Laura, a mechanic and service advisor, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, and how to get into the industry. She tells us that she loves making customers happy after fixing their problems, but that sometimes you just can't please them all.
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
Long-term on-the-job training
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians who buy or work with refrigerants to be licensed in proper refrigerant handling. Formal test preparation is not required, but many trade schools, unions, and employer associations offer training programs designed for the EPA exam.
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