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Auto technicians are in high demand- which may mean more expensive vehicle repairs

A national shortage of auto technicians may make it more expensive to get your car fixed. The Colorado Department of Labor estimates the demand for auto technicians in the state will increase by 12.5 percent over the next nine years; an overall increase of about 1,500 jobs. "I've had a b-tech position open for over two years," Marc Zandell, owner of Golden Triangle Auto Care said. "We use Indeed, we use Craigslist. I even tell my parts vendors that if they bring somebody to me, I'll give them 300 dollars." Zandell says finding younger employees who are qualified has been a challenge. "The industry is aging, most of the good techs are on the older side," Zandell said. "A lot of kids coming out of high school today, we want to work on computers... You're still working on computers, but it's not at a bench. It's under a car." According to the Colorado Department of Labor, the average master technician salary in 2017 was ... read more

Record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on car payments, a red flag for economy

A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday, even more than during the wake of the financial crisis era. Economists warn this is a red flag. Despite the strong economy and low unemployment rate, many Americans are struggling to pay their bills. "The substantial and growing number of distressed borrowers suggests that not all Americans have benefited from the strong labor market," economists at the New York Fed wrote in a blog post. A car loan is typically the first payment people make because a vehicle is critical to getting to work, and someone can live in a car if all else fails. When car loan delinquencies rise, it is a sign of significant duress among low-income and working-class Americans. "Your car loan is your No. 1 priority in terms of payment," said Michael Taiano, a senior director at Fitch Ratings. "If you don't have a car, you can't get bac ... read more

ABR Houston gives away FREE BRAKES in exchange for toys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: 832-797-9114 FREE BRAKES “Toys for Tots” ABR Houston offers free brakes to support the Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” (Spring, Texas) In an effort to help the local Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” program this holiday season, owners and employees of ABR Houston in Spring Texas will give you FREE BRAKE PADS (November 1st through December 1st) when you bring in new, unwrapped toys. According to Alex Noll, owner of ABR Houston, Spring’s leading German repair facility, “This will be our fifth year working with the Marine Corps to collect toys for children who would otherwise do without. I’ve had multiple veterans work for me, along with a Sister-in-law in the Marines, and we have decided to dedicate our time and resources to this worthy cause. Our clients are excited about it and so are we.” FREE BRAKES will be offered to anyone with a toy for the Marines program, along with a Free inspection &ld ... read more

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