Episode 170: What I Wish I Knew


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On this week’s episode of Grease the wheels, Uncle Jimmy dives into “11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Technician” with the resounding thud of “wow, only 11?” What are the things that no one tells you about before going into the automotive industry? Some of this is a bit redundant, because how could you not know some of these things. Do your training- yea, how is that not possible with the rate of technological change in the cars that we work on. The learning curve of this occupation is steep any way you slice it, and there really isn’t an end in sight. However, we also do a bit of a dive into the economics behind starting your own shop as being the best way to translate your skills into serious financial gains! It’s a jam packed episode for everyone from the guy who wants to leave to the brand new guy, so tune in!

Also Uncle Jimmy gets recall work on a system that he has nearly constantly lampooned, and we want to hear from you: what did YOU wish YOU knew before becoming a technician?

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