Top Automotive Service Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Automotive Service Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Automotive Service Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.4% of Automotive Service Technician resumes contained Customer Vehicles as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Automotive Service Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Automotive Service Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Customer Vehicles

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Here's how Customer Vehicles is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Experience in regular maintenance of customer vehicles -Experience in light to heavy mechanical repairs of customer vehicles
  • Diagnosed and checked customer vehicles to resolve problems and provided mechanical repairs.
  • Performed routine maintenance on customer vehicles in a professional and timely manner
  • Complete automotive repairs on customer vehicles.
  • Repaired and maintained customer vehicles.
  • Repair customer vehicles as needed * Specializing in heating/cooling and breaks * Started as Apprentice promoted to Service Technician
  • Evaluate customer needs and recommend services and products Service customer vehicles Use and maintain shop tools and equipment.
  • Performed road tests on customer vehicles in addition to other duties as directed by my supervisor.
  • Diagnosed, wrote estimate, repaired vehicle, and ensured accurate repair of customer vehicles.
  • Maintained and repaired customer vehicles with a professional degree of skill and service.
  • Diagnose, repair customer vehicles according to work order.
  • Operated customer vehicles in a clean and secure manner.
  • Inspect and service customer vehicles.
  • Perform repairs on customer vehicles.
  • Perform electrical, mechanical, and emissions diagnostics on all model vehicles Repair customer vehicles as determined by diagnostic tests
  • Tested and diagnosed customer vehicles Replaced, repaired, and/or adjusted as necessary the components of mechanical systems
  • Diagnosed and repaired electrical and mechanical issues Performed scheduled maintenance on customer vehicles
  • Install automotive batterys in customer vehicles as well as perform fuel injection services.
  • Communicate with the service advisor regarding customer vehicles issues and potential repair.
  • Diagnose simple and complex problems in customer vehicles Service and repair customer vehicles

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2. Important Parts

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Here's how Important Parts is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Followed procedures to verify that all important parts were examined and prioritized repairs as needed.
  • Complete vehicle frame recalls Train quick service technicians Performed vehicle inspection checklists to verify that all important parts were examined.
  • Utilized checklist and technical manuals to ensure all important parts/components are examined.
  • Followed checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Followed checklists to verify that all-important parts are examined.
  • Followed and examined checklists to verify all-important parts.

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3. Engine Repair

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Here's how Engine Repair is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform repair on hybrid vehicles such as IMA battery replacement, heavy- duty engine repair, and CVT transmission replacement.
  • Diagnosed engine problems and completed internal and external engine repair in both automatic and standard cars.
  • Specialized in Mechanical repair, steering and suspension, and basic engine repair.
  • General Technician specializing in A/C repair, electric and engine repair.
  • Specialized in engine repair, manual drive-trains, and electrical.
  • Skilled in repairing, steering systems, rack & pinion steering gears, alignments, brakes driveability, and engine repair.
  • Install tires and Batteries ,engine repair, Brake jobs, Automotive A/C repair.
  • Performed engine repair Responsible for managing product inventory and ordering specialized parts Managed customer appointments and consultations for service requests 2013-2014

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4. Oil Changes

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Here's how Oil Changes is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Completed preventive maintenance such as: engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation, wheel balancing, and replacing filters.
  • General car care: diagnostic work ups, oil changes, maintenance of car fluids, tire rotation and balance, sales
  • Job responsibility: My duties included oil changes, tire rotations, preventative care service checks and other small repairs.
  • Oil changes and small engine mechanic jobs that I knew I could do to earn extra money for the shop.
  • Perform basic car maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations Diagnose more complex problems Plan and execute vehicle repairs
  • Performed automotive service from oil changes to rebuilding transmissions, including hydraulics and electrical, on cars and trucks.
  • General automotive maintenance such as oil changes, courtesy inspections, and general shop maintenance on equipment as needed.
  • Perform Service Technician duties as required, such as: oil changes, rotating/balancing tires, and repairing flats.
  • Performed oil changes * Performed brake maintenance * Performed diagnostic work * Performed tune-ups and other varies mechanical duties
  • Performed oil changes, lubrication work, repaired flats and applied shocks, brake shoes, and pads.
  • General Service, as well as make-ready, oil changes, tire changes, rotations, and alignments.
  • Started immediately after college as a lube technician doing oil changes, tires, and light duty repairs.
  • Oil changes, tire installation, flat repairs, headlight restore, fuel injection cleaner, battery service.
  • Shop Duties: dismount/ mount tires, balance tires, install batteries, oil changes, alignments.
  • Oil changes, tune ups, detailing interiors and exterior as needed after repair jobs are completed.
  • Shop Duties Included: General maintenance consisting of trouble shooting, oil changes, and tune ups.
  • Completed vehicle service requirements such as minor tune ups, basic oil changes, and tire rotations.
  • Service/repaired cars including alignments, brake jobs, tune ups, oil changes, and flushes.
  • Performed over 100 automotive service jobs weekly, from oil changes to air filters, etc.
  • Oil changes, transmission fluid changes, top off fluids, replacing air filters if needed.

