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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

    #312 Driven by Excellence: Concierge Service for Pickup and Delivery of Your Vehicle

    #312 Driven by Excellence: Concierge Service for Pickup and Delivery of Your Vehicle

     



    Picture this: A bustling city scene with cars honking and people rushing about their day. Amidst this chaos, a smiling customer stands in front of their house, waving goodbye to their car as it's whisked away by a friendly automotive service professional. As the car disappears into the distance, a sense of relief washes over the customer's face.



    Let's delve into the world of vehicle pickup and delivery, where convenience meets efficiency for both consumers and automotive service operations with special guests Loop CEO Dawson Lamb & Kirsten Zaremba



     

    • 58 min
    #311 Six Decades of the Porsche 911: A Timeless Legacy

    #311 Six Decades of the Porsche 911: A Timeless Legacy

     



    The Porsche 911 isn't just a car; it's the ultimate sports car experience—intense, purpose-driven, battle-tested, and thrilling! Since it first dazzled the world as a prototype in 1963, the 911 has consistently shattered expectations, all while maintaining its iconic shape and its ferocious, giant-killing spirit.



    Tune in to this special edition of WrenchNation as we sit down with acclaimed author Randy Leffingwell. His latest book, "Porsche 911 60 Years," is a literary gem that provides a comprehensive and compelling account of the iconic Porsche 911's six-decade legacy.

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    #310 Revolutionize Your Ride: Exploring the Possibilities of Electric Motor Swaps for Gas Engines

    #310 Revolutionize Your Ride: Exploring the Possibilities of Electric Motor Swaps for Gas Engines

    Rob Ward , our special guest on this edition of WrenchNation, is the visionary behind Legacy EV, serving as the company's founder and CEO. Rob's automotive enthusiasm ignited at the age of 12 when he began working at his Grandfather's Auto Shop. Over the years, he has crafted numerous classic cars, showcasing them nationwide and earning numerous accolades. With two decades of expertise in electrical construction and engineering, Rob possesses a profound knowledge of electrical systems crucial for pushing the boundaries of EV technology. Drawing from his successful entrepreneurial history, Rob established Legacy EV, steering the company's growth to a national scale. The venture has captured the attention of prominent news outlets, pioneered one of the inaugural EV kit installation curriculums, and established a widespread network of authorized installers. Notably, Legacy EV has secured over 20 distribution deals with major manufacturers, solidifying its presence in the thriving EV industry.



     

    • 55 min
    #309 Why Has Car Repair Gotten SO Expensive ?

    #309 Why Has Car Repair Gotten SO Expensive ?

     

    The ridiculous costs associated with delivering a stellar automotive service experience are contributing to more expensive repairs along with...

    On this episode of WrenchNation, we'll be delving into the perplexing issue of why auto repair costs have seen a significant surge in recent years. Join us as we unravel the complexities behind this phenomenon, exploring factors such as advanced vehicle technologies, specialized tools, and the increasing complexity of modern automobiles, along with larger costs to auto technicians who are certified and qualified.



    From the impact of electronic systems to the evolving nature of automotive materials, we aim to provide listeners with a comprehensive understanding of why maintaining and fixing our vehicles has become a more expensive endeavor. Tune in for an enlightening discussion that aims to empower you with knowledge about the forces at play in the automotive repair landscape, as Frank will additionally reveal some of his own real-world costs of operating an automotive service & repair company.



















































































     

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    #308 Used Car Scams To Completely Avoid : What’s Really Underhood ?

    #308 Used Car Scams To Completely Avoid : What’s Really Underhood ?

     

    The deliberate act of selling a used car with undisclosed major mechanical problems underscores a profound breach of trust and ethical responsibility. 

    Such actions not only jeopardize the safety of the unsuspecting buyer but also reflect a disconcerting lack of integrity on the part of the seller. By concealing crucial information about the car's mechanical issues, these individuals prioritize personal gain over the well-being of others. This unethical practice not only results in financial losses for the buyer but also potentially endangers lives when serious malfunctions arise.



    We reveal some of the more cynical & sneaky ways sellers will hide or try and mask from you those major mechanical faults that are lurking underhood. These shady sellers will use readily available fluids to try and make you believe that all is well under hood , when in reality, you are about to buy a complete lemon that could cost you BIG dollar repairs after your purchase.

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    #307 The Epitome of Collector Car Auctions | CEO and Chairman Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson

    #307 The Epitome of Collector Car Auctions | CEO and Chairman Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson

     



    Welcoming Craig Jackson as a special guest on the WrenchNation show promises an episode filled with unparalleled automotive insight and passion. As the Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, Craig is a true titan in the world of collector cars, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.



    His commitment to preserving automotive history and fostering a community of enthusiasts has not only shaped Barrett-Jackson but has also left an indelible mark on the wider car culture. Get ready for an episode filled with stories of iconic auctions, the art of automotive restoration, and a genuine love for all things with four wheels, as Craig Jackson takes center stage as our special guest on WrenchNation.



     

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50 Ratings

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As a high school student just getting started , I like the way they keep it simple and easy to understand I feel like they are speaking to me and appreciate they are not coming across arrogant . Thanks for a good show guys !

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Wrench Nation is awesome with host Frank! Has amazing guests each and every week.

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