I am in the midst of trying to get an apprenticeship as an Automotive Service Technician in Alberta, Canada, and I would like to specialize in a particular brand of vehicle. So far I am considering BMW or perhaps Mercedes-Benz. However, I would be willing to apprentice with another make if it was worth it. Which company would be best to work for and provide the most opportunities? Please don't post hyper-biased opinions, but answers based on empirical evidence and experience would be best. Thank you!
What careers and pay range can you look forward to with a degree in automotive technian training?
A friend in this profession was injured and can no longer work on trucks and cars but is mobile. He was very good in this position and earned a good deal of money. Is there an alternate job that pays well involving his experience that doesn't require re-education?
I need help with this
I want to be an auto mechanic but i dont know how to start. I was thinking of going to Job corps and attend auto mechanic trait and from there start off. Any help will do
Im a high school student now, but when I get older I have a lot of career choices.
1. Sports Analyst
2. Sports/Entertainment Agent
3. Advertising Account Management
What colleges specialize in these areas?
Will it support a family?
does it pay well?
how long in college does it take?
is there any other mechanic jobs that require fixing vehicles?
Is it true that a service writer's job can make just as much than a technician and be a little more relaxed (standing by the computer, talk to customers, do repair orders)?
To become a service writer, do you have to first have to be in the shop and work on cars?
If you have the knowledge and the theories behind the automotive, can be be a service writer without working on cars?
Okay i talked to someone today about a job as a Service Writer at a car dealership. Looks ike I got a good chance,hell a great chance-here is the glitch-I have no idea what a service writer is!!! Can someone please help me!
I need a list of jobs, longest list wins best answer!
So how do I go about making sure I'm a legal in the US to work? I know that having a job already promised to you is one way, but I'm not totally sure an Automotive Service Writer would rank high enough on the list. I'm planning on moving to the US next year, so I've trying to get my "ducks all in a row" and a majority of any paperwork that I will need filed. How do I apply to US citizenship or even a Green Card if I don't seem to fit the catigories set out with the USCIS?
He was making $15 an hour as a Sales/Service Writer for an automotive company. Well, they let everyone go and are hiring people in at $8.00 an hour and part time so they don't have to give them benefits, so they fired my husband. It's terrible, I know, but we have to move on and don't have the time/money to get a lawyer and fight it. No union. ANYWAY, my husband has 45 credit hours towards an associates in Criminal Justice and has mostly retail management experience (which he hated). He's like to get into something to do with the law, but does not want to be a cop. He'll have to find another job asap. Any suggestions? PS- We live in Michigan....the state with the WORST economy and job market in the country!!
About a month ago, I had problems with my car and had it towed to a shop for a repair estimate. The service writer stated there would be a diagnostic charge to determine the problem before they could check the car for an estimate. I had agreed and approved the diagnostic fee. The next day I was told the car needed a head gasket and the cost for the repairs would be $1500 and the time to complete the repairs would be 1 week. I approved the repairs and asked them to keep me informed on the progress. One week later, I called them back to check on the progress of the repairs and they had told me that I had never approved the repairs to be done. They stated they could get it done in about 1 week. This made me furious but I handled things in a diplomatic fashion. I made a phone call to the service manager and explained the problem. He said he would personally follow the progress of the repairs and discount the cost of the bill for my inconvenience. Another week goes by and I lose my job because I can no longer get transportation to and from work due to this situation. Since this is a national repair facility, I called their corporate offices and state the situation and was informed that this would be escaleted to a higher level of mangement to be handled. If the job that I had lost was close to my house, it would be much easier to get transportation to and from work. The distance each way for the commute of my job was 30 miles each way. The time finally comes to get my car back and I get a call from the service manger stating the repairs STILL were not completed and that he would see what he could do about getting a rental car for me. The arrangements were made with the rental car and I was given a claim number. The rental car company called me and said they would need a credit card or $250! I said that the repair facility was covering the cost of the rental and that I didn't have a credit card. He said that wasnt their problem but he would see what he could do. A few minutes later he called back and told me they could lower the price of the security deposit to $150! I hung up the phone and called the service manager back. HE said that if I could get a ride to the rental company in his city that he could do something about it but he didnt know anyone at the rental office in my city.
Almost a month has gone by and my car is repaired. The fact reamins that I am without a job due to the inconvenience of the nature of how this was handled. My work history is in the automotive field which I have almost 30 years of experience in. I feel if they offer me a postion with their company that this would complete the resolution to my problem. Am I entitile to this?
Put yourself in my situation. I agreed to a contract agreeing to a price as well as a completing time for a service. The time was not met. The same could be said for any contract. I followed through at the store level, the district level and the corporate level for a resolution. I feel that there is a breech of contract and that I have only been given a partial resolution to this matter.
As far as my obligation in getting alternate transportation to and from work I was able to but not on a regular basis. My employer was very understanding of the situation but only for a short time and I could understand why.
My friend, an automotive technician received a repair order and the customer complaint said "Customer says trunk may be leaking water. Please spray and test." My friend then proceeded to fill the trunk with water to see if any leaked out.. He was supposed to spray the car from the OUTSIDE to see if any leaked to the inside. The dealership had to replace the trunk carpet.
How much do Automotive techs make....just a ball park range.... If he/she works for a chain. Im talking about the ones who can do everything, not just oil changes.
Would you recommend a automotive shop that specializes in high performance cars and rebuilding engines to work on basic engine repairs such as a blown head gasket, etc. I feel if they can rebuild entire engines they really know what they are doing? They are willing to fix my card at half the price of other regualr automotive repair shops and can fix in one day as oppossed to the other shops where they have stated it will take 2-3 days?
How much would it cost if i just wanted to change my brake pads on my VW Jetta, 2008. I will buy the brakes separately, so i want to know price of installing them. anyone have an estimate??
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Write the name of one worker that begins with each letter of the alphabet from A - Z