Even though modern vehicles are more like computers rather than anything else, it is still the case that a number of people prefer to make various repairs all on their own rather than hiring the services of a mechanic.
Once you have become a fully qualified general car mechanic, you can start thinking about whether or not you would like to specialise in a particular focused area of car repair. This specialisation can lead to a more focused approach to car repair, narrowing down the types of jobs which you carry out on a daily basis and leading you well on the way to becoming an expert in your field.
There isn’t one standard route to becoming a mechanic, so you can choose the path that best suits you and your needs. Starting from scratch, it usually takes between 2 and 5 years to become fully qualified, depending on which route you take into the industry.
A garage is a one-stop shop for all automotive repairs. Mechanics have to be very knowledgeable about the workings of different makes and models of cars and an in depth understanding of how they work. Garages are the go-to place if you have any questions about your car’s performance; if you need advice about motoring matters; if you know that there is something wrong with your car and you need it fixed or if your vehicle is due a service or MOT.
You could be the most skilled mechanic in the world, but you wouldn’t be able to set up a thriving garage or workshop without the necessary tools and equipment. Choosing the correct equipment when setting up your own garage business is crucial.