Episode 9

Observation From a Class I Presented - Matt Fanslow Diagnosing the Aftermarket A to Z [E009]

Observation From a Class I Presented - Matt Fanslow Diagnosing the Aftermarket A to Z

  • I taught a PICO scope class and had a few observations
  • Some owners/managers were present with their technicians
  • Some owners/managers were amazed at what the scope could do for them
  • Owners should not ignore business management classes at the expense of technician training
  • Great chance to learn what other shops are doing
  • Do owners who started as techs become more willing to invest in the back of the house vs the owners that came from outside the business or from the service counter? Are they more willing to spend money on the customer or systems than the back of the house?
  • It is important to cross-train and get management more involved in the value of equipment and the tools needed to produce timely and quality work in the bays (efficiently, accurately, reduce negative outcomes ) 
  • I believe techs should have to answer a phone and schedule an appointment and vice versa to keep the team understanding and humble
  • If a tech breaks out a piece of equipment that they have not used in a long time and because of training they see value in it, be sure they are not punished for spending extra time

About the Podcast

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Diagnosing the Aftermarket A to Z

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.