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Auto Repair Labor- Warranty And Book Time

I thought I would write something about how we, as mechanics, get paid and make money. Most of us that are qualified as Journeyman Technicians, get paid by the book hour, or in easier terms, we get paid for each job on each car we work on. I know from the customer’s point of view,…

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Expensive Mechanics Tools Required To Repair Your Vehicle

Here’s a big one that we as mechanics are always unrecognized for…..our tools! The everyday average person has no idea of the equipment and tools needed these days to repair a vehicle. Experienced journeyman technicians can have upwards of $50,000 in tools alone, and sometimes even much higher than that! Everyone usually starts out the…

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Auto Repair Customer Do’s and Dont’s

After writing my last article, I had some thoughts on some other things that the everyday dealership customer should know. When you bring your car into a dealership for repair, their goal is to make you happy. Fixing your car properly, being friendly towards you, and just making your experience there a pleasant one. Everyone…

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An Auto Mechanic Gets A Vacation From Fixing Cars

So, not very automotive related but I’ve had a well deserved break this past week. After fourteen months, I finally have gotten a week off. It’s been a long year, and then some! Being in this business, you definitely need to step away from it for a while whenever you can, just to clear your…

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Mechanics Do Car Repair Side Jobs For Extra Money

Every single mechanic out there does side work. Whether it be just for family or friends, or a whole list of clients, anyone who wrenches for a living will work on cars on the side. I do this on occasion too, for a select group of close friends and family. This past spring, I had…

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How To Make Money On Car Repair

So you want to become an auto mechanic, huh? You want to make good money doing you what you like to do? If you love working on your car or your friends cars, you may think this would be a perfect career choice for you. You think you can make a good living in the…

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Maintenance Schedules For Car And Trucks

One thing quite a few people are confused about is regular maintenance intervals for their vehicle. Thing like oil changes, tire rotations, other fluid flushes, air filters, fuel filters, spark plugs, and many more. Just about everything that makes your car or truck run is in need of, and has, a regular schedule for maintenance.…

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Battery Has No Power and Won’t Start

I have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Yesterday it wouldn’t start, no power to anything. Charged the battery and it started and ran. This morning it started once but the second time same problem. Tried charging the battery and no luck. Checked battery it is good. I’ve been checking fuses and such, a couple times the…

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Passlock Theft System Problems On GM Cars

Ok, today at work I had the unfortunate pleasure of a customer that was a complete moron and complainer! She had a Passlock Problem on her car. This happens all too often in the auto repair field, and I’m getting extremely tired of people that have no idea what they are talking about trying to…

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