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Hanging up my tools
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 10/1/2017 28 Replies

After 36 years of wrenching, I'm giving it up. There are a multitude of reasons, but I've been looking for something else for 5-6 years.

I wanted to thank all the fine members of iATN who helped make my automotive repair career successful. I know my name isn't very common in these forums, but I was here on a daily basis, reading the posts, learning, adjusting my policies, and finding the right answers about how to test a new problem I hadn't encountered before. Without iATN I wouldn't have enjoyed the success that I have over the years.

I have found a new career. I purchased a WARN winch distributorship called Montana Jack's Outpost. I am now a distributor for all WARN products from ATV/UTV to truck to Industrial. I am also a WARN Authorized Warranty Center, so my mechanical background isn't lost completely. I also sell a variety of ATV/UTV and truck accessories. I have an Amazon store and my own website, www.montanajacks.com. Stop by and take a look, but realize that I'm not done fixing the site and haven't had the chance to get all of my product edited. Because of that some items may show out of stock that I really have, and some items aren't listed yet. The previous owner wasn't really on top of this part of the business.

I purchased the business in April, and have been trying to take care of my best automotive customers while revamping Montana Jack's, and I've got to the point where that isn't feasible any longer, so I'm pulling the plug on Thompson's Automotive.

Again, I'd like to thank all of you for sharing your knowledge and experience. iATN is the best thing that has happened to the automotive repair industry in my lifetime.

Take care,


Scott Thompson
Thompson's Automotive Service, Inc.
Great Falls, Montana, USA

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