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Automobile mechanic

Services and repairs cars, trucks, vans, and other gas-powered vehicles. Gets a description of the problem, diagnoses the source of the problem, and makes adjustments or repairs. Also inspects, lubricates, and adjusts engines. Repairs or replaces parts as needed. Usually follows a checklist to be sure all parts are examined. May specialize in the repair of a certain part of a car such as brakes, transmission, or engine. Uses many different hand tools, power tools, and testing instruments including electrical and electronic testers and computerized diagnostic devices.

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