Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanic


Mechanics work on cars, trucks, and vans, but who works on BIG trucks like tractor trailers, garbage trucks, or ambulances? 


Jen meets up with a diesel mechanic who owns a fleet repair shop where he works on and maintains large vehicles. 

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Discussion Questions

  • Why are tires on vehicles all different sizes?
  • Do you think it would be easy or hard to roll a tire?
  • What does it mean to balance a tire?
  • Do you use checklists for any of your work?
  • How do you keep track of all your tasks?
  • What's the difference between a mechanic and a diesel mechanic?
  • Do you think the computers inside of a vehicle are the same as the computers you use?
  • What kinds of things can you take apart and put back together?

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