Automotive Mechanic (Light Vehicle)
The apprentice in pursuit of this role will service and repair mechanical parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, transmission including clutch, gear box and the differential and the suspension system including springs, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres.
The apprentice may discuss problems with vehicle owners to discover faults to assist carrying out their diagnosis procedures. They will repair and service fuel systems, manual and automatic transmissions, clutch assemblies, final drive assemblies, steering and suspension systems, cooling systems, braking systems, emission control systems and air conditioning systems.
The repair of electrical systems, electronic engine management and the ignition, are also part of a motor mechanic’s duties. With so many changes in automotive technology, motor mechanics are now becoming specialised in their areas of work.