MetroWest mechanic shortage as less students enroll in technical class

Those who are looking to get their cars fixed might have to wait a few days — even weeks — before they can nail down an appointment at their neighborhood auto shop.

A shortage of mechanics is the reason. Simply put, there just aren’t enough of them to do all of the work.

“I’ve been looking for a mechanic for over five months,” said Tony Lakkis, who has owned Sudbury Mobil at 432 Boston Post Road (Rte. 20) for 32 years. He employs one mechanic, but needs another.

Meanwhile, work is piling up. And Lakkis isn’t alone.

At Wally &

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