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Automobile Repair Service Estimator

Inspect and test automobiles to determine the need and costs of repairs.

What does an Automobile Repair Service Estimator do?

Inspects and tests automobiles and trucks to determine need for and cost of repairs: Determines need for repairs by road test [AUTOMOBILE TESTER 620.261-014], by use of mechanical testing devices [BRAKE REPAIRER 620.281-026; FRONT-END MECHANIC 620.281-038], by questioning customer about vehicle’s performance, or by visual inspection of vehicle. Estimates cost of repair and prepares itemized work order, listing costs of parts and labor. May make minor adjustments or repairs, such as brake adjustment, battery cable replacement, or hinge lubrication. May supervise AUTOMOBILE-BODY REPAIRER 807.381-010; AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC 620.261-010; PAINTER, TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT 845.381-014; and other garage workers. May be designated according to specialty as Truck-Repair-Service Estimator.