top of page

An auto repair technician or automotive service technician is one who inspects, repairs, and maintains electric, hybrid, gas, and alternative fuel vehicles. This work requires technical qualifications in the fields of Auto Body Repair and Automotive Service. Depending on the business, and Auto Service Technician may work for full range repair or specialise in certain areas including air conditioning systems, brakes, or transmissions. These technicians perform routine checks and regularly provide service to vehicles. It is an Auto Service Technician's work to diagnose malfunctioning vehicles, detect technical issues, identify options that work for repair or modification, and find required solutions.

In addition, the duties of an Auto Service Technician include, identifying mechanical problems, testing systems and parts using computerised diagnostic equipment, following checklists, lubricating vehicle components, and engine, tire rotations, tune-ups, replacing worn parts, wheel bearings, disassembling and reassembling parts, and clarifying client doubts. Though Auto Service Technicians work on traditional mechanical components, they are expected to familiarise themselves with the evolving trends and electronic systems. Steering systems, braking, and transmission are primarily controlled by electronic components and computers. Accident-avoidance sensors are also electronically integrated.

FOOTER BACKGROUND.png

There are different tools that can be used by Auto Repair Technicians. Some of them include computerised diagnostic tools, power tools, welding torches, lathes, hoists, and jacks. Hand tools that are commonly used are pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Experienced technicians own thousands of tools for specific work procedures. However, air-conditioning repairs require the state regulations for recycling, handling systems, recycling, and disposal of refrigerants.

Specialisations

There are different tools that can be used by Auto Repair Technicians. Some of them include computerised diagnostic tools, power tools, welding torches, lathes, hoists, and jacks. Hand tools that are commonly used are pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Experienced technicians own thousands of tools for specific work procedures. However, air-conditioning repairs require the state regulations for recycling, handling systems, recycling, and disposal of refrigerants.

Throwing Caps

Specialisations

Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transaxle
Engine Performance
Engine Repair
Brakes
Heating
Air-conditioning

Electrical Systems
Electronic Systems
Manual Drive Train and Axles
Suspension
Steering
Diagnostic
Maintenance
Exhaust System
Motorcycles

FOOTER BACKGROUND RIGHT.png

Employability

Automotive Service is a career pathway offering hands-on programs in the domain of transportation. Those who are mechanically inclined and enjoy fixing vehicles can choose this for their career as the employability rate keeps increasing within this sector with the evolution of the modern world. The high demand for vehicles and technicians creates increased chances of employment for skilled auto service technicians in the automotive industry. Auto Service Technician is a rewarding career with great occupations. It is one among the sub-disciplines of Vocational and Skilled Trades with potential careers that require little schooling. This field offers a friendly and cohesive working environment with career progression opportunities that usually bring higher pay. The nature of the work is independent and technicians or mechanics enjoy the level of self-reliance.

^

    Provided below are the job roles or job titles related to this sub-discipline:
    Automotive Service Technician
    Lead Automotive Technician
    Mechanic
    Automotive Technician (Dealership)
    Auto Body Mechanic
    Boat Mechanic
    Small Engine Mechanic
    Motorcycle Mechanic
    Heavy Duty Mechanic
    Diesel Mechanic
    Auto Mechanic
    Aircraft Mechanic
    Tire Mechanic
    Auto Glass Technician

^

    Race Car Mechanic
    Bicycle Mechanic
    Air-conditioning Mechanic
    Plumbing Mechanic
    Line Mechanic
    Auto Exhaust Mechanic
    Parts Professional
    Automotive Machinist
    Collision Estimator
    Paint Technician
    Service Advisor
    Auto Shop Owner
    Auto Fuel Injection
    Auto Clutch Rebuilder
    Hybrid Car Mechanic