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Breaking Down Transmissions: A Deep Dive with Wayne Colonna [RR 963]

Jun 14, 2024

Wayne Colonna discusses the critical need for specialized transmission training, the increasing demand for remanufactured transmissions, and the technical intricacies of modern transmission diagnostics and repairs. The conversation also highlights the challenges of attracting young talent to the field and the importance of awareness about new technologies and industry changes. 
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How a Mentor Can Change Your Life [THA 384]

Jun 13, 2024

Discover the significance of mentorship with Bill Weaver, a NAPA Autotech Trainer, and his mentor, Jim Dzurik. They share personal stories and insights into their mentor-mentee relationship, highlighting how mentorship has profoundly impacted their lives and careers. The conversation delves into the importance of passing on knowledge and wisdom to the next generation. The episode emphasizes the value of seeking and offering mentorship to foster growth and personal development.
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Exploring Music, Leadership, and Company Culture [RR 962]

Jun 11, 2024

Dan Malloy explores themes of communication, leadership, and the transformative power of music. Dan shares his journey to becoming a singer, emphasizing the value of embracing failure and new opportunities. Both Carm and Dan highlight the significance of creating a supportive company culture centered around genuine commitment and helping others. The episode is filled with personal anecdotes, reflections, and practical insights for personal and professional development.
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Morning Huddles: Fueling Mighty Auto Pro’s Success Story [RR 961]

Jun 7, 2024

Hear from the team at Mighty Auto Pro as they discuss the pivotal role of morning huddles and meetings. The team shares their experiences on how these gatherings enhance daily workflow and help minimize unexpected challenges. 
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Red Flags When Buying a Business [THA 383]

Jun 6, 2024

Join a discussion with multi-shop operators Dwayne Myers and Rick Levitan, as well as CPA Hunt Demarest, on the intricacies of purchasing a business. They cover the necessity of due diligence, understanding financials, and the emotional aspects of negotiation. The panel shares personal experiences, highlighting the importance of realistic financial projections, environmental assessments, and the role of goodwill in valuations. They advise on building strong banking relationships, scrutinizing financial statements, and respecting sellers’ emotional ties, emphasizing patience and strategy for successful acquisitions in the automotive industry.
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The Impact of ‘Why’ in Learning and Diagnostics [RR 960]

Jun 4, 2024

Tanner Brandt covers critical topics such as the importance of curiosity, the ‘what, why, and how’ of learning, and the necessity of continuous education in the automotive industry. Tanner offers insights into diagnosing vehicles, solving complex problems, and the value of understanding the reasons behind every step in the repair process. This engaging discussion serves as a vital resource for technicians, shop owners, and trainers committed to staying ahead in the industry.
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The Electric Revolution: Insights From Dave Giles [RR 959]

May 31, 2024

EV expert Dave Giles discusses the rise of electric vehicles, the practicality of PHEVs for consumers, the cost implications, the maintenance requirements of EVs, and the vital need for updated training and curriculum for automotive technicians. They also touch on the market trends, challenges, and opportunities for repair shops to embrace the EV revolution. Discover key insights that will help your business stay ahead in the rapidly evolving automotive landscape.
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Auto Allies: Forging an Independent Networking Group [THA 382]

May 30, 2024

The power of unity and shared purpose.

Automotive industry professionals from Buffalo, New York, discuss their independent networking group’s evolution and impact. They emphasize the importance of continuous learning, support, and the benefits of a collective approach to improving their businesses and the industry. The group’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and its commitment to education and community involvement are also highlighted.
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The Untapped Potential of Tire Sales [RR 958]

May 28, 2024

Darren Mclea shares his passion for tires and offers valuable insights on how tire sales can significantly boost a shop’s profitability and customer loyalty. He discusses strategies for shop owners to incorporate tire sales, the support available from tire distributors, and the benefits of creating a one-stop-shop experience for customers. 
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The Importance of Safety and Compliance in Automotive Shops [RR 957]

May 24, 2024

Explore the importance of adhering to safety regulations, the role of common sense in maintaining a safe work environment, and practical tips for small businesses to comply with OSHA standards. Discussions include the significance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), how OSHA inspections are triggered, and examples of common safety oversights in the workplace. The conversation also covers the precautions necessary for handling electric vehicles (EVs), the necessity of monthly safety inspections, and the critical role of safety in retaining qualified technicians. 
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15 Car Maintenance Rip-Offs Explained [THA 381]

