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4 Soft Skills You Need as an Automotive Technician

4 Soft Skills You Need as an Automotive Technician

Have you wondered what a career as an automotive technician is really like? There’s more to being an automotive technician than hands-on vehicle repair and maintenance. To be successful as an automotive technician, you need both concrete and soft skills. These soft skills will help you successfully stay on task as an automotive technician:

Customer-service skills
Automotive technicians must be able to effectively communicate automotive problems and options for repair with customers. Interacting with customers and answering their questions in a good-natured and courteous manner is important to retaining their business.

Detail oriented
When inspecting and repairing vehicle systems, automotive technicians must be aware of all of the small details. Avoiding easy-to-miss causes can prevent mechanical and electrical malfunctions.

Mechanical knowledge
Automotive technicians must be educated on engine components and systems. They must know how they interact with each other in order to effectively diagnose and repair major vehicle components.

Organizational skills
It is important for automotive technicians to stay organized while working. Keeping workspaces clean and organized helps maintain safety and ensure accountability of parts.

The Automotive Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute can teach you both the hands-on and soft skills needed to excel as an automotive technician! Enroll in the Automotive Technology program at one of our campuses across Connecticut and Massachusetts today and start a new career in as little as 12 months. Call 1-800-870-6789 today or fill out our form to apply!

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm (visited February 18, 2019).