Ryan Widmaier Period 9
Automotive service technicians and mechanics typically do the following:
- Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly
- Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
- Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
- Test and lubricate the vehicle’s engine and other major components
- Perform basic care and maintenance, including oil changes, tuneups, and tire rotations
- Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads and wheel bearings
- Disassemble and reassemble parts
- Use testing equipment to ensure that repairs and maintenance are effective
- Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles
Im going to finish up my courses at Triton College to get my ASE certifacations.
I plan on working in or opening up a automotive performance shop.
Tuning a EVO X for max power on the dyno
- The median annual wage of automotive service technicians and mechanics was $35,790 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,200, and the top 10 percent earned more than $59,590.
- 50 per week
- 5 days a week
- Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020.
- High school courses in automotive repair, electronics, computers, mathematics, and English provide a good background for prospective service technicians.
- High school graduates often need further training to become fully qualified.
- Vocational or other postsecondary training program in automotive service technology.
- Get a 2-year associate’s degree.
- Courses usually include basic mathematics, computers, electronics, and automotive repair.
- Dealer sponsored 2-year associate’s degree programs.
- Most service technicians must complete on-the-job training, often as part of a formal education program.
- Typically takes 2 to 5 years of experience to become a fully qualified service technician.
- It then takes an additional 1 to 2 years of experience for service technicians to become familiar with all types of repairs.