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Asked by Oct 01, 2016 at 11:22 AM

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Anyone recommend to become a auto
technician is their good money ??? About
go to school and getting into it !! Any
advices

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I'm afraid that the days of making good money is gone, especially if your getting paid via flat rate, you can make a little more if you have your own shop, but there is a lot of expenses with that too. Remember that you will be spending money constantly on tools and education if you really want to keep up with new technologies that keep coming out. After working in this field as long as I have I do not look forward to what is headed this way for the auto tech, it is going to cost more and more for just the equipment to do the testing so shops will be paying less to the tech to cover the cost of the equipment. Look at this long and hard before diving in, it takes a toll on your body as you start to discover when you get close to retirement age. HTH

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If the "1987" in your user name is your birth year it's a little late in the game for you to be just starting a career in auto repair, just my opinion. If you have good reading and comprehension skills you can be an excellent auto technician. You'll want to get a job in a dealership and become ASE Certified. Tools and equipment can be bought second hand, especially in the beginning, to get you started. Pick a dealer of cars that you're interested in. If you're a GM guy, for example, go to work for a Chevy or Buick dealer. Continue your education. Many companies like GM or Ford will send you to school to learn about their products that you'll be working on. You'll start off as the oil change and tire guy. Then work your way up. If you're good you'll be a service writer or possibly service manager as you reach the end of your career. Working for a chain or Mom and Pop type shops really isn't the way to go. ASE Certified Master Mechanics make good money. But that takes several years of experience, and continuing education to achieve. Good luck to you!! HTH. -Jim

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