Palmer Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Confidence

As a female in the industry that I'm in, I get asked all the time "How did you get started in working on cars?" First and foremost, let me clarify. I have never turned wrench professionally. Can I do it, yes. Do I claim to be a technician or know as much as my techs? Absolutely not. My professional background is in pretty much everything else--parts, service, and management. But the "how" of my involvement in running and owning auto shops is not nearly as important as the "why". I started working in shops when I was 18 and going to college full-time. I started in the local Toyota dealer in shipping and receiving. I didn't know a ball joint from a spark plug. But I'm an excellent listener and observer and I soon started picking up my knowledge from listening to the technicians and parts people. What I discovered was a whole new world that not many people, especially women, ventured into and that gave me an incredible sense of empowerment. People in the auto world ar ... read more

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