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What are some challenges I may face in an Automotive Career?

Pro and Cons or just Challenges in being a mechanic thank you!

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Evan’s Answer

The challenges are not necessarily specific to a mechanic career. Some challenges are:
Customers being rude or not accepting your diagnosis and recommendations
Pressure from the company to complete tasks faster
It's physically dirty and not always air-conditioned
You have to buy your own tools

There are plenty of good parts about being a mechanic, and all of those bullet points above are present in other jobs too.
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Bradley’s Answer

Being in the automotive industry has plenty of pros and cons. As Evan pointed out some customers are difficult to deal with when they are grumpy and don't want to take the mechanic/technicians advice/word on what needs to be done. Also you have to be willing to pay for your own tools. Another co. That some people are unable to deal with is peace/flat rate instead of hourly. I myself work flat rate and love it. It takes a person being personally motivated to make money. Last con I can think of is when your friends and family find out you're a mechanic/technician they want "favors" which can be a little frustrating. Pros are that some issues can be challenging but rewarding at the same time. Another pro is you are highly needed in society and should be able to find a well paying job.
Thank you comment icon I really appreciate your answer, and I do understand the favors part. I was barely starting out and was already being asked for help. Thank You for answering my question!! Wilson
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