4 Easy-to-Fix Cars that Automotive Service Technicians Will Love
July 19, 2016
Some cars just aren’t designed with the mechanic in mind. Many cars have batteries located in the trunk or behind the wheel well, or engine components that can only be accessed by removing the whole engine. All this extra work required to even access the parts you need to fix is an unnecessary drag when trying to work.
Fortunately, there are some cars which are designed in the opposite way, with easy-to-access components that make getting work done a breeze.
Read on to discover which cars are the easiest to fix for automotive service technicians.
1. The Jeep Wrangler is an Automotive Service Technician’s Best Friend
The Jeep Wrangler would be a friend of Lynyrd Skynyrd, because it is a simple, simple man. The Jeep is put together well, with limited complexity. As a result, it’s easy to take apart, and easy to put back together.
Just how easy is it to take apart a Jeep? In this video, Canadian army soldiers disassemble and reassemble and old military Jeep in less than four minutes:
Just imagine how fast a team of students at automotive service technician school could do it after their training! It’s no wonder that the classic Jeep Wrangler is one of the most easy-to-fix vehicles in the world.
2. Automotive Service Technicians Must Love the New Subaru BRZ
The new Subaru BRZ is pretty much the same car as the Scion FR-S, and both of these cars are incredibly easy to work on. The spark plugs aside, as those are hard to access in this car, this automobile is put together for tuners. Mechanics note that oil changes are a synch, most the engine’s bolts are interchangeable, and the wires all go to one area of the car. Plus, all the timing chains and accessory belts are easy to access because on the car’s boxer engine they are housed at the front of the engine bay. Less time digging equals a much easier fix for automotive service technicians!
3. Automotive Service Technicians Know that the Toyota Tacoma is an Easy Fix
The Toyota Tacoma has been built for over 20 years, but its design has remained pretty much the same over all that time. As a result, parts haven’t changed much, and the lack of design change shows us that something must be working! Part of what might make this design so popular is the easy access it offers to the engine bay. Students taking an auto service technician course might know that the Tacoma is designed with ample room in the engine bay to get hands in and reach those hard-to-reach places.
4. Ford Crown Victorias are Really Easy to Work on for Automotive Service Technicians
Crown Victorias were used as cabs and police cars for a few reasons, one of them being that Crown Victoria cars are really easy to work on. Crown Victorias are maybe second only military vehicles when it comes to ease of changing parts, due to lots of space and the range of easily accessible (and cheap) parts. Crown Vic cabs can often surpass 1,000,000 kilometers on the odometer. With the proper upkeep by mechanics, these cars can drive forever!
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