Am I Equipped to Be a Mobile Technician?

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Being a mobile technician is a rewarding career in a field that’s always in demand. Automotive technician jobs are a great way to earn a living and make a difference in a lot of people's lives. If you’re hesitating to apply because you’re not sure if you’re properly equipped, read this guide to help you determine if being a mobile technician with YourMechanic is right for you.

A basic set of tools: If you’ve been a professional technician for at least 5 years, you’ve probably made a sizeable investment in your tools, building up the basics for your day-to-day work. To keep your overhead low, YourMechanic doesn’t require you to own any special tools; we book our technicians for jobs based on what they already have.

  • Most YourMechanic technicians perform 95% of their work with basic hand, power, and diagnostic tools. That’s really all you need to get started.

Reliable transportation: A reliable vehicle is key. Although a truck or van is great, a regular sedan will work, with the added bonus of better fuel mileage and easier parking.

  • Your toolbox may be large, but most of the tools inside it are not. You don’t need to bring all of your tools with you every day; plan according to the jobs you’re booked for each day and bring only the tools you’ll need.

  • You can use things you have around the house to help you organize your tools, such as plastic storage containers, which are easily labeled and fit well in the trunk of almost any car.

Experience and personality: Although having ASEs, an Associate’s degree or a trade school diploma is desirable, YourMechanic focuses more on your professional, hands-on experience and attitude than formal credentials.

  • If you’ve been working on cars for 5 or more years, you likely have the technical experience needed to succeed as a mobile technician.

  • Strong diagnosticians are highly sought after. You’re the kind of person who doesn’t rest until you figure out the root cause of the problem and the long-term solution.

  • You embrace a “fix it right the first time, every time” attitude. This is the motto YourMechanic technicians live by. You show pride and integrity in everything you do.

Customer-service above all: We’re on a mission to bring honesty and transparency to the entire auto repair industry, and a major component of that is changing people’s perceptions of auto techs. Our technicians always put the customers’ interests and safety first.

  • Almost everyone has a horror story involving car repair, which has led to a strong distrust of repair shops. YourMechanic wants technicians who can help show customers what a great experience it can be when a professional is honestly looking out for you.

Desire to learn: YourMechanic wants technicians who are constantly seeking new information and staying up to date on the latest car technologies.

  • No matter what degree or diploma they may have, our technicians know that making education a regular part of life will improve their overall work quality as well as their earning ability.

If this sounds like you, and you want to join other technicians who share the same mindset, apply now to work with us.


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Fabrice

18 years of experience
133 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Toyota Yaris - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Orlando, Florida
My appointment was late in the day, so being late was expected. Fabrice notified me ahead of time about his tardiness. When he arrived, he was apologetic, courteous and professional. He got to work right away and let me know of other work that was needed for future appointments

Oreste

12 years of experience
111 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Miami, Florida
The best ever!!!! Will not use anyone else in future .. very knowledgeable and explained every thing to me .very professional, well spoken .

Breck

18 years of experience
527 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Jeep Patriot - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Houston, Texas
Becks was very informative about things that I didn't know needed to be looked at with my car. He fixed little hick ups quickly and had me ready to get back on the road sooner than I thought he would.

Miguel

19 years of experience
63 reviews
Miguel
19 years of experience
Audi allroad - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Miguel is very professional mechanic. He called me in advance about his coming. He brought the quality parts (brakes pads and rotors) and done his job quickly and of great quality. I tested the brakes after the replacement and they were efficient and very silent. I would recommend him very much.

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