Automotive Service Technician
Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair the vehicle systems of cars and light trucks. This includes engine, vehicle management, hybrid, steering, braking, drive train, suspension, electrical, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They also work on restraints, trim and accessories.
Designation Year: 1959
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Automotive Service Technician, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: N/A
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Automotive Service Technician trade. New exams are currently under development.
View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.
Discover the essential skills automotive service technicians need to succeed in their trade.
Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers by Occupation: Automotive Service Technician.
Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.
Try the sample Automotive Service Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Automotive Service Technician Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Automotive Service Technician.
View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Automotive Service Technician Interprovincial Program Guide.
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