This is the audio version of the Humble Mechanic podcast. You can listen to this podcast through your favorite media player.

Today’s automotive podcast is geared talking right to my fellow technicians, or mechanics if you prefer. We are going to talk about dealing with bad jobs. All professions have things about them that are challenging. Being a mechanic can be mentally, physically, and even emotionally draining. I want to be sure I acknowledge those things, and help you guys deal with them. We go WAY back to one of the first shows that actually got some good traction.

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Join me today as we dive deep into:

  • Some bad jobs for a mechanic
  • How to deal with bad work
  • Keeping a positive attitude as a mechanic
  • Not getting pulled in to the negative crew.
  • Getting paid on Flat Rate
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response.If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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Episode 4 – What To Do When Your Car Is Not Fixed Right

Today’s automotive podcast is geared more to the customer. What should you do if the shop doesn’t fix your car the right way the first time?  As much as I wish all cars were fixed right, that is just not reality. We discuss the steps you can take to get your car back on the road with as little headache as possible. We will even talk about some of the reasons this can happen, and why it’s not really that abnormal.

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Do you shop on Amazon?
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Join me today as we dive deep into:

  • Analyze if your car is safe, and keep calm
  • Call the shop ASAP, and stay calm
  • Explain exactly what is happening, and note if it is the same issue, or a new one
  • Give them an opportunity to fix it.
  • Work with that same shop to get your car fixed
  • Why a check engine light may not be diagnosed properly.
  • Keys to getting your car fixed asap

I know that this can be a touchy subject for folks. But these is the best way I have found to help make a crappy situation with your car better.

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response.If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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Automotive podcast episode 3 Flat Rate

Today on the Humble Mechanic automotive podcast, we are talking about Flat Rate. This is the system on which technicians get paid, and customers get charged. There are many in the industry that have strong opinions about Flat Rate. Today we look at several aspects of this system.

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Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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Join me as we discuss:

  • Why Flat Rate is used
  • How Flat Rate works
  • Where do the times come from, what is “book time”
  • How to win at Flat Rate
  • How mechanics cheat Flat Rate
  • A Better system?
  • Does Flat Rate make you a better tech

There is one thing that I forgot to mention in the video. That is about protecting a customer from slow techs. Having a standard time will prevent a tech from “milking the clock”. That means if you get a slow tech you will not have to pay more just because they are slow.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Flat Rate, or any thing regarding getting paid as a mechanic, or being charged as a customer. Also, thank you for the feedback. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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Automotive podcast episode 2

When it comes to getting our cars serviced, we want it done right. We also probably want it done cheap and we want it fast. But in many cases we can’t truly have everything. Today you have me in the car on my way home from work. We are talking about allowing time for the job to be done properly. This comes from a lot of different places, a technician rushing, a customer only having a limited time for their car to be properly serviced, or a service advisor that has over booked a schedule. This rushing can end just fine. Being rushed when servicing does not mean your car is going to get destroyed. It does however open the door for mistakes, missing issues, or injury.

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Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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Automotive podcast episode 1

Welcome to the first audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. I have been making Youtube videos for a while now. Hey, if you haven’t seen them, check it ~ Humble Mechanic Video ShowAs part of that video show, I always wanted to add audio only for the folks that may want to listen while driving, cutting the grass, working, or whatever you people do. So today I am happy to finally get that going.

For a while we will be going back in time to catch up on all the old episodes. You will get to see how the show has changed, and evolved over the years. It really took some time for me to get my rhythm down. It will be fun to see how the audio podcast changes too. I have not totally nailed down the format and distribution schedule just yet. So I would say the best thing is to subscribe on your favorite podcast service, and or here at HumbleMechanic.com.

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If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

 


As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below.  Also if you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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