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5. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service to incoming and outgoing customers to include complimentary shuttle service throughout a 50-square mile major metropolitan area.
  • Established excellent customer service and reliability of services rendered resulting in repetitive business and customer satisfaction.
  • Provided professional customer service to assist customers in making informed decisions on their vehicle needs.
  • Provided quality vehicle servicing and maintenance as well as excellent customer service.
  • Assisted customers with automotive concerns, while providing outstanding customer service.
  • Perform excellent customer service to expectation of customers using company software.
  • Provided estimates of needed repairs to customer service associates.
  • Station Attendant Customer Service Assist in Heating Oil Delivery
  • Provided customer service to luxury vehicle owners.
  • Provided customer service on regular basis.
  • Engaged in customer service and sales activities by communicating with customers as to any problems or additional items needed and why.
  • Identified mechanical problems, tested systems to ensure proper function, provide customer service by explaining automotive issues and their solutions.
  • Ordered accurate amounts of parts and supplies, Transported customers to and from the shop for the Customer Service Program.
  • Service a fleet of vehicles / maintenance and repair safely and accurately with attention to detail & customer service.
  • Provided customer service including scheduling appointments, addressing vehicle concerns, and some service writing.
  • Maintained proper stock levels of products and supplies to insure fast customer service.
  • Helped enhance the company image by providing clean cars and outstanding customer service.
  • Provide estimates and respectful customer service to new and returning clients.
  • Handled and wrote over 20+ Customer Service Orders Per day.
  • Maintained an excellent customer service rate with nearly no comebacks.

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6. Tire Rotations

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Here's how Tire Rotations is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Patch tires, tire rotations, changing oil, new tires, adding oil, working fast, working with computers
  • Checked tire pressure and completed tire rotations.
  • Performed alignment, tire rotations, brake system, suspension system, charge systems Conducted preventive vehicle inspections and routine maintenance.
  • Completed tire rotations, mounting, and balancing, suspension repairs, lighting and electrical repairs, and oxy-acetylene torch/welding.
  • Preformed Tire Changes/Tire Rotations/Tire Repair/Cleaned Garage/Stocked Parts
  • Perform routine maintenance to prevent future breakdowns including tire rotations and alignments

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7. Safety Inspections

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Here's how Safety Inspections is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform safety inspections on vehicles in order to identify any discrepancies.
  • Performed safety inspections and made recommendations on vehicle parts and components.
  • Performed safety inspections and related repairs.
  • Conducted various types of safety inspections and road test evaluations before and after repairs were Completed.
  • Completed state vehicle safety inspections; NH State Vehicle Inspection Licensed.
  • Perform NH state safety inspections with emissions testing
  • Preformed multi-point vehicle safety inspections.

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8. Diagnosis

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Here's how Diagnosis is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform diagnosis and repair vehicles* Perform electric diagnosis and repair* Maintained clean and safe work environment
  • Performed general automotive diagnosis and repair.
  • Assisted lead mechanics with diagnosis and repair of all units and systems; experienced in installing custom wheels and tires.
  • Maintain an efficient and an accurate diagnosis as well as repairing and follow up with customer on previous service.
  • Work under the direction of master mechanic, rotating through diagnosis and repair of automotive system and units.
  • Light transmission diagnosis, transmission flushes and services, coolant flushes, heating and cooling diagnostic and performance.
  • Service technician repairing and performing diagnosis on customer's cars, fleet, and light duty trucks.
  • Performed diagnosis with help of programs such as VAG-COM and VAS-PC, and completed needed repairs.
  • Provide inspection, diagnosis, and repair on vehicle check engine light and customer vehicular concerns.
  • Performed the full range of preventive maintenance, repair, testing and diagnosis of problems.
  • Perform diagnosis and repair of Mazda and VW vehicles* Input service repairs into service database
  • Performed diagnosis and repair on all systems of automobiles to address customer concern.
  • Used shop diagnostic equipment, specialty and personal tools for vehicle diagnosis/repairs.
  • Perform bumper-to-bumper diagnosis and factory condition repairs on all BMW model vehicles.
  • Brake repairs including diagnosis of ABS lights and replacement of major components.
  • Help students to effectively use their skills to make diagnosis and repairs.
  • Perform vehicle inspection and diagnosis all customer concerns.
  • Major and minor automotive services and service diagnosis.
  • Specialized in electrical diagnosis and repair Accountable for purchasing automotive parts and inventory.
  • Test and Upgrade diagnostic equipment Diagnosis of pressurized and sealed hydraulic and pneumatic automotive systems (including HVAC systems)

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9. Diagnostic Equipment

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Here's how Diagnostic Equipment is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Utilized diagnostic equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Identified problems using mechanical diagnostic equipment and replaced and repaired worn or broken parts.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems using technical manual, diagnostic equipment and experience.
  • Utilized diagnostic equipment to perform troubleshooting and vehicle analysis.
  • Use Computerized Diagnostic equipment to identify mechanical problems.
  • Operated pneumatic tools, diagnostic equipment, hoists, jacks, compressors, drills, grinders, and precision measuring devices.
  • Adapted use of all diagnostic equipment including; OB2 readers, tire repairing equipment, and air-powered tools.
  • Used computerized automotive alignment and diagnostic equipment, and performed PA State Safety and Emissions Inspections.
  • Use of specialized tools and diagnostic equipment.
  • Performed the testing of vehicles by using computer diagnostic equipment and maintained allvehicle components as needed to ensure customer satisfaction.

