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What makes a Good Mechanic Pt. 1 Do You want to be an Auto Technician?

With being a large facility in the business of auto repair we are always looking to fill one or two positions in our shop. That is much easier said than done. The available pool from which we would find a technician is lacking tremendously. Secondly, the training for our industry is still very sub par. The technical schools you see advertised on TV are a good start but they are expensive and simply get you into the ground level of the industry. When it boils down to it there is no simple or easy way to become a high level certified tech other than doing it yourself. If you talk to most guys in the industry they are self taught or started sweeping floors. That’s where I started and sometimes I think if I hadn’t gone out and learned myself, my dad would have still have me sweeping floors in my own shop! Now, you think you want to become a technician and you have got what it takes. The first question I always ask in an interview for a tech is “what is the highest level ... read more

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