Car maintenance apprentices should be part of any future car purchase, says the owner of the Car Maintenance and Repair Institute of America.
It’s a good idea to start by getting a full car maintenance and repair certificate, which will give you access to the car’s electrical and mechanical systems, according to the association’s website.
This will allow you to perform routine maintenance on your car, such as cleaning, cleaning accessories, oil changes and other repairs.
Then, if you are buying a used car, you’ll need to go to the dealership to get a full set of car inspection stickers.
For an extra $20,000, you can have your car’s car-faxes scanned, allowing you to have the car inspected and the car owner’s name recorded on the carfax.
If you do all this, you will be able to earn a certificate worth about $30 per hour, which is well above the $16.50 per hour average for car maintenance certificates, according the National Car Dealership Association.
The car maintenance industry is booming, with many employers hiring apprentices, said John McAlister, a senior vice president at the National Auto Dealers Association.
“This is one of the ways we can expand the workforce,” he said.
In 2016, car maintenance fees in the United States were $1.1 billion, and car maintenance certificate sales totaled $2.2 billion, according a study by the National Association of Car Dealers.
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