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10. Automotive Repair

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Here's how Automotive Repair is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Developed relationships between company and customers in the automotive repair area to generate repeat business.
  • Helped problem solve/diagnose automotive related issues* Properly made any and all authorized automotive repairs.
  • Provided labor and time estimates for additional automotive repairs
  • Performed automotive repair and maintenance duties.
  • Performed various types of automotive repair
  • Created estimates for automotive repairs.
  • Read technical manuals to know the latest trends and techniques in automotive repairs and services.
  • Assisted mentor in all aspects of automotive repair and maintenance.
  • Well practiced in light automotive repair, tires and maintenance.
  • Performed full service automotive repair on high-end and classic cars.
  • Assist in automotive repairs, parts replacement and advice.
  • Performed all types of automotive repairs and maintenance.
  • Performed full service automotive repair on various vehicles.
  • Experience with both foreign & domestic automotive repairs
  • Major and minor automotive repair.
  • Performed automotive repair on passenger and/or Simi truck including tires and alignment.

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11. Electrical Systems Malfunctions

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Here's how Electrical Systems Malfunctions is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components computer control engine management and computer control systems.
  • Maintained vehicle functional condition by performing inspections; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components.
  • Repaired mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; Replaced parts and components.
  • Repair engine failures, mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions.
  • Maintained vehicle functionality: by conducting inspections, repairing engine failures, repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions.
  • Repaired engine failures, mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions, heating and air conditioning systems, parts and components.

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12. Wheel Bearings

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Here's how Wheel Bearings is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • performed timing chain replacements, wheel bearings, drive shafts, u-joints, power steering gear, engine, transmission replacement.
  • Repair and replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, and wheel bearings.
  • Repair or replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, or wheel bearings.
  • Repair or replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, or wheel bearings.
  • Repaired transmissions and differentials, packed wheel bearings, universal joints, and lubricated moving parts.
  • Pulled wheels and repacked or replaced wheel bearings and changes solid tires on vehicles.

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13. Repair Orders

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Here's how Repair Orders is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Promoted to Service Consultant with the responsibility of acting as liaison between customers and technicians using written repair orders.
  • Verify warranty and service contract coverage; develops estimates; write repair orders; maintain customer rapport and records.
  • Utilize computer systems (including Reynolds and Reynolds) for administration of customer automotive warranty and repair orders.
  • Greet customers in a professional matter and write repair orders addressing customers concerns with their vehicle.
  • Perform work specified on maintenance and repair orders with efficiency and in accordance with dealership standards.
  • Document all maintenance actions on repair orders and submit for document control.
  • Prepared repair orders and record problems and corrective actions planned.
  • Opened and closed customer repair orders.
  • Performed automotive services as requested Documented diagnostic and repair orders

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14. Lube

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Here's how Lube is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Performed tire Installation/maintenance Performed oil/lube/filter changes Performed automotive electrical diagnostics and recommended service to customers
  • Performed tire, lube, oil and filter changes Performed general service needs along with alignments and brakes Performed electrical diagnostics
  • Started this position as a lube tech.
  • Service and repair vehicles, Pre-delivery inspection for new vehicles, lube and oil maintenance, diagnose issues with vehicles.
  • Performed basic tire & lube services per customer work order.
  • detailed, washed, and done lube maintenance on vehicles.
  • check for and lube grease certs under vehicle.

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15. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Performed automotive troubleshooting for electrical systems including wiring harness, starting, and charging systems.
  • Performed troubleshooting and advanced diagnostic testing on both foreign and domestic vehicles.
  • Performed troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical problems to diagnose the repair needed.
  • Specialized in computer diagnostics and automotive electrical system troubleshooting and repair.
  • Troubleshooted electrical and mechanical defects and errors with vehicles.
  • Complete Diagnostics and full automotive troubleshooting and testing.
  • Performed troubleshooting procedures and repaired systems and components.
  • Handled the tasks of repairing and troubleshooting various systems, and components accessing today's modern internet in troubleshooting procedures.
  • Read and interpreted work orders and detailed repair instructions in order to properly test and troubleshoot discrepancies.
  • Troubleshooted fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.
  • Handled the tasks of repairing and troubleshooting various systems and components.
  • Oil and tire changes, Brakes, tune ups, and troubleshooting
  • Repair, resolve and troubleshoot problems arising in automobiles.
  • Performed diagnostic troubleshooting tests on vehicles for repair.
  • Work included standard vehicle servicing to powertrain and drivability troubleshooting.
  • Diagnose and repair engines Replace transmissions and drivetrain systems Troubleshoot automotive electrical and wiring Replace suspension components

