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.
Borrow a vetted employee from a fellow auto-repair shop and never turn down a customer. We also refer employees to you.
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.
Another friendly shop may have what you want sitting idle. Never turn down a customer.
Or can't meet distributor minimum orders? A nearby Shop may sell you what you need
We have thousands of auto repair shop members interested in what you want to sell.
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|
|Sublet Auto Services|
|Buy & Sell Parts/Supplies/Equipment/Tools/Cars|
|Buy & Sell a Business|
|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|
We are Skill-Loan LLC based in California and we operate the Mechanics & Body Shops Marketplace site and mobile applications, a SaaS and marketplace dedicated to the auto repair and collision industry. We created the website and Apps. to address the fundamental inefficiency in the Auto repair industry costing $40B in productivity every year. The market inefficiency is caused by the unpredictable and random nature of service demand combined with planned and unplanned employee absences from the shop. This problem is accentuated by a national shortage of technicians- getting worse every year- with more baby boomer techs retiring than new millennial techs entering the market. To address this problem, a) shop owners/dealership service directors and technicians need a tool to connect to each other in real-time and b) shops need to collaborate in an ethical manner to share resources to address the daily and weekly changes in service demand vs. resources available. The outcome is a more productive and efficient industry, higher profitability for the shops and higher income for auto technicians.
frequently asked questions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.