May 23, 2024

Our panel discusses and debunks car maintenance myths from an online article titled “15 Car Maintenance Rip-Offs You Should Avoid.” They cover topics such as engine flushes, air filter replacements, fuel additives, tire shine, headlight cleaning kits, extended warranties, coolant flushes, oil additives, oil enhancers, undercoating, custom exhaust systems, dealership oil changes, and professional detailing.
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Are You Really Checking Batteries and Tires? AAA Knows You’re Not! [RR 956]

May 21, 2024

Jim Sennett from AAA focuses on the significance of maintenance in reducing roadside events, the impact of battery and tire issues, and the importance of regular vehicle inspections. He dives into AAA’s role in roadside assistance, battery sales, the importance of education in the industry, and the need to shift perception to attract more talent to the skilled trades. 
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Chilling Truths: The Impact of New Refrigerants in the Automotive Aftermarket [RR 955]

May 17, 2024

Recorded Live at the TST Big Event, Michael Ingvardsen, Global Technical Training Manager from Nissens, discusses the evolving challenges and advancements in automotive air conditioning systems, including the potential warranty issues arising from using alternative refrigerants. This episode is more than just a conversation; it’s a roadmap for staying informed, proactive, and environmentally conscious as we navigate the transition to new refrigerants. 
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Shop Owner Reacts to His 360 Review From His Team [THA 380]

May 16, 2024

In this groundbreaking episode, shop owner Brin Kline undergoes a first-of-its-kind 360-degree review by his team. The session unveils insights into leadership, stress management, communication, team dynamics, and the importance of training. Through candid discussions, Brin and his team explore opportunities for growth and improvement, highlighting the value of feedback in enhancing leadership skills and business operations. 
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The Impact of Internal Training [RR 954]

May 14, 2024

Chris Duffy, Production and Training Manager at AutoStream Car Care, discuss the company’s commitment to training and developing their technicians across nine Maryland locations. Duffy highlights the challenges of technician reluctance towards training and the strategies to encourage participation while respecting personal commitments. The conversation also covers the use of training platforms, the significance of certifications, and the fostering of a continuous learning culture within the automotive industry. 
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The Commitment Principle: How to Build Trust and Drive Sales in the Auto Repair Industry [RR 953]

May 10, 2024

Dan Molloy shares insights from his new book, ‘The Language of Commitment: Will Speaking the Language of Commitment Make You Richer, Smarter, and Better Looking?’ and his unique approach to business growth through focusing on commitment-driven communication rather than mere information exchange. 
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Today’s Auto Parts Quality and Supply Chain Complexities [THA 379]

May 9, 2024

Industry leaders John Hanighen, CEO of Cloyes, Matt Buchholz, CEO of Motorrad, and Andy Fiffick, CEO of a 10 store franchise chain in Cleveland, dive into the current state of the supply chain within the automotive aftermarket, addressing issues of product availability, quality concerns, and the impact of unpredictable demand. Insights into data-driven forecasting, manufacturer-distributor collaboration, and the importance of communication between suppliers and auto repair shops are also explored to give a holistic view of managing challenges in the aftermarket industry.
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The Mustang Man – Giuliano Zuccato – Re-Release

May 7, 2024

Giuliano Zuccato’ s life story is a testament to the power of determination, creativity, and the human spirit. As a podcaster, I am honored to have captured his journey and shared it with you. His work on the 1964 Ford Mustang is not just a chapter in automotive history but a beacon of inspiration for anyone who dares to dream and persevere against all odds.

Stay Out of the Rabbit Hole [RR 951]

May 3, 2024

Recorded at the 21st annual TST Big Event, Sherwood Cooke shares his journey of running his business for 28 years, his success with social media, especially TikTok, under the moniker ‘The Professor,’ and the impact of digital content on attracting a wide customer base even from hours away. Discover the evolution of Cooke’s business practices, the significance of ethical service, community engagement and how to build a team culture through understanding and investment in people’s lives.
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How To: Identify, Accept, and Overcome Dyslexia in Your Workplace [THA 378]

May 2, 2024

A profound discussion on dyslexia in the automotive industry. Learn the definition of dyslexia, its impact on learning and training, and strategies to support those with dyslexia. The episode emphasizes the value of recognizing the unique strengths and challenges of individuals with dyslexia, offering practical advice for employers, trainers, and individuals to enhance learning and professional development in the automotive industry.
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How To Offer The Best Customer Support Without A Quality Team: Spoiler Alert, You Can’t! [RR 950]

Apr 30, 2024

Customer service is the backbone of any successful auto repair shop. Tom Petty discusses the critical role of clear, effective communication with customers. And guess what? It all starts with your internal team and company culture. 
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Attract, Develop, and Retain Top Automotive Talent [CC 113]

Apr 29, 2024

Building the dream team in the automotive industry goes beyond hiring technicians—it’s about creating a culture that fosters growth, respect, and development.

