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Old 13-10-2018, 03:04 PM   #21
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Old 19-10-2018, 11:19 PM   #22
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Thanks Chaps.

Some great advice!

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Old 02-11-2018, 09:23 PM   #23
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Whoever said auto electrician, buy that man a pint.

With electronic/electric becoming more mainstream and with the emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles, there is some big money to be made if you know what you're doing.

If that doesn't float your boat, try automotive cyber security, you my friend will be rolling in money (as a professional or criminal )

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Old 03-11-2018, 02:57 PM   #24
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I've been a mechanic my entire working life, I'm not rich, but I have a comfortable life.

As pointed out earlier, choose your path wisely. Being a mechanic is all about hard graft, but if you are willing to put the effort in, it is very rewarding.

You don't have to be a "grease monkey" doing the day to day stuff. After my 3rd year, I specialised in Auto Electronics, dealing with anything from wiring issues to rebuilding ECU's, but the technology changes so fast, it can be hard to keep up with it, so you have to put the hours in to get the rewards.

There are other area's to go into. Most garage's, including main dealers, still use specialist's for engine or gearbox (Esp Auto Boxes) rebuilds for example.

Different classes of vehicle will pay different money. Commercial & Plant vehicles will always pay higher than a general car mechanic, as well as geographical area's.

Like iI said, I can be a very rewarding job to do, but once your in, you'll never escape, Once a mechanic, Always a mechanic
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #25
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I'm in the Quarrying sector. I know the guys who work on Heavy plant, Dumpers, Loading shovels etc can earn good money, with OT too.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:22 PM   #26
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i was in hgvs and psvs,i worked nights for the birmingham coach,a daf agent (greenhouse) and a scania agent(keltruck) take my word for it theres no money in that side of things.

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