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By Jack Erjavec

Car know-how: A structures procedure, fifth variation is still the best authority on automobile conception, provider and service techniques. the recent version has been up to date to incorporate assurance of hybrid cars through the textual content, new content material on digital automated transmissions, preventive upkeep, and plenty of different themes that replicate the newest alterations within the undefined. Chapters hide the idea, analysis and repair of all approach parts for vehicles and lightweight vans, and the content material heavily adheres to the 2008 NATEF motor vehicle software criteria.

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Brakes Electrical systems Heating and air conditioning Engine performance (driveability) After passing at least one exam and providing proof of 2 years of hands-on work experience, the technician becomes ASE certified. Retesting is necessary every 5 years to remain certified. A technician who passes one examination receives an automotive technician shoulder patch. The master automotive technician patch is awarded to technicians who pass all eight of the basic automotive certification exams (Figure 1–21).

At times, a flat-rate technician will be paid for the amount of time spent on the job. This is commonly referred to as “straight” or “clock” time. Straight time is paid when a service procedure is not listed in the flat-rate manual and when the customer’s concern requires more than normal diagnostic time. ” The cost of the benefits may be paid for by the business, or you may need to pay a share or all of the costs. There is no common benefit package for automotive technicians. Common benefits include: ■ Health insurance ■ Retirement plans ■ Paid vacations ■ Paid sick days ■ Uniforms and uniform cleaning services ■ Update training When accepting employment, make sure you understand the benefits and seek help in choosing which you should participate in.

The primary difference between the two programs is that in an apprenticeship program students attend classes in the evening after completing a day’s work. During this rigorous training program, you receive a decent hourly wage and plenty of good experience. You start the program as a helper to an experienced technician and can begin to do more on your own as you progress through the program. Most apprenticeship programs take 2 years to complete. Automobile manufacturers and dealers often sponsor these programs.

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