Brent Deines wrote:I don't have any secrets to getting faster but you will improve your speed with repetition. Once you have done the same vehicle type dozens of times the process will become second nature. I'm sure you have already figured out that different methods of revoving the glass produce different results and that while one method works better for a particular model another method may work better for other models. Knowing which tool to grab and how best to use it for a particular application will cut a significant amount of time from your overall replacement times.
However, at 4 months in I recommend focusing more on improving the quality of your installations than the time it takes to do them. There are a lot of fast technicians out there that I would never want to touch my car and 4 months just isn't enough time to perfect the craft in my opinion. You may or may not be good now but a year from now you will be better and faster, and 5 years from now you will be far better and faster than you are after 1 year...if you continue to focus on improving your skills.
I know many shops operate differently than I did but in my shop I rarely let a new technican fly solo on a vehicle they had never worked on before until they had 12 months of supervised experience and had demonstrated proficiency in replacing windshields in a variety of different vehicles.
Hopefully you have a good supervisor or mentor that continues to help you along the way. Far too often technicians receive little or no training, or if they do receive training, it is from someone who doesn't know how to properly replace a windshield himself or herself and therefore passes on bad habits.
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