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Auto Service Technician

An Automotive Service Technician, sometimes known as an automobile mechanic, is a highly trained specialist who works repairing, testing and maintaining the engine, steering system, brakes and other parts of a motor vehicle. In many countries, they are the product of a skilled trades apprenticeship, and must complete a government regulated certification process.

To work as an Automotive Service Technician you need excellent problem solving skills, good manual dexterity and a willingness to get your hands dirty. Mechanics of all kinds are usually found working in a garage. This might be a privately owned business, part of a larger franchise or attached to a dealership that specializes in servicing the vehicles of customers.

A career as an Automotive Service Technicians could mean working on every part of a vehicle, from tailpipe and muffler to bumper and bonnet and everything in between. You might further specialize in other skills, like becoming a heavy truck mechanic or working with auto glass. Thanks to changes in technology, mechanics now enjoy access to computerized diagnostic equipment. Regardless, some things are usually part of every career:

  • Inspect, diagnose and test vehicle problems
  • Repair and replace faulty systems
  • Dismantle and reassemble vehicles
  • Use various standard auto garage tools like welding and machine hoists
  • Make estimations for work cost and order replacement parts
  • Communicate with customers on service, including justifying work, advising customers on necessary repairs and maintenance and preparing reports of work for billing
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  • Thursday January 01, 1970


  • Thursday January 01, 1970


  • Thursday January 01, 1970


  • Thursday January 01, 1970