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Starting out as a mechanic can be hard. Buying mechanic tools, learning flat rate, dealing with management, warranty work, ASE testing, and more. There are so many things to learn when you are just starting out as a mechanic. Today I team up with UTI and shine some light on the struggles and help ease them.

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Listen to the Show
It is finally here! The audio only version of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. So many of you wanted to listen on the go, in the car, working out, and now you can. While I wait for iTunes, Google approval you can listen to the show here on the blog. Once those approvals come, you will be able to subscribe and download the audio podcasts from your favorite place. 

 

Trouble viewing? Watch “3 Biggest Struggles for New Technicians ” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form!

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The 5 BEST Ways to Stand Out as a Technician

Hey everyone. Today we are going to look at 5 things a technician can do to stand out to a customer. These are ways to stand out in a positive way. How to bring a little extra valve to what you do. The end goal is to earn a customer for life. With these little tweaks, you and set yourself on a great path to a huge customer base. You don’t have to follow all of these tips. Heck you don’t have to follow any of them. But these are a few of the things I used over the years to set myself apart from other techs. This will help you stand out to customers, and to me that is the most important thing. But if you have promotions on your mind, and in your goals list, use this to stand out to management too.

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
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.

Help Support The Show
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 today as we break down:

  1. Never be afraid or unwilling to talk to a customer
  2. Be their hero
  3. Leave a personalized note and business card.
  4. Tell them the things they DO NOT need on their car
  5. Show them the value you bring to the relationship.

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! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

Starting out as a mechanic can be hard. Buying mechanic tools, learning flat rate, dealing with management, warranty work, ASE testing, and more. There are so many things to learn when you are just starting out as a mechanic. Today I team up with UTI and shine some light on the struggles and help ease them.

On the audio podcast, I added a little to the episode. The video was shot before the meeting with Eric and Bogi. You guys get the benefit of the podcast being more flexible than the video 🙂
Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
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.

Help Support The Show
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.

Important links:

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! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

How To Beat Flat Rate Pay System without Screwing Customers

In the US many automotive technicians get paid on a system called flat rate. This system pays a tech based on the job, not the time it takes that technician to complete. If a job pays 3 hours, a tech gets paid 3 hours. If it takes that tech 2 hours, they win. If it takes them 4 hours, they lose. The techniques we are going to talk about today helped me do a lot more winning of flat rate than losing. But always remember the number one rule, DON’T SCREW YOUR CUSTOMERS! This makes everything we talk about today pointless, you are a hack, and you should get out of the industry all together.

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
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

Help Support The Show
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.

Important links:

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! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

Some Down Sides Of Being A Technician ~ Audio Podcast Episode 55

Today on the Automotive Podcast, we turn down a little different path. We look at some of the down sides of being an automotive technician. This is a road that I don’t love to go down that often. It can lead to getting stuck in a cycle of being negative. But I also feel like it is important to address. Like with any job, things are not perfect. But through out the show, I want you to be thinking about this, “Things are what you make of them”.

 

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
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.

Help Support The Show
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.

Important links:

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Keeping this show positive.
  • Is it really that bad?
  • No jobs are perfect
  • Being a tech is physically demanding
  • You body is often in an awkward position
  • Being a tech can be dangerous.
  • Other people not being safe
  • Contact with chemicals
  • Negative attitude from general public
  • Perception of being easily replaceable
  • The unrealistic things techs are expected to know.
  • 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! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

apprenticeBeing A Good Apprentice ~ Podcast Episode 53

Today we are going to be talking about way to be a good apprentice, or trainee or rookie tech. This show comes about for a few reasons. I have 2 trainee techs right now. They are both very very different. Also in my quest to become a better trainer I have found a ton of information about being a good leader or trainer, but very little on how to maximize being a trainee. That is really sad because it is so much a two way street. The better we are as mentors, the more we can do for our trainees. But failing to teach people how to be a good apprentice is also failing. Better apprentices usually become better mentors and leaders. Join me to bring up the level of the entire automotive world.

 

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
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.

Help Support The Show
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.

Important links:

Join me as we discuss:

  • You have to hustle
  • Moving fast vs working fast
  • Become a sponge
  • ASK ASK ASK ASK
  • Learning processes
  • This takes time
  • Be a respectful tool borrower
  • Make plans to by your own tools
  • Be positive
  • Treat this like it’s your dream job!
  • 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!

Don’t forget to follow me at:

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Becoming a mechanic or “How do I become a technician” is a question I get all the time. It can be a scary thing to research. You have a lot of people that hate the auto industry and would never recommend getting into it. I don’t really agree with that. If someone wants to get into he auto industry, then they should. This is not an easy industry to work in. Getting started as a mechanic is expensive. Going to tech school can be expensive. There are other ways to get into mechanic world, with out blowing a ton of cash on tech school.

For those of you that may not know, I went to tech school. I attended UTI in 2002, and followed that with VW training in 2003. Back then VW and Audi had great pre-dealership training. Today that doesn’t exist. Today you have to work at a dealer, or attend a participating community college. I really don’t love the direction that VW has went with training. That being said, there is WAY more out there than people think. 
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Become A CrewMember
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.

Important links:

Join me as we discuss:

  • Costs of tech school
  • Time investment of tech school
  • Starting at a Jiffy change type place
  • Starting at a small shop
  • Online Learning
    Engineering Explained
    EricTheCarGuy
    ScannerDanner
  • Dealership Service Express
  • You can start with little time and tool investment
  • Dealership training programs
  • Where Manufacturers lack in training
  • VW’s old training program
  • 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!

Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast