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Rising Above the Industry-Wide Shortage of Automotive Technicians

Rising Above the Industry-Wide Shortage of Automotive Technicians

Nearly every family you know has one, many with two or more. We are, of course, talking about cars. It logically makes sense that there would be a vibrant market for vehicle repairs – and automotive technicians (auto techs). However, over the course of the last twenty years, there has been a sharp decrease in the number of experienced auto techs available throughout the country. Here are some of the reasons why: High-End Skills Required for More “Computerized” Modern Cars An engine is basically a device that turns chemical energy into locomotive energy. Using highly controlled pistons, gas is “exploded” to help propel traditional vehicles forward. That basic understanding helped spur generations of people to become mechanics. Regardless of how complex a motor may look, its function boils down to that simple fact. Modern engines are far more complex. They use advanced computers and electronics to determine fuel mixtures, timing, and whether or not to tur ... read more


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