Why I shut down my Auto Repair Business - Flying Wheels

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Business 101 80% of your problems come from 20% of your life. But when I got rid of the problem I literally made 1 Million dollars more in 1 year. Here is my explanation
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I appreciate you being so open about your business, people usually keep this stuff to themselves. You're helping out a lot of people

Author — minecraftgamers27

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My advice when it comes to hiring good help was a painting contractor for many years. We did a lot of custom work, so I needed highly skilled painters. Most of the time, I had four or five painters working. I sought out the best, and I paid them according to their ability and how much they produced. I paid these guys top wages. Generally, painters are known for job hopping. But, these men stuck with me because they knew no one else would pay them what I did. It pays off in the long run. Treat people right. We will all face God one day.

Author — James Flowers

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I value my mechanic's shop more than anyone can imagine. I see what he has done for me and I can easily imagine what he and his crew have done for others. His shop goes through a lot of headaches (that is an understatement) to fix cars. I never complain when they struggle or make a mistake...they are just too valuable to me.

Author — Ronald Kulas

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After watching this video, I had an epiphany and will now be filing for divorce from my wife. She’s the 20% causing the 80%!

Author — P

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14:05 "I have enough problems with my own stuff" I came to this realization a couple years ago and quit my mobile auto repair business. My life is much less complicated and I can sleep at night not feeling that I am responsible for all these folks problems. Great video.

Author — Afternoon Garage

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Good afternoon. I own a 40 year auto repair shop. Everything you said in your video is so true. This Friday I'm selling one of my shops to a chain outfit. I have been so on the fence for the last three months during negotiations. It's so hard to find good guys to work and come to work. Parts now are so hard to find. This week I had to send a guy to Iowa to get a engine. After watching your video today. I know I'm making the right move. Thank you for making video

Author — Rick Terese

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Opportunity cost. The concept is lost on so many managers. Nice work by you! Getting rid of the repair business was your opportunity, somebody else may not enjoy the sales side so much. Neither is wrong. You are usually good at what you do.

Author — Patrick Groff

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Thank you you just made me realized I don’t wanna open a repair shop I just wanna work on my own cars 🤣🤙🏽

Author — Wokkez

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You remind me of an owner I worked for. During the 80s I was a mechanic at a big used car dealer in CT. One of the owners would constantly tell me how much he hated customer service work. He would give me the same story you just told over and over again. It got to the point that he was complaining that we were costing him money. THEN the recession hit and we stopped selling cars completely. Service was working six days a week mandatory. Service kept the dealership open for two years until sales picked up. I'm not sure I would drop customer service altogether. But your the owner :)

Author — Craig

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The other day My buddy tried to tell me if I fix cars I’d make more money than selling cars, I told him that wasn’t true at all and this video explains it perfectly!!

Author — Gary Williams

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Hey Craig when we order parts for customers cars we always get a picture of the door sticker for the vin and ALL information is on that sticker. Works great if you can’t see the vehicle that your ordering parts for .

Author — Joseph Homanick

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I'm an ER doctor and I hate my job. I have to solve everyone's problem. Oddly enough, people get mad when they hear all the tests and imaging are normal.

Author — puregsr

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Being a professional problem solver myself (but in a completely different industry), when you mentioned it wearing you down I felt that in my soul. I used to do basic service but now I’m the “weird shit fixer, primary installer and full time trainer” guy.

Author — iamelcapitan

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Great video. I started my career in taking automotive classes in High School and went to a trade school. Worked in automotive field for 20 years and finally left the industry completely. Really got tired of the same things you stated... Fixing other peoples problems. Sometimes it just starts with the customer not researching what they buy or have it checked by a mechanic. People will buy some of the junkiest crap and expect you to fix it like it was brand new. Or they try to do the repairs themselves only to find out they cant and then bring it to you but fail to mention what they did. Those usually take an hour to find. Once you catch it you ask them about it and they finally fess up that they tried to do it themselves in which if they told you up front what they did you could have saved time looking into the real problem. Dont blame you one bit on the decision you made. Life just got alot better without those headaches.

Author — TEXAS TOYZ

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I think a big part of the problem is that you are (or were) a conscientious repair shop, rather than a ripoff joint. You follow up with unhappy customers. Can't do very well doing great stuff like that. We understand your dilemma completely! Thanks for super videos!

Author — Mrfixitmarty

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I enjoy and appreciate how you think, analyze and approach life. Lots of wisdom coming from this car dealer!

Author — Gina Miller

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I’m just getting out of High school and I love to get this information from people that actually being successful thank you

Author — Juice Stacks

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My lack of motivation and laziness are the 20% causing 80% of the problem.

Author — digiver

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The amount of free amazing information he gives is unreal 👌 keep up the good work

Author — Journeytomydreamcars

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Craig, it is great to see your channel grow. You deserve it. I’ve been subscribed for a long time now. I don’t comment much but watch every one of your videos. Keep up the great work.

Author — Ryan MacNeille