Hyundai Parts Specialist :rolleye:
Work in the Parts Dept. at a Hyundai dealership, will be three years in May. I am very enthusiastic about my job. I have always loved everything automotive, and this puts me right in the thick of it where I can have full access to all of the inner workings of parts and service. That plus the fact that I have unlimited access to all of the brand new cars when they come in. I get to see them before the sales guys do. :bigthumb:
I have so many numbers in my head... :evilgrin: Even I'm amazed at some of the stuff I can remember. Given a random part number, I can usually tell you what system of the vehicle the part goes to and what vehicle, including year range (most of the time anyway). Some see it as a gift, I see it as a curse... lol. Even so, I still learn something new every day.
Apparently it's working to my advantage though because I have survived two rounds of layoffs. The first time they got rid of the Parts Manager and combined the positions of Parts and Service managers. That left just two of us in parts. The second time, which was right before the first of the year, they got rid of the guy I had been working with that had been working in automotive parts for 12+ years, and for this company for a little less than 6 years. Then they hired a very green rookie with no experience in the automotive business and I am currently training him. He's at least got common sense, I can work around any other weaknesses he may have.
Anyway, glad to be here. I have access to lots of info and I am a curious person by nature. I love to look stuff up, and have become the one person in the dealership that everybody comes to when they want to know detailed info about any of our vehicles, or want to know the scoop about upcoming vehicles. So ask away, if I don't know I'll tell you I don't know, but I'll do my best to find out.