A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A TOYOTA TECHNICIAN (Tips)

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A TOYOTA TECHNICIAN (Tips)


[Music] right motherfucker yo ho yo yo what is love guys thank you for coming back to the channel like always if you need to the channel please subscribe for more cool content like this but today I’m taking us back to work at a Toyota dealership so I got a lot of good feedback from the original video I did the day in the life working as a Toyota tech God ruining my vlog so I had a lot of guys asking me on Instagram and stuff like Oh like I would like did you have to go to school to get that job and stuff like that or like can you make good money doing that and just a lot of questions regarding working at Toyota or how to get to Toyota and figured maybe I can clarify some more of that for anyone who’s aspiring to be a technician or currently going to school or anything like that but I went through the t10 automotive program and then got a job here at Toyota working as a loop tech you never loop tech you just get paid minimum wage more than likely you’re gonna start off as a loop tech if you’re coming out of school because they don’t really hire you right off the bat as a tech and then if you’re if you get like to get moved up usually they only want to move you up if you have like a lot of your ASC is because I chose you actually like want to pursue a career in the automotive industry so recommend getting your a SCS if you want to move up to become a tech because not only way you get paid more but you’ll also be able to do a lot more work because a lot of the jobs require you to have a SCS and certain Toyota classes to be certified to do some of these Toyota warranty recalls so if you don’t have your a SCS then you can’t do some of these jobs so get your a SCS to move up but I started off as a loop tech and it took me about four years to move up to a tech because I kind of messed up my driving record I got a reckless driving for street drifting so technically they weren’t able to insure me here at work to drive customer vehicles so if you’re not insured you’re not gonna be able to be a tech so that kind of sucked they really fucked me over learn my lesson though keep a clean driving record really affect your job especially working in a dealership or something like that so that’s basically how I got into Toyota and I’ve been with Twitter now for like six years and I’ve been on the line as a flat-rate tech for about two years so this is a good industry to be in if you’re like motivated and hustler and you like to work fast because the more you work the more you get paid so that’s kind of how it goes down here in the dealership or anything in the automotive field I guess so I’m probably forgetting some stuff I’m gonna just kind of show you guys today how we do things out the dealer keep in mind every dealer is different just because you work for Toyota doesn’t mean you really work for Toyota you’re actually working for whoever owns the Toyota dealerships so say this is like Bob Jack’s Toyota dealer you know working for Toyota you’re working for Bob Jack Bob Jack is the ones paying you so keep that in mind not every deal is the same different dealers do things different ways and stuff like that so let’s go guys go make some money first things first you clock in come here to the box usually they’ll wait for your team leader to give you some work but I already have somewhere from yesterday it’s a recall I just dropped the Sun in vacuum yeah but usually a wait for work if there’s no work grab an oil change and try to make some upsells usually we have work in the morning so let’s drop this engine back in these are flat sheets every time you do a job you’ll fill up how much it pays here are Oh number and stuff if you’re doing a warranty felt like I’m doing right now then they’re gonna punch in and punch out did you get a set time whatever it is well this is actually the fr-s warranty recall that involves replacing the bow Springs so I already disassembled this one and put it back together drop it in right now [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] so we got the engine all in just gonna bolt up some stuff on the bottom now and everything on the top and put fluids in and start it up [Applause] [Music] [Music] just like that bolted together ready to put boiling oil and start it and then I got a test drive is 20 miles this job right here pays 13 hours and I think I did it around six or seven all right everything’s all buttoned up oil and cooling in yo first startup startups always a little bit scary and rebuild an engine Frank here to get the oil pressure [Music] no check engine light we baby we did we got a tracker to put in let’s go over to parts tracker back here get a left slip by will party and you patiently wait for one of these fine gentlemen to serve you and you wait and you wait and you wait and you yeah so we got our part go install this bad boy all right so we’re gonna go on a test drive usually we have to drive these cars like 20 miles to make sure they’re good anytime we do like serious engine work so that kind of sucks cuz that’s like another 20 30 minutes of your time you’re not really getting paid for so what’s included in the warranty time but it’s just another time period you gotta factor on to the job so let’s go try this bad boy fuck you looking at all right so we are back from our test drive so that job is now complete maybe a better explanation for the flagging like how