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What is the best place to inprove my skills in automotive

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Rube’s Answer

The best place to start is on the one device everyone uses daily. The phone. Growing up, I learned most of my automotive skills via Youtube and Google. YouTube is a great place to start, as thousands of videos on the same topics make it easier to see different tips and tricks. I've watched countless videos on the same topic because nothing is ever perfectly replicated. Google is the second best bet as it normally takes you to the forums where experts are looking to have dealt with similar situations. Let's say you have an abnormal issue, and you google it. The forums will most likely take you to someone who has dealt with something similar, and in return, you have all the comments with resolution. Worst case scenario, you just have to type the question into the forums and wait for a response. Do not be afraid to ask questions!

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G. Mark’s Answer

In your driveway. Seriously. It's where folks with a penchant for automotive engineering and service and modifications find themselves compelled to start. On cars and machines they need or are around them. If you're actually a good candidate for that sort of career or something related, you'll be drawn to it early. It also saves the rest of us from your mistakes, which you will need to experience to gain that skill and understanding. There are scads of places to learn, such as trade schools. I got my start as a porter in a large dealership. As time went on and I made a pest of myself, I was allowed to do simple things like body undercoating or replacing tires. After that, I actually got an assignment that involved breaking into customers' cars who had taken their keys with them or locked them in the car. This got me into trim work. The point is that persistence and learning by doing not only gains you skill and recognition and more opportunities, but it tells you exactly what you like to do. And doing what you like for work is like not working, but playing. And getting smarter. And getting paid.

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Luisa’s Answer

We learn when we are hands on. If you have a knack for automotive but don't have a car, start small. Get an internal combustion engine, work on it. Then get another part from a Junker, work on it. Today there are many options to learning like YouTube and online manuals. Talk to an automotive technician, don't be afraid to ask questions. You have to be bold but humble enough to listen and follow through.
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