Through problem solving, auto mechanics can determine what part(s) need repair or replacement. Having strong problem-solving skills allows mechanics to provide preventative maintenance as well. In the photo below, Garage technician Angel Lopez is shown replacing the water pump assembly on one of our patrol units due to having a fresh and noticeable leak that, if not repaired, can cause the engine to overheat. This job requires skills, attention to detail and patience. The vehicle maintenance staff does a great job of keeping on top of these necessary maintenance services and repairs to ensure City vehicles remain safe and in compliance.