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Automotive Technology Technical Schools: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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    Automotive Technology Technical Schools: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Car Talk in a Car #2
    Educated Grease Monkey



    Published on Mar 21, 2017
    In this video, I go off on a rant about technical schools. This is a must watch video for those that are thinking of going to school to becaome an automotive technician/mechanic. Like & Share.

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    My name is Carlos M. DeOro & I started the Educated Grease Monkey Channel to not only teach anyone who wants to learn about cars but to create a place where anyone can come and just be a gear head.

    Why can I provide you with this information? What the hell do I know? Right?? Well, Lets start with the 14 ASE certifications that makes me a Master ASE Automotive Technician. I have 12 Years of experience in the automotive industry. I used to own my own automotive repair facility. I've taught at multiple technical schools. My many years at the Chevy dealerships made me a GM Certified Master Technician. Now a days I make my money with my online store. Entreprenuership is in my blood but my passion has always been cars. Subscribe and Enjoy!

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    Introduction Music by Andy C Menendez
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    BackGround Music: Meditation by Silent Partner
    Ending Music: TFB9 by Vibe Tracks
     
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    Do not go in debt to become an auto tech.
    It's a tough enough gig as it is with tool purchases, training and the physical demands.
    Apprentice at a dealership on a car line you think you like and let them train you. If you're motivated and the company sees promise in what you have to offer {good work habits} you can take so many classes at the dealership level it will make your ears spin. After a couple years you can see if you really have the chops or if selling cars or washing them might not be a better fit, but at least NO DEBT.
    No love being a tech in my mind. You're working on a quickly depreciating asset with abuse from multiple angles. The customer hates that they have to pay anything to keep their 2 ton missile on the road while it's bleeding "value" by the second. Your boss wonders why it took you so long when the book said it should have been done in 1/2 the time and the manufacturer is changing technologies so fast you can't keep up no matter how hard you try.
    Generally there are tire and brake monkeys, lube monkeys, bullshit artists and then the guys who really know what they are doing {far and few between}
    If you just have to do it............ reach for the top tier but don't go into debt, buy your quality tools used when and where you can and find a good boss and or a good shop. Work for the typical franchise store or a bad "stealership" and you'll hate your situation more than hot oil dripping in your ear. Good luck.............
     
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    Work Experience, How to get a job as a car mechanic or technician - Car Talk in a Car #3
    Educated Grease Monkey



    Published on Mar 28, 2017
    In this video, I go into work experience for car mechanics and how to get that first job. Enjoy, Share & Like
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    My name is Carlos M. DeOro & I started the Educated Grease Monkey Channel to not only teach anyone who wants to learn about cars but to create a place where anyone can come and just be a gear head.

    Why can I provide you with this information? What the hell do I know? Right?? Well, Lets start with the 14 ASE certifications that makes me a Master ASE Automotive Technician. I have 12 Years of experience in the automotive industry. I used to own my own automotive repair facility. I've taught at multiple technical schools. My many years at the Chevy dealerships made me a GM Certified Master Technician. Now a days I make my money with my online store. Entreprenuership is in my blood but my passion has always been cars. Subscribe and Enjoy!

    MUSIC:

    Introduction Music by Andy C Menendez
    Find him on SnapChat @ Entrepreneurship;
    BackGround Music: Meditation by Silent Partner
    Ending Music: TFB9 by Vibe Tracks
     
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    Should You Get Into Auto Repair? -ETCG1
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    Published on Jun 17, 2013
    This is one of the questions I get asked the most so I decided to make a video of my response. Should you get into auto repair? Good question, it really depends on you level of commitment and love for the work. I guess the best answer is that it's likely not going to be what you think it will be. So be prepared for that. If you are considering a career in auto repair, consider diesel and fleet work, you might do quite well there. Here's some useful links for you.

    EricTheCarGuy channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCa...

    How to become a professional technician: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mihX0Q...

    Being a Technician Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdTIi7...

    Being a technician Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2aTya...

    Workplace Dynamics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w1hvu...

    Things you should know before becoming a technician: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkUvLw...

    Dealership Politics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwfp0d...

    Labor Rates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BCx5v...

    The Labor Shift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhXy1o...

    ETCG tool box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FXTbr...

    ETCG home tool box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiJ6c...

    ETCG air tools: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EvLu...

    The Tool Factor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMNwHi...

    Discussion about this video: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/1...
     
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    How I Would Start As a Mechanic Today, Podcast Episode 27
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    Published on Dec 19, 2014
    For full show notes, hit the blog at: http://humblemechanic.com/?p=4703

    Today on the Automotive podcast, I want to talk about how I would get started as a tech, if I was doing it today. I have talked about how I got started on other shows. But I think that if I was going to do it again, I may take a different approach. The internet has given us a huge opportunity to learn for very little or free. That along with training programs at dealers, makes skipping tech school an interesting option.

    Today on the Podcast we chat about: Costs of tech school Time investment of tech school Starting at a Jiffy change type place Starting at a small shop Online Learning Dealership Service Express You can start with little time and tool investment Dealership training programs Where Manufacturers lack in training VW's old training program

    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
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    Failed VW parts videos
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    Should you go to Automotive Tech School!
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    Published on May 1, 2017
    Today I talk about if a technical school education is the way to go to get into the Automotive Repair Industry!

    flatratemaster@gmail.com
     
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    Pros and Cons Of a Private or For Profit Tech School
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    Published on May 8, 2017
    Today I discuss for profit tech schools
     
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    Economics of Tool Buying - Part 1 of 3
    On The Workbench



    Published on May 11, 2017
    This video is intended for trade school students interested in perusing a carer as an automotive technician/mechanic. This is intended to be a three part series with tips that the wider tool enthusiast audience might find useful.

    Be sure to subscribe to be notified when the rest of the series is published.

    Don't worry, my normal tool and repair videos will continue on my channel.

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    "STR Vlog - Episode 10 - Q&A How Much Do I Owe SNAP-ON"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpPcO...
     
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    For what this is worth a Dealer in my area in flyover country near St Louis tends to lay off mechanics when they reach journeyman status and replace them with new graduates. The new graduates he will explain are up to date on the newest electronics and software common to vehicles these days.He sublets out brake, exhaust and other similar low skilled repairs and does keep a few experienced mechanics around for things like automatic transmission repair. Be aware of this type of situation and recognize the fact that one might have to start their own business these days to get decent employment.
    By the way I was at my local Sam's the other day getting my tires rotated and balanced and the service writer told me that all of their installers are ASE Certified mechanics. Imagine going to school, getting certified and ending up changing tires and batteries for a living. Not that there is anything wrong with honest work but is it really all worth it to go thru all the training to be stuck at a job that requires no training?
     
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    Pros and Cons of Public or Not For Profit Tech Schools
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    Published on May 15, 2017
    Today I talk about Public or Not for Profit Tech Schools
     
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    How Do I Become an Automotive Technician
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    Published on May 17, 2017
    How Do I Become an Automotive Technician?

    So your not sure where to start your career as an Automotive Technician. Here are some of my Suggestions and experiences. Cheers.
     
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    Economics of Tool Buying Part 2 of 3
    On The Workbench



    Published on Jun 7, 2017
    This video is intended for trade school students interested in perusing a carer as an automotive technician/mechanic. This is intended to be a three part series with tips that the wider tool enthusiast audience might find useful.

    Part 1: https://youtu.be/AotmDNOKlTc

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