How to start a career in the automotive industry

How to start a career in the automotive industry


ah okay okay I forgot the name of this guy but he asked I want to start off by letting you to know that I really love your videos I come across them today and I have almost been non-stop watching thanks for bidding now buddy I work at a tattoo shop managing the shop and doing piercings I have always liked working on cars when I started driving when I was younger but I really get really got into it when I bought a 2000 Honda Odyssey people keep noticing I’d fix I fixed up my van and asked me to work on their cars I work and we’re keep spreading my boss is cool with me working on cars behind the shop to make extra cash as long as I as long as I’m not too busy sorry for the long winded comedy but I guess my question would be would how would you recommend that I get into the trade I would like to go legit and make this a career but I’m I’m sharing where to start I have a tool collection I built up or the the different years and different jobs that I can do I have been teaching myself Diagnostics so I can work on on set cars what would you recommend things I had for the time for reading well thanks for watching number one I really appreciate you you’re here and you’re already in the trade I mean your your this is already this is you know when you you ask me how do I how would I make this my career you’re ready you’re already doing it so I mean there’s no real don’t think that you need somebody’s approval to do something if you need somebody’s permission then you’re at your slave don’t be a slave we’re not slaves we’re killers okay we’re movers and shakers were wolves we’re lions we’re out here killing it we don’t need anybody’s permission if I want to start a YouTube channel I’m gonna start a YouTube channel if I want to reach ten tens of thousands of people I’m gonna start YouTube channel a website if I want to start if I want to work on cars I’m gonna just start working on cars I don’t need anybody’s permission same thing with you if you want this to be your career make it your career just start doing it you’re obviously already doing it so you don’t really need me to tell you or you don’t need a certification you need a school degree to tell you okay now you can work on cars now you’re already doing it so don’t worry about that there’s no there’s no there’s not nobody there’s nothing that nobody can tell you there’s nothing anybody can tell you that will officially make you a mechanic if you can fix cars you’re a mechanic you already started so don’t worry about it okay um and I have been teaching myself Diagnostics thanks okay what would you recommend okay let me greet with your question but I guess my question would you recommend that I get into the trade I really get into legit makes career okay I think I said you’re already in the trade so don’t worry about it I mean you’re already doing it you’re already doing it the right way – you’re doing a side hustle which is great that your boss let’s do it do it keep doing it until he gets tired of it and then he fires you or he tells you to stop at that point when he tells you to stop be like okay well I quit I’m gonna go work on my own and work on my customers cars so take advantage of the of the fact that he lets you work on cars at the shop and he he’s paying you to work on cars on the side that’s the whole point boys of a side hustle if you have a place where you’re well you’re your boss lets you do your side up so why they pay you if you haven’t made take advantage of it build your clientele up as much as you can keep building up your tool inventory get your sign-in sheets get your business cards tell people about your business start working more and more on cars keep teaching yourself Diagnostics keep teaching yourself how to work on cars if you do have the time when you do quit your your main job and you’re just doing side hustles go to trade school learn the theory learn how to you know learn how things work properly keep teaching yourself you’re doing the right thing already don’t let anybody tell you that you need a certificate or a certification to work on cars you don’t need any of that you need the drive to do it you need the confidence in yourself to do it and you need customers that are willing to pay for your work to do it that’s all you need you don’t need anybody else you don’t need my permission but if you do need permission you have the permission to do it that’s all you need so go out there and keep killing it I’m happier here I hope you keep doing it because this is a great career I love it and I love seeing young guys getting into the trades because I think the trades are one of the most important things that we can have here in America because it teaches you responsibility it teaches you teaches you hard work Casey all the that you need to do to teaches you all the that you need to be a good man there’s too many pussies out there that can’t even do basic so keep doing it bro keep doing it okay SLR three to six ask for a shop your size would you ever consider putting in a smog dyno machine since you are in California and we all go to smaug’s our cars every two years there are ten of there’s a ton of people who spell their smog want to get a fix and there is since filled the next test is always free do you man I I’m like rereading this in my mind I keep trying to read word these things and I’m just like ah okay do you think it’s worth having the extra edition or just leave it for the other shop that deals with it we don’t do smaug’s and I also want to answer another question that I keep getting is about tires why oh you – I don’t have a tire machine or a balancing machine or alignment machine the reason why is because number one I don’t have a space number two they’re not profitable and number three I don’t like smaug’s because I don’t like the government telling me what what I can and can’t do and smaug’s you have a lot of government regulations and I just don’t like dealing with the government so that’s why I don’t do it that’s why I don’t do smaug’s like I said smog can be profitable but you have to open up a whole bunch of them to be profitable I mentioned that in last Sunday business talks so go watch that if you want to know exactly why or if you want to know why small shops are profitable or how they can be profitable for me it’s not profitable it takes way too much time and the return is not very good I mean you’ll spend half an hour doing a smog and it pays you I mean if you’re doing like a $70 smog you’re probably taking home like 45 bucks after you pay the government and the fees may be $35 profit for $30 with the for 30 minutes with the work no it’s not worth it for me so um yeah you can get a lot of diagnostic work but I get that anyways if there’s just better ways to make money and there’s better ways there’s better uses of my time to make money than a small shop I don’t care that this is a one-stop shop if I wanted one-stop shop my shop will be set up differently it’s just not profitable enough and I don’t want to spend the time to do the marketing I don’t want to spend the time to get the clientele yes alignments are profitable but I just I don’t have the space I just don’t want to do it I’ll have any interest in it I’m happy doing what I’m doing so yeah I don’t really you know in same thing with tires tires the reason why I tire shops are profitable is the same reason why small shops are profitable it’s because they have a huge quantity of tires they sold throughout the day to have the amount of quant that had the quantity of tires that you need to be profitable you need to spend about twenty two hundred thousand dollars worth of inventory to store the tires then you need the storage space then you need the advertising money that’s just way too much money for you to put into a business upfront so another reason why I do new tires just because it’s too expensive to open up a tire shop and you need a lot of room you need a place like mine about 2,000 square feet to store that monetize that you need to do them efficiently enough to make a profit it’s not worth it so I don’t do tires I just send them out to get done because the profit margin on a tire is slim especially when you get these tire shops like Costco and Big O and fires not all these big chain companies they they’re selling their tires for nothing because they buy such a huge because they bet they buy such big quantities I think get up for that cheap so independent guys like me I would never be able to compete because I could only buy so many tires to even to bring down the cost to even be to compete it’s not worth it now worth it and it’s a commodity it’s like anything a tired be installed by anybody and people don’t care about the good work that goes into installing a tire they just care about it being cheap that’s all they care about because it’s a product and products you want to be cheap and good of course good but you want people care more about cheap than who’s doing the work Auto Repair you need a good mechanic to diagnose cars and install things properly it’s more important for us to have good work and make in our field of mechanic repair than cheap prices does I hope that makes sense so I don’t do tires because it’s not profitable for me anyways if I had a million bucks I still wouldn’t do it there’s better ways to make money yeah there’s better ways for me to expend my time and my money than to put two hundred thousand dollars into inventory for tires and another hundred thousand dollars for equipment and another hundred thousand dollars for expenses it’s not worth it for me anyways but if you have a tire shop you know that’s great this is not for me okay I could be doing better things with my time and money not to say that they’re not profitable but like I said there’s go watch other video that explains why those shops aren’t profitable okay


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