#TGIM thank god it's Monday and you're all on the grind. What does it take to be a "well rounded tech"? It's a question that I unknowingly answered, and it doesn't take special talents or a memory of an elephant. Am I one of those savvy tech guys/girls that when you ask them about a fault code or symptom they can verbatim a whole repair manual section to you? Hells no. Am I that master tech that can look at your scope pattern and say that's good bad or in between? Not all the time. Am I a wizard that can tell anything that's wrong with a car without even driving the car? Can I take trim apart without breaking it? Can I perform alignments to correct no specified adjustment angles? Here are some steps to well roundedness that I don't think anyone talks about, especially in the knowitall world of the automotive technician:
1. You don't know it all. Stop assuming start testing. Tell your smartass neighbors to stfu.
2. Know where to find information. I don't care if they call me a too by the book guy. Information, not knowledge, is your key to success and your secret to being an all rounder.
3. Always say yes to any job come your way. Skills from one type of job ultimately transfer into other aspects of the trade too. Soon you see, everything is the same. It's just fasteners, seals, and voltage. .
I'm pretty sure almost all the things that I "specialize" in can be anybody's specialty, just the correct clicking of the mouse, correct search words, and the correct aptitude to keep trying in the face of failure, and ta da! You are now a ______ specialist.
No I don't read those diagnosis books like bibles. But I do know how to use table or contents and index. ☝️🤓💻🏎🏎🏎⚙️🔧🔩💵💵💵 #automotive