Workshop Service Advisor

Service Consultant

Client Advisor

Customer Service Advisor

Minimum ? Graduate degree in any discipline

Certified training for Service Advisor (program aligned to ASC/Q 1602 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

1-3 years for ASDC Service Advisor Level 6 certificate or Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration

5?8 years for all other qualifications

The tasks a Service Advisor is expected to perform include: Managing customer relationships and workshop promotion activities

Handling customer complaints

Estimating the time & overall cost required to carry out repairs, maintenance and service activities required for a vehicle Confirming the cost estimates and time schedule with the customer prior to commencing work

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

Ability to estimate time and material cost

Ability to create documents required on the job Ability to diagnose problems in the vehicles

Knowledge of standard operating procedures for servicing, repair and replacement of various auto parts/ aggregates Knowledge of warranty and service contract terms and conditions Knowledge of safety and health policies and regulations Basic reading and writing skills

Knowledge of MS office

Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration

B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Electrical/Automobile engineering

ASDC Service Advisor module

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Team player

Active listener


Technical bend of mind


It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is up to 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime is common during high load days

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

One may develop occupational hazards like back/neck pain, eye strain etc.

For freshers -INR8,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience -INR10,000 toINR12,000 per month

For candidates with 2 years of experience ?INR15,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Latest Market Trends in India

Automotive Service Advisors with a broad knowledge of automotive systems are in great demand in the job market. Also, those with the communication skills to gain customer confidence and the sales ability to sell related and additional services will be in greater demand. This occupation will grow faster when compared with other occupations in India.

There will be an estimated 1,160 job opportunities per year for Service Advisors during the projections period.

New car dealers

Pre-owned car dealerships

Retail automotive repair facilities

Automotive custom and specialty shop

Aftermarket stores

Vehicle rental companies

Cities across India