Done your stint as a mechanic? Worked in vehicle maintenance for a dealership group perhaps? Got automotive experience in the military and looking to capitalise on civvy street? Or straight out of college after completing your automotive training? Whatever your background, you might be spot on as a Roadside Patrol.
What do Roadside Technicians do?
If the expression ‘not all heroes wear capes’ is true of anyone, it’s true of Roadside Patrols. This team of self-sufficient go-getters, set out on the open road each day and respond to whatever breakdowns and vehicle problems turn up.
They’re essentially expert mobile mechanics who – with the help of state-of-the-art diagnostic kit – help broken down drivers get moving again.
Tell me about the tech Roadside Technicians get
It’s high-end all round. Bosch diagnostic kit, multimeters, Autodata wiring diagrams and model specs for all cars, plus phones, tablets and tools all housed in your own modern van.
And all of this supported by a fully equipped workshop and parts department, and even a database where Patrols drop in hints and tips so that everyone can benefit from each other’s experience.
What’s the Roadside Technician job really like?
It’s not for everyone, that’s true. There are shifts including evenings and weekends at certain points. And there’ll be long drives, so you’ll have to be the kind of person who is happy in their own company.