Types of vehicles

Description

Field of information which distinguishes rental agency classification systems, containing types and classes of vehicles and their functioning and components.

Alternative labels

varieties of vehicles
vehicles varieties
type of a vehicle
kinds of vehicles
categories of vehicles
brands of vehicles
types of vehicle
types of a vehicle

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of vehicles 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.

 
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.
Truck driving instructor: Truck driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a truck 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.

Optional knowledge

Types of vehicles 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.
Motorcycle instructor: Motorcycle driver instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a motorcycle safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to ride and prepare them for the theory test and the practical riding test.
Fuel station specialised seller: Fuel station specialised sellers sell fuel, ​lubricating and cooling products for motor vehicles and motorcycles in a fuel station.
Bus driving instructor: Bus driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a bus 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.
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.
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.
Rental manager: Rental managers supervise the activities of a rental office or station and its staff.

 


 

References

  1. Types of vehicles – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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