Technician’s Code of Ethics

I, as an automotive technician, do solemnly swear that I will:

  • Apply all measures and repairs required by the afflicted and broken-down while avoiding the twin traps of unnecessary repairs and charges.  I will only recommend necessary services and explain all options to my clients.
  • Remember I do not just repair a vehicle, but an extension of a human being whose family’s safety and economic stability may depend on the vehicle. I will treat the client’s vehicle better than if it were my own.
  • Recommend or perform preventative maintenance whenever I can, for, like the health of our own bodies, prevention is preferable to failure.
  • Remember automotive repair is an art as well as a science.  I will apply my creativity and diagnostic skills rather than simply replacing parts until the problem is eliminated.
  • Seek out the help and support of my fellow technicians and colleagues whenever I need guidance. I will continue my education and strive to repair the client’s vehicle correctly the first time.
  • Utilize the products and techniques which are safe for the vehicle, the community and myself.
  • Respect the hard-earned gains of the technicians who have gone before me while sharing my knowledge with those who will walk in my footsteps.
  • Strive to improve this industry with my honesty, integrity and compassion. I will seek to correct any abuses within the automotive repair industry.

If I do not violate this oath, may I always act to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and experience the joy of repairing the vehicles which need my expertise and the clients who need my professionalism.