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16. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform general maintenance of automobile engines.
  • Diagnosed the components of braking, suspension and power-train systems for general maintenance on both domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Provide full-time general maintenance and repairs.
  • Performed general maintenance services on domestic and imported automobiles Inspected vehicles for suggested services and repairs
  • Performed general maintenance to cars trucks and suv's.
  • General automotive repair on Foreign and Domestic Automobiles Drivability, Air Conditioning, Electronics, ABS Systems, General Maintenance
  • Serviced and repaired vehicles Performed general maintenance Focused on drivability repairs and diagnostics Serviced and repaired transmissions and drive-train components

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17. ASE

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Here's how ASE is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Greeted and actively listened to customers to uncover purchasing needs and provide recommendations based on automotive requirements.
  • Supported customer relationships with locals to help increase repeated/scheduled/frequent visits and purchase of company products and services.
  • Specialized in repair and service of air conditioning and computerized Hunter laser alignments.
  • Maintained all ASE certifications and education on new and upcoming vehicle diagnostic information.
  • Obtained ASE certifications and became master certified in several repair categories.
  • Utilized Volvo's Java-based engine management system to perform network diagnostics.
  • Pay compensation was strictly based on productivity.
  • Company downsized based upon seniority.
  • Trained and certified on site by General Motors in all areas of automotive service repair via internet and web based seminars.
  • Provided cost analysis/estimate based on parts required for purchase and time for labor to repair car problems.
  • Retrieve auto parts to be replaced, and purchase auto parts and supplies needed for repair jobs.
  • Performed strategy-based diagnostics and repaired vehicles with the assistance of a land based and hand held computer system
  • Helped develop and implement a contest for GM technicians based on knowledge and technical ability.
  • Surveyed cars purchased by Earthy Cars and replaced parts needed to prepare them for resale.LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
  • Focused on customer service and sales skills to build and maintain a loyal customer base.
  • Played a key role in building a loyal customer base with substantial repeat business.
  • Service and Repair Transmissions, differentials and transfer Cases on all makes and models.
  • Purchased extensive inventory of tools for the position which I still use personally today.
  • Attended Texas State College and earned an Associate Degree in Electronic & Laser Technology.
  • Acted as guide to a GMASEP apprentice during work-study portions of his degree program.

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18. Vehicle Maintenance

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Here's how Vehicle Maintenance is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Updated information in computerized vehicle maintenance programs to ensure the most up-to-date information was available to other technicians.
  • Provided exceptional customer service by keeping customers informed on vehicle maintenance schedules and repairs.
  • Performed vehicle maintenance and repaired vehicles.
  • Provided customer service, including valet and shuttle service, as well as performed vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Oil change, air filter, all fluids, other general vehicle maintenance.
  • Conducted regular vehicle maintenance on all vehicles before being returned to owner.
  • Maintained strict adherence to all dealership policies on vehicle maintenance and care.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Teach the customer the importance of vehicle maintenance.
  • Provide general services for vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance and inspections.
  • Test vehicle systems and associated parts to predefined specifications as well as perform routine vehicle maintenance and component inspections.
  • Performed basic vehicle maintenance and repairs Worked with a Certified Master Technician on in-depth repairs
  • Advised customer with service needs and vehicle maintenance Performed service on customer's vehicle exceeding company and D.O.T.
  • Scheduled customer appointments and pickupsPerformed vehicle maintenance and repairsBuilding and grounds maintenance

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19. A/C

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Here's how A/C is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Disassemble components and repair or replace damaged parts of engine, transmission, a/c and various other assemblies.
  • Perform repairs to engines, transmissions, electrical circuits, A/C systems, steering and suspensions systems.
  • Service suspension, steering, brakes, electrical, cooling, A/C, fuel and engines.
  • Performed automotive repairs such as engine reconditioning, transmission replacement, A/C system repairs and electronic repairs.
  • Assisted with major jobs (transmission & engine swaps, a/c system replacements) Consultant for computer hardware/software and networking problems.
  • Assisted owner in more specialised repairs, including rebuilding transmission, diagnostic, and a/c charging and repairs
  • Manage Airviroments Duct Cleaning service * Manage Medford Service Center * Removal and installation of Heating and A/C units.

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20. Brake Pads

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Here's how Brake Pads is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Complete vehicle work order & service requirements by lubricating, changing filters/oil, tires, and belts, brake pads/shoes.
  • Resolve engine failures, replace brakes and brake pads and perform records management on all vehicles serviced.
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads, wheel bearings, and sensors.
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads ...
  • Removed and replaced used car and truck tires, light bulbs, brake pads, rotors and used car batteries.
  • Repaired, replaced and adjusted brakes and brake pads.

