Statistics show that the average automotive technician earns a salary between $23,000 – $61,000 annually in the year 2016. I was shocked to see the numbers so low, I couldn’t help but wonder if someone had made a mistake. The drive for electric cars is pushing demand for lithium salts as the mainstay of lithium ion batteries. When electric vehicles first appeared in the marketplace, range anxiety was a main factor affecting market uptake. But Tesla’s Model 3 with 65 kWh lithium battery provides over 200 miles of range and will become the standard in the industry with its mass volume production from this July.

You’ll need adequate memory and storage for everything, including CAD software like AutoCAD, Catia, ANSYS, Solidworks, and your designs drawn on it — then saving those designs, a place for saving 500 of your favorite songs, all your games, and everything else. You need storage for it all. Also, before you ask, yes we are talking Olympic-sized! Try to go to 500GB or more for the best value.

Thanks for your hub-support, torrilynn. Those tiny rodents can get into garages too- but it depends on the the size and kind of varmint population in a particular area. They do like vehicles that stay in place for awhile, especially in rural locations.Automotive

Designers and manufacturers of these types of cars want to bring the passion back to driving. Sure, your car can get you from point A to point B and has XM radio and GPS (yada yada), but have you ever turned your radio off, opened your windows and just listened to the road? Press down on the gas just a bit more than you are use to and just feel the car come to life. The synergy of an automobile and driver is unparalleled. This feeling is where designers build their art.

Ask for the sale. You will never sell anything if you don’t ask for the sale. Sometimes you have to make a judgment call and go over the advisor’s head and straight to the boss: the customer. You don’t know what their plans are for future car trips. It’s possible you could be saving them some time and money because you were proactive.

The repair manual comes with pertinent information about your car different systems, specs, manufacturer recommended fluids and capacities, a routine maintenance schedule, plus step-by-step procedures along with images and pictures to service, diagnose, repair and replace many parts and components in your particular vehicle. You can buy an inexpensive, aftermarket repair manual at most auto parts stores or online — check the Amazon ad below.