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Auto Mechanic Interview Questions

1. What strong points do you have in mechanics?
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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. What strong points do you have in mechanics?

Top Answer

I am willing to learn more and i do the job to the best of my ability.

Second Best

Fault finding.

3.

I like to learn new things all the time.

4.

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.

5.

I am very dedicated to my work and loyal to my company.

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2. How high of expectations do you put on your work?

Top Answer

10 out of 10.

Second Best

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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3. Which metal is used for crankshaft main bearing journal?

Best Answer

Steel by forging or casting.

2.

Iron- Cast, Steel and Aluminium.

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4. Why do you want to work for our garage?

Top Answer

To learn more in this enviroment.

Second Best

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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5. What do you dislike to do the most?

Top Answer

Leaving my work unfinished.

Second Best

Leaving work unfinished, therefore that will create a mess in the workplace.

3.

Explaining the customer bad news.

4.

Getting to the bolt that is not reachable with hands.

5.

To leave a job unfinished.

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6. How many times have you torn a part an engine, to fix it or just to see the parts inside?

Top Answer

I have torn apart and repaired many of broken engines.

Second Best

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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7. How many years experience do you have working with cars?

Top Answer

10 years

Second Best

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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8. Why did you want to become a mechanic?

Top 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

Second Best

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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9. How well do you pay attention to details?

Top Answer

Not so much.

Second Best

Extremely.

3.

I pay attention to details very well.

4.

Very well.

5.

I pay attention to details very well.

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10. Do you have any experience fixing dents?

Top Answer

Yes i do i have some experience with dent repair.

Second Best

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

Top Answer

i am willing and ready to be prepared should this occasion happens.

Second Best

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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12. Do you have the ability to see a finished product, before its done?

Top Answer

Yes when I do work on my cars I make sure it look and runs properly.

Second Best

Yes I do, its a lot easier for me if I use a reference, and then I put it all together.

3.

I am the type of person who like to visualize before product is done, so I believe I do have that kind of ability.

4.

I find that I can visualize the potential of projects better than others.

5.

I am always working to fix car problems and see the the result after I fix the problem .

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13. 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?

Top Answer

fix it

Second Best

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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14. Do you take criticism well?

Top Answer

depends if it's constructive then that no problem

Second Best

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

Top Answer

Working as a team, getting a job done to a deadline. good communication skills.

Second Best

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.

3.

Oil pump to alignment with distribuitor timing.

4.

Doing alot of heavy lifting.

5.

Worked outside in extreme temperatures and extreme weather had to adapt and find the clothing that suited the circumstance.

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16. How long do you plan on being a mechanic?

Top Answer

till i can't do it anymore

Second Best

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

Top Answer

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

Second Best

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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18. Are you okay working with other people?

Top Answer

I have no problem working with people or taking on responsiblities by my self.

Second Best

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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19. How did you obtain your general knowledge of mechanics?

Top Answer

Attending college and experince.

Second Best

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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20. Could you work with little or no supervision?

Top Answer

Yes i can work with no supervision.

Second Best

I prefer to do my work with little supervision.

3.

Yes I do everyday.

4.

No, I need you to hold my hand all the time and shake me off after I pee.

5.

I have experience of doing so.

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21. Who did you work for in the past?

Top Answer

Data technician.

Second Best

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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22. Have you ever changed a tire rod?

Top Answer

yes I change many times

Second Best

No.

3.

Yes. several times as a part of routine car inspection.

4.

Yes i have.

5.

Do you mean tie rod? if so then yes. but if you mean tire rod, i pretty sure that is not a part.

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

Top Answer

Changing a gearbox on my own.

Second Best

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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24. Have you ever been late for work?

Top Answer

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

Second Best

sometimes

3.

Yes, sometimes.

4.

What are your weaknesses?

5.

No.

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

Top 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

Second Best

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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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.