When you love driving, working on cars, or spending time on them as a major hobby, there are many jobs or side hustles you can consider looking into. There are many organizations that drive people and deliver food and other products. You can sell cars at car dealers, be a model to promote them, write for a newspaper, publication, or newsletter, work in a garage fixing or restoring cars, as a car rental agent, or install audio or electronic equipment.
1. Work As A Driver
When you enjoy driving, there are many jobs for taxi services that take people to appointments, to the airport and back, to doctor appointments, delivering food, and other products to stores. Ride-sharing apps allow you to set up your own schedule and drive customers to where they need to go in your local area. Most towns and cities have ride-sharing businesses like Uber and Lyft looking for drivers.
Many companies hire drivers to drive the elderly to doctor appointments, shopping, and visit friends and family. Local restaurants use drivers to deliver meals to customers. This provides a needed service to the community.
Many companies hire part-time or full-time delivery people to deliver products to stores, warehouses, and offices. These are some ideas to consider if you like to drive. Be sure if you choose to drive, you are covered by insurance for the type of driving that you do. Over 215 million drivers have car insurance in the US according to Bankrate.
2. Auto Sales or Promotion
Many car dealers hire sales reps full and part-time to sell cars. If you love cars and have an outgoing personality, you may be a good candidate for this job. Car rental services hire sales reps that rent vehicles to customers, deal with paperwork, and solve problems.
Some cars are sold online, and your job may be answering phones, talking to customers, or chatting with them online. Some dealers hire models when they have promotions, and you may be able to be hired as a model sales rep to promote sports vehicles and luxury cars. They may have you work at trade shows and special events.
3. Mechanic, Restoration, Or Electronic Equipment Installation
If you have experience repairing, restoring, or installing electronic equipment, you may be able to get a job in a garage. You may be required to have technical training or be hired as an apprentice. Many mechanics have a high school diploma, technical training, or an associate degree. Restoring cars is another area requiring specific skills and some businesses might train you if you have experience or technical skills. There are technical courses in car restorations at technical schools and community colleges. Installing electronic equipment in cars and vehicles is a talent and you may be able to get a job in garages or start your own businesses doing this for local customers. The global audio market for cars is expected to be worth $57,397.5 million in 2027.
4. Writing About Cars
There are many newsletters, automotive publications, and online sites that might hire you to write about cars. You might write copy to sell cars, ads for a newspaper, or blog for local garages and businesses. Your knowledge of the car hobby may get you in the door.
5. Starting Your Own Small Business
Some auto enthusiasts start their own small businesses transporting customers, delivering food, repairing cars, restoration, writing, or detailing. You should have a good insurance policy to protect your side hustle or business from accidents and dissatisfied customers. If you have a unique or innovative service, sometimes others may steal your ideas or product.
Tort laws may protect you from some of these issues. Business torts may be able to get you compensatory damages for some legal business issues such as punitive damages, injunctive relief, and financial compensation. Insurance policies may help cover the cost of some of these issues that come up with small businesses or side hustles.
These are some of the types of jobs or side hustles car enthusiasts can investigate. Technical training and education are a plus but not always a requirement for success in this field. Getting experience working for an established business is a good choice before starting your own business.