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21. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspection of braking, steering and suspension components.
  • Perform repairs from preventative maintenance up to major component replacements.
  • Perform routine/scheduled services and preventative maintenance on vehicles.
  • Performed routine and preventative maintenance of motor vehicles.
  • Performed preventative maintenance checks on vehicles daily.
  • Perform general preventative maintenance on vehicles.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and necessary repairs.
  • Performed services, preventative maintenance, PA State safety / emission inspections & diagnostics on vehicle management systems on European automobiles.
  • Install and repair brakes, steering and suspension systems, drive axles, tune-ups, diagnostic, vehicle preventative maintenance.
  • Provide fast, accurate and quality preventative maintenance services to customers to help make their cars last longer.
  • Change oil, tires, batteries and preventative maintenance on cars, along with janitorial duties
  • Performed Preventative Maintenance: oil changes, tires, tire rotations, fluid exchanges.
  • Conducted preventative maintenance and servicing to include oil, filter, and tire changes.
  • Perform preventative maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotation on company vehicles.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and service work on numerous makes and models of vehicles.
  • Completed preventative maintenance and repair on customer's and dealership's vehicles.
  • Deal with customers on a regular basis regarding repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on tires, suspension, electrical and lube service.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all makes and models of vehicles.
  • Performed preventative maintenance or commercial businesses including property management, HVAC, and construction companies.

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22. Maintenance Services

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Here's how Maintenance Services is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Provide automotive maintenance services as directed by floor Supervisor.
  • Performed routine and scheduled maintenance services using engine diagnostic equipment.
  • performed repairs and maintenance services of Toyota vehicles.
  • Coordinated automotive repair and maintenance services to obtain maximum utilization of automotive equipment and prevent operational delays in other departments.
  • Performed routine and scheduled maintenance services Repaired and serviced automotive air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling, and electrical systems.
  • Performed general preventive maintenance services on passenger vehicles.

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23. Fuel Systems

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Here's how Fuel Systems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Fuel systems, tire rotations, oil changes etc.
  • Maintain vehicles Specialize in service brakes and fuel systems Completing needed recalls and TSBs Responsible for high mileage maintenance repairs.
  • Performed recovery operation, fuel systems and electrical repairs.
  • Specialized in servicing brakes and fuel systems.
  • Diagnose repairs and overhaul engines, transmissions, components, electrical and fuel systems, etc.
  • Serviced belts, hoses, filters, brake and fuel systems and other potentially troublesome items among those closely inspected.

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24. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Utilize forklift to move tore down wheel motors to and from wash area or machine shop.
  • Complete engine repairs, ranging from total rebuilds to simple tune ups, using local machine shops and parts suppliers.
  • Skilled in the use of Machine shop equipment.
  • Worked in the machine shop.
  • Order parts and collaborated with machine shops to ensure timely manner completion.
  • Maintain equipment and instructed technicians in machine shop.

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25. Air Filters

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Here's how Air Filters is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Changed oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, air filters, and batteries in vehicles of all makes and models.
  • Organize inventory air filters, oil filters, fuel filters, air cabin filters, serpentine belts.
  • Change spark plugs, fuel filters, air filters, and batteries in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Replaced oil and air filters while examining other components under the hood.
  • Replaced engine air filter, and cabin air filters if equipped.
  • Checked and changed oil and air filters.
  • Inspect and install air filters.
  • Repaired tires, balance and rotation of tires Replaced air filters, cabin filters, starters, alternators, generators

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26. Brake Systems

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Here's how Brake Systems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Repaired and adjusted automobile brake systems.
  • Diagnose, service, and repair brake systems, a/c, engines, and electrical.
  • Repaired and replaced brake systems.
  • Maintain, repair, overhaul and adjust vehicle brake systems, vehicle cooling systems, vehiclechassis and wheel and suspension systems.
  • Overhauled and serviced hydraulic and electric assisted brake systems.
  • Repaired and overhauled brake systems in automobiles.

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27. Vehicle Inspections

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Here's how Vehicle Inspections is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Conduct vehicle inspections for mechanical services.
  • Conducted vehicle inspections for damage and wear; conducted troubleshooting of systems and components; repaired or replaced damaged components.
  • Manage and perform vehicle inspections for routine and factory scheduled maintenance as well as problem repairs.
  • Perform vehicle inspections as well as light to intermediate maintenance and automotive repairs.
  • Conduct vehicle inspections and recommend all necessary service and repairs.
  • Performed minor-to-major fixes to vehicle under factory warranty Performed preventive vehicle inspections and routine maintenance.
  • Rotatated tires & did a full vehicle inspections.
  • Keep my bay clean *Preformed used vehicle inspections *reason for leaving was informed that night shift might be shutting down

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28. Light Trucks

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Here's how Light Trucks is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform skilled repairs and maintenance on automobiles and light trucks with related duties as required.
  • Inspected, maintained, and repaired automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline.
  • Performed service on passenger cars and light trucks for walk-in and repeat clientele.
  • Provided full service inspections, maintenance and repair for automobiles and light trucks.
  • Service and repair work on all passenger cars and light trucks.
  • Diagnosed and repaired both foreign and domestic cars and light trucks
  • Diagnose, estimate and repair cars and light trucks.
  • maintained and repaired automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative fuels, such as ethanol.
  • Service, and repair on all systems of automobiles and light trucks Referencesincluding engine, electronics, brakes and drive-train.

