ATL Automotive Limited, Jamaica’s exclusive dealers for Honda, Volkswagen, Audi, Jaguarand Land Rover, is looking for a dynamic, motivated, self-starter to lead one of its brands.
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If you find yourself in a skid, remain calm, ease your foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go. This procedure, known as “steering into the skid,” will bring the back end of your car in line with the front. For cars without anti-lock brakes, avoid using your brakes. If your car has ABS, brake firmly as you “steer into the skid.”
KINGSTON, October 3, 2012 – ATL Automotive Limited, exclusive local dealer of Honda automobiles has been recognized by American Honda as Gold Star Certified, boasting a highly competent team of eleven Technicians equipped with the appropriate mix of Maintenance, Repair and Diagnostic skills to take care of customers’ vehicles.
Service Manager, Steve Chin says Honda awarded the company the Gold Star Distributor Certification in September following the completion of key courses by all Technicians in an extensive training programme administered by ATL in Jamaica and the Honda South Florida Training Centre.
The programme covers training in air conditioning, brake systems, electrical, engine, fuel and emissions, restraints, steering and suspensions, as well as transmissions. “Honda requires that a specific number of Technicians be trained to cover each area inside the Service Centre and we have not only met that requirement, hence the Gold Star Certification but we have gone beyond that to expose them to additional courses to further strengthen our team. Our two Master Technicians have been trained in all the above areas,” he explained.
Mr Chin is confident that the newly acquired status augurs well for the ATL Automotive Honda Service Centre. “We always knew we had the best team in Jamaica. But the recognition from Honda is a major accomplishment for the company as it will increase the level of confidence our customers have in us as an Unbeatable service team. We are here to keep their cars where they belong – on the road,” he said.
Mr Chin says the training is ongoing as one Technician must be sent to the Training Centre at least once a year.
IT could have been his lucky day, but Michael Edwards chose to follow his grandmother’s advice to be honest the day he handed over more than $200,000 he found while checking in a customer’s Audi Q5 SUV for servicing at ATL Automotive recently.
“I have my bills to pay and back-to-school expenses for my daughter are hitting me hard, but my grandmother always told me that honesty carries you through the world,” Edwards said.
Edwards’ job as service gate monitor is to check and record the contents of customers’ vehicles as they enter the Service Department, a position he has held at the company for the last two years.
“I was taking pictures of the vehicle and when I opened the glove compartment some huge coils of money fell out. I was surprised that someone had left so much money in a car, so I took the money to my manager,” he recalled.
Edwards prides himself on being an honest, hard worker. “Some people believe that ghetto people are dishonest. But I wouldn’t just take someone’s money and run off with it because I don’t know how they got it, so I will continue to work for mine,” he pointed out.
Having worked at other automotive dealerships, Edwards — who has been performing similar roles in the industry for the last 15 years — says he has found other valuables in customers’ vehicles, including jewellery and mobile phones.