If you are an auto mechanic there is a world of money making opportunities available to you. Do not think that the only thing you can do to make a bit of money is work in a garage. This is simply not the truth. Just like any other job, you have the ability to turn your skills into other money making ventures. This may or may not be something that you are interested in but taking a look at the available opportunities cannot hurt.
One of the best ways for an auto mechanic to make extra money is to do work on the side. There are many people who hate to take their car into the dealership for service. But if they know that you will do the work for them outside of the dealership they will be more than happy to pay you for it. For this reason you can market yourself to your area as an independent auto mechanic of sorts. This can bring in a bit of extra money for you in no time at all.
Another option that you may want to consider is becoming a mechanic that inspects used cars as a third party. In other words you can help people who are in the market for a used car. They will come to you when they have found a car that they like and then you will check it out for them in order to ensure that everything is in order. This is a very big market that has yet to be fully tapped into. This is very similar to becoming an independent mechanic, but instead you will be specializing more directly in the purchase of used cars.
And of course if you are an auto mechanic and you are good at what you do, in other words you know how to fix up cars and make them run better. This can open up a lot of avenues as far as fixing up junk cars and reselling them for a profit. Think about how much money you could make if you put in all the work yourself. You will never have to pay any money except for the original purchase and any other auto parts that you need. All of the labor will be done by you. The profit that you can make doing this can be quite large.
There are many unique ways that auto mechanics can earn extra money. The most important thing is to not think that there are no options available to you. Even if you do not want to earn any extra money at this point, you should keep your options open. You never know when the urge is going to hit you!