Automotive Careers: The Automotive Technician
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Open your own shop?
After your apprenticeship gains you the necessary knowledge and skills, you may even choose to open your own repair shop. Working for yourself has inherent pros and cons, though many have found success by specializing in certain areas, such as air conditioning systems or brakes. You can start by doing repairs in your home garage, building up your customer base and skill set through repetition. If you make special offers like doing the first oil change free and satisfy your friends and neighbours, soon the word will spread, other requests for service will come and you will establish a clientele. If you choose to operate independently, always begin by crafting a detailed business plan, considering projected profits, expenses, and competition. Insurance is necessary in case of fire, natural disaster or employee injury. It can be an expensive investment to acquire the necessary equipment to get your business started - well equipped shops can expect to pay between $30,000 and $100,000, but this can be minimized by specializing, at least at first.
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