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29. Engine Tune-Ups

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Here's how Engine Tune-Ups is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Performed engine tune-ups, preventive maintenance, repaired and replaced major auto components.
  • Performed engine tune-ups including spark plug replacement.
  • Maintained fluid levels; chassis and equipment lubrication; engine tune-ups.
  • Perform engine tune-ups such as removing, replacing, adjusting, and cleaning parts, components, assemblies and accessories.
  • Perform engine tune-ups, engine cleaning, and engine swap.
  • Keep equipment available to test vehicles; engine tune-ups, oil change, tire rotation and changes and wheel balancing.

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30. Automotive Systems

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Here's how Automotive Systems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Diagnosed and repaired automotive systems including engine, and transmission with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Utilize automotive systems in performing automotive services.
  • Diagnosed and repair vehicle automotive systems including engine, steering, suspension, braking, air conditioning, etc.
  • Performed, adjustments, repairs and/or replaced parts and components of automotive systems.
  • Diagnose automotive systems using OBD II scan tool as well as test drives.
  • Diagnosed, repaired, and replaced all manner of automotive systems.
  • Service automotive systems in brakes, steering and suspension.
  • Repair or replace components of automotive systems.
  • Washed and detailed customer vehicle Diagnose and repair automotive systems.
  • Perform automotive mechanic duties to repair and maintain vehicles in good condition.Detect and document and record defects in automotive systems.

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31. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Performed all mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and electronic warranty repairs on all Ford vehicles.
  • Majored in all high tech repairs including modern air bag, body systems, and HVAC
  • Performed diagnostic and repair of engine, transmission, differential, HVAC and electrical systems.
  • Tested and installed HVAC systems on a variety of Nissan vehicles.
  • Identify and correct problems in the HVAC system.
  • Repair fuel injection systems, HVAC, transmissions, CAN bus, suspensions, differentials, engines, and electrical systems.

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32. Engine Performance

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Here's how Engine Performance is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Worked on all types of vehicles, Specializing in Engine Performance and Import Vehicle Service.
  • Worked on Nissan vehicles, Specializing in Engine Performance.
  • Diagnose Electrical and engine performance problems.
  • Perform engine performance repair and components replacement, transmission repair and replacement, electrical systems repair.
  • Specialized in advanced engine performance diagnostics and repairs.
  • Advanced auto electronics repair including engine performance.

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33. Necessary Repairs

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Here's how Necessary Repairs is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Inspected vehicles experiencing issues, diagnosed cause of malfunctions and determined necessary repairs.
  • Interacted with customers to understand vehicle issues, explain necessary repairs, and ensure total customer satisfaction.
  • Inspected and diagnosed, gas, electric automotive equipment, components and systems to determine necessary repairs.
  • Examined vehicles, and provided superiors with detailed reports of necessary repairs.
  • Service vehicles and make any necessary repairs to make vehicles saleable.
  • Educate non-technical and skeptical customers on necessary repairs to customer's vehicles.

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34. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Used computerized shop equipment and work with electronic components while maintaining skills with traditional hand tools.
  • Hand tools including, wrenches, ratchets, pliers, hammers, and screwdrivers.
  • Skilled with all gauges, wrenches, machines, air & hand tools.
  • Used hand tools, lug wrenches, power tools, power hoists.
  • Service Technician Perform regular maintenance on vehicles Ability to use variety of hand tools
  • Used hand tools , plasma cutter , mig welder .

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35. Basic Care

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Here's how Basic Care is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform basic care maintenance, diagnose more complex problems, and plan and execute vehicle repairs.

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36. Automotive Problems

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Here's how Automotive Problems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Diagnosed different sources of automotive problems.
  • Diagnose mechanical automotive problems including drive train, heating and cooling systems, charging systems, etc.
  • Explain to customers in detail their automotive problems and the repairs preformed on their vehicles.
  • Utilize my skills to diagnose the different sources of automotive problems swiftly and accurately.
  • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles.
  • Ascertained automotive problems and services from customer's description of symptoms.
  • Diagnose automotive problems; maintenance to cars and trucks.
  • Diagnose automotive problems and adjust or repair.
  • Explain automotive problems and repairs to clients.

