Car Mechanic

Day-to-day tasks
As a motor mechanic, you could:

  • find and diagnose faults using hand tools or a computer
  • advise customers on what repairs are needed, including cost
  • repair or replace faulty parts and carry out regular maintenance
  • test vehicles on the road to check repairs
  • check stock levels and update vehicle service records
  • work with high voltage batteries if you work on hybrid or electric vehicles

Skills and knowledge
You'll need:

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • problem-solving skills
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • the ability to use your initiative

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