The Automobile Technology technician is likely to be employed in a workshop or garage that may be associated with either a single manufacturer of light vehicles or a variety of vehicles. Servicing requires knowledge and skill using a variety of equipment, parts, and materials. Plus, in every garage and workshop success is measured in time, correct fault finding and repair, and repeat business.
The light automobile sector is volatile, being dependent on the wider economy, and impacted by technological advances and environmental concerns. The highly skilled automobile technician keeps abreast of continuous changes in the sector, whether these are to do with performance, safety or green energy sources. They will deeply understand vehicles’ electrical and electronic systems and their integration; have physical stamina, coordination and kinaesthetic skills; and be versatile. With these skills and this approach, they will be assigned the more complex diagnostic tasks, the most advanced vehicles, and those incorporating the latest technologies.