Hey, I’m John Cunningham and I’m a Red Seal Qualified Service Technician with over twenty-five years of experience.
As a kid, after school and on my summer holidays, I worked with my uncles and my father in the family business. My father ran his own garage which included; Gas station; Car retail showrooms; Auto collision repair shop; Paint shop; Parts retail; Auto servicing; Auto detailing; Classic car refurbishing.
The workshop was an exciting place, there was always something new going on, always great characters around staff and customers. As a kid, I thought this was magic. I knew from about eight years old what I wanted to do, “I was hooked”.
I worked in all parts of the family business, but I really liked the mechanical side the most. A workshop in those days was full-on, engines and transmissions rebuilt not replaced, today it’s a little different.
In 2013, I was offered an opportunity to work for GM Canada, and since I’m a gearhead and love traveling, I jumped at it. I worked with GM for a few years and have hours of GM technical training.
I also as recently as 2014 sat the Automotive Service Technicians Exam (Canada) – “Red Seal Journey-person Certificate of Qualification” and passed scoring over 90%.
Over the Canadian winters I learned how to build websites, just for giggles, and it wasn’t long before I married mechanics and a “How to” website.
I’ve since built three sites in the mechanical “How to” space, ATV/dirt bike repair, Classic car, and Lawnmowerfixed.com.