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Old 11-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Tips and tricks being a Mechanic

I'm gettin into this field, got my degree and was wondering if anyones got some home-brewed handy tips or tricks to make workin in the garage easier or better.

My favorite one i came up with the other day.... You can use gear lube caps as ear plugs, actually work pretty dam good

I cant really think of many off the top of my head, but I'll add as they come to me
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dont be a mechanic ......................................actually i enjoyed my years working fleet and even at cummins . alot of fun , but alot of hard work ..............i could never do car dealership stuff , diesel is my thing ..................
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Best trick my buddy showed me was how to turn a tuneup into a blow job from a sweet young blond.
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Actually, in this economy, being a tech is not a horrible job......IF.........you are in the right place. Forget the dealership. The way things are now, new car sales are down, but warranty length is way up. Meaning you will be doing nothing but warranty work, which pays crap. Very few people bring their cars to dealerships these days for "customer pay" work, which is where you make money. Find a "good" independant shop, that does quality work and has a good reputation. These type shops do well in even a bad economy, because people are more likely to repair an older car vs buying a new one in tough times. Most guys right now, with good shops, in the right cities, are doing a really good business.

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GOOD LUCK , but things haven't been this bad in the 30 years I have been working on cars
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Actually, in this economy, being a tech is not a horrible job......IF.........you are in the right place. Forget the dealership. The way things are now, new car sales are down, but warranty length is way up. Meaning you will be doing nothing but warranty work, which pays crap. Very few people bring their cars to dealerships these days for "customer pay" work, which is where you make money. Find a "good" independant shop, that does quality work and has a good reputation. These type shops do well in even a bad economy, because people are more likely to repair an older car vs buying a new one in tough times. Most guys right now, with good shops, in the right cities, are doing a really good business.

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find a hourly job that pays less. you will be alot happier in the end.
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