Automotive Cooling System Diagnostic Technician

Inspect automotive cooling systems and estimate the costs of repairs.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $60,000

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What do Automotive Cooling System Diagnostic Technicians do?

Inspects and tests automotive cooling systems to diagnose malfunctions and estimates cost of repairs: Questions customer and examines cooling system, hoses, and connections to determine nature and extent of malfunctions. Tests and analyzes electrical, vacuum, pressure, and related functions of system components to locate cause of malfunctions, using vacuum tester, pressure tester, voltmeter, and other specialized test equipment and handtools. Compiles estimate of system repair costs and secures customer approval to perform repairs. Occasionally assists AUTOMOBILE-RADIATOR MECHANIC 620.381-010 in repair of cooling system components, using mechanic’s handtools. Computes parts and labor charges and routes customer bill to office.


Should I be an Automotive Cooling System Diagnostic Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become an
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