Am I Too Old to Become a Mechanic? The Right Age to Start

If you’re thinking of getting into the automotive field soon, here’s some good news.

It really doesn’t matter what age you are. Whether you’re 30, 40, or 50; it’s never too late to get into the field.

Quick story…

As a matter of fact, I’ve seen people in their 40s and 50s working in entry level jobs at the dealership.

During my practicum at Honda, I saw both a 40 year old and a 60 year old man working in the lube bays changing out engine oil. And all they did was change out oil.

At the back of the dealership in the big bays, there were mechanics my age and younger working on bigger jobs. They were doing things like strut replacements and flushing brakes.

All the roles were reversed at this Honda dealership.

Typically you would think more younger people would work in the lube bays while the seniors worked in the big bays.

Anyone Can Enter the Automotive Field

Now you know it doesn’t matter what age you are. As long as you’re willing to learn and work, companies are willing to give you a shot.

Dealerships/mechanic shops will start you off small, but who doesn’t need a laborer who can bring in cashflow? That’s what engine oil changes are for. As long as you can do that for the company, you’re good to go.

As time goes on and you develop your skills, you’ll naturally move up to do bigger jobs to become a full fledged mechanic.

Check out the 5 Paths Anyone Can Take to Become a Mechanic.

May 08, 2022