you spend such a high amount of time with, it makes for a stale environment. Just generally wondering how "that one" person in your shop would/could be handled, be it a tech or service writer, that doesn't understand(or care about) boundaries.

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    Jay Goninen

    This is a great question, Paul. I am very curious to hear how others answer this question. For me, it typically starts by sitting down with the Tech that is going over the line to understand what might be driving behavior. Obviously, some personalities are more inclined to act out that way than others. I think a more formal chat allows you to listen to them and lay out expectations. From there, if it continues to push the boundaries, the conversation gets a bit more serious. Formal write ups or even dismissal aren't out of the question. My expectation is that we have fun but do it in a way that is professional. We all want our industry to be in a better place. More profitable shops with better pay and benefits for our people. To get there, we need to be a bit more polished.

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  • Dowell J Howard Center

    Dowell J Howard Center

    Our shop equipment just got a big update!

    Here at DJH we have recently had a large update in our shop equipment. We now have Hunter aligners, tire machines, and balancers. Also we have added many new options for scan-tools, A/C machines, brake lathes, etc.

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  • Toyota of Corvallis

    Toyota of Corvallis

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    Question, does anyone else have a dealer around them techs always coming to you looking for a job just to get a raise and stay at their current dealer?

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  • WrenchWay

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    Technician Pay

    We just extended our 2024 Technician Pay Survey through the end of the month!

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