Tech’s get paid we all have like our base pay rate which is gonna be like double minimum wage I believe that’s the law at least here in California so right now everyone gets paid 24 bucks an hour that’s just for how long you’re punched in on the clock like say you work 8 to 5 you’re gonna get paid guaranteed your $24 for 8 hours but since you’re flagging you have the opportunity to make more so in a day you can easily flag over 8 hours like this FRS job pays thirteen point five and you can bang it out in a day so when it when I say like it pays that many hours that’s the amount of hours you get paid for regardless whether it takes you thirteen point five hours or whether it takes you eight hours or whether it takes you two days 16 hours you’re gonna get paid thirteen five so that goes for all jobs like a brake job pays two hours so those are really nice because you can big those out in like 45 minutes and get paid for two hours and then hop on to the next job so you just keep plugging and all hours add up for the day so how many of our jobs or hours you make in a day that’s how much you’re gonna get paid so that’s why I was saying it’s a really good job for like hustlers and people who are motivated to make money because you can easily make fifteen sixteen hours in one eight-hour work day but get paid twice as much so that’s my definition or best explanation of how a flat rate techs get paid but let’s go on to the next job now another thing that sucks is Warren T and the old enough to get a part step one flag obviously and what exactly led to the cars just a little thing that that’s the job the next job we got here break flush clean mass airflow sensor those up Toto up to 1.3 hours and this is what we call gravy go get the car [Applause] you’re getting it [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] all right so just like that that’s done probably took like 30 minutes or so [Music] paid 1.3 so now on to the next alright guys so we got some more gravy just like that we got the brakes to go give it a good test drive and hopefully we got some more work in next ticket it’s a repo I guess the wave radar sensors on the front of some of these Tacoma than Tundras are getting water damaged oh no and that’s why like helps for the cruise control and all the lane departure assist and all that so we’re gonna pull it in right now so basically on these the sensor right here I could get water damage on it from the rain and stuff so first what we got to do is check for trouble codes make sure there’s no codes there is trouble codes we have to do all this other bullshit but if there’s no trouble codes then we just install that cover over the sensor let it go like that all right so we got no trouble codes on this vehicle we’re gonna go ahead and install this cute little bow keys as you can see that ones I believe it only pays like point three or like a half hour so you don’t really get paid much that kind of sucks all right so we’re gonna take a lunch break now it’s not really any work then when I get back a snap-on guy or their lesser media t-shirt [Applause] Karuna video so as you can see it’s kind of like a good variety of work like when you’re on the line it’s never like the same repetitive repetitive shit like you’ll get a bunch of the same recalls pretty much like when a new recall comes in a shitload of people are bringing their cars in and stuff but for the most part it’s like a nice variety at least for Toyota and even when I was at GM it was it was a pretty big variety but I’d like GM Buick Chevy dealers they have like one guy that does the brakes and alignment stuff front-end stove another guy that does the electrical stuff so I don’t really like that I kind of like bumper to bumper so that’s how it goes they here at Toyota put the new tires on the other day I got a fucking flat on the freeway on the 15 freeway coming home from work look at that yeah we got a flat on the way home gotta wait for a tow truck and we couldn’t get it on the flatbed so we had to just pump up the spare on that now I put a good spare in and I’m keeping that Jack and stuff in the car alright guys so we are back and we don’t have shit to do have a PDI it’s a free delivery inspection basically it’s like the new car ready to get sold to go on the front lines guess I’ll just pull that in got nothing else ed in the shop also another thing I want to remind you guys if you’re coming into this industry you didn’t have your own tools at least as far as most dealerships I know some will provide you with the box or maybe even some tools but even though lubricant there all of those are their own so I got this box for like five grand so I’m gonna be paying it off for the rest of my life but yeah you gotta have your own tools they don’t really play what shit here I even went out and bought my own Jack the one they had here kind of suck guys spend money to make money alright so we got the PDI vehicle here is brand new Prius like I said these are pretty easy all we really do on these license plate frames take the car out of service mode add the stickers the new car stickers to it set the tire pressure install body plugs put on the hub caps just inspect the vehicle make sure nothing’s really wrong with it then go for a test drive make sure it drives good and there’s no wind noise or anything like that so get started on this oh you are seeing the underside of a new car looks fucking beautiful super shiny and shit all looks trippy like all brand new and shit something our car will find I would look