Top 25 Auto Mechanic Interview Questions

How high of expectations do you put on your work?
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An auto mechanic (or car mechanic in British English and motor mechanic in Australian English) is a mechanic who specializes in automobile maintenance, repair, and sometimes modification. An auto mechanic may be knowledgeable in working on all parts of a variety of car makes or may specialize either in a specific area or in a specific make of car. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly. They often have to quote prices for their customers before co...


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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. How high of expectations do you put on your work?
Best Answer
10 out of 10.
2.
I put a very high expectation on the work that I do.
3.
Very high.
4.
Extremely high. I expect my work to be as good as the original manufacturer or better.
5.
I try to do my best with every job I do.
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2. What do you dislike to do the most?
Best Answer
guess work
2.
Leaving my work unfinished.
3.
Leaving work unfinished, therefore that will create a mess in the workplace.
4.
Explaining the customer bad news.
5.
Getting to the bolt that is not reachable with hands.
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3. How did you obtain your general knowledge of mechanics?
Best Answer
Attending college and experince.
2.
I learned my knowledge from first hand experience, classes, and books.
3.
do mechanics get overtime?
4.
I did my attend Diesel Mechanic at Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology.
5.
Playing need for speed.
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4. Are you okay working with other people?
Best Answer
I have no problem working with people or taking on responsiblities by my self.
2.
yes ofcourse,I like to creat good communications with other people at work because if you want to work safely you'll need a perfect team work there.
3.
It depends on the conditions.
4.
Yes I like working with other people, its actually one of my strong suits.
5.
Yes. I enjoy working with people and helping them with their cars.
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5. What strong points do you have in mechanics?
Best Answer
I am willing to learn more and i do the job to the best of my ability.
2.
Fault finding.
3.
I am very dedicated to my work and loyal to my company.
4.
I like to learn new things all the time.
5.
I have customer service skills as well as a vast amount of patience. Computer skills are always a plus and being bi-lingual is a bonus.
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6. Do you take criticism well?
Best Answer
depends if it's constructive then that no problem
2.
Yes im very open to criticism help me to learn
3.
I take criticism verry well.
4.
It depends!
5.
If its contructive i will try to take on what i should be doing. if not i wont retaliate.
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7. Who did you work for in the past?
Best Answer
Data technician.
2.
I can until I work for my family.
3.
I work for Rossing Uranuim limited.
4.
Auto electrical.
5.
Auto mechanic.
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8. Do you have the ability to see a finished product, before its done?
Best Answer
Yes when I do work on my cars I make sure it look and runs properly.
2.
Yes I do, its a lot easier for me if I use a reference, and then I put it all together.
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9. Do you have any experience refurbishing old cars?
Best Answer
Yes i do me and my dad partially restored a 1940's willys station wagon.
2.
no,I have never worked such types of cars.
3.
No but i would like to.
4.
Yes a little.
5.
Yes I helped an ex-girlfriend refurbish a 67 mustang a while back.
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10. What was the toughest job you've done in the past?
Best Answer
When i was a mechanic in the refinery plant i repared the piston pums there.the toughest job was removing piston and piston rod from the liner
2.
Converting a 99 Honda Civic from automatic transmission to manual transmission. Gearbox and engine wiring loom had to be changed, also hole in floor had to be modified to accept manual gear lever and surround changed to suit.
3.
Replaced a transmission.
4.
Working under ground.
5.
Server Assistant and Cashier.
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11. If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
Best Answer
I will do as i have been told but would ask fore an explanation.
2.
I would go out my way to learn step by step how to complete in a different way by myself with my own skills and techniques.
3.
Do what you asked.
4.
Your the boss.
5.
Do it and also explain what other way i can have it done to achieve the sme goals.
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12. Lets say you put a muffler on wrong, you could let it go but you know in a day, or a week, it will start making loud noises, what do you do?
Best Answer
fix it
2.
fix it
3.
I will coves and correct my mistake.
4.
If anyone in the shop is injured, what is the first thing that person must do?
5.
put it right before it goes out
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13. How many years experience do you have working with cars?
Best Answer
10 years
2.
None.
3.
I recently just graduated out of a auto mechanic school.
4.
About 3 years!
5.
I grew up around then and it has been a hobby of mine ever since.
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14. Could you work with little or no supervision?
Best Answer
Yes i can work with no supervision.
2.
I prefer to do my work with little supervision.
3.
Yes I do everyday.
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15. How long do you plan on being a mechanic?
Best Answer
till i can't do it anymore
2.
Ever since my first hands-on experience in a local mechanic shop. The experience gave me useful insights into the working of this industry and rekindled the passion to work with cars.
3.
Lifetime.
4.
My entire career.
5.
As long as my body can handle the work.
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16. What was the toughest situation you've had fixing a car?
Best Answer
Changing a gearbox on my own.
2.
Car parts did not fit.
3.
Not starting.
4.
Car parts did not fit.
5.
I was replacing the engine in 1986 corvette which was a cut and dry situation so i thought, after removing the original engine i found that a lot of the bolts were not correct and this made the job difficult due to the fact that each one had to be measured and sized for correct fit this job took up a whole week to finish..
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17. How well do you pay attention to details?
Best Answer
Not so much.
2.
Extremely.
3.
I pay attention to details very well.
4.
Very well.
5.
I pay attention to details very well.
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18. What is your favorite car?
Best Answer
My favourite car would be anything relatively fast that is reliable and has good fuel economy.
2.
Toyota Innova
3.
Subaru Impreza WRX.
4.
one i can afford
5.
VW.
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19. Sometimes we will be backed up and need someone to stay later, how often do you believe you would be okay staying past 5?
Best Answer
i am willing and ready to be prepared should this occasion happens.
2.
I will accept that this is my respnsebillity to get the job done.
3.
Few days a week and when ever i am not exhausted.
4.
Any time i am asked to do.
5.
Any day that i am requested to do so!
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20. Why did you want to become a mechanic?
Best Answer
When i was a chil i always interested in machinary because my father was a mechanic.I entered to State Oil Academy in Mechanical Engineering faculty.and after graduating the university i got my master's degree.That's why i want to be mechanic because this is my speciality,and i think i was born for this
2.
My passion.
3.
Enjoy fixing something that is broken.
4.
Because i like cars.
5.
I was always interested in cars;not only driving but also know how a car runs and repair them.
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21. Do you have any experience fixing dents?
Best Answer
Yes i do i have some experience with dent repair.
2.
Not real.
3.
No unfortunately.
4.
No but I whilling to learn and get more experiance.
5.
Yes I used a heat gun and pushed the dent out.
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22. Why do you want to work for our garage?
Best Answer
To learn more in this enviroment.
2.
Yes i do. It will be my pleasure to work for your garage.
3.
i like to be the best mechanic
4.
would like to work as part of a team
5.
I have wrenchs.
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23. How many times have you torn a part an engine, to fix it or just to see the parts inside?
Best Answer
I have torn apart and repaired many of broken engines.
2.
100 times.
3.
Plenty of times. Mostly because it had problems that needed to be resolved.
4.
More then ten times.
5.
I have never done that before.
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24. When you make a mistake, how do you go about fixing it?
Best Answer
depends on the cost putting it right and what's gone wrong
2.
yuy
3.
Learn from your mistake talk to your supervisor fix the mistake in the shortest time.
4.
I learn from it first. Then spend a few moments thinking about the best solution.
5.
I rectify it and report myself.
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25. If you were interviewing for this position what would you be looking for in the applicants?
Best Answer
I think the best candidate for this position will be one who have much experience, energatic, and motivated man because the only God is perfect all others can do mistaces however a well trained experienced and motvated man can able to handle in critical situatoions in his trade than who have less experience than him.
2.
Keen interests towards working in the industry. A good understanding of vehicle/mechanical principles, Good terminology, high standard of workmanship.
3.
Hard working, well mannered and fit for the position.
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Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
70%
Easy
Provided
Two Weeks
46 Hrs/Wk
Education Requirements

