June 9, 2015By Rich Diegle, ALLDATA Tech-Assist Team Supervisor
“My techs seem to be busy all day. Why are we barely keeping our heads above water?” If you’ve thought or said this out loud, you’re not alone. The rising costs associated with running an automotive shop these days are making it increasingly difficult to keep the doors open. But by regularly evaluating workflow practices, shops may find some ways to fight those shrinking profit margins.
From the 18-year-old who just graduated from high school to the career changer in his or her 40s, technicians enter the field of automotive repair with different levels of health and fitness. Automotive repair requires constant changes in body positions throughout the work shift, some of which put undue stress on the body. To ensure techs stay fit for the demands of his or her job and avoid or reduce possible work injuries, it’s important to know the wellness needed to wrench.
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