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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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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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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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JASPER ® Partners with Find A Wrench to Help Shops Recruit Technicians

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, the nation’s leading remanufacturer of drivetrain components, and Find A Wrench (FAW), have partnered to offer tools and services for independent shop owners, and dealerships, struggling to find technicians, service advisors, and service managers. Find A Wrench works with independent shops and businesses across the country, helping them find, and acquire […]

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Attending ATI SuperConference? Let’s Chat About Hiring Techs

ATI SuperConference is a little over a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited! Every year, Automotive Training Institute (ATI) hosts their SuperConference which brings together top-performing shop owners to share their experiences and learn about industry trends. ATI SuperConference 2020 Details Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | Carlsbad, CA March 25-28, 2020 […]

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Protect Your Tools: Tragedy Sparks Conversation About Tool Insurance

Recently, I made a visit to the northwoods of Wisconsin. If you’ve never been, I’d highly recommend making the trip, especially during the fall as it is absolutely gorgeous. I typically love my visits to northern Wisconsin as it provides some level of peacefulness and a decent cruising trail. This visit was different though. I […]

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