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WHAT IS A MECHANIC? 

A mechanic is a person who repairs and services cars, trucks, SUVs, and EVs. Mechanics have a wide range of tasks and duties. Among this laundry list, is dirty, grimy, and greasy work.

The modern mechanic usually only works on a certain kind of vehicle at a local dealership. Others work at independent shops and work on multiple types of cars or trucks.

Body Shops do their own kind of mechanic work. They fix dents, paint, and collision damages from roadside accidents. These types of techs are their own breed. Instead of diagnostic and un-bolting things, their main goal is to make your car look nice. Someone has to fix body damage, and these body guys usually aren’t technically called mechanics. 

You also have your lower-level technician. He could be an oil changer, tire tech, or inspection mechanic. Usually, these types of works are newer to the industry. Sometimes an older or injured mechanic takes on these tasks as well.  

Specialty mechanics work on a certain area of the vehicle. Transmission experts or air conditioning specialists for example. Anything you can un-bolt on an automobile, there is some sort of mechanic that can replace it out there somewhere.

To learn more about these different types of automotive services keep reading!

According to the oxford dictionary, a mechanic is: “a person who repairs and maintains machinery”

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THE HISTORY OF MECHANICS 

The first mechanics were in the 1800s, car makers. Mercedes Benz was the first automaker brand and mechanics around. Back then, the mechanic would specialize in more hands-on work like brake jobs and oil changes. They would have technicians to do the hardcore, more rigorous jobs. Also, they didn’t have as much knowledge and high-tech equipment as we have now. Mechanics back then would have very low wages such as $1.00 to $1.50 an hour! Their yearly income was about $500 dollars!  
 
 Although we do not know the very first mechanic, James Watt is thought to be the first mechanic because of his contributions to the automotive industry. During the industrial revolution, James Watt invented automotive engineering. He accomplished this in the early 1800s. James Watt also invented the steam engine. 
 
The most popular mechanic, according to Popularmechanics.com, is Mike Besso. Mike Besso was Einstein’s best friend. Besso introduced Einstein to cars. Another popular mechanic is Karl Benz. Karl Benz invented the first car! If it weren’t for him, we’d be walking everywhere! 
 
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MECHANIC? 

To become a good mechanic you have to accomplish a few things first. First, you need a love for cars! Obviously, you have to love cars to want to be a mechanic! Step 2, you need a high school diploma. Some high schools even offer automotive programs! Then, You’ll need training.

In Chico, Butte college offers an awesome automotive training program! Once you have been trained, you need to become at least entry-level certified. Then, follow through with an Apprenticeship or Internship. Last, get hired as a mechanic! 

To enter the Honda PACT program that Butte College offers, you need to have a counseling session with a PACT coordinator. Butte also offers a Subaru program, a ford program, a Diesel program, and more!

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What do mechanics do?

Mechanics do so many things that it’s hard to put them all on one list! To give you an idea, here are some of the things Tedious Repairs mechanics do:
 
Oil changes — Oil changes need to take place every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles. There are 4 different types of oil changes that you can get. One is a full-synthetic oil change. These are the more high-end oil change options. Then there synthetic blend oil changes. Then, High millage oil and then conventual motor oil. 
 

A service — A service includes: getting your oil changed, having a tire rotation, checking your tire pressure, and or having your tires replaced. All of these things should be done regularly! 

B service — B service is regular maintenance that comes every 7,500 miles. 

Alignment — Cars need their alignment to be done every two to three years. Alignment makes your car’s tires aligned properly so that they hit the road at the correct angle. This makes you different straight and safe. 

Transmission service — You need transmission service every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. A transmission service is basically a transmission fluid exchange. We first, drain your old transmission fluid, then we fill your car back up with new, clean transmission fluid. 

Timing Belt — Your car needs a new timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Your timing belt controls parts of your engine. Your engine is key in your car operation. So, it is really important to have our timing belt changed when it is supposed to be. 

Engine light — When your check engine light comes on, you must have it diagnosed as soon as possible. Your engine is key to your car’s operation. 

Tune up — Tune-up is a replacement of wire, plugs, and any other thing that makes up your car’s ignition system. 

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Tedious Repairs is a local mechanic shop that been locally owned and operated since 2007. We offer mechanical repair for all make and model vehicles. Locals and students have been coming to us for a long time, trusting us with their vehicle troubles. 

Here at Tedious Repairs, we offer everything auto mechanic related that you may need. Here are some of the service options we offer: oil changes, AC recharge,  brake replacement, transmission fluid service, windshield wiper replacement, and more! For repairs, we offer Transmission, engine, and many more different kinds of repairs! We also offer locksmith services! If you are looking for a FREE online auto repair quote we got you!

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