February 15, 2022
Service Advisors are the bridge between external customers and service technicians. They transfer customers’ doubts and concerns to the technicians and determine the repair timeline. For the most part, Service Advisors have the last word on which internal customers should be sent home when they are not helping achieve the levels of excellence required.
Our guest, Brittany Schindler, GM at Rod’s Japanese Auto Care, realized there was another way to ensure their Service Advisors do what they need to do for external customers to say yes, and work with technicians as a team to be the best shop in town: training. She has over 10 years of experience in the industry and is the recipient of the AAPEX 2021 Service Advisor of the Year Award.
In this episode, we talk about the workforce’s growing tendency of switching jobs every 5 years, the new paradigm where the competition is not between companies but between industries, and how shop owners are dealing with it. Brittany shared her thoughts on the importance of leadership training for every internal customer, not only for leaders, and how she ensures employees use it to grow and improve their contribution to the company. We also talk about Service Advisor’s role, Brittany’s strategies to enhance their performance, and more.
Tune in to episode 16 of Maximum Octane, and grasp a different perspective from Service Advisors’ role, relevance, and proper training.