The mechanic is one of the most important professions in the world of motoring and automotive technology. This is why car dealers should hire mechanics to conduct an inspection, maintenance, and repair of automobiles regardless of whether it’s diesel or gasoline engine. Both new car models and especially second-hand units can be checked and evaluated by seasoned mechanics for purposes of selling it in good condition to prospective clients or customers.
Nature of car dealership
This is a business involving the local distribution of vehicles, either new or used cars at the retail level. The business is based on a dealership contract with an automaker, a car manufacturer or its local affiliate companies or subsidiaries. It usually employs salespeople or salesmen to sell their automotive vehicles.
An auto mechanic performs maintenance, diagnostic testing, repairs, and inspections of small trucks and cars. They work on engines, drive belts, transmissions, and electronic systems such as steering, brakes, and accident-avoidance systems.
The distinction between an auto mechanic and an auto technician
There are several differences between auto mechanics and auto technicians. One key difference is their area of expertise. While an auto technician’s specialty lies with handling the technical, computer aspects of your vehicle; an auto mechanic is more equipped to handle the mechanical aspects of repair.
Jobs or duties of an automobile technician mechanic
Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation, and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters and maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
- Motor vehicle service or tune-up – is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance. The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule, and some modern cars display the due date for the next service electronically on the instrument panel. A tune-up should not be confused with engine tuning, which is the modifying of an engine to perform better than the original specification, rather than using maintenance to keep the engine running as it should.
- Oil change – If your owner’s manual recommends extended oil change intervals (every 6,000 miles instead of 3,000 miles), you must buy a filter that’s rated to go the distance. In other words, don’t fill your engine with expensive synthetic oil and then spin on an economy filter—it won’t last and will decrease your oil life.
- Computerized wheel balancing – Wheels lose balance over time, so wheel balancing service is necessary to restore proper balance. Treadwear causes the distribution of weight around the tire to change. Tire balancing is typically performed when tires are rotated on the vehicle, which is usually every 5-6,000 miles or 6 months.
- Auto detailing – Detailing is generally broken down into two categories: exterior and interior or cabin. There are products and services that focus on these two areas specifically:
- Exterior detailing – involves cleaning, and either restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car’s finish (usually a paint with a glossy finish), chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tires, as well as other visible components on a vehicle’s exterior.
- Interior detailing involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Vehicle interiors of the last 50 years comprise a variety of materials, such as synthetic carpet upholstery, vinyl, leather, various natural fibers, carbon fiber composites, plastics, and others, which necessitates the use of a variety of cleaning techniques and products.