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37. Fluid Levels

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Here's how Fluid Levels is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, giving tune-ups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires.
  • Checked and refilled fluid levels and changed oil and filters, removed and replaced batteries, as necessary.
  • Dispensed fuel, checked and refilled fluid levels and changed oil and filters, as necessary.
  • Performed maintenance work on motor vehicles, including checking fluid levels and ensuring appropriate wheel rotation.
  • Inspected fluid levels; Drained oil from crankcase and refilled with required amountof oil.
  • Provided general vehicle maintenance and repair, inspected fluid levels and checked air pressure of tires.

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38. Vehicle Problems

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Here's how Vehicle Problems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Diagnose vehicle problems and perform required automotive repair and maintenance services in accordance with American Honda guidelines.
  • Diagnose vehicle problems and perform required automotive repair and maintenance services.
  • Interact with customers to explain vehicle problems.
  • Diagnose vehicle problems and repair.
  • Covered everything from basic maintenance work to replacing broken components and diagnosing vehicle problems.
  • Diagnose vehicle problems with next generation diagnostic scan tools and determine whether concern is electrically and/or mechanically related.

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39. State Inspections

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Here's how State Inspections is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • General lube service and maintenance, tires, brakes, alignments, State Inspections and basic engine repairs.
  • Repaired and fabricated custom exhaust systems Performed state inspections
  • Performed state inspections Performed emissions inspections
  • Performed all general automotive service technician duties, as well as Texas State Inspections ASE and A/C certified.
  • Qualified to perform state inspections and multi-point inspections.
  • Performed state inspections including "E" class

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40. Mechanical Problems

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Here's how Mechanical Problems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Process work orders, complete work orders in a safe timely manner, advise customer of mechanical problems.
  • Identify mechanical problems by questioning the customer and/or doing a visual inspection or road test.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret customer concerns, diagnosed mechanical problems, and resolved issues to satisfaction.
  • Identified mechanical problems of cars manually or by means of computerized diagnostic tools
  • Tested parts and associated systems and identified mechanical problems manually or by means of computerized diagnostic tools.
  • Utilized diagnostics test equipment to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical problems.

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41. Automotive Services

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Here's how Automotive Services is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Provided quality service by performing a variety of automotive services.
  • Installed batteries and performed other automotive services.
  • Provide the best services to customers in automotive services and repairs.
  • Performed various automotive services and repair including engines, powertrains, and air conditioning.
  • Full Service Technician at CarteC Automotive Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1.
  • Service Advisor Duties: Initiates automotive services and repairs by understanding performance problems and services requested from the customer.

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42. Windshield Wipers

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Here's how Windshield Wipers is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Balanced and rotated tires, made all proper oil change and other related installations such as: windshield wipers and lights.
  • Rotated tires, vacuumed vehicles interior, washed windshields and replaced windshield wipers.
  • Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.

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43. General Service

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Here's how General Service is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Performed general services, maintenance tasks, and hardware repairs to all makes and models of automobiles.
  • Perform general service and repairs on Chevrolet and Chrysler vehicles.
  • Trained two general service technicians to become C level technician.
  • General services Specialized in front end alignments, diagnostics, air conditioning service, shocks
  • General Service Tech Preforming preventive maintenance on automotives.
  • General Automotive Service Tech Inspected vehicles for damage Performed general service on vehicles Closed the shop at the end of the day
  • General Service technicion Alighnment technicion Automotive technicion

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44. Toyota

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Here's how Toyota is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Performed automotive repairs primarily on Toyota vehicles, specialty in electrical issues
  • Performed automotive servicing on Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Nissan and BMW vehicles.
  • Attended and participated in Toyota, Scion, and Lexus factory training.
  • Inspect, repair, and maintain Toyota vehicles.
  • Performed all Toyota motor Company Recalls issued to certain Toyota vehicles.
  • General repair/diagnosis of new and used Toyota/Lexus/Scion customer vehicles, Pre-Delivery Inspection, and accessory installation.

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45. Service Advisors

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Here's how Service Advisors is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Communicated effectively with service advisors to ensure customers knew exactly what repairs and or service was required.
  • Recommend additional maintenance and repairs to service advisors and customers when observed and necessary.
  • Communicate with Service Advisors on status of work and estimated time of completion to further inform customers.
  • Provide a non-technical explanation on diagnoses, repair and recommendations to Service Advisors and customers.
  • Documented and provided all repairs and labor time estimates to service advisors.
  • Order parts and retrieve labor costs for the service advisors.
  • Relayed pricing and vehicle information to technicians, service advisors and guests.
  • Order parts and lookup labor operations for service advisors.
  • Performed preventive maintenance * Diagnosed, repaired, and serviced vehicles * Discussed diagnostic findings with the Service Advisors

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46. Exhaust Systems

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Here's how Exhaust Systems is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Customized and Welded Performance exhaust systems.
  • Front end repair and alignment, replaced tires, breaks and exhaust systems.
  • Carry out automotive diagnostics and repairs Perform alignments Complete Utah safety inspections Diagnose and correct wiring problems Repair and install exhaust systems
  • Carry out automotive diagnostics and repairs Diagnose and repair automotive air conditioning Diagnose and correct wiring problems Repair and install exhaust systems
  • Diagnosed general automotive issues and repaired those issues Completed car alignments Installed custom exhaust systems Handled cash and credit transactions
  • Removed and replaced or repaired defective exhaust systems.

