Now you can own and operate your own auto repair service with PlayWay’s Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 gives you the behind the scenes view of the daily dealings at local garages and dealership repair shops.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,850 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 24, 2014

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April 23

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 is out on Steam!

We are proud to announce that Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 is available on Steam right now!
Thank you for great support with CMS14 and we all hope you will love new edition of our game.
Steam link : http://store.steampowered.com/app/320300/

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Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 Complete Edition now available!


Complete Edition with 2 free expansion packs is now available.
1/4 Mile DLC features new tuning missions and a 1/4 mile racetrack, that will let you check the performance of the car you were working on.
4X4 Expansion Pack provides 20 new work orders for various repairs of 4X4 off road vehicles.

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Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 now on KickStarter


Help us fund new, bigger and better sequel to CMS14.
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About This Game

Now you can own and operate your own auto repair service with PlayWay’s Car Mechanic Simulator 2014.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 gives you the behind the scenes view of the daily dealings at local garages and dealership repair shops.

  • Interact with car owners seeking repairs
  • Order parts and materials necessary to maintain inventory including used car parts to help keep consumer costs low.
  • Purchase repair manuals to enable you to work better, faster and earn more income!
  • Work on eight different car models including Town Cars, Compacts, Sedans, SUVs, Family Cars, SUVs VANs, and Limousines
  • Gain experience with over 120 different repairs including brakes, transmission fixes, body shop work, steering and alignment adjustments, chip tuning, diagnostic analysis, test drive pad, OBD scanning, oil changes, fix broken parts and engage in dozens of other tasks.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a must have for auto mechanics and fans of the world’s most popular autos!

4X4 Expansion Pack provides 20 new F2P work orders for various repairs of 4X4 off road vehicles and is available at no cost to owners of the baseline Steam-enabled release.
The primary 4X4 car is a separate body frame with rigid, live front and rear axles. It presents unique new maintenance challenges far different from those in the base version of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Once installed, new parts appear in the garage shop including front and rear axles, drive shafts, special off-road shock absorbers and a rear muffler. The new vehicle is also available in endless mode.
4x4 Expansion Pack features:
  • Brand new 4x4 car with new set of parts.
  • 20 new repair orders to complete

1/4 Mile Expansion Pack comes with new test track, where you can check the performance of tuned cars.
Enter the world of car tuners and equip cars with sport parts to increase their performance and meet your customers demands.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800GT or better w /512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatble
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForceGTX 650 Ti or better w/ 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatble
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 9800M GTS / Radeon HD 6770M
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 3.0GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 650M
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 119 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Educational & Relaxing // Perfect For Those Looking To Learn

+ Skill upgrades and store discounts are available via in-game surplus, allowing one to improve their performance when working on repairs
+ Wear and tear is visibly rendered
+ Occasional, subtle humor found throughout many of the repair orders
+ Educational and engaging; excellent tool in self-teaching the basics of automotive function and repair
+ Limited, but enjoyable soundtrack
+ Adds depth by use of a feature which allows one to inspect parts for damage or decay; parts inspected are then color-coded for convenience (this feature can be toggled, thankfully)
+ Test drives do much to help one determine what is not performing optimally; game uses nuances of sound and handling in a very polished fashion
+ Includes 2 free DLC packs and an 'unlimited' repair mode; in particular, the 'unlimited' repair mode helps to increase the chances that one will occasionally return for casual bouts of auto repair (highly likely, as the atmosphere of this title is very relaxed)
+ Sound bytes and crisp visuals make for an immensely satisfying experience
+ Diagnostics tests and chip tuning further add to a feeling of immersion; this becomes more pronounced as your garage is 'upgraded' throughout the central 'campaign' (for lack of a more convenient term)
+ Customer description of problems helps one to correlate malfunctioning componenets with their likely presentable symptoms

- Poor optimization; game runs in a way that is inordinately taxing
- Parts shop has no search feature
- Camera can become frustrating in certain circumstances (namely when working with exhaust systems)
- Not enough variance in cars or basic design; problems, therefore, become predictable a bit early on

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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A nice concept, and one I was hoping would be fun and help me learn a bit more about cars than I already knew. Sadly, the difference between the car in game and a real car is seriously just enormous. The only way this could be a solid game is if at least all of the parts of a car that aren't chassis, interior, and automatic transmission were correctly modeled and there were at least several variations to encounter, or the game at least had an interesting metagame that rewarded efficiency. Instead, it's seriously just a super simplified engine, suspension, exhaust and fuel systems, and that's it. Basically just a rough approximation of a car. You'll do the same three or four things over and over and you almost don't even need to read the scenario information, just find the grubby looking part and replace it. The game trailer says there are around 150 parts in the game, what they aren't telling you is around 130 of them are screws.

