Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315


Chapter 1, Problem 3RQ
Textbook Problem

List at least five different types of businesses that hire technicians. Describe the types of work these businesses handle and the advantages and disadvantages of working for them.

Expert Solution
To determine

Different types of businesses that hire technicians. Also, the work and the pros and cons of working for them.

Explanation of Solution

  1. Dealerships: Car dealerships are privately owned businesses that are typically franchised to sell and service vehicles of specific companies. They are the main link between a customer and the manufacturer. They hire technician for dealing with customer and makes them aware about the vehicle itself.
  2. Advantages: The dealerships inform the technician with the ongoing technical training and support and provide an opportunity to learn new technology.

    Disadvantages: As these dealers are authorized to sell only one type of vehicle, it is unable to provide diversity for a technician to deal with different types of vehicles.

  3. Independent service shops: These are the shops which may service all types of vehicles or may specialize in particular types of cars and trucks, or specific systems of a car. Technicians have the opportunity to become very skillful in one particular area of service. 
  4. Advantages: They provide opportunity to deal with customer on daily basis.

    Disadvantage: They do not provide diversity for a technician.

  5. Fleet services department: Fleet services department performs functions like vehicle maintenance, repairing, and financing. The technicians will get aware of the different types of vehicle tracking system and maintenance services by working with them...

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