Paul Davis – Ford Master Technician – Adrian Brien Automotive Service
Featured Staff Profiles
This month our featured staff member is Paul Davis who recently achieved his Ford Master Technician status for 2017. Paul is our Workshop Foreman and one of his career highlights was being invited to Melbourne to participate in a Ford Master Tech Event and having the opportunity to test drive a Ford Falcon FGX on the official Ford proving grounds in 2015. You can learn more about Paul below…
Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?
A: My dad was a mechanic and I’ve always been around cars. I started with an apprenticeship in the Riverland.
Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?
A: I like the sense of comradery, it’s a good company and they look after us very well.
Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?
A: You have to love what you do, work hard and be prepared to put in the hard yards.
Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?
A: I’m the Workshop Foreman so I’m responsible for overseeing the repairs and workshop maintenance. Our Service Department offers Fast, Reliable and Trusted Car Servicing so give us a call on (08) 8374 5444.
Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?
A: I like to support the Cancer Council, Beyond Blue, Mental Health and Men’s Health when possible.
Congratulations Casey Swearse And Paul Davis Who Recently Achieved Ford Master Technician Status!
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Casey Swearse and Paul Davis who recently achieved their Ford Master Technician Status for 2017. Casey and Paul are pictured above with Mark Whittington our Service Manager along with two representatives from the Ford Motor Company – Chris Hillyard and Dean Clark.
Staff training and development is important to us and ensures that we always have a large number of highly qualified mechanics to service and repair your vehicle because your experience is our priority here at Adrian Brien Automotive.
It’s great to see Casey and Paul receive recognition from the manufacturer for their outstanding work and we are proud to have them on our team!
Every inch of the Ford EcoSport is designed to help you do more, move freely and make the most of your busy life. With its bold design, the Ford EcoSport always looks like it’s ready for action, because it is.
“What we liked: new entry three-cylinder; automatic transmission; and rear seat maneuverability.”
Even the smallest details in the Ford EcoSport are designed to make your drives exceptional. From rear-seats that fold up to create more space, to stowage compartments designed to perfectly fit your coffee cups, water bottles, smartphones and tablets – the Ford EcoSport is on your side, in ways big and small.
“Pluses: Sync3 infotainment standard across the range; ride quality around the city is excellent; and versatile interior for load storage.”
Cities are noisy. But not inside the Ford EcoSport. Designed with an outstandingly quiet interior, the Ford EcoSport turns even the busiest peak-hour street into a relaxing haven. We even made the tyres quieter!
“The latest update adds some appeal and useful technology that make the Ecosport a better package.”
You want an SUV but your life is in the city. That’s no problem with the Ford EcoSport. Its urban dimensions make it easy to park and get around crowded city streets, yet its styling and ride height give you the confidence of an SUV.
209mm Ground Clearance
When it comes to getting you where you want to go, the Ford EcoSport means business. It puts 209mm of ground clearance between you and the road, potholes, rough surfaces or whatever else is in your way. Add good approach and departure angles and you’re basically ready for anything the city can throw at you.
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Delivers better fuel economy, quieter operation and less vibration. Paddle shift on Titanium delivers extra adaptability.
Hill Launch Assist
Want to know the secret to perfect hill starts? Hill Launch Assist holds the brake for a few seconds after you take your foot off, giving you time to smoothly accelerate away, either uphill or downhill, without rolling or losing control. So if others are stopped close behind you on a slope, there’s no need to sweat.
Elevated Ride Height
Even roads you take every day will look different in the Ford EcoSport. It seats you higher so you see more of what’s going on around you and makes getting in and out of your car a breeze.
After going to a few other dealerships I came into your dealership tossing up between a few different makes and models of 4WD and not really feeling confident with previous information and customer service I had received earlier that day.
During my visit I got a lot of support, information and confidence with making a decision from Simon, Peter and Neil who took me step by step through everything I needed to know and helping me pick out something that I would be really happy with. They even searched other dealerships that you are connected with to find me the right car and also pointed out the differences and found me a model with all the things I wanted but still keeping in with my budget and requirements that I was looking for.
The process was long as I spent a good frew hours there but they spent the time with me and would check to see how it was all going which I really appreachiated, along with offering me drinks and generally chatting and joking and not making it feel like they just wanted my money. (A feeling I got when at other dealerships).
I have now had my Ranger for just over a month and can not be more happier with it and the decision they helped me make, I have told everyone about the amazing service that I received through the experience and definitely have been recommending you to not only friends and family but even customers at work.
A great job should never go unnoticed and unfortunately for many it does, so I wanted to take the time to write to you and tell you how happy I am that I even bought in a carton of beer for everyone to share just a few days later.
I hope this letter finds the right people so that they are recognised for the fantastic work they did and know how much I appreachiated their help.
This is no ordinary small car. All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring delivers new levels of handling capability and driver enjoyment, while the 2.3L Ecoboost Engine outputs 257kW2 of power. Add sports tuned suspension, spring brakes and anti-roll bars and you’ve got a performance machine that puts its peers to shame.
“What we liked: improved turn-in; dry-weather performance of upgraded tyre; and subtle styling identifiers.”
When it comes to the design of the Ford FocusRS, every detail has a purpose. The 19″ alloy wheels provide enhanced strength and impact resistance. The distinctive rear spoiler helps create zero lift, while Bi-Xenon Headlamps cleverly adapt as terrain and conditions change.
“Even with a 10 per cent price premium the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is the hot hatch bargain of the decade. It’s properly fast, dynamically outstanding, and sounds the business. Our advice? Get in quick and grab one of this last batch. You won’t regret it.”
Strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride! Sporting the lighter racing shell seats from the world-famous RECARO® brand, drivers will always feel connected to the car.
“The Ford Focus became the most powerful mainstream small car in history in October 2015, when even the least costly models gained turbocharged engines. Every Ford Focus also steers very well, and comes with a reversing camera and satellite navigation. The Ford Focus ST and RS sports hatches are absorbing and very quick. Auto braking is available.”
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