25 episodes

How can automotive and diesel shops run a better business and be more profitable? How can we make the aftermarket more attractive to younger generations? Each week, Jay Goninen, President and Founder of Find A Wrench, will sit down with shop owners, technicians, instructors, and professionals in the automotive and diesel industries to have them share their stories and insights. We’ll dive deep into what’s going on in the aftermarket and what we can do to help drive the industry forward.

Beyond the Wrench Jay Goninen

    • Business
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

How can automotive and diesel shops run a better business and be more profitable? How can we make the aftermarket more attractive to younger generations? Each week, Jay Goninen, President and Founder of Find A Wrench, will sit down with shop owners, technicians, instructors, and professionals in the automotive and diesel industries to have them share their stories and insights. We’ll dive deep into what’s going on in the aftermarket and what we can do to help drive the industry forward.

    Getting Techs Into the Industry & Keeping Them There

    Getting Techs Into the Industry & Keeping Them There

    automotive aftermarket, mechanics, technicians, recruiting, automotive shops, auto repair shops, dealerships, wrenchway, shop 4d

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Shops (Big & Small) Can Attract Technicians

    How Shops (Big & Small) Can Attract Technicians

    On today’s episode, we dive into recruiting for shops. Our guest is Lisa Joseph, Director of Recruiting, at Find A Wrench. We discuss what shops (big and small) can do to make their jobs more attractive to technicians. We dive into recruiting in rural...

    • 50 min
    WrenchWay: Where Shops Go to Find Techs & Techs Go to Find Shops

    WrenchWay: Where Shops Go to Find Techs & Techs Go to Find Shops

    Today we’re meeting with Mark Wilson to get the latest updates on our newest platform for technicians and shops, WrenchWay. Similar to a “Zillow for technicians,” techs use WrenchWay to find out what it’s really like to work at shops in their area, and...

    • 30 min
    Positioning Your Dealership For Success in Attracting Techs

    Positioning Your Dealership For Success in Attracting Techs

    Is traditional recruiting too slow for technicians? How can dealerships set themselves up to successfully attract technicians in this highly competitive market?This week, we’re chatting with Jake Schaefer, Service and Parts Director at Smart Motors...

    • 49 min
    Driving the Trucking Industry Forward

    Driving the Trucking Industry Forward

    We’re excited to welcome Amanda Schuier to the show! Amanda is the Senior Vice President at Quality Transport Company in Freeport, IL, and she’s very involved with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC). Amanda’s passion for the trucking...

    • 42 min
    A Different Kind of Dealership Culture

    A Different Kind of Dealership Culture

    Today we’re talking with Ed Roberts, Fixed Operations Director at Bozard Ford Lincoln. Ed is an amazing leader who has helped develop a culture that drives technician retention. Listen in, and learn how Ed focuses on culture from the interview to ...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Tim Winkeler ,

Interesting and engaging

Love the fact that Jay is doing these. Our auto repair industry is filled with great people who can tell amazing stories. Can’t wait to listen to them all.

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