AutoRepairFacts.com is a website dedicated to the individual looking to break into the automotive industry. No matter if you are just graduating high school, or you are looking to make the switch from a shop job to a career as an auto tech, this website is aimed to help you get the information you need.

This website will cover a number of topics.

First, if you are just starting out and know nothing about cars, we will go over some basic knowledge about simple repairs, names of parts and what the common tools are.

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, if you are just graduating high school and you are starting to evaluate whether this is the career for you we will cover topics of interest to you too. What is the typical day like, what sort of freedom will I have, what can I expect to make out of high school, how much will training from a local tech school cost, the list goes on.

Third, if you are looking to make the switch into auto repair from another vocation, whether you’re a lawyer, or you build furniture in a shop, this site will help you too. How to successfully use the experience you have already so you don’t have to go backwards in your career, how to get your foot in the door, and what are the opportunities to move into a management role at a repair shop.

Most importantly, this website will spell out your costs and do the comparison for you on what is your best choice. Maybe you are looking at a technical school but you aren’t sure if the expensive tutition is worth the pay rate. We’ll break down how much you will make, vs how much school is and what some of the disadvantages of going back to school or trying to work for experience might be. This is just one example of many cost breakdowns we’ll do, even down to costs of parts for certain repairs and which parts dealers have the best deals and at what times.

If you have feedback for use, we want to hear it, email us at autoknowblog@gmail.com. We want to know what interests you. Eventually we’ll cover a little bit of everything even to networking with other people for jobs and even resume writing.

Your website is huge, where should I start?

This is what we would suggest. Start out in Self Assessment and test yourself with our questions to see how much you know. Then, head over to Getting Started where we will generally talk about fluids, tires, belts and other parts on the car so you have a general idea of what goes into making your vehicle run. Now you’ll be ready to head over to ‘Helpful Knowledge‘ (sidebar on the right) to learn some of the basics you’ll need to know to begin working on your car and the necessary tools. Finally, get into Systems 101 where we break down the major components of the car and how they work. This should give you a broad overview to see if this is the career for you, how much you know, and how fast you learn.

Keep coming back each day for new articles on repair, maintenance and industry news. Auto Repair Facts is a website to help individuals nationwide, with a focus in the Indianapolis, IN area. We hope you find this site informative, and here is a little bit more about us, our experience, and what we bring to the table.

A little more about the Auto Repair guys

Kenny Grubbs
I am a mechanic by day, and by night I write this blog. I tell you costs of parts, how much you can save, and what the repair shop costs are. I save you money – period. I share with you photo journals of repairs and routine maintenance, along with articles about automotive systems and how they function.

I started with the mechanical interest in small engine repair (lawnmowers to snow blowers) and that quickly grew into a career in the automotive industry. I have 22 years of experience working as a factory trained and certified automotive repair technician for Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW. I also have training within the German market to repair such vehicles as Porsche, Volvo, and Mercedes Benz. I have also spent a good deal of time over the years working on all of the vehicles within the domestic market, GM, Chrysler, and Ford.

I have performed repairs to Engines, Transmissions (both automatic and manual), complete drive line repairs, and steering and suspension (alignments included). The majority of my time has been focused on electrical diagnosis and repair.

I am ASE master certified in automotive technology and spent 2 years teaching automotive technical training at a local college. I continue to repair cars daily while working on Auto repair facts.com. This is where I share my knowledge with you.

Jeff Rothe
I am not a car guy, far from it actually. I am learning just like the rest of you guys. My background is in web development, hence the design of the website and how it works. I have grown my personal blog (Rotheblog.com) from 2,000 to 100,000 unique monthly visitors in 10 months! My job is to promote this site and interact with you, the readers. We want to make this site the best car repair site out there and want to hear your ideas on how to make it better. Please drop us a line – autoknowblog@gmail.com