49 episodes

This is a podcast created by shop owners, for shop owners. Listen to auto repair shop owners have frank and open conversations about their struggles in managing the constant changes and challenges this unique industry brings.

The Auto Shop Owners Group (ASOG) Podcast David Roman & Lucas Underwood

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

This is a podcast created by shop owners, for shop owners. Listen to auto repair shop owners have frank and open conversations about their struggles in managing the constant changes and challenges this unique industry brings.

    ASOG Podcast Ep 49 - Handling Addiction with Kylan Moore of Lonnie's Tire

    ASOG Podcast Ep 49 - Handling Addiction with Kylan Moore of Lonnie's Tire

    In this episode, we speak with Kylan Moore, the owner, and operator of Lonnie’s Tire in Independence, MO.

    Kylan shares his story of recovering from addiction and we discuss whether or not to hire someone that’s recovering themselves. 



    Join Lucas & David at AAPEX in Las Vegas, NV on November 2-4, 2021. Go to https://bit.ly/AAPEX21 to register today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AutoShopOwnersGroup)

    • 1 hr 55 min
    ASOG Podcast Ep 48 - Eduardo Trevino on Becoming A Business Owner

    ASOG Podcast Ep 48 - Eduardo Trevino on Becoming A Business Owner

    In this episode, we sit down with Eduardo Trevino, the owner of Kanuga Tire & Auto in Hendersonville, NC.
    Eduardo tells his story going from management trainee for a regional chain, to struggling shop owner, to eventually finding his ideal role within his business. 






    Join Lucas & David at AAPEX in Las Vegas, NV on November 2-4, 2021. Go to https://bit.ly/AAPEX21 to register today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AutoShopOwnersGroup)

    • 59 min
    ASOG Podcast Ep 47 - Lester Kovacs Answers for Dorman Products

    ASOG Podcast Ep 47 - Lester Kovacs Answers for Dorman Products

    Director of Ideation at Dorman Products, Lester Kovacs discusses Dorman's approach to quality as well as what they're doing about their past reputation.
    Join Lucas & David at AAPEX in Las Vegas, NV on November 2-4, 2021. Go to https://bit.ly/AAPEX21 to register today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AutoShopOwnersGroup)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    ASOG Podcast Ep 46 - David's Diag Fails with Chris Martino & Dusty Harrison

    ASOG Podcast Ep 46 - David's Diag Fails with Chris Martino & Dusty Harrison

    In this episode, David & Lucas are joined by Chris Martino with Opus IVS and Trained by Techs, as well as Dusty Harrison, the shop foreman at E1 Motorsports in Houston Texas.

    They set out with the intent of talking about technician ego, but as things sometimes go, that got derailed. 

    What follows is Chris and Dustin’s opinions on several diagnostic tools as well as a scathing review of David's diagnostic abilities as it relates to Ford's 5.4-liter timing issues.
    Join Lucas & David at AAPEX in Las Vegas, NV on November 2-4, 2021. Go to https://bit.ly/AAPEX21 to register today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AutoShopOwnersGroup)

    • 50 min
    ASOG Podcast Ep 45 - Are Ethics Black & White with Lauralee Schmidt of Schmidt Auto Care

    ASOG Podcast Ep 45 - Are Ethics Black & White with Lauralee Schmidt of Schmidt Auto Care

    Payroll day is approaching, the tax collector is calling, and your parts bills are due. Facing all that, you make your phone calls to sell the little bit of work you have in your shop.

    When the customer asks, “what would you do?”, what are you going to say?

    Are you going to give them an honest assessment and possibly end up with a small sale or no sale at all?

    Or, are you going to try to talk them into buying everything on the estimate?

    If you’re not doing the selling yourself, what do you expect your service advisor to do?

    If they’re on the edge of making or losing a big bonus, how do you think they’ll react?

    To have this conversation, we’re joined by Lauralee Schmidt of Schmidt Auto Care in Springboro, Ohio. 

    Are ethical questions black and white or do we live in a world of gray? 
    Join Lucas & David at AAPEX in Las Vegas, NV on November 2-4, 2021. Go to https://bit.ly/AAPEX21 to register today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AutoShopOwnersGroup)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    ASOG Podcast Ep 44 - Grabbing A Cold One Part 2 with Adrian Lowes & Sean Tipping of AutoDiagPodcast.com

    ASOG Podcast Ep 44 - Grabbing A Cold One Part 2 with Adrian Lowes & Sean Tipping of AutoDiagPodcast.com

    This is part two of our conversation with Sean Tipping of the Automotive Diagnostic Podcast which you can check out at autodiagpodcast.com and former shop owner and now diagnostician Adrian Lowes.

    Explicit Language Warning: Lucas decided to drop a whole mess of F-bombs halfway through the episode.
    Join Lucas & David at AAPEX in Las Vegas, NV on November 2-4, 2021. Go to https://bit.ly/AAPEX21 to register today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AutoShopOwnersGroup)

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Lil gman ,

Excellent

I have to say this is one of the best podcasts out there. I have listened to every episode. The podcast is very, very informative, funny and relevant to the automotive industry. Everyone should listen to it, even if you’re not a shop owner.

Musaka1111118888 ,

Fantastic

Absolutely fantastic podcast with great information, great topics and insight for today’s shop owners. It’s helped me with perspective on so many things I’m beyond appreciative for the work they are doing.

Gold Bricks ,

Great Podcast

David and Lucas do a great job discussing hard topics in the automotive industry. It is a can’t miss. Keep up the great work guys!

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