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How to become a ferrari mechanic

Hey fellas first time poster here. Sorry if im in the wrong section of the forum. Im 18 years old and in a few weeks I will be starting work at a local Acura dealership to begin an apprenticeship and learn whatever it may be to become a mechanic. One of my long time goals is to eventually work on Ferrari's and I was wondering what would be the best path to do so/things I would need to do down the road to improve my chances. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-07-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Try to get into a ferrari dealer. Do not give up and keep trying.You have to get your foot in the door and then factory training.
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. We have a couple of pros on the forum that may be able to give you some pointers. First thing I would think you need to do is become an expert Audi mechanic, then maybe an expert Porsche mechanic, and then a Ferrari mechanic. You are already off to a great start and most of the systems on Ferraris are Bosch based, just like the Audis you will be repairing.

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Welcome to Ferrari Life. We have a couple of pros on the forum that may be able to give you some pointers. First thing I would think you need to do is become an expert Audi mechanic, then maybe an expert Porsche mechanic, and then a Ferrari mechanic. You are already off to a great start and most of the systems on Ferraris are Bosch based, just like the Audis you will be repairing.

Different continent! I think he's working on Acuras.

See if you like working on cars for a living , it is different than a hobby. You may hate it anyway and not want to be involved in that aspect of the business.
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Jay- All those A cars sound the same to me. Not sure if Acuras have Bosch guts or not.

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Im sure I will become ASE certified while working at Acura and I want to get some good work experience under my belt and knowledge of how to fix a car which i currently do not have. If i am ASE certified and I have solid work experience from Acura would that be enough to get me into a Ferrari dealership. If not what else would I need to do and what are some other ways to help my chances. This is something I would love to do some day and want to make sure I take advantage of any opportunities I might have.
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Jay- All those A cars sound the same to me. Not sure if Acuras have Bosch guts or not.
I think they have some bosch and lots of Denso parts. I had one Honda/Acura out of many cars. A 96 4 door GSR Integra sedan 5 sp as a daily driver. I would probably still have it if it didn't start rusting for no reason here in metro Atlanta.

You could always get your feet wet at Acura and Volunteer to be an intern at a Ferrari dealership, ask if they will let you sweep up or watch for free on the weekends. May lead to bigger things and you can see how its done.
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R- That is exactly the way to do it. Ferrari tech data already assumes you are an expert mechanic, so getting certified first is the correct path. Good luck and keep us informed on how you are doing. As you make more money, one way to get your feet wet would be to buy your own Ferrari and maintain it yourself. Will give you the kind of hands on experience you need and you will be able to use the shop's resources on your own time to help maintain the car.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll keep you guys posted on how everything pans out.
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