Invention of the wheel was an extremely crucial phenomenon in the history of humankind. It happened sometime in the Chalcolithic era. It was responsible for hastening the process of development and maturing of humankind as a race. The wheel started off as the potter’s wheel, way back in 4500 B.C. It quickly came to be used as wheels for vehicles when its potential as an efficient medium of transport was discovered. Ever since human kind has raced ahead, achieving milestones in development and progress, riding on this wheel.
The invention of the car remains indebted to this very instrument. In this modern age, cars have become an integral part of people’s daily lives. Be it the child that goes to school in a carpool or the high profile administrator in a government office that goes to work in a smart personal car, cars have entered the lives of people like never before. And the extent and quality of life that a car is expected to live are determined, to a great extent, by the quality of car service it receives. With kind and careful service and maintenance, even the oldest car may be expected to live a long and happy life. But, if continuously used on rough and rugged environs amidst harsh climatic conditions or busy traffic, and, then not followed up with proper care, then even the newest models may not live quite up to their expected lives.
This responsibility of ensuring proper care to cars rests primarily with an auto engineer, known as a mechanic in common parlance. Although this profession is still not a very coveted one, these are the people that we have to depend on when our cars give trouble or need regular service. Without them, our cars suffer and thus, by extension, so do we. An auto engineer’s typical duties are carrying out standard servicing and maintenance of cars when they come in routine check-ups, and, correctly diagnosing and carrying out specific repair work when cars come in with specific ailments. In the era of analogue technology, cars were mechanical in nature. Thus, an auto engineer’s work too entailed a lot of mechanics. But, with the advent and proliferation of digital and electronic technologies, cars have become much more electronic in nature and a lot of them involve good amounts of computing technologies as well.
Equivalently, an auto engineer’s work has also transformed to involve good amounts of these technologies. Globally, there are offered various technical courses, diplomas and certificates geared specifically to this profession. And, trained professionals naturally have better career prospects and command better remunerations.