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The Auto Repair Marketplace.
Where Repair Shops Collaborate and Succeed Together.

Mechanics Marketplace is a membership website portal and mobile application dedicated to the Automotive industry. Auto repair shops, including Body and Collision Repair shops, can sublet work to other shops, borrow and loan employees, borrow and loan tools, and buy and sell parts, supplies, tools, equipment, cars and even their business. Auto workers such as Technicians and Service Advisors can find new full-time jobs, part-time and temporary work.

Need Help ASAP Or Looking For New Employee?

Borrow a vetted employee from a fellow auto-repair shop and never turn down a customer. We also refer employees to you.

Business is slow?

Loan an employee to a business that needs it. Don't worry, they can't steal him/her for 12 months. See details in FAQs.

Want to borrow equipment or tools?

Another friendly shop may have what you want sitting idle. Never turn down a customer.

Want Hard-to-Find Part?

Or can't meet distributor minimum orders? A nearby Shop may sell you what you need

Want to Sell Parts, Supplies, Equipment or Business?

We have thousands of auto repair shop members interested in what you want to sell.

Too busy or Can't Service a Certain Car?

Don't upset or send your customer away. Sublet the service and never risk losing a customer.

Free Membership vs. Premium Membership

Premium Membership is reserved to auto repair shops, body shops and dealerships that pride themselves in their high-quality work, exercise best workmanship practices, are committed to offering a safe and clean work environment for their employees and abide by high work ethics. For these members we create a "Trust Zone" to operate in, enforced by a contractual agreement that all members have to sign to insure all the terms are adhered to. All Premium Members have to sign up for an initial twelve-month membership and each renewal consists of a six-month or twelve-month term. The longer term commitment promotes higher collaboration among members and an opportunity to balance borrowing and loaning needs on the site.

Free Membership Premium Membership
Borrow & Loan Employees
Borrow/Rent Tools
Sublet Auto Services
Buy & Sell Parts/Supplies/Equipment/Tools/Cars
Buy & Sell a Business
Post Jobs
Search Employee Resumes
Complete Member Profiles Shared
Operate Inside "Trust Zone"
Protection from Employee Poaching Strong Very Strong
Seller Transaction Fees *
Low Monthly Subscription Fee
Contract Types Terms & Conditions of Use Premium Membership Agreement + T&Cs of Use
Note: * Only credit card fees

About Us

We are Skill-Loan LLC based in California and we operate the MechanicsMarketplace site and mobile applications. Our idea originated from the fact that small businesses are in constant need for help and Auto repair shops do not have a local marketplace that addresses their daily need for skills, services, equipment and parts. The brick and mortar business is cyclical, which makes it very difficult for a small business to balance its changing demand for personnel with the ups and downs of the business on a weekly basis. Employers don't want to lose their best employees but if there is no business, profitability suffers. Borrowing and Loaning employees is a new concept that addresses the ups and downs of the business and helps business owners optimize their business operation to the market demand. This is where the skill loan concept originated and that's why we filed a patent on it. In order for business owners to feel comfortable loaning their best employees, every business that borrows an employee has to agree to the Terms and Conditions no to hire a borrowed employee for a period of 6 months. This is the peace of mind and legal protection we help to provide every business owner.


frequently asked questions

  • What does borrowing and loaning techs mean? How does it work?
    When you borrow a tech, you are actually not hiring this employee. He/She remains employed by the other auto repair shop. This means, you don't have to hassle with payroll, insurance, benefits and other HR issues. You also get a tech that is experienced and vetted by his/her employer so you don't need to go through an extensive interview and screening process. The other auto shop assigns this tech to you for the agreed period and the 2 shop owners/managers agree on a financial arrangement for this assignment. If you are unhappy with this tech after the first day, you can send him/her back and only pay for the 1st day.
  • If I borrow a tech, do I have to pay his salary?
    No, the employee remains on his employer's payroll. You agree with the employer on an hourly rate for his/her time and the period of time the employee will be working for you. You pay the employer directly in advance.
  • Do the techs work for Skill-Loan or Mechanics Marketplace?
    No. The techs remain employed by their auto repair business at all time.
  • If I loan my employees, how do I prevent the other Shops from hiring them?
    Every member of Mechanics Marketplace has to agree to the Terms and Conditions which state that an employer borrowing an employee agrees not to hire this employee for a period of 6 months.
  • What is the role of Skill-Loan or Mechanics Marketplace?
    Skill-Loan operates the Mechanics Marketplace platform and facilitates transactions between 2 auto repair shops. We do not buy, sell, borrow, loan or hire anyone or anything. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.
  • Does The Mechanics marketplace set the prices and rates?
    No. This is all done between auto repair shop owners.
  • How do I know that I am dealing with a real auto repair shop owner?
    Every member's phone number and email are verified and we constantly monitor member registrations to deter and shut down impostors and hackers. Our site is very secure and hosted by a highly reputable, top-tier US based hosting company. We also encourage all our members to report any suspicious activity and we investigate them immediately. The security of our site and the privacy of our members is our utmost priority.
  • Can I hire techs that I borrow?
    No. In fact, by agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, you are forbidden to do so for a minimum of 6 months.
  • What's the fee for borrowing a tool or equipment?
    There is no set fee; the business loaning a tool or equipment sets the price.
  • Are the parts for sale new or used?
    The primary objective of the "Sell Parts" function is to help auto repair shops to get rid of their inventory of new parts they have purchased on behalf of customers but the customers didn't show up. That said, some shops may have refurbished or used parts in excellent shape that other businesses may want. The "Buy"and "Sell" is entirely between buyer and seller and the Terms and Conditions require the sellers to accurately represent the items they are selling.
  • How do I get paid for an employee or equipment I loan or a part I sell?
    The funds will be transferred automatically to the bank account you have entered in your settings. It's important that you complete this section of the Settings prior to conducting a transaction with another business.
  • Is Skill-Loan or Mechanics Marketplace a broker or agent?
    No; we are a facilitator and we do not represent any party.
  • What is the cost of membership in Mechanics Marketplace?
    The membership is free. Other fee-based membership services may be provided in the future and we will notify you once these services become available.
  • Is the membership available to techs looking for a job?
    No. The site is a business to business service only.
  • What's the catch? How does Mechanics Marketplace make money?
    There is no catch. Mechanics Marketplace charges a convenience fee for transactions conducted between auto repair shops, similar to Uber, VRBO, TripAdvisor and other online portals and marketplaces. The party collecting money will pay the fee.
  • Independent Reps. Wanted

    We are in expansion mode and we are looking for motivated Independent Reps. throughout the United States that sell to auto repair shops, body shops and dealerships. We offer a very attractive commission plan with generous residuals. If you are interested, send us an email at

    Contact us

    We love to hear from you and help you. We can be reached by email or phone:


    Phone: (800) 989-8094