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The Two Most Popular Entry Level Positions for Auto Technicians in Today’s Job Market

So you’ve decided to turn your passion into a career and are ready to make the first step into becoming an automotive technician? You may already have a preference for the type of work you would like to do whether ...
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Career Insight: Transmission Technician

The most common automotive technician specialty and certainly the most necessary is the Transmission Technician. These professionals work with the most vital system of the vehicle and make up a majority of the secondary certifications issued to automotive technicians. Working ...
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A Day in the Life: Auto Body Technician

The appearance oriented industry of collision repair requires a special attention to detail and problem solving skills as every single vehicle that comes into a shop represents a unique challenge. No two car accidents are the same and the repairs ...
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Chemical Guys Review

It should be quite apparent that we love cars here at Daily Mechanic. I mean we LOVE cars here. Anything and everything having to do with our passion, car shows, car news, chances are if it has four wheels and ...
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Top Gear Trio Returns to ‘Prime’ Time

Beloved car lovers Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have returned to the small screen after leaving the show that brought them into the homes of millions of fans. A recent deal made with Amazon gave rise to the ...
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Working in Dealership Shops vs. Independent Shops

There a few topics automotive techs draw hard lines on, pneumatic or electric, the usefulness of hex assisted wrenches, and of course working in a dealership or an independent shop.  Most technicians will have their own unique experiences and each ...
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Choosing the Right School to Begin Your Career in the Automotive Industry

So you’ve decided to pursue a career in the Automotive Repair Industry choosing to follow your passion for cars? The first major step in your journey to becoming an ASE certified technician is finding the right institute to gain hands ...
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Advancing Your Career in Automotive Repair

Perhaps you have been already working in the automotive repair industry for several years or you’ve just completed a certification program and are looking to take your knowledge a step further.  Progressing beyond your standard ASE certificate opens up many ...
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A Day in the Life: Dealership Service Technician

Working in the Automotive Repair Industry offers many possible positions and within those positions there exist many different experiences. Jobs vary from shop to shop and what may be a day to day reality for one is another tech’s rarity. ...
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A Day in the Life: Diagnostic Technician

Diagnostic Technicians are not quite as common as the other specialties and are mainly a feature of high volume auto shops. As every technician is expected to be able to diagnose the various performance problems facing vehicles smaller shops will ...
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