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ETCG1 checker Logo Broken small 2018 copyI started the ETCG1 channel about a year or so after starting the EricTheCarGuy channel.  I did this for a couple of reasons.  The first is that I needed a place where I could post 'non-repair' videos that related to EricTheCarGuy, it became apparent early on that my audience on EricTheCarGuy were interested in repair videos only so to accommodate them and fill the need for video topics outside of repair ETCG1 was born.  The second reason is that it became apparent that many viewers had questions about becoming professional technicians and they wanted to learn what it was like to work in the field, they also seemed interested in my opinions and experiences that developed while working as a technician.  ETCG1 has become something of a 'soapbox' for me to share these thoughts and ideas and it gives me the opportunity to respond to some of the questions I get about the auto repair industry.  ETCG1 is also a place where you can learn a little more about what it is to be and work as EricTheCarGuy, best job in the world if you asked me.  Why not watch a few videos and let me know what YOU think?
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I think we've all run into these people at one time or another and every time I find myself going off about something, I think of the 'little dog syndrome'. We may all be guilty of this to some degree, but for some it seems to be a lifestyle. Personally, I just let them bark and try and stay out of their way.

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On January 22, 2014 I had the honor of being interviewed by George Russell on America Tonight. Since this is on pretty early in the am some of you might have missed it. George sent me a recording of the show and I decided to make a video so you could listen in. Here is that video.

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In my last video I talked about some of the things to look for when searching for a school to go to for auto repair. In this video I talk about some of the things to look for when searching for a job in auto repair. I did some research on this one and called around to different repair facilities to see what they looked for when considering new hires

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I get asked about this a lot, so I thought I would make this video covering some of the basics of what to look for when choosing an automotive school. It's an important decision for sure. It's a lot of money on a career that you might not be entirely sure about.

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I was doing a little work in the shop the other day and it got me to thinking about this topic. As a technician, or even a DIY, you have to deal with technologies that may be beyond you. You do what you can to stay caught up and up to date, but sooner or later you're not going to want to do that anymore.