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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