Join our panel of shop owners as they share their experiences and strategies in building an outstanding team. Topics include the significance of culture, passive and active recruiting, development through apprenticeship and training programs, and retention strategies like understanding employees’ goals, compensation, and creating an enjoyable work environment.

Want to learn more? Join Chris Lawson’s ‘Repair Shop Growth Systems Live 2024’ May 31st – June 2nd in Mt. Arlington, NJ. https://www.repairshopgrowthsystems.com/
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The Diagnostic Difference – Life of a Mobile Technician: Freedom and Flexibility [RR 949]

Apr 26, 2024

Recorded at the 21st annual TST Big Event, Robert Kenny Jr shares his journey from technician to mobile diagnostician and educator. Discussions cover the challenges of technician retention, fair compensation, and the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). 
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So You Think You Want To Open Your Second Location? [THA 377]

Apr 25, 2024

Industry shop owners discuss the challenges and strategies of opening and managing a second location. They explore the motivations behind opening additional shops, touching on wealth building, seeking new challenges, and planning for retirement. Carl Hutchinson emphasizes the importance of providing a growth path and career opportunities to attract and train the next generation of industry professionals. The conversation highlights the complexities of scaling a business and the need for strong leadership, financial planning, and a commitment to developing talent within the industry.
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The Driving Force: Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People [RR 948]

Apr 23, 2024

Andy Bizub explores the influential book “Driving Force: Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People” by Peter Schutz. Dive into the pivotal role of culture in business success with personal insights on maintaining a positive work environment. This episode is packed with wisdom for business owners and leaders seeking to improve their operations and team dynamics.
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What We Can Learn From The Falco Family Business [RR 947]

Apr 19, 2024

Rich Falco and his twin sons, Zack and Tyler, discuss the intricacies of family business succession in the automotive industry. The Falco’s share their personal experiences, emphasizing the value of learning through challenges and the significance of understanding both the technical and business aspects of the industry. They explore the dynamics of customer interaction, continuous professional development, and the evolving nature of automotive technology. 
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ASE Subject Matter Experts [THA 376]

Apr 18, 2024

Dive into the intricate process behind the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. Sharing personal experiences as SMEs for the ASE exams, the panelists discussed the challenges and learning opportunities involved in the process. 
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Road to NAPA Auto Care Gold Certified: From Technician to Owner of 6 Locations [RR 946]

Apr 16, 2024

Brad Updegraff’s transition from a general service technician to a visionary business owner of 6 NAPA Gold Certified locations is a story of dedication and strategic planning. Discover the milestones and the speed bumps he encountered along the way.
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A Better Road to Success: Navigating Your SMS and Customer Rapport [RR 945]

Apr 12, 2024

By leveraging tools like digital vehicle inspections (DVI) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems, businesses can significantly improve their operations and customer experience. These integrations allow for a more streamlined process, from diagnosing vehicle issues to maintaining consistent communication with clients.
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Industry SWOT: Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats [THA 375]

Apr 11, 2024

A deep dive into the SWOT analysis of our industry with a panel of shop owners.  As we navigate the evolving automotive landscape, it’s crucial to turn threats into opportunities, revving up for success.
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Are You Measuring Sales by the Minute? [RR 944]

Apr 9, 2024

Becky Witt’s philosophy on minute-efficiency is not just a practice but a way of life. She’s fine-tuned her operations to ensure every minute counts, leading to optimized customer service and a thriving business.
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The Courage to Train: From Hawaii to Kansas City [RR 943]

Apr 5, 2024

23-year-old Evan Hansen, a young automotive professional from Hawaii, shares his enthusiasm for attending (by himself) Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo and the invaluable in-person training he received. Find out what classes Evan attended and how he met shop owner Jim Fleischman, who took Evan under his wing for the remainder of the conference. The episode is a testament to the industry’s commitment to fostering professional development, training, mentoring, and camaraderie among its members.
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