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Auto Mechanic Interview Questions

1. What are your strengths as a mechanic?
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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 commencing work or after partial disassembly for ins...
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Auto Mechanic Interview Questions

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Which metal is used for crankshaft main bearing journal?

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Steel by forging or casting.
 
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Iron- Cast, Steel and Aluminium.
 

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#3 of 25

Why do you want to work for our garage?

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To learn more in this enviroment.
 
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Yes i do. It will be my pleasure to work for your garage.
 

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#4 of 25

How many times have you torn apart an engine to fix it or just to see the parts inside?

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I have torn apart and repaired many of broken engines.
 
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100 times.
 

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.

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#5 of 25

How much experience do you have working with cars?

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10 years
 
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None.
 

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#6 of 25

How well do you pay attention to details?

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Not so much.
 
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Extremely.
 

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.

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#7 of 25

Sometimes we will be backed up and need someone to stay later, how often do you believe you would be okay staying past 5?

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Any time i am asked to do.
 
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i am willing and ready to be prepared should this occasion happens.
 

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#8 of 25

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?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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fix it
 
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I will coves and correct my mistake.
 

Auto Mechanic Pros

1. Everyday you learn about new technoligies. May 30th, 2012

2. Team player and team leader, have a starting and ending point with every job given to you. July 19th, 2012

3. good people to work around and getting to fix others problems September 7th, 2012

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#9 of 25

What kinds of challenges did you face on your last job? Give an example of how you handled them.

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Working as a team, getting a job done to a deadline. good communication skills.
 
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The oil filter on my car was a bit too tight to remove by hand. An oil filter wrench was simply too big to fit around the filter itself. I took a punch and put it through the old filter to act as a handle. The filter was removed with no issues at all.
 

Questions to Ask

1. Is there upgrading available in future to improve on the trade?

2. What am i expected for the job?

3. When am expected to hear about interview results!

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#10 of 25

If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?

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I will do as i have been told but would ask fore an explanation.
 
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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.
 

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#11 of 25

Have you ever worked with little or no supervision?

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Yes i can work with no supervision.
 
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I prefer to do my work with little supervision.
 

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#12 of 25

What was the toughest situation you've had fixing a car?

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Try to change out a front wheel drive axle.
 
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Changing a gearbox on my own.
 

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#13 of 25

What was the toughest job you've done in the past?

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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
 
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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.
 

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#14 of 25

How do you handle unexpected situations that might cause you to be late for work?

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Yeah,sometimes it happens with me.but i always try not to be late for work and i'm trying to be in time.Everybody could make a mistake in this life ,it's understandable
 
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sometimes
 

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#15 of 25

What is your favorite car?

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My favourite car would be anything relatively fast that is reliable and has good fuel economy.
 
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Toyota Innova
 

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#16 of 25

When you make a mistake, how do you go about fixing it?

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depends on the cost putting it right and what's gone wrong
 
2.
yuy
 

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#17 of 25

Do you have any experience refurbishing old cars?

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Yes i do me and my dad partially restored a 1940's willys station wagon.
 
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no,I have never worked such types of cars.
 

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#18 of 25

Have you ever changed a tie rod?

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yes I change many times
 
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No.
 

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#19 of 25

If you were interviewing for this position, what would you be looking for in the applicants?

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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.
 
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Keen interests towards working in the industry. A good understanding of vehicle/mechanical principles, Good terminology, high standard of workmanship.
 

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#20 of 25

What is your specialty?

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Diagnostic.
 
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vw/ audi and interior/ audio work
 

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#21 of 25

Tell me about your work experience.

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I have 2 years of experience of being at college.
 
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I have over two years working the in automotive industries and many other years with my grandfather and father on other cars at home.
 

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#22 of 25

How would your previous employer describe your past work?

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yes they says i am honest and hard working employer
 
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Yes absolutely.
 

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#23 of 25

What do you know about computer systems in cars?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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the electroric control unit is the brain of the vehicle. it controls the air to fuel combination,performance,other accsessories in the vehicle.
 
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I have ten years dealing with computer systems in cars. I can handle most of them.
 

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#24 of 25

Do you adapt well to your team?

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I dapt verry well with another team.
 
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I am very adaptable but at the same time need to make sure i get my piont across.
 

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#25 of 25

What experiences do you have in changing a transmission?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I change two a month
 
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Have changed lot transmissions.
 
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