A Car Mechanic (a.k.a Auto Mechanic or Automotive Mechanic) is a professional tradesman who specialises in the repair and service of cars; light-weight, medium-weight and heavy-weight. Other types of mechanics work on Bikes, motorbikes, planes, and other machinery, that has a mechanical aspect (moving parts).
There are two types of services a mechanic can provide. One type is, a car could have a fault/damage and needs to be repaired straight away. Another type is a regular or logbook service. The usual process for both these types of services entail the same procedure. The customer/client brings in their car, into the workshop for a diagnosis. In this process the mechanic will check either the parts that have been flagged as problematic by the customer, or a standard check-up will be done for a regular or log book service. Once the car has been looked over, the mechanic will price up the parts as well as the work/labour costs for doing the repair or replacements. Sometimes once work has commenced and parts have been removed or dismantled, more problems can arise.
In industrial countries, booking your car in for a regular service is very common, however in other countries, people only wait until their vehicle is showing malfunction signs. If a scheduled service is not completed on a regular basis, parts that need to be replaced after a certain amount of time or wear on the car, will fail. When they do fail, the repair of the car, is likely to be far more expensive than if you had just brought it in for a regular “check-up”. Getting your car serviced is like going to the doctor or dentist for a regular check-up. If there are any potential problems, they can be picked up before they worsen and can be fixed ASAP.