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‘I never had to look for opportunity, opportunity always found me’

"I’m thinking she’s undercover from BAR or something and they want to write me up because I didn’t write a repair order for her. It turns out she’s a headhunter for ad agencies."

‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’

I’m 77 years old, have been an auto mechanic for 60-plus years and ran my garage for 44 years in downtown San Francisco. During that time, seven things occurred that caused business to slow to a crawl, though none as severe as this one.

A look back: Times and stories from a retired San Francisco shop owner

Paul E. Grech, 76, worked as a mechanic for 60 years and owned the former San Franciso shop, Allied Engine & Auto Repair, before retiring. In this column series, Grech shares his experiences as a shop owner. This installment reflects on data access and the ALDL, and ASCCA.

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