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47. Chrysler

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Here's how Chrysler is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Received several awards from Chrysler Corporation for CSI and customer satisfaction.
  • Trained with, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler Dealerships as Automotive Technician.
  • Obtained a level 2 certification at Chrysler Academy and have knowledge in Wi-Techdiagnostics.
  • Experience on all levels of repairs with Chrysler / Plymouth Vehicles.
  • Begin Factory Training with Chrysler Academy.
  • Completed extensive training from Chrysler Training center in automotive repair and shop management.
  • General Automotive Repair Mechanic Experience all levels repair on Chrysler/Plymouth vehicles at that time
  • Level - 3 Technician, Chrysler Master Tech Mentor program training an apprenticeship All addition skills same as above

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48. Vehicle Records

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Here's how Vehicle Records is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Managed vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Ensured that finished- repairing vehicle is function well.Maintain all vehicle records.
  • Maintain vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Maintained vehicle records by recording and filing all service and repairs.
  • Key Responsibilities: Maintained all vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Job description summary Maintains service operations by inspecting and maintaining vehicles Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.

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49. ABS

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Here's how ABS is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Assisted in shop operations in the absence of the vehicle manager.
  • Work in Service office in absence of Service Manager.
  • Work in Parts Department in absence of Parts Manager.
  • Fixed and repaired ABS and airbag systems and components.
  • Diagnosed engine, trans., ABS/traction control.
  • Repair or replace shock absorbers.

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50. Water Pumps

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Here's how Water Pumps is used in Automotive Service Technician jobs:
  • Replaced water pumps, starters, alternators, fuel pumps and radiators in vehicles.
  • Exhaust welding, suspension components, timing belts, water pumps.
  • Repaired and replaced radiators and water pumps.
  • Installed starter systems, water pumps, oil pan gaskets, valve cover gaskets, struts, axles and engine mounts.
  • Perform moderate repairs such as clutches, water pumps, timing belts, alternators, cooling hoses, etc.
  • Replaced basic wear items including brakes, filters, lubricants, timing belts, and water pumps.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Automotive Service Technician

Customer Vehicles17.3%
Important Parts11.5%
Engine Repair10.6%
Oil Changes9.6%
Customer Service7.6%
Tire Rotations5.5%
Safety Inspections5.4%
Diagnosis5.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Automotive Service Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Customer Vehicles
Customer Vehicles
13.4%
13.4%
2
2
Important Parts
Important Parts
8.9%
8.9%
3
3
Engine Repair
Engine Repair
8.2%
8.2%
4
4
Oil Changes
Oil Changes
7.4%
7.4%
5
5
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.8%
5.8%
6
6
Tire Rotations
Tire Rotations
4.3%
4.3%
7
7
Safety Inspections
Safety Inspections
4.2%
4.2%
8
8
Diagnosis
Diagnosis
4.1%
4.1%
9
9
Diagnostic Equipment
Diagnostic Equipment
3.4%
3.4%
10
10
Automotive Repair
Automotive Repair
3.4%
3.4%
11
11
Electrical Systems Malfunctions
Electrical Systems Malfunctions
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Wheel Bearings
Wheel Bearings
1.5%
1.5%
13
13
Repair Orders
Repair Orders
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
Lube
Lube
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
ASE
ASE
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Maintenance
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
A/C
A/C
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Brake Pads
Brake Pads
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Maintenance Services
Maintenance Services
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Fuel Systems
Fuel Systems
1%
1%
24
24
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
1%
1%
25
25
Air Filters
Air Filters
1%
1%
26
26
Brake Systems
Brake Systems
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Vehicle Inspections
Vehicle Inspections
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Light Trucks
Light Trucks
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Engine Tune-Ups
Engine Tune-Ups
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Automotive Systems
Automotive Systems
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Hvac
Hvac
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Engine Performance
Engine Performance
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Necessary Repairs
Necessary Repairs
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Basic Care
Basic Care
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Automotive Problems
Automotive Problems
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Fluid Levels
Fluid Levels
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Vehicle Problems
Vehicle Problems
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
State Inspections
State Inspections
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Mechanical Problems
Mechanical Problems
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Automotive Services
Automotive Services
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Windshield Wipers
Windshield Wipers
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
General Service
General Service
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Toyota
Toyota
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Service Advisors
Service Advisors
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Exhaust Systems
Exhaust Systems
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Chrysler
Chrysler
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Vehicle Records
Vehicle Records
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
ABS
ABS
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
0.5%
0.5%

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