A high school diploma or the equivalent is typically the minimum requirement for someone to work as an automotive service technician or mechanic. Because automotive technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, some employers prefer automotive service technicians and mechanics who have completed a formal training program in a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.

Work Environment

Some mechanics work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops. Auto Mechanics frequently work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

Jun 10, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
To challenge myself. Also I love to solve problems it gives me great satisfaction being able to fix a car that has stumped other people.
Jul 3, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
It came from my natural passion of cars and from a background where I have always been around cars and fixing many of them as well.
What do you enjoy about being an Auto Mechanic?
The feeling when you have found a fault and fixed it. It gives you that sense of achievement which I really enjoy.
What special skills does it take to be an Auto Mechanic?
My ability to pickup skills very quickly after only having a couple attempts. If I can perfect the task myself quickly I do not tend to need anymore help.
Oct 4, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I have a passion for it as I grew up loving the hands on work and repairing issues and solving it.
Jan 13, 2015
What advancements do you expect in the future?
I would like to work my way up through the company to become head mechanic.
Jan 16, 2015
Why did you choose this profession?
I love solving problems. I am very mechanically inclined it is one my so-called gift. I can see an object and immediately visualize it in my head twist and turn it around and pull it apart. I am also great at figuring out how things work by examining them and just looking at them and I feel like that is the foundation of any good mechanic position.
What special skills does it take to be an Auto Mechanic?
Visual and Hands-on diagnosis and repair are in my nature ever since childhood I would take apart my toys and action figures just to see how they worked or to see how their arms were able to move and then put them back together again. I would also say my passion is a unique skill because in my opinion to really to a good job on anything in life you need to ahve an internal desire to do it. Like something you would do just for your own personal amusement and thats how I like to view jobs with the paycheck being a separate benefit.
How often did you work in teams as an Auto Mechanic?
All the time. There was not a time I was not working as a team with my co-workers in making sure we shift at the appropriate times life guarding and keeping situations under control and dividing up tasks so that we could all get the job done and split the work up fairly.
What do you enjoy about being an Auto Mechanic?
I love being able to work mentally and hands-on cause two of my passions are sports or physically activity and mental stimulation/problem solving such as math. As an auto mechanic I will be able to utilize both these skills into one activity and even get paid to do it.