Profession Car mechanic

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Car mechanics repair, maintain and service (components of) vehicles

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
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  • Realistic / Investigative

Tasks car mechanic

  • Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or faults and to estimate repair costs.
  • Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed.
  • Inspect vehicles ensuring all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, etc.
  • Test components and systems, using suitable equipment such as compression gauges.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Repair, replace or adjust worn and faulty parts using suitable tools and equipment.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, etc.
  • Test and adjust repaired parts or assemblies to make sure they work properly.
  • Carry out minor body and trim repairs.

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