Autotechs

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09 May: Geek Squad Agents Save Choking Man at Minnesota Hotel

After wrapping up a busy day of meetings at the Best Buy headquarters on Tuesday, a group of Geek Squad Autotechs from across the country returned to their hotel to relax. Little did they know they were about to save a man’s life.

Ethan Kimmel of Portland, Oregon, and Nick Potter of Naples, Florida, were hanging out in the bar area, talking to some fellow Geek Squad Agents, when someone in the group pointed out what he thought was a man assaulting an older man about 20 yards away.

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20 Dec: Geek Squad Autotechs rev up for their Black Friday: Dec. 26

Best Buy’s sales associates are just wrapping up the holiday shopping rush, but the busiest time of year has yet to happen for our Geek Squad Autotechs. Their “Black Friday” comes on Dec. 26.

It’s prime time in our install bays as customers open their gifts and want their new remote starts and radios installed ASAP. The average Autotech has three appointments on a normal business day. But they do three to four times that number on the day after Christmas.

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05 Jul: After 26 Years Working Together, These Autotechs Keep on Trucking

Many years ago, Pete Kolb and Tim Chase knew each other because they were both in the electronics business in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

And Sioux Falls is not a huge town.

Pete got a job at Best Buy and, a few years later, Tim joined him there. They’ve been Autotechs together ever since — more than 26 years.

“They’re two peas in a pod,” said Alexandra LeBlanc, the store’s general manager. “There’s a lot of teamwork going on between those two.”

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16 Jun: The Right Tech Can Help You Navigate the Streets More Safely

We’ve all seen the headlines – U.S. roads are getting more dangerous because of distracted drivers.

That’s why more and more states are adding hands-free driving regulations to make the roads safer for everyone. In fact, 14 states now ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving and 47 states outlaw texting behind the wheel.

Text messages are among the most common smartphone distractions. The average one takes your eyes off the road long enough to travel the entire length of a football field when driving 55 miles per hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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31 Mar: New tech makes it easy to smarten up your car

You’re connected to everything these days: Your phone, TV and even your refrigerator… but what about your car?

Car technology has been making headlines recently, and for good reason. There’s an ever-increasing number of new products out there that can help you stay connected, drive safer and stay entertained — all without shelling out an arm and a leg for that brand new ride.

According to IHS Automotive, the average car on the road is about 11.5 years old. While people are driving their vehicles longer than ever before, they don’t have to stay behind the times when it comes to in-car technology.