By: Luke Shaff ~
Why do We at Luke's Automotive hire Mechanics rather than just Technicians? Listed below is a Definition from Wikipedia:
Many mechanics are specialized in a particular field, such as auto mechanics, truck mechanic, bicycle mechanics, motorcycle mechanics, boiler mechanics, general mechanics, industrial maintenance mechanics (millwrights), air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, bus mechanics, aircraft mechanics, diesel mechanics, and tank mechanics in the armed services. Auto mechanics, for example, have many trades within. Some may specialize in the electrical aspects, while others may specialize in the mechanical aspects. Other areas include: brakes and steering, suspension, automatic or standard transmission, engine repairs, or diagnosing customer complaints. An automotive technician, on the other hand, has a wide variety of topics to learn. A mechanic is typically certified by a trade association or regional government power. Mechanics may be separated into two classes based on the type of machines that they work on: heavyweight and lightweight. Heavyweight work is on bigger machines, such as tractors and trailers; lightweight work on smaller items, like car engines.
Nothing wrong with being a Technician, we must all start and learn somewhere, Heck i started learning this stuff before i was 10 years old. What surprises me the most about today's Automotive Shops is they mostly employ and Market their Technicians. Perhaps the next time you take your valued mode of transportation in for service you might ask yourself who's working on it. Not all Mechanics are good and not all Technicians are bad, However you just might want to ask yourself that question next time.
As the saying goes, Happy Motoring Folks,