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What is the most complicated part of being an auto mechanic?

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Dennis’s Answer

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Hello, Andrew. I am an engineer, but I have worked a lot with automotive mechanics. All vehicles are comprised of a variety of systems and components. Get a good understanding of the physics involved - so that you understand combustion, lubrication, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, motion (kinematics), electricity and even some electronics. Another reply suggested the vocational training option, which is a good approach. Every model of vehicle is different, but the basic physics and chemistry have not changed in over 100 years. What has changed is materials, use of electronics and computers, and exhaust emission controls. To keep up, you have to continue to learn. Learn to use your senses to smell, feel, hear what is going on in the machine. Become proficient with basic math and learn to use logic, because very often, you will be trying to find the cause of a problem. It isn't always what the customer or service manager tells you.
Check the simplest things first. Be neat. Be curious and courteous.

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Melissa’s Answer

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One of the most complicated part of being an auto mechanic is the variety of automobiles. You would want to determine if you would like to specialize in only one make, model or if you want to expand your knowledge among the different manufactures. Also I have seen that a lot of companies require you to have your own tools, this can get expensive. I see that you are a student, many high schools offer a vocational program, you may want to see if you qualify and attend for a semester to see if this is what you really like. We need more skilled trades, so if you enjoy it, and put all you have into it, you should be very successful. Best of luck!
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Waqar’s Answer

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