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SumGaiWidUhSubie posted a topic in 1990 to Present Legacy, Impreza, Outback, Forester, Baja, WRX&WrxSTI, SVXI am looking for quality Subaru shops around the Spanaway or Tacoma, Washington area. I have installed a new engine in my 93' Legacy LS Sedan 4spd-Auto. and I need a quality shop able to handle our financial needs of Middle if not Lower Middle Class. The car is used, and has been experiencing many a problem from the engine install. We need a shop ASAP. Thank you.
Hey guys, I'm new to this and am hoping that I am posting in the right place. After a 6 long years in College and too much time and money spent, I have started taking Automotive Technician classes at a local community college. I absolutely love it and I really want to start a career as soon as I can. However, I have no experience besides in the classroom (there is a garage too). I know I'll have to start at the bottom (oil changes, changing light bulbs, cleaning the shop, ect.), but I'm trying to see how long I will have to be at that level. Ideally, I would like to become at an apprentice, but I haven't had much luck getting in contact with service/shop managers. I talked to one at a Mercedes dealership, very briefly, and he said that he wouldn't put me on his oil change team until I spent about a year basically detailing cars there, and then it would be another year or longer doing oil changes before I would actually get to work in the shop with a mechanic. I have always liked Subaru's and am very interested in starting a career there. I have left messages/emails with a few managers, but have not heard anything (its been about a week). Does anyone have any suggestions of where to begin? What things are shop managers looking for in entry level mechanics that could help me stand out? If you work in a shop, how did you start out? If it helps, I just turned 24, I have a very strong work ethic, determined, kinesthetic learner, not afraid to ask questions, want to get my hands dirty, and catch on to things very quickly. Sorry for going on and on. Pretty much all of my friends and family have desk jobs so I'm kinda on my own in this hunt. Thanks in advance for all your help.