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Auto Repair Service training opens up many career paths – and none require a university degree

Following is a review of the entry level Auto Repair Service positions you can expect to hold after graduation and where your career could lead in just a few years.

Employment opportunities

  • Pre-owned car dealerships
  • Retail automotive repair facilities
  • Automotive custom and specialty shops
  • Aftermarket stores
  • Collision repair facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Heavy Duty Truck Repair facilities
  • Vehicle rental companies
  • Warehouses
  • Possible entry level occupational title
  • Collision Estimator
  • Insurance Company Estimator
  • Independent Estimator
  • Heavy Duty Estimator
  • Service Consultant
  • Service Advisor
  • Daily Rental Consultant
  • Parts Counter Person
  • Parts Specialist
  • Shipper Receiver
  • Parts Driver
  • Warehousing clerk
  • Possible occupational advancements
  • Insurance Adjustor
  • Fleet Rental Specialist
  • Assistant Manager
  • Body Shop Manager or Owner
  • Fixed Operations Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Daily Rental Car Manager
  • Assistant Parts Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Warehouse manager

Typical auto repair service responsibilities and job description

  • Inspects vehicles with mechanical testing devices to: determine the amount of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage, questions customers about the vehicle’s operations or by visual inspection
  • Calculates cost of labor and parts to fix or replace each affected item and estimate salvage value of the total vehicle loss
  • Analyzes repair cost estimates
  • Communicates with collision repair manager or foreman
  • Reviews cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement
  • Determines fees associated with repainting
  • Fills out insurance claim forms to indicate repair or replacement cost estimates and recommendations
  • Determines feasibility of repair versus pre-accident value
  • Prepares work orders

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Why Choose ATC?

Here are 4 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre

Smaller classes for better learning outcomes

Flexible schedule: study while you work

Professional real world, industry experienced instructors

Intense hands-on training so you can master your skill set

Christine Galligan Auto Body Collision Estimator

Hello,

My Name Is Christine Galligan and I have recently graduated from the Collision Estimating Course here at ATC .

When I started in this 13-week course, I didn’t know anyone, and I was surrounded by much older people. I came into the course with no knowledge of estimating or what it really was. I was scared to take the course thinking I wouldn’t like it or I would fail because it might be too tough.

During my time at ATC, I made friends who I will always cherish and met a teacher who taught me so much. I thought collision estimating was just writing damage and sending the report but there was much more to it than that, including the different types of damages and how to deal with customers and their cars. Overall I got through it with the help of my teacher and my fellow students. The students and I were all like one big Ohana.  “Ohana” means FAMILY, FAMILY means no one gets left BEHIND or FORGOTTEN. We all had each other’s back and helped everyone get through it and that is what I needed.

I now can take the knowledge and skills I have learned and put it towards my new job at Craftsman Collision and take the skills to the next level.

I want to thank ATC for all their help, and to all of the current and future students coming into the school don’t be afraid that it might not work for you, because trust me, it will always work out. It may seem tough but you are tougher and stronger. Just put your mind to it and you will succeed. Here’s a quote I want to leave with you that helped me get through this course and it may help you in the future. “Don’t Let The Fear Of Striking Out Keep You From Playing The Game.”

Sincerely,
Christine Galligan, Graduate

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