Five Tips to Make More Money as a Mechanic/Automotive Technician

Five Tips to Make More Money as a Mechanic/Automotive Technician


hello buddy I’m Brian Elsa from how to automotive and today I’m making this video to be like a little motivational video and ask you some questions about are you sleeping behind the wheel and what I mean by that is is your paycheck at the end of the year exactly the same as you got last year or the year before are you in a rut where you’re making the same money year and year you’re in you’re out so a lot of you may find yourself making the same money you’re you’re in and you’re out you know 2 or 3 years in a row and you know if you’re doing that you’re asleep behind the wheel and what I want to do is wake you up and let you know that there’s a few little changes you could do to make a big difference to make your pay go up so you can do more with your family and do more for yourself buy more tools and all that so so tip number 1 is a attitude if if you take a good look at yourself there’s a good chance that you have an attitude problem so I’m not saying you’ve got a bad attitude I’m just saying you may not have the best attitude towards work or towards your company towards your co-workers whatever that may be and you have the power to change that and if the situation is not changeable then you have the power to leave the shop and go find another place to work so well if a small little change you could you can influence your salesperson to sell harder for you you know I just by just being a little bit nicer to your sales sales guy or your service writer you know I’m not saying kiss butt or anything but I’m just saying small change in attitude and just being a more positive upbeat and being the guy that’s willing to to step up and help and make whatever the jobs or the situation in the shop be make those go smoother and put in full effort and I believe just out little change in attitude alone will help your pain go up tremendously ok tip number two is organ is being organized so the more organized you are the more efficient you can be so take that time in this in coming year to buy those uh those socket rail holders and and wrench holders and maybe different carts set up maybe you can upgrade your toolbox if need be or your roll cart and put effort into being more organized because it takes effort you know it doesn’t just happen is just like creating habits so anyways you you have to create habits and the better habits you can create at the shop the more money you’ll make the more efficient you’ll be tip number three is invest in yourself and what I mean by that is go find a way to get training when it’s slow you know pick up a magazine and read or check it a video out or or there’s all kinds of training opportunities out there seek those out and learn a skill so for instance one time a couple years ago I didn’t really want to go to this class so this class I didn’t really want to go to it was an evac class teaching us how to test egapp systems and I kind of thought I had had an idea of how they work I regrettably which the class when I got there though I decided you know I’m gonna make the best of this class and I learned a lot from the class came right back to work the very next day I was able to put that stuff to work so I came back to work and as soon as I got to work I put that just what I learned from the class straight to work and I started making money I actually became the evap specialist in my complex here so anytime there was an evap problem you know I was I was the man that was able to figure those out and I became really busy really fast because as you know the evap codes are one of the most common check engine light you know that you’ll have to run across as evac’d leaks and malfunctions so there you go so number three is invest or number four tip number four is invest in your tools so you know you may have the attitude like oh that’s a shop tool and not buy it and put it off and if that tool and the shut say if they’re your shop has one but you’re always waiting in line for that tool it may be worth you picking that tool up such as a scan tool like this one here you know that yeah sure they’re not cheap but they’re worth having once you get it under your under your wing and you get efficient with your home scan tool you become a better technician for sure for sure I can I can speak for that for sure you become a better scan a technician owning your own tools one because you have money invested in it so you’re gonna learn how to use this inside and out so I can pay for itself that’s one of the the benefits of having your own tool is is you know how much it costs and you don’t take it for granted and you you try to use it for everything it’s got you know so that’s my tips is to buy tools invest in tools but don’t go into debt without going into debt we smart about it so tip number five the last tip here is to take stock and like take notice like hey my paycheck was the same but utilize all of your time so so when you’re at the shop there’s there’s a lot of downtime and there’s a lot of things you can do to make your pay go up that includes you know social media that includes keeping your stuff organized that includes studying that includes just being aware that just being aware that you know you’re asleep behind the wheel and you need to do something all day utilize your time if you utilize every minute of the day that you’re here at the shop you would you triple what your earnings are right now I guarantee you most of you out there are not doing that and the ones that those guys that you hear about are making a hundred thousand or more a year as an automotive technician those guys are definitely using more of their time efficiently out throughout the day that means they’re not they’re not at the watercooler goofing off they’re not they’re not talking about breaking bad you know they’re they’re either studying organize their tools planning their next job researching the whatever is going on with the car looking at PSPs whatever it takes to get the job done those guys are putting in the effort and the time so if you can do that you’re gonna make your pay go up I’m Brian essa from how to autumn oh I like to thank you guys for watching my videos encourage you to subscribe invite you to head over to the how-to komm website for more valuable videos like this and I definitely like to thank you guys for watching


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