How to Make a Six-Figure Income as an Automotive Technician (Vlog#1)

How to Make a Six-Figure Income as an Automotive Technician (Vlog#1)


hello everybody this Brian ESSEC here from how to automotive today I wanted to talk to you about the possibilities of making that six-figure income as an automotive technician well I’m gonna tell you right now it’s not gonna happen right out the gate as a new technician you guys need to build some tools build some knowledge and stuff but what I wanted to tell you is it’s possible and it’s a lot of little things to add up to make to get you to that six-figure income and I mean everything from learning how to properly write up a work order getting to actually know your customers yourself like actually talking to your customers yourself and building a repertory with the customers so like they asked you by different by name and I want technician so-and-so to work on my car and you know like there’s gonna be days when the shop is slow and I advise you guys to stay all the way till the end of closing because like that car will come in at 4:30 and then you’ll get it and you may not work on it that day but you have it for the first thing in the morning so when that date when those slow days come around you’re on top of it you have a car you know on the slow days I also like to organize the tools go through the tools clean up a little bit you know that type of work because one though on the busy days a lot of times those type of jobs get pushed aside because it you just kind of crank out that work so when you’ve got slow days you take care of your tools you take care take care of yourself even study that’s my next little topic is you’re not going to make that six-figure income unless you are putting in the hours studying and when I say six-figure income I mean working Monday through Friday no weekend’s no I’m talking just a 40-hour week play pumping out a six-figure income in it and I’m here to tell you that’s the way to do it is possible and you guys can do it bye-bye you have to do a lot of little stuff like I said you know one of your best friend’s is gonna be your PIN no matter how busy your shot gets take the time to thoroughly inspect these vehicles and because even though if you may not get that work today you’ll have that those all those recommendations in the background in the you know in your pocket and you can call these customers and say hey last time you were in your car needed this new car new get that would you like to come in today you know so that prevents the shop from even getting slowed in the first place it keeps you flowing keeps it busy start to finish the other tip I’m gonna give you guys to making the big six-figure income a year is it really is the type of cars you were going you know if you work you know if you live in a town that’s not known for money or whatever it’s worth your time and effort to actually travel to attend to a town like I live inland here in Southern California a little bit it’s not known for uh you know the high-end cars or stuff but I travel 15 miles a day towards the beach and I worked on the coast and uh you know I work on nice cars Mercedes BMWs Audi’s those type of cars every day so it’s worth it’s worth your time to get in the car and dry drive a little bit to work on the hiring cards this is just the client tells nicer the people there they just all they want to know was you know when can they pick the cars up they don’t really care how much it’s gonna cost I just want to know how fast can I get my car back and that’s the only thing they’re really concerned about so it’s really nice you know you you give them a shopping list of what their car needs prioritize and and then all they say is when can I pick it up you know and you just work in an area like that and you will definitely increase your chances of making a six-figure income I wanna say right out of the bat don’t expect it probably take you if you’re coming right out of school or just getting into the field it’s gonna take you four or five years to build up to that I think starting entry-level is probably thirty to forty thousand you know at least in my area and then as you become go from mechanic to technician you’ll see a huge leap and pay and my other advice is to invest in your tools like but invest it in ways of like thinking I don’t just buy a tool we’ll buy a tool that you know what it’ll actually make you money like you know like a scan tool or like you know in the return the return on that tool is gonna be great so you invest in a scan tool and then you invest you’re maybe a class are going to some type of school trade school whatever to learn how to use that scan tool and then that’ll benefit you ten times more one time I had a concert that was going to go to and I and didn’t realize that I scheduled an update class from my smog smog license and I was all bummed and out a bent out of shape that I had to miss his concert and uh he never going to that school it turned out to be one of the best things ever and I made more money by learning from what I learned at that school denied that class that I’m being classed and I haven’t any anything and that was an evap admissions class and testing you have systems and you know these new you have systems they throw check into mice all the time and you know and so what I learned in that class went straight to my day to day work I mean like the very next day I’ve made money was from that class anyway so the point is is you had to invest your time investing your tools vest in yourself come to work on time stay stay the whole day like don’t resist those slow days to just check you know clock out and go home because it’s slow there’s a lot of work you can do around the shop that builds up because you when you get busy you know the floors don’t get swept the way they should be swept you know the tools get disorganized on the slow days use those days to organize your time on the busy days you just crank it out and like I said there’s a lot of little steps it’s not any one particular thing but the biggest advice I could give you to fight is to work in the hot on the highest in the car you can work on we go go if I’m get a little here your Kia’s to try to go to your BMWs and Mercedes if you can you know Volkswagen or howdy you know those are some higher-end cars they bring in a lot more money and you work on you know once you get to know those type of cars you actually work you work smarter not harder really you know and that’s my tip for making a six-figure income as an automotive technician and as always as my pleasure shared my experience with you guys and if you guys have any questions or comments leave them below and I’ll respond to them and I like to thank you for watching my videos


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