Do you think that i can learn as an auto technician from studying online?

I want to work on cars, but i don't have enough time to go into the classroom for hands-on training due to my job. My plan is to get a course as an auto technician to some school online. I have a little experience but not enough. I need some advice to you guys, specially from the auto mechanics. Thanks a lot.....

Asked By: code 00 - 4/27/2007
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You can only learn by doing........that's it
Answered By: Cruiser - 4/27/2007
Additional Answers (9)
If you don't really know much about cars I would say no. But some people learn things differently. If you can learn things easily by reading then you may do okay but if you're like me and have to learn things by doing then online is not the way to go. I went to UTI and they're a pretty good institute for beginners... More
Answered By: eightup23 - 4/27/2007
On-line learning -- or any type of book learning -- will only have limited value. When it comes to bending wrenches, NOTHING beats hands-on experience.
Answered By: bostonianinmo - 4/27/2007
You can learn what parts are, what they do, where they are located usually, but to be "good" at it takes hands on practice, a lot of it...
Answered By: Michael B - 4/27/2007
You can learn about car systems and how they work. In my 20+ years as A.S.E. Master Tech, I have learned that it is hard to teach someone or to learn to be an automotive technician. If you can work on cars now, and they work when you are done then you can learn on line. Technicians have a different way of thinking and... More
Answered By: nobody9999967 - 4/27/2007
like the TV show the apprentice they had book smart &street smart. An auto mechanic book smart can get you a job but try and keep it... More
Answered By: wob - 4/27/2007
I am currently an Automotive Apprentice. I just came back from school a few weeks ago. There is a huge difference in what the book tells you to do, and what you have to do in the real world. The only thing that is the same is the logic in it. You have to factor in outside variables, like rust, stripped or damaged nuts... More
Answered By: gregthomasparke - 4/27/2007
you can learn techincal things like the proper name of tools and parts but nothing beats hands-on i wouldnt even recommend a school for that i tried a school thru the mail and vocational school and felt neither helped i actually learned more working with my dad so if you have a friend or know someone who works on cars... More
Answered By: anthentherwasi - 4/27/2007
Its like making a pie you need all the ingredient to make a pie, Now you need some experience, Hands on that will help, good luck
Answered By: JT B ford man - 5/3/2007
you best shot is hands on. go for the on line thing , get yourself some old hard engine parts and tinker away.
Answered By: racingirl14 - 5/5/2007
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