Staff Of The Month

Jody has been selected as our Staff Of The Month for April.

Jody works in the shop as an apprentice technician, and on top of being one of the hardest working techs we have, he gives his all participating as a pit technician in professional races too, which have taken him to Florida, California and beyond. We are thrilled to have him on our team as he is an important asset.

Jody Barrett, Apprentice Technician

Previously: Prep Cook / Dishwasher at Local Restaurant

I’ve always been an enthusiast and loved the Subaru brand. My interest in their rally heritage and anything with four wheels and an engine eventually led me here to Budds’! The job constantly challenges my thinking and craftsmanship skills. There’s always something new and new problems to solve. Not to mention working on very unique drivetrains found in few cars, i.e. the horizontally opposed flat 4 & 6 motors. When I’m not at work I am a part of the pit crew and mechanic for a race team competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Series, with a 2011 Subaru WRX STI. As far as family goes, my father is a car guy and mother works for a dealership in Mississauga, so needless to say I was quite the little gearhead growing up.

Favorite Quote: With a little hard work and determination, even the impossible can seem probable.

Tip from the Pro: Although soon to be over (hopefully), ensure low water content windshield washer fluid is used during the cold months. Freezing of the washer system can cause poor visibility and can potentially be dangerous.

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