What is your definition of a good mechanic?

I am asking about automechanics in general. My idea is somebody who started working on cars at a real young age, they started with on the job training then obtained a two year degree, they can make an automobile new again without spending unnecessary money, They have all the right tools and they know how to use them., and they are pay attention to detail. What would your requirements be?

Asked By: Naughtynerd - 6/27/2008
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i started when i was 16 years old working for my dad,and he was hard to work for ,everything had to be perfect,so i learned early in life that you have to pay attention to details because the customer sure will notice the small things,as for the right tools it has took me 37 years to gather everything needed to do this... More
Answered By: dodge man - 6/27/2008
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I'll be happy if they didn't cheat me, and if they didn't screw up the car as they fix it. So I'm not asking for much. Good Luck...
Answered By: Lover not a Fighter - 6/27/2008
Honest, not many bringbacks, willing to give you the worn or broken parts replaced, and reputation, now days you have to be part computer geek too. If you find one he normally has cars waiting on him.
Answered By: mycoldfeet - 6/27/2008
a guy that can replace a single part and resolve the problem, unless the problem is a little more complex. but yes, detail oriented efficient, organized.
Answered By: mdk68gto - 6/28/2008
I am a mechanic. Turning wrenches is all I've known since I was a kid. My LIFE depends on my reputation. I know gas, oil, dirt, and about any other fluid you can think of BY TASTE. I get a kick out of guessing the size and configuaration of engines just by the sound they make while passing my shop. I take pride in my... More
Answered By: greasemonkeyredneck - 6/28/2008
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