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Old 08-10-2018, 08:55 AM   #11
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Ive got a mot station that also does tyres,servicing & general repairs for sale if your interested.The building belongs to me which is not for sale just the business & everything in the building is paid for & nothing is over 5 years old,snap-on atl mot bay,2x 2posts lifts,corgi tyre machine & balancer,plus loads more stuff,all you need is yourown tools unless you want to buy my snap-on box.

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:55 AM   #12
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My Dad use to tell me that “its easy putting a pair of overall on but it’s a hell of a job taking them off again” so make sure you are doing the right move.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #13
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:45 PM   #14
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Being a mechanic is literally a license to print money. A LOT of it is cash as well. Work hard and you can live and work anywhere. Once you have the basics, all cars become humdrum and differ not a lot. Get good and you can stand doing stuff merely by intellectual analysis.
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Land Rover technicians can earn up to £50k OTE

If you're interested in earning big, go for the big boys.

Volume/mainstream Franchise dealerships once you've qualified you'll be looking at £25-30k pa
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I know a couple of Mechanics and they all seem to be on a good wage although a lot of that is dependant on experience etc. One of them works for Nissan and gets paid a lot more as he is a qualified GTR technician, so is one of only two at the dealer ship who gets to work on the beasts when they come in.

Another of mine took his skills and emigrated to New Zealand where they have a shortage of mechanics. 3 years on and he has no plans to come back, he's now married with a kid and loving life.

All seems very doable but its a case of making sure you know what you are on about and being honest. No one likes a mechanic that lies to them.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:49 PM   #17
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How long do you plan on doing it as a career. Times are certainly going to change in the future with all these electric cars.
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How long do you plan on doing it as a career. Times are certainly going to change in the future with all these electric cars.
But they still have brakes, wheel bearings , heating systems, ECU,s, etc,still need to be repaired, gearboxes, drives, you name it regardless of the whatever drives it, it will still have maintenance.

There will be always a living for mechanics, the more you are a specialist, the more value you will have.
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Title says it all really..


Just looking for any words of wisdom regarding this career path..

Can you earn a reasonable living


Weird question i know i'm just stumped at the moment, hope this section of the forum is ok to post this in


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Well lets put things in perspective yesterday I had dinner with a multimillionaire. His job is ice cream seller, you know the type that has a van and runs around making the funny sounds. He ended supplying the palace and has the ice cream franchise in all the royal places.

A relative of mine sells in high street gadgets, balloons etc he is also a millionaire.

Hence with the right business mentality and right approach to life only a person in a vegetative state and with his only skill being able to convert oxygen to carbon dioxide will not be able to earn a reasonable living.
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Old 13-10-2018, 02:48 PM   #20
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I agree, it is surprising how people can become wealthy through very imaginative means and the ability to get out of bed early and graft.

If anything with the way the economy is running at the moment I believe the opportunities for this are probably widening.

If there are any forumites who are in their early 20s, without any ties but with a trade or skill, I cannot urge you enough to at least try a spell in Canada, Australia or New Zealand. They will welcome you with open arms and your money will go a lot further there. My cousin emigrated to NZ having married a Kiwi who was working and living in the UK. With the sale of their relatively conventional semi-detached house in the UK they could afford a 5 acre ranch and lovely house with cash to spare. I feel like our youth are being kicked in the teeth too much in the UK and conned into the university route with comes with a 30K guaranteed debt rather than a job attached. The country needs a radical overhaul and has lost it's Britishness in my view, the kind of can do attitude it had back in the 50s when the place was skint.
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