If you have a significant amount of experience working as an auto mechanic, you may want to get out from under working for an employer. Whether you’ve been working at a dealership or a local auto repair shop, you can choose to switch tracks and open your own small business instead.

Some auto mechanics choose to open a one-man auto repair shop to get their start as small business owners.

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This can be a great option if you have a lot of your own equipment and can find a relatively small garage to base your business out of.

Running your own small business will be a very different experience from working as an employee of a long-standing business. As a one-man auto repair shop, you’ll need to have excellent time management skills and to know your own limitations.

The video posted on this page can be especially helpful. If you want to know what to expect from your day-to-day experience running an auto repair business by yourself, make sure you watch the whole video. The host of the video mostly works on his own with occasional support, so he can help you assess whether or not this is a good option for you.

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