Automotive Service Technicians, sometimes referred to as Motor Vehicle Mechanics, inspect, diagnose, repair, and service mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems and components for cars, buses, and trucks. They also perform major repair and replacement of mechanical units on newly assembled motor vehicles. Technicians may choose to specialize in engine and fuel systems, brakes, drive lines, suspension, electrical and electronic systems, or diagnostic services.
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Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $29.00 per hour depending on geographic location. Some employers may offer benefits and overtime opportunities.