Hi, I'm Kim Hickey — empowering shop owners to rescue themselves and supercharge their success!
34 years ago, I started my first automotive repair shop, Hickey Automotive, from my car port in Green Valley, AZ because I couldn’t find an honest place for my grandparents to take their car. During my ownership, I generated millions in revenue and sold everything from sneakers to tomato sauce in the beginning to generate income. It was only one bay in the middle of nowhere and when I say nowhere, cows would literally walk through my shop some days.
So, I understand first-hand the joys and heartaches of owning an auto repair business. My years of real-world experience — and many days wanting to pull my hair out — have positioned me as an industry expert, but not your typical expert. I'm an alumnus of The Automotive Training Institute, and a certified Master Coach Trainer and Executive Coach.
I started the Maximum Octane podcast to share my unique expertise, and create an honest, fun, educational, and unconventional view of our industry and the people in it.