In the past few years, the auto industry has seen major changes in designs and special features, and keeping these cars maintained and on the road takes highly skilled technicians and mechanics.
Today’s mechanics are not the mechanics of five years ago. The training for auto technicians today is incredible. The industry is moving extremely fast with technology, and so is the ongoing and advanced training that our mechanics are engaged in,” said
Marc Cannon, senior vice president, AutoNation, Houston.
According to Cannon, five years ago, Bluetooth technology was just being introduced and is now in most new cars.
Navigation equipment, voice activation, hybrids and electric cars are all new technologies, so mechanics are being continually trained.
Diesel vehicles also have changed – they are cleaner and more efficient.