frequently asked questions
What is Mechanics Alliance?
Mechanics Alliance, LLC was started to give mechanics the chance to put their skills to work in doing what they love most, “Working on cars.”
There are over 800,000 mechanics working in the US., and Mechanics Alliance is driven to ensure that good mechanics get the respect and wages that they deserve.
We help and support our members with short, to-the-point training courses, along with one-on-one coaching. We provide scholarships for school, tools, and more. We provide mentorship programs for mechanics and shops.
We have already helped thousands of mechanics build a better living for themselves and their families. Mechanics Alliance (MA) would be honored in helping you. Join Today — and let’s get started on your brighter future.
What is Mechanics Alliance NOT?
Mechanics Alliance is not a union. There are no dues or fees deducted from your paycheck.
The best mechanics should get a bigger piece of the pie! MA supports the right of good mechanics to negotiate their own pay and benefits based on their experience and talents.
Mechanics Alliance is not a nonprofit association. MA seeks to provide a broad spectrum of services, helping good mechanics become great mechanics who are properly rewarded for their efforts.
A nonprofit organization can only perform certain/limited functions to be exempt under tax laws.
Mechanics Alliance is not “Technicians” Alliance. Yes, we realize that many of the absolute best and brightest mechanics have earned ASE Master Technician status. Furthermore, MA supports ASE testing and Certification.
However, somewhere along the line, our industry started applying the term “technician” to anyone who works on cars, simply because vehicles are technical by design.
Being a true mechanic is a proud station in life. Mechanics are artisans who typically have a deep understanding of forces and motion. This natural understanding, something you have deep inside, was not learned in trade school or on the job.
The best mechanics “just get it”, and it helps us diagnose and fix anything and everything, especially the complex vehicles we work on for a living.
The term mechanic is a shortened form of mechanical engineer. Some say the first automobile mechanic was German Engineer Karl Benz, because he is credited with building—and professionally repairing, the first automobile.
What is My CERTIFIED Mechanic?
My CERTIFIED Mechanic (MCM) is a group of (soon to be) 30 automotive maintenance and repair shops across the U.S. Locations are chosen not just for economic viability, we also chose some of the best US cities for mechanics to live and raise a family.
MCM shops are an intelligent and progressive alternative to the automotive repair business model. Mechanics Alliance (MA) advances opportunities for mechanics to fulfill their desire of operating a profitable business with cooperative ownership and within a larger repair business structure.
Most good mechanics dream of owning their own shop and getting a bigger slice of the pie. Then again, most good mechanics would rather fix cars than run a business. Your boss knows that, and that’s why you aren’t earning what you are worth.
If you are certified and skilled, Contact Us. My CERTIFIED Mechanic™ is seeking candidates RIGHT NOW to work in our new, Washington County, St George, UT location this fall. And, we are looking to work with over 500 qualified mechanics in locations across the country.
I’m in! What does it cost to become part of Mechanics Alliance?
For a limited time, membership and all that Mechanics Alliance has to offer is completely FREE.
However, as our ranks grow, that must and will change. It costs money to manufacture and ship our promotional items. We may soon ask members to participate in shipping costs, or for a small membership investment to help provide services for all of our members.
How do I become an investor partner?
Mechanics Alliance is always seeking investors. To be involved and learn about one of the largest paradigm shifts in the automotive repair industry Contact Us today. Our shops, operating as My Certified Mechanic (“MCM”), are changing the way automotive repair shops do business.
MCM principals have more than 100 years of industry-related experience and a growing list of mechanics with a signed letter of intent. MCM believes an injection of capital funds now will help us grow quickly, profitably, and exponentially.
How do I become a supporter partner?
Of course you can help! Some of our supporters give time, some give effort, and some offer monetary support.
Many supporters are mechanics, trainers, and shop owners who want to give back or pay it forward. If you are ready to help mechanics earn the respect, dignity, and dollars they deserve, Contact Us with your ideas.
How do I become a vendor partner?
We are always looking for Approved Vendors who want to become involved with the over 800,000 automotive technicians across the nation. To learn about the available levels of vendor partnerships, Contact Us now.
There aren’t any My CERTIFIED Mechanic shops in my area; What can Mechanics Alliance do for me?
You have choices in how Mechanics Alliance (MA) or My Certified Mechanic (MCM) can help you. Are you ready for a mentor? Management training? Or, are you ready to relocate and work in one of our MCM locations? For that matter, an MCM shop may be opening near you soon.
If you are an ASE-Certified Technician with excellent skills, a professional toolbox, and a record that you are proud of, then consider applying with MCM right away. Qualified candidates can sign a non-binding letter of intent. We will hold a spot for you at MCM. If things change for you, then you are not bound to any commitment. What could be easier? Contact Us now to discuss all of your options.
What types of TRAINING does MA offer?
There are more than enough technical training opportunities available to all mechanics. What most mechanics want, and desire is training that helps them grow their opportunities. Our training is free for MA members.
MA usually starts with helping you polish your resume and interviewing skills. From there, move on to learning business skills, maybe how to read a profit and loss statement. Then, on to managing people and shops. MA offers you a training path to continued success throughout your career. Contact Us now about MA University courses.
Can MA help me get better wages and benefits?
Yes! Even without working in one of our My Certified Mechanic shops, we offer the tools you need to present yourself in the best light and instill the confidence required to make the move that earns you a bigger slice of the pie.
We can help you prepare a plan for earning more where you currently work or at a shop with better opportunities. Contact Us now to discuss the possibilities.
Can MA help me find a better shop to work at?
Yes! MA has shop owner contacts and supporters all over the country. MA works tirelessly to match shop owners with qualified mechanics.
If MA would consider working with you at one of our MCM locations, you can bet there are MA supporter shop owners that are willing to pay for the skills, training, and dedication you offer.
MA mentors its mechanics. Whether you are just starting out as a lube tech, a certified tech looking for something better, or even an industry veteran tech, perhaps looking to own his own shop, we offer help. Join Mechanics Alliance and spread the word!
Why should I help spread the word about MA?
Because there is strength in numbers. Every time another mechanic or shop owner supports Mechanics Alliance, we are tipping the scale to help ensure that mechanics are getting the wages they deserve.
Many voices speak louder than one; and, with enough voices, we can take action. The faster membership grows the faster we can change the industry. Now, in these uncertain economic times, we have a fantastic opportunity to change things for the better. Join Mechanics Alliance and spread the word!
How can I help spread the word about MA?
Talk about it! “It” means all the concerns you have about how poorly mechanics are treated and how there is finally a group doing something about it! Tell every mechanic you know. Talk about it in training classes and wherever mechanics gather.
Always be reppin’ your Mechanics Alliance gear – and talk about it when people ask you about what it represents. Put our stickers on your toolbox, car, truck, bike, boats, and ATVs. Use our keychain.
Talk about it loud enough for shop management to hear! Some shop owners will get on board, others may change enough to make your life a little better, at least.
Interact with our Facebook and Instagram pages. Invite everyone to Like and Follow Mechanics Alliance.
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