What does an Automotive Mechanic do?

Automotive mechanics perform a wide range of automotive repair and maintenance tasks. They diagnose issues and advise customers about the recommended actions to rectify the problem. They conduct repair projects according to established safety protocol and standards. They perform routine maintenance, conduct inspections, and may also customize or modify factory standard parts. Their primary objective is to ensure vehicles are maintained in safe operating condition that adheres to all applicable state or federal requirements.

Automotive mechanics typically have completed a training program at a trade school or vocational instruction center. They should have extensive experience with automotive repair and maintenance. Requires hands-on experience using a range of hand tools and power tools, garage equipment, diagnostic tools, and automotive repair software programs. These positions often require heavy lifting and commonly involve working in physically strenuous conditions.

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How much does an Automotive Mechanic make near United States?

$67,249 /yr
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Read what Automotive Mechanic professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Wegmans Food MarketsWegmans Food Markets
Automotive Mechanic
Oct 3, 2021

“No work life balance if your full”

Lithia Subaru of FresnoLithia Subaru of Fresno
Automotive Mechanic Apprentice
Jul 20, 2022

“Not the best management.”

Group 1 AutomotiveGroup 1 Automotive
Automotive Mechanic
Feb 21, 2023

“Left after I was missing 20 hours on one check.”

Automotive Mechanic
May 9, 2022

“They don't allow me to attend any dealership training.”

US ArmyUS Army
Automotive Mechanic
Nov 9, 2022

“Benefits are great and good work schedule”

Mavis Discount TireMavis Discount Tire
Automotive Mechanic/Technician
Mar 3, 2023

“Good pay, and decent perks.”

Lynnwood HondaLynnwood Honda
Automotive Mechanic/Technician
Nov 25, 2021

“ok pay, ok benefits, don't see much else.”

Waste ConnectionsWaste Connections
Mobile Diesel Mechanic
Jul 28, 2021

“Good pay and good benefits,”

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