We firmly believe that techs should have each other’s backs, but there’s a handful of situations where we really don’t want to. On this weeks GTW, we talk what it takes to be a technician, and one of the most aggravating situations we’ve ever come across that resulted in over 100 faults on a fairly new BMW- because of pure laziness.
Episode 8: Comebacks
Some are justified, some are ridiculous. They all suck. This week GTW talks comebacks.
Episode 7: Parts Guys
Believe it or not, there is probably someone at your job more miserable than you are. Coincidentally, they are the only people in the building paid less than you are. This week we dive into the the world of parts guys.
Episode 6: Makes
In this episode we take a look at the automotive brands- the ones we like to work on, the ones we don’t like to work on, and the ones would rather roll out the back door after tossing a Molotov Cocktail into it (looking at you Audi).
Episode 5: Service Advisors
In this extra explicit episode of GTW, we talk about service advisors: what they do, more often what they don’t do, and what it takes to be a good one. Bring your popcorn, this is a good one.
Episode 4: Talent
We revisit the talent that it takes to do the things we do, i.e. fixing cars. We also explore some of the talent shortfalls in the industry in general.
Episode 3: Tools
We talk shop, specifically the tools in them. We talk cheap vs expensive. The tools we want, and the times when we have to make our own!
Episode 2: Supply and Demand
The law of Supply and Demand is one of the core ideas of capitalism — but apparently management didn’t get the fucking memo. In this episode we talk about the number of cars vs. the number of people who can actually fix them!
Episode 1: Customers
In this inaugural episode of Grease The Wheels, we talk about the lifeblood of our industry — the customers. We talk the ones we love, the ones we hate, and the fact that family is a lot easier to love when their cars are still under warranty!