like let’s make sure nothing’s loose everything’s on there pretty secure and stuff usually pretty good just double check though just in case it fucked up about the manufacture oh there’s my 240 guys the first one our second one then I sold it what he said my current 240 you guys know there’s Maya all right so just like that done the PDI is on hybrids okay 1.4 but you need to be hybrid certified to do them the regular PD is on normal gasoline vehicles okay like an hour so they’re not too bad when it’s slow there’s something to do so ya go give this thing a good little test drive and market that I don’t see any work coming in hopefully we get something guys alright so now we got no work usually when it’s slow like this you can grab a used car maybe to get some hours or grab some oil changes and make some upsells but I don’t even have any work and we got no used cars so just wait around for some work like I was saying earlier when you start off usually you’ll be on the loop rack all these guys right here basically what they do is like oil changes tire rotations and mountain balanced tires so yeah even this gets kind of fun but it gets really repetitive and like they demand a lot of you like they just want to constantly be doing oil changes it doesn’t matter how many you do you get paid hourly so that’s why I say guys get your ASC so you can move up and if they don’t move you up go somewhere else where they will here’s the tire room fully man requires balance there’s also where I get a lot of freebie tires so shout out to Toyota for hooking it up oh yeah guys so shop pretty big then we got like 25 texts or something something like that alright guys so far I’m at nineteen point two hours for the day which is including the big 14-hour ticket from yesterday which I started around like 1:00 p.m. but still not bad for even two days worth of work 19 hours sometimes good days like this sometimes over have cities where you only make like three hours usually though I do pretty good as long as you stay busy and stay proactive and go look for work you can make decent hours so I say enough getting one more PD I add that to the hours and then we got a another recall warranty software updates so I’m gonna pull that Prius in right now we think out the software update they also had a check engine light on it so that’s going to be another hour for diagnosis which I believe this is a dirty mouths airflow sensor alright guys so we filled out one flat fee today today actually kicking ass doing good today’s my Friday I’m actually off tomorrow’s pre-soaked today’s last day of the peep here is this will be nice to get this pay on this check so I just have two more cars one let’s just inspect the brake caliper to see if they had the TRD brake kit what you didn’t so there’s nothing we do and another one they’re complaining the radio knob was messed up and it was so we recommended a Radiohead unit there’s nothing really we can do to fix that that’s like an internal problem so we’ll see if they buy that or not and then also we’re going to come back I got a hybrid battery pack to replace to be like four hours and I got a vvt-i here assembly the gear on the end of the cam gear on the end of the cam shaft yeah I’m here so that’s four hours I’ll do that hopefully it’ll show be here when I get back unless they want it done already then so they sold the mouse therefore since they’re cleaning then I go to tick off the math and realize as an air duct wasn’t even attached though whoever did the last bottle body service or check the air filter didn’t put it back together right so we’re just gonna charge them for the diagnosis put it back together I still clean the map anyways just so I just got another tractor unit I wouldn’t get and through that in a used car and now I got another warrantee recall adding that insulator on the wave radar sensors on the Easter comas so yeah guys pretty good tea today haven’t had a day like this in a while should be out of here I did however find an s 14 bumper for sale on the Facebook form so this guy wants 80 bucks hopefully it’ll take 60 and then I could go pick that up after work tonight because as you guys know my bumper is pretty fucked up so hopefully guys hopefully all right guys so that’s it for today it is 4:40 and I have managed to flag 25 hours well alright guys well hope you guys enjoyed that episode I try to show you guys like everything that I can I’m allowed to show you guys I want to show you guys too much and get in trouble but I was basically a day-in-the-life today was really fucking busy I’ve been flagged 25 hours and a long fucking time today was a super good day not every day is gonna be like that a lot of times like you get a lot of bullshit work or paid a little bit to do a lot of work like if it’s a sound complain or something on a new car or some other diagnostic work and like you’re just running around trying to figure out the problem and usually you’re not getting paid for that time so sometimes it sucks sometimes it’s good has its ups and downs like any industry but for anyone who says this industry’s dead and there’s no money in it there’s plenty of money in there in the industry you just have to be willing to go out and get it so hope I answered any questions you guys had I know since I got a lot of feedback asking me about Toyota and stuff like that so hope this video helped you if it did please drop a like and subscribe but that’s it guys catch you guys next time please [Music]


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