The trained and competent Light Vehicle Automobile Technician services and repairs a range of light vehicles. For diagnosis, repair and replacement, depending on the nature of the workshop, they may use the manufacturers’ equipment, parts, materials, and procedures. Highly skilled Automobile Technicians deeply understand vehicles’ electrical and electronic systems, and their integration; have physical stamina, coordination, and kinaesthetic skills, and be versatile. In every garage and workshop success is measured in time, correct fault finding and repair, and repeat business.
The modern Light Vehicle Automobile Technician is likely to be employed in a workshop that is closely associated with one major manufacturer of light vehicles. Automobile Technicians also work in garages and workshops that are not associated with particular manufacturers. Where this is the case they may experience a wider range of light vehicles and use alternative equipment, parts, and materials.