Built-In Gypping: Auto Mechanics Paid On Commission

Auto mechanics are always finding extra things wrong with your car is because they work on commission.

This is from an email a business reseller sent around, advertising an auto repair facility for sale. It describes the current employees and their compensation.

Auto Tech @42% commission employed 6 years
Auto/Smog Tech 38% commission employed 18 months
Auto Tech @40% commission employed 12 months
Auto Tech @35% employed 12 months
Auto/Smog Tech @35% commission employed 2 months

Forty-two percent comish? We’re in the wrong biz.

Are there any auto repair places that pay their mechanics on a flat rate? That’s where we would take our car, if we had one.

(Thanks to Brian!)