The money in-game is seriously worthless because there is no metagame, at all. None. So, no matter what you do, efficiency is irrelevant. Buying used parts is a waste of time, even good used parts aren't counted as 'good' parts for the repair. Selling off the old parts from each scenario is a pain, not to mention worthless. The diagnostic track seriously does nothing; no matter what is wrong with the car it is the same every time, you just magically know what's wrong after wasting your time driving around. Which is something you are often required to do for no reason even if you know what to fix because it's included in the scenario objectives. The music is good for about twenty seconds, after which it becomes patently awful.

Overall, the fun petered out after about two hours and eventually I realized that the game isn't ever going to get any more complex, approaching that of a real car. New garages don't matter because the car and its problems are always the same, the extra space is actually annoying. The game is more of a tech demonstration than a game, I would expect it to be nearly free, so I'm glad I got it at a significantly reduced price.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
So as a trained mechanic and a general gearhead, I figured I just had to pick this up.

However, after going through the first four or five jobs, I gotta say:

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---I recommend this as a puzzle game, but not as a "simulator" or educational game---
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Pick it up if it's on sale - it's fun to fiddle around with and see how fast you can find the problem. But the game is far, far away from simulating the really important things about being a mechanic.
I guess if the devs implemented a few more challenges like stuck bolts, and the need to use the right amount of force (and maybe to pick the appropriately sized tools for the task), this would be much more challenging. I'd love to see that implemented, maybe by dragging the mouse to keep a "torque bar" in the green area or something.


Pros:
+ you get to learn about lots of car parts and what they do
+ it's fun to figure out what the problem is
+ sometimes you get one symptom with several causes - just like in real life. Very good.
+ sometimes, you can fix parts instead of replacing them. That's something many real life garages seem to have forgotten.

So why am I giving it a thumbs down?
Well.

Some of the most basic and most important things about fixing cars are missing. The game reduces disassembly and assembly to clicking a few bolts:
- No torque requirements for bolts in sensitive places.
- No stuck bolts that you can break off.
- No need to pick the correct tool for the task.
- No caveats where order of disassembly is important because of the mechanics or the electrical systems. You're either prevented from making mistakes, or the things that would be mistakes in real life don't matter. The worst I've seen so far: I can rip out the starter without even disconnecting the battery - now there's a recipe for disaster.

Other cons:

- the real life challenge of saving time by disassembling as few things as possible in order to get to the damaged part is missing. Maybe it comes in at a later stage of the career, but as far as I've played, you can happily rip apart the whole car if you feel like it without any financial repercussions.

- Different versions of the same part for different model years? Multiple vendors with different price and quality levels? Delivery times? Everything that makes the "parts" part of a mechanic's business challenging is missing.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
1. Unscrew lug nuts
2. Take off wheel
3. Unscrew brake caliper bolts
4. Remove brake caliper
5. Inspect brake pads
6. Remove worn brake pads
7. Purchase new brake pads
8. Replace worn brake pads with new brake pads
9. Assemble brake caliper
10. Screw brake caliper bolts
11. Assemble wheel
12. Screw lug nuts
13. Gouge customer with $1,000 brake repair bill
14. Repeat as necessary

Now all your car repair needs can be performed from the comfort of your computer without having to get your hands dirty. You can perform battery replacement, brake repair, tune-ups, replace shocks, repair a clutch, change the oil, fix the suspension, and so much more!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Incredibly dull and repetitive after the first few cars. It's the exact same car for 20 levels then the same one for another 20, and all you do is buy a part, spend 5 minutes hovering your mouse over bolts with no variation in routine, and replace it (and occasionally save a few bucks by pressing x to repair a part instead). There is pretty much no way to mess up, you can't do anything interesting (like maybe steal parts or something) and I (being someone who knows nothing about cars) am fairly sure nothing even happens at all when you run it through the course or diagnostic machine.

Maybe it gets better after you reach the third garage, but no. Not even worth the two bucks.
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