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What are the top 3 traits or skills every automotive mechanic must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your automotive mechanic expertise?

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Repairsit in San Diego, California

80 months ago

1. Tolerance - This is VERY essential as you are at the mercy of others. Service writers make the promises and you are expected to fulfill them. You are expected to be fast, accurate and accountable.

2. Patient - Another VERY essential trait as you will be sitting ALOT during the slow times, when waiting for parts and/or authorization. You will also need this during those tough diagnostic times when the writer promised an answer within an hour for an intermittent problem you have never experienced before on a system you have no diagrams for and off of a description interpreted by the writer from the customer.

3. High aptitude - You are troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, aerodynamic and, in some cases,fiberoptic systems from an interpreted discription. All of these systems combine to form an automobile and effect one another in some way.

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Thea in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

77 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every automotive mechanic must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your automotive mechanic expertise?

Skill
Honesty
Works well with others

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Ivan in Sumter, South Carolina

75 months ago

1. Competence - Troubleshooting skills, and access to information, which may include fellow technicians, on-line information, and last but not least, the customers description of the problem.

2. Confidence - Repairing the problem will be done efficiently and correctly, and will not come back due to the fault of the technician.

3. Compassion - The ability of the technician to put self in the place of the customer, and do what the technician would do for self.

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Jazmin in Fontana, CA in Los Angeles, California

74 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every automotive mechanic must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your automotive mechanic expertise?

Humility- you will need to ask experienced techs for help

Positive attitude- if you like working on cars its easier, but you may have to split your hours with a team of techs sometimes theres one who milks it all day, work still needs to get done if you complain you will be known as the one w/ bad attitude

Be Forgiving- Don't forget your working on machines so you will make mistakes...learn from them

Its important to keep in mind that you won't ever know it all when it comes to automotive service and repair...so as long as you don't think your master yoda there will be techs who share what they know and theres more than one way to do things so use what you like

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