just a random question, is it possible to become a mechanic without going to school for it
Really? F'ING REALLY????????? The places you listed SUCK SO MUCH. They have complete retards working there who need instructions on the proper technique for breathing. I can not think of a worse place to start then the places you listed.Originally Posted by CASH CURES A.D.D
well its a start and thats what i did, and i did side jobs to make more money,and i gained more experience,so i can get a better job and get paid more i dont see what the problem is. and i never met a unhappy 35 year old tech..because all the techs ive meet in my life from working in dealers are making money. the key is do sides jobs,because in the dealership world if ur advisor sucks and he or she cant sell squat, then u are not making money.
Last edited by CASH CURES A.D.D; 10-02-2012 at 06:08 PM.
I'd be down for loosing a few pounds. As long as I get water.Originally Posted by winstonsmith84
yes, it's possible, i started without training.
like any other job, some people truly have talent and passion for it, others don't.
i've met several unhappy techs, if it's just a job it's a miserable one.
if it's the way you most like to spend your time it is a very satisfying and fun line of work.
find a shop that will give you a chance and try it, if you love it, GO TO SCHOOL in order to advance your career quickly to your ideal position.
Last edited by Quattro Krant; 10-13-2012 at 09:26 PM.
But, I'm an a$$hole, so don't take my advice, become a mechanic, and see how awesome it is. You can email me when you realize I was right. I predict it will be right about the time you spent $xx,xxx on tools and realized you are going to start out at $9/hr at Firestone/Mr Lube because no dealer is going to hire a tech without $xx,xxx in schooling, plus $xx,xxx in tools. Enjoy.
Working on cars all day sucks.
So you really enjoy working on your own car and maybe your friends car everyonce and awhile.
The field is horrible. Do yourself a favor and don't make the same mistake I did and don't make your hobby a job.
We are extremely overworked, underpaid group.
Compare it to a doctor, you have a complicated medical problem, okay you go to the doctor, try a medicine, treatment etc.. Doesn't work, doctor consults a second opinion, tries something else. Try that in the automotive field, diagnose a problem incorrectly, doesn't fix it,customers pissed, writer/managers pissed, and guess what, you get to figure it out/re diagnose it for free.
Think you're gonna make a ton of money? Nothing's more frustrating than fixing everyone else's car all day and barely being able to afford fix your own. Or how about the day the snap-on guy comes and takes $100. Weekly.
And flat rate... Oh god. Don't even get me started. No work? Tough break. Spend 4 hours diagnosing a complex problem and writer calls the customer and they don't even want to fix it because its too expensive? Oh that sucks for you, pull it out!
I mean sure, there are people that are extremely talented and can make Good money doing it. But it takes years to master every aspect of it and not lose your ass from time to time.
All I'm saying is give it some serious thought before considering it. It's a make or break field, you either have it or you don't. You're either really good at it or your changing tires and oil the rest of your life.
Just my two cents.
Last edited by JoeRRR; 10-24-2012 at 08:34 PM.