The neighborhood mechanic is a trusted and valued member of any community. They help with everything from a flat tire to deciding if a critical repair is a good investment, or if it's time to move on to another vehicle. Today, auto repair is more challenging and exciting than ever. People entering the field can choose to work with traditional gas-powered vehicles or cutting edge zero emission models. This book details the educational requirements and salary expectations for new auto repair technicians. Sidebars introduce exciting figures in automotive history and full color photos show the variety of vehicles a trained mechanic can choose to work with.