• Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

    What do they typically do

    • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
    • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly
    • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
    • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, giving tuneups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
    • Repair or replace worn parts such as brake pads and wheel bearings
    • Disassemble and reassemble parts
    • Talk with customers to get descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements
    • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles

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