Be nice to your mechanics!

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by upsm, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. upsm

    upsm New Member

    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I am a mechanic in the North East district. Just wanted to say hi and be nice to your mechanics. Peak is tough for us too.

    Thanks
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I always bring a tin of homemade goodies at Christmas for our mechanics.
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    So they don't forget to top off the freon for your A/C? lol
     
  4. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Good to have this out. And spare us the abuse and smartass remarks on the DVIR when things don't go well. I am very good at what I do, but perfection is hard to pull off with the given conditions.
     
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  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    The mechanics in my building are the nicest guys....they let me use their coffeepot in the shop during peak.
     
  6. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    They have time to drink coffee?
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Apparently...they have one in the shop. OMS has one in the center's office but she wont let us use it. I bought the mechanics a few cans of coffee...and I had fresh hot coffee all last peak. I don't get a lunch break so it's much appreciated.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That, and I've learned that when you treat the mechanics nice, and you keep your truck clean, your truck usually moves to the front of the line for repairs. They also put them back in the line-up quicker. Win-win.
     
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  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Wish this was widely understood. Lots of my drivers are pigs or want to pick a fight with me.
     
  10. My mechanic,just put brand new rear heavy springs on for me! Raised the back of the truck up,about 2 inches.

    Also installed a new seatbelt. He is a good dude!
     
  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I had, for probably 26 of my 34 years the same mechanic. Great guy, awesome mechanic. I told him numerous times that if he quit and opened his own shop that I'd be his first customer.


    Lotta respect for you guys!
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You got the special feeder sized seatbelt? Lmao ;)
     
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  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Maybe he will even hook you up with some hydraulics.
     
  14. He did put In all new LED lights,about a month ago. I really appreciate them,this time of year.!
     
  15. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Now preload will complain about tripping on the bumper.
     
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  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I am slowly upgrading all my cars that are likely to be around for some time.
     
  17. They make a huge difference.
     
  18. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Also gives the car a fighting chance when they get left of Friday nights.
     
  19. They took out that stupid timer. Your lights would go out,after 4 minutes.