Car controls

Description

The functioning of specific car equipment such as how to operate and handle the clutch, throttle, lighting, instrumentation, transmission and the brakes.

Alternative labels

control a car
car controlling
car handling
controlling a car
car operation

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Car controls is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Restoration technician: Restoration technicians overhaul old and classic cars.
Vehicle maintenance supervisor: Vehicle maintenance supervisors assume responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a service station.
Automotive test driver: Automotive test drivers drive prototype and pre-production vehicles and assess their performance, safety and comfort. They test the models in various driving situations and prepare reports to help engineers improve their designs and identify problems. They can work for manufacturers, independent vehicle test organisations or automotive magazines.
Car leasing agent: Car leasing agents represent businesses involved in financing vehicles, offering appropriate leasing schemes and additional services related to the vehicle. They document transactions, insurances and instalments.
Vehicle maintenance attendant: Vehicle maintenance attendants execute basic tasks such as changing oil, changing filters, changing spark plugs at a vehicle maintenance station.
Vehicle rental agent:
Vehicle rental agents represent businesses involved in renting out vehicles and determine short periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.

Vehicle technician: Vehicle technicians inspect, test and maintain vehicles, motorcycles, engine tune-ups and tyre replacements. They repair engine failures, lube replacements. Vehicle technicians replace vehicle components and evaluate warranty options.

 
Garage manager: Garage managers oversee the work of road vehicle mechanics and administrative personnel. They organise the daily work and deal with clients.
Automotive electrician: Automotive electricians install, maintain and repair electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles such as air conditioning systems, lamps, radios, heating systems, batteries, electrical wiring and alternators. They use diagnostic testing equipment to inspect vehicles and find faults. To do repair work, they use hand tools and specialised electrical instruments and machines.
Motor vehicles specialised seller: Motor vehicles specialised sellers sell cars and motors vehicles in specialised shops.

 
Vehicle cleaner: Vehicle cleaners clean and polish surfaces of external parts and interiors of vehicles.
Car driving instructor: Car driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a car safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory tests and the practical driving test.
Motor vehicle shop manager: Motor vehicle shop managers assume responsibility for activities and staff in a vehicle showroom. ​They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.
Roadside vehicle technician: Roadside vehicle technicians perform onsite repairs, tests and maintenance to roadside vehicles. They locate and travel to customers’ vehicles to provide services such as tyre replacements and engine repairs.

Optional knowledge

Car controls is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Motor vehicle aftersales manager: Motor vehicle aftersales managers maximise sales by closing business on an ongoing basis. They negotiate with existing clients for contract renewals. They maintain contracts, deal with claims, manage warranty, and investigate damages on products.
Fuel station specialised seller: Fuel station specialised sellers sell fuel, ​lubricating and cooling products for motor vehicles and motorcycles in a fuel station.
Specialised seller: Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.
Sales engineer: Sales engineers provide technical customisation of products based on customers requests and needs (mainly heavy duty), such as building equipment. They take care of business to business contact and assume responsibility for complex repairs and maintenance process.
Tyre fitter: Tyre fitters inspect, maintain, repair and fit tyres to vehicles. They advise clients on different tyre and wheel types. Furthermore they balance the tyres, verify that the wheels are aligned correctly and ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.
Driving instructor: Driving instructors teach people the theory and practice on how to operate a vehicle safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory and the driving examination. They may also supervise driving examinations.
Service manager: Service managers are responsible for the supervision and coordination of the provision of different professional and technical services to customers. They ensure a smooth interaction with clients and high levels of satisfaction post-service. This occupation includes the provision of policing, correctional, library, legal and fire services.
Rental manager: Rental managers supervise the activities of a rental office or station and its staff.

 


 

References

  1. Car controls – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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