Episode 108

Batteries, Diag Pay and Gwar, Oh My! [E108]

"I know that if your pay structure is set up around production, you've already lost if you're hiring a diag tech."

Recorded Live at AAPEX 2023, Matt Fanslow is joined by Isaac Rodell and Rich Falco. Together, they discuss battery reconditioning, hybrid vehicle repairs, the role of diagnostic technicians and their pay structure, the importance of reaching out for support and education, and a discussion on music and the process of building classes for automotive technicians.

Show Notes

  • High Voltage Tooling and Battery Reconditioning (00:02:59
  • The Importance of Diag Techs (00:15:52
  • The Role of Diag Techs in Shop Profitability (00:17:07
  • The importance of reaching out for support (00:24:06)
  • Challenges of Fleet vehicles (00:25:33
  • GWAR (00:39:41
  • Metal Music and Test Scores (00:42:15
  • The challenges of teaching classes (00:47:34)
  • The profitability of mobile technicians (00:50:15)
  • The pursuit of being the best (00:55:27) Encouragement to pursue excellence in automotive knowledge and skills

Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Autotech napaautotech.com

Email Matt: mattfanslowpodcast@gmail.com

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About the Podcast

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About your host

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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.