Automotive Technical Career Information


Tire and Wheel Service Technician (Salary: $24,000-36,000)

Tire Technicians repair and install tires on cars, trucks, and heavy vehicles. They mostly work for vehicle repair shops, tire stores, and dealerships. The duties of a Tire Technician include installing, balancing, and repairing tires for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Lubrication and Fluid Service Technician (Salary: $37,000-156,000)

The Lube Technician’s responsibilities include preparing detailed vehicle service reports, replacing vehicle wiper blades and car batteries, and changing motor oil as well as transmission and brake fluid as needed. You should also be able to keep vehicle interiors clean while performing maintenance and servicing tasks.


Auto Parts Stock and Distribution (Salary: $16,000-72,000)

The duties of an automotive parts specialist often involve managing an inventory on behalf of a dealership, repair shop, or auto parts store. They may check purchase information, order stock from suppliers, and provide customer service.


Salvage Yard Dismantler (Salary: $25,000-36,000)

The Dismantler is responsible for properly removing all high-quality auto parts and usable core parts in a safe, efficient, and proper manner.


Body Shop Technician (Salary: $47,000-70,000)

Auto body technicians fix cars after they’ve been damaged in an accident or other incident. They use a wide array of tools to cut off old parts, connect new parts to the car, fill holes, repair scratches, dents and dings, and make the car look as good as new.


Auto Detailer (Salary: $25,000-50,000)

The Car Detailer will clean vehicles according to company standards or client specifications, which may include performing detail inspections, thoroughly washing, buffing, and waxing exteriors, vacuuming, steaming, and deodorizing interiors, and keeping records related to gas levels and the condition of the vehicle.


Use Auto Prep Technician (Salary: $45,000-60,000)

Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.


Parts Delivery Driver (Salary: $16,000-38,000)

An auto parts delivery driver delivers auto parts from distributors or small businesses to various customers. You can typically find this job with auto part stores. You are expected to collect the correct orders from the store or warehouse and load them into the delivery truck.


Glazier (Salary: $24,000-45,000) 

Job Description for Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers : Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.