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Recruiting & Retaining Technicians in Today’s Environment

Recruiting and retaining qualified technicians is hard enough. However, I certainly don’t think the majority of us foresaw any of the events of 2020 happening — complicating our technician shortage even further.

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Free Webinar: Recruit & Retain: Tips for Owners and Techs

How can you run your shop so that owners and techs are both happy? Join Jay Goninen, Founder & President at Find a Wrench, along with Fullbay Founder & CEO, Jacob Findlay, and COO, Chris O’Brien, as they discuss how to recruit and retain technicians for your shop. Webinar Details Recruit and Retain: Tips for […]

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Congratulations to the Amazon Gift Card Winners

Thank you to everyone who purchased a gift card to their local automotive shop off of SupportRepairShops.com. Each person who purchased a gift card off of SupportRepairShops.com earned an entry into our drawing for every $20 they spent. We randomly drew winners to give away 16 $250 Amazon gift cards, donated by our wonderful sponsors. […]

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Business is Picking Up and Shops Need to Adapt

As our country makes progress toward opening up, business seems to have followed suit. Hiring is obviously a good indicator of how busy shops are, and we have noticed a significant uptick in hiring the past couple of weeks. The phones are ringing again, and offers are going out. Personally, my conversations with shops have […]

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Market Update: Shops are Hiring Again

A couple of weeks ago, we published a blog article, Coronavirus Knocked Us All On Our Asses, and coronavirus really did turn everyone’s world upside down. However, at Find A Wrench, talk to a lot of technicians and shops, and we see a lot of data. We felt it was time to give an update […]

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VIP Tires & Service: Changing Technicians’ Perception of the Shop

With over 59 shops in northern New England and almost 500 employees, VIP Tires & Service is a tire and automotive service business with a mission to earn a customer for life. What started in 1958 as a high performance auto parts store has since evolved into a premium provider of high quality automotive services […]

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Introducing Support Repair Shops

Given the recent events of coronavirus and the impact it has had on all small businesses, we at Find A Wrench wanted to figure out a way to help shops out. We look in the industry and we see other places of business getting that local community support such as restaurants, bars, and even hair […]

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World Professional Automotive Community – Free Online Classes

Press Release from Worldpac Training Institute: Dear Automotive Industry colleagues, In trying times it is important to support each other and share available resources that, as an industry sticking together, we can all gain from. I want to pass along a new training resource you are invited to take advantage of for no charge. It’s […]

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How the Industry Can Help Technical Schools

In a recent episode of the Beyond the Wrench podcast, host, Jay Goninen, met with Tom Wozniak, an instructor for the diesel program at Madison College. They discussed how we, as an industry, can better support technical schools and get younger students more interested in going into automotive and diesel programs. You can listen to […]

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The Stimulus Package — What It Means For Small Businesses

Today, we released a very important and timely episode of our new podcast, Beyond the Wrench. In this episode, Jay Goninen, talks with the CEO of Find A Wrench, Mark Wilson, about the recently approved stimulus package. In particular, they dive into the Paycheck Protection Program, which is going to be what most small businesses […]

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Coronavirus Knocked Us All On Our Asses

Wow… what a crazy time. I think our CEO at Find A Wrench, Mark Wilson, summed it up best when he said, “This past week has been at least 176 days long.” How quickly our world has been turned upside down by coronavirus. I’m only nine days into self-quarantine, and I’m already thinking about all […]

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Customer Spotlight: Replacing a Technician, Without Time Away from Business

About Otto Jacobs Company For 97 years, Otto Jacobs Company has been owned and operated by the Jacobs family in the tight-knit community of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Founded by Otto Jacobs in 1923, Otto Jacobs Company is currently under third generation ownership by Otto’s grandson, Jesse. And Jesse Jacobs recently welcomed his son, Evan, to […]

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