Auto electricians fit and repair electrical systems in motor vehicles.

What does an auto electrician do?

Auto electricians work with a range of motor vehicle electronics, such as ignitions, alarms, immobilisers, tracking devices, electric windows, mirrors, seats, air-conditioning, customised LED or neon lighting kits, parking warning systems, and reverse cameras, among others.

The role usually involves checking and testing wirings, researching faults, and repairing or replacing faulty parts.

What do I need to do to become an auto electrician?

You will need good practical skills as well as being able to solve problems and read electrical wiring plans.

Related skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

Vocational route

  • Level 1 award, certificate or diploma in vehicle systems maintenance
  • Level 1 certificate in introduction to motor vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Level 1 award or certificate in motor vehicle studies

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

You could work for garages, dealerships, fleet hire companies, breakdown companies, road haulage firms and specialist auto electrical fitters.

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