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Automotive Service and Repair Shops

Our Automotive Skills Test is the perfect fit for shop owners and office managers looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

The automotive service and repair industry is facing game changing disruption – from advances in automotive technology requiring investments in new tools and training, to the mass retirement of millions of shop techs. 

All of this puts increased pressure on shop owners, who are tasked with finding employees who are both qualified and are likely to stay in the position.  At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with automotive service and repair shops of all sizes.

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success in the most common auto service and repair roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our automotive service and repair clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular service and repair roles such as:

  • Car Detailer
  • Tire Technician
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Vehicle Inspector
  • Auto Body Repair Tech

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Automotive Skills Test

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable automotive skills test that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your shop.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Automotive Service
& Repair Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in automotive service and repair, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Persistence: being persistent in the face of obstacles
  • Independence: developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision

Helpful in the difficult process of finding good people. [It] gives me an accurate picture of who the person is that I’m interviewing.

President, Automotive Small Business

Automotive Service
& Repair Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at automotive service and repair shops.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible


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Automotive Service
& Repair Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Automotive Engineering: This test measures the knowledge of auto engine classification, inspection and troubleshooting
  • Class A Automotive Mechanic: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s skills as a journeyman mechanic
  • Class B Automotive Mechanic: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s experience working with cars
  • Class C Automotive Mechanic: This test is designed to assess a test taker’s mechanical ability and knowledge of tools
  • Shop Math: This test covers several topics, including adding numbers, converting decimals to fractions, dimensions, etc.
  • Tools & Fasteners: This test covers knowledge of many of the common fasteners as well as some of the fastener terms

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more consumer services skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.

Have Better Interviews

Interviews are an opportunity to take insights from the Candidate Report and dive deeper, ensuring alignment between the role, the individual and the organization.

This guide provides actionable tips on how to have more meaningful interviews, from asking relevant questions, making the interview conversational and avoiding conversation threads that can lead to unconscious bias.


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HighMatch Automotive Skills Test

Ready to learn how an automotive skills test from HighMatch can help your service and repair business find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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