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Automotive Mechanics: Savings designed for YOU!

People who like to work with their hands, solve problems and puzzles, and maintain vehicles can build an exciting career an as automotive technician. The Jumpstart Savings Program can help these skilled professionals set aside funds for the extensive list of tools, equipment and supplies they need while enjoying unique state tax advantages.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 73,300 openings on average for automotive service technicians and mechanics are projected each year between 2021 and 2031. The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise, and that means a rise in the need for skilled workers to maintain them.

Mechanics face a steep financial barrier for this trade. However, the Jumpstart Savings Program can help West Virginia taxpayers reduce their state taxable income as they save for tools and equipment needed to be successful.

Saving Made Easy

Enrolling in the Jumpstart Savings Program is easy and the application only takes about ten minutes to complete.

Step 1: Take the Quiz.
Find out if you can benefit.

Step 2: Apply for Your Jumpstart Account.
Get started in as little as 10 minutes.

Step 3: Start Saving for Your Future.
Enjoy tax-advantages while pursuing your passion.

Possible qualified expenses for automotive mechanics:

  • Ratchets, wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, pliers and more
  • Power tools, air compressors and torque measurement tools
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Car jacks and stands
  • Safety equipment
  • Battery chargers and jumpers
  • Engine hoists, cranes, and hydraulic lifts
  • Additional training costs
  • New certifications