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ETCG1, The Story Continues..
I 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?
Compact spare tires have their uses and can get you out of a jam, but they're not meant to be a replacement for regular tires.
Some of you have questioned why I'm building a Ford Fairmont. Some of you don't see the point. Some of you feel the car is junk and I'm wasting my time and yours by making videos about it.
As many of you know, I recently got a new tool box. Since then my work life has improved immensely. I know part of that is because I love the tool box so much, but another part is the new level of organization has made me more efficient.
The question has to be posed, does YouTube help or hurt the DIY? In my career as an automotive technician, I've had my fair share of customers come to me with solutions about their vehicles before I even begin work. It's sites like YouTube that inspire these things.
For some time now the views on my videos have been on the decline. I believe there is more than one reason for this. In part I think it's because I've changed my format over the past couple of years. In addition to that, YouTube has made changes that have made it harder for my subscribers to know when I've put out a new video.