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Boxart for the 2018 installment.
Car Mechanic Simulator is a series of video games developed by Red Dot Games and published by PlayWay S. A.. The first game Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 was released in 2014 for Steam, IOS, and Android.

In the games, the player takes on the role of an auto mechanic. Rather than "levels", the game's career mode is broken up into "jobs". For each job, the player must order the necessary parts online, repair the vehicle, and then take it for a test drive. The money earned from every job is used to buy new tools, take new jobs, and grow the shop over time. Later games in the series also added a body shop for body repair and a paint job.

Games in the series:

  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2014: Steam, iOS, Android
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2015: Steam, Android
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2018: Steam, iOS, Android, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021: Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox


The series provides examples of:

  • Fauxrrari: Even though the cars are real-life car models, the actual brand and model of the car are never seen nor mentioned.
  • Resurrect the Wreck: The cars you find in barns and junkyards are really not in good condition. They're usually missing parts and the ones that are on the car frequently need replacing or repairing. Plus, the bodies are usually choked with rust. But there's good news too: you get to restore them.
  • Shout-Out:
    • There's a car based on the late 70s Trans-Am in 2018 and 2021 called the Bandit.
    • 2021 has a car based on the mid-80s Toyota Sprinter Trueno called the Takumi.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Want to give a car an absolutely outlandish color scheme in the paint shop? Go ahead!
  • Work Info Title: You're a car mechanic.