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5 Qualities of a Successful Automotive Technician

August 5th, 2019

Are you preparing for a career as a successful automotive technician? Aside from the required education and skills you’ll obtain at Pennco Tech’s automotive technician training program in Camden County and Bucks County, there are additional factors that will help set you on the right path. When working in the industry, you’ll have the opportunity to utilize these qualities and your expert skill set to solve problems and keep customers happy and safe on the road.

A good automotive technician is a driver’s best friend — a great one, however, is almost like family. The qualities you bring into your career can help draw a distinction between good and great, and you’ll pick up many of them at your training here at Pennco Tech. Here are five essential qualities every successful automotive technician should possess:

Industry Knowledge
This one is key — and also a given. If you’re going to land a career in the automotive industry, you’re going to have to know your stuff. Luckily, Pennco Tech’s training programs ensure hands advanced training with in-depth, hands-on experience. You’ll be able to serve customers through a wide range of duties, as shown in the infographic below:

Infographic explaining some of the responsibilities of an automotive technician.

Problem Solving Skills
Automotive issues are not determined on the surface. You’ll have to inspect the vehicle from various angles to identify and successfully diagnose the issue.

Attention to Detail
Whether you’re working on repairs, diagnostics, or maintenance, it’s imperative you perform these tasks with close attention to detail. While successful automotive work keeps drivers safe on the road, the failure to diagnose or repair something correctly might put their lives in danger, making attention to detail a critical characteristic of a great technician.

Interpersonal Skills
Drivers are more inclined to leave their car in the hands of someone they trust. Being able to effectively communicate issues and what you’ll be working on is a great way to build trust and understanding. A positive experience will also keep customers coming back for future services.

A Good Work Ethic
Customers truly depend on their mechanic, as living without your vehicle is tough in today’s world. Therefore, they want a mechanic that is dependable. Having a good work ethic requires hard-work, punctuality, attentiveness, and the willingness to tackle all aspects of the job to achieve optimal results.

If you’re interested in studying to become an automotive technician and want to enroll in an automotive tech school in Camden County or Bucks County, Pennco Tech’s training programs are just what you need. We’ll give you all the right tools to become a successful industry professional. Your journey starts now — what are you waiting for? Contact us today!

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