Wages in the automotive industry vary extensively. There are countless things to consider when thinking about wages. If they work for a dealership they will usually be paid more than if they work for a sovereign repair shop. Most good auto repair workshops also reward their workers with a great benefits package. This normally includes health insurance, retirement and so on.
Their earnings also depend on what type or cars they service and repair. If they mend BMW’s they will most likely be paid more than if they service cheaper vehicles. This is not always the case, but many times it is.
As stated earlier, an automotive mechanic work is not for everyone, but for the right person it can be a great profession. As long as we have cars or trucks on the roads, there will always be a need for great mechanics – efficient and always keen to provide speedy assistance.
This is a job that requires continuous juggling and always being on your toes. Some have to analyze problems in motor vehicle, order parts, contact the client, repair the vehicle and then be responsible for the job if it comes back. If a car does get returned, the repair job would have to be done over.
Larger automotive repair workshops do not ask their technicians to do the whole thing. They have diagnostic specialists, customer service professionals, auto parts guys and more. These workshops are fine to work for if you intend to focus in one area such as transmissions or air conditioning. You have to be able to work rapidly and accurately while being on your feet all day. You have to be computer literate. You also require being able to explain things well to others. If you always had an interest in mechanical things and were always taking things apart and putting them back, then this might be the right occupation for you.
An automotive mechanic is a great job for the right person. I and my team have enjoyed doing vehicle repairs for most of our lives. There are a lot of positives and a few negatives. For most people who are mechanically apt, the benefits outweigh the negatives but you need to learn as much as possible before you think about this career path. Let us take a look at what this job is all about.