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Old 08-25-2010, 11:52 AM
CLOS99 CLOS99 is offline
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Cool Tips from the PROS

hi there ill be starting my automotive class soon... wondering if any pros had any TIPS. or Tricks . That you might share with me... I thank anybody who shares,,,
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:53 PM
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Don't ask to borrow a tool more than once. If you need the tool more than once, then you need to buy it. Also don't waste money on a fancy box. You can get a great quality box from northern tool for a quarter the price of a snap-on box. When your in school study the electronics and transmission classes really well, thats where the big money is. I was an Allison transmission tech, and the pay was awesome. 44k the first year and 55k the second. Had to get out of it though, hi stress job, and I just lost the passion for it. It wasn't fun anymore. Good luck with the classes man.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:38 PM
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STUDY! STUDY! STUDY! If it is going to be your career you better know it all. What you going with for tools? I went with mac. THey offered 60% off insteasd of 50% from compettiorts
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:26 PM
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PAY ATTENTION IN THE ELECTRONICS CLASS!!!!! i cannot stress that enough. everything nowadays is electronic this, electronic that. you CANT work on cars without knowing ELECTRONICS!!
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:37 PM
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i havent yet started my electronics class... ibut i sure i will pay hard attention....

my father has millions of tools and gave them 2 me so plan on using them... and not the cheap kind........lol

thanks for replyin guy really appreciate it..
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:35 AM
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ATTENDANCE ATTENDANCE ATTENDANCE. I cant stresss it enough. your not gonna learn shit without actually goin to class. and the instructors will respect you more if you show up everyday and show that you give a shit. I got perfect attendance awards both years of my automotive classes.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:09 AM
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No matter what you learn, always listen to what other tecs have to say. There is a lot of wisdom out there and most tecs dont do everything quit the same.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:53 PM
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Its safe to say i learned more from the 2 auto instructors i had then all of highschool combined.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:17 AM
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Thanks guys.......
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:09 PM
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try to explain everything in detail so everyone can understand how it works, how to take it apart and put it back together and how to spot problems, it may be best to try and get a job as a Parapro teacher so you can build up the skills to become a full teacher
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:51 PM
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Hang in there during the instructional sessions. It's a trades education so you'll also get the experience. That's when what you learned actually becomes very clear. And if it doesn't it soon will. The hands on stuff will keep what you learned from vaporizing.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:20 PM
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keep a fire extinguisher handy and dont heat up a ball joint with a oxy acetylene torch.
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:54 PM
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Quote:
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ATTENDANCE ATTENDANCE ATTENDANCE
X2! Thats probably the most important
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:54 PM
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little updated....... my 4th class today. and i must say im learning a lot of things i didnt know about....

thanx for the tips guys
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