That would be perfect being that I live in Nashville TN. I will check into it. I tried to call Lexus and speak with the Manager on my question but have not had a chance to speak to him yet. Thanks for the help, I will be looking into this. +rep for the helpTIESTO said:I would suggest going to a school that actually teaches you how to work on cars. Here in Nashville there's a school called Nashville Auto Diesel College(NADC). One of my friends friends went there and graduated to go on to work for BMW as a mechanic. There's probably schools like this all over the U.S. I think the program lasts for like a yr or yr and 1/2. But be prepared to pay that damn tuition. hahaha Hope this helps.
Amazingly, VW has the best pay for incoming mechanics and the best programs to pay for schooling. Some other brands may not reimburse your entire specializationg (coming from UTI) and you have to fron the bill yourself.Eminence said:Here's my opinion, try to stay away from European cars. They are a bitch to work on, engineers dont put mechanics in mind when they design cars. However they do pay top bucks. I personally hate European cars, esp. Audi and VW.
Spazdoc said:Amazingly, VW has the best pay for incoming mechanics and the best programs to pay for schooling. Some other brands may not reimburse your entire specializationg (coming from UTI) and you have to fron the bill yourself.
European brands typically have lower reliablility, so there's more warranty work to be done.
Seven said:As for getting into a specific line of cars, first they start you off to get your ASE's to become a certified master mechanic, then after that you go into the dealership program.
This is currently the route i am taking. ASE at my local community college, because UTI out here in chicago quite frankly was a joke *even the one down in FL was a joke*, and after that, i'll be going to one of the toyota/lexus schools. Probably one that is offered from DADC.
Every dealership is different. Just because it holds the name Lexus or Toyota doesn't mean they will be run the same or work the same way as eachother. I know guys from the same work place who loves it and some who hates it. The same goes for the whole factory training deal, some dealership will pay for you to go and some will not. But i know for a fact that if they do pay for you, you will be contracted to employ for them for a certain period of time and if you don't fulfill those agreed time you will have to pay pro rata.BlueISgurl said:First off, from a Lexus mechanic's perspective, i would NOT do it over again. My boyfriend and I both work at Lexus of Seattle and absolutely hate it. Just the politics of the dealership is rediculously unfair.
Second, I am going through TOYOTA factory training, which im taking through a community college program called T-TEN (Toyota Technical Education Network), that requires you to pass a certain amount of ASE's to graduate from the program (Associates Degree, all gen ed classes requried).
Lexus dealerships do NOT have factory training. The company Lexus does, but you pay for that out of your own pocket unless the dealer is willing to pay for traveling and class expenses.
As for being a Audi mechanic, its like shooting yourself in the foot (my boyfriend and brother actually went through UTI and both hate Audi with a passion.).