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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.
Release Date: Jan 24, 2014
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1/4 Mile Add-On coming in September for free!

July 16th, 2014

New 1/4 Mile Add-On entered beta stage and will be released to public in September. DLC will feature new tuning missions and a 1/4 mile racetrack, that will let you check the performance of the car you were working on. DLC will be free for all owners of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014.

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4x4 AddOn for Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 now available!

April 28th, 2014

The Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 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.

Add On is available in English, German, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish. Other languages will follow soon.

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1/4 Mile Add-On coming in September for free!


New 1/4 Mile Add-On entered beta stage and will be released to public in September. DLC will feature new tuning missions and a 1/4 mile racetrack, that will let you check the performance of the car you were working on. DLC will be free for all owners of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014.
4x4 AddOn released for free!

4x4 AddOn is complete. AddOn features:

  • Brand new 4x4 car with new set of parts.
  • 20 new repair orders to complete

About the 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!

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
171 products in account
3 reviews
12.5 hrs on record
A step above Gizmos & Gadgets in complexity, but not much further. Fortunately, the base environment is there to make a more complex game if it were to develop a modding community.
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
162 products in account
7 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
This game inspired me to repair my car. After a day of hard works, I realized that, unlike the game, 1. no one will pay me to repair my own car. 2. My car wasn't even broken in the first place.
Posted: July 8th, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
211 products in account
5 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
It's not a tremendously accurate simulation by any means, but it's great fun nonetheless, and it might even teach you some of the basics about how cars are put together. The repairs themselves usually follow a standard plot: run diagnostics (test drive, OBD checker, etc) or examine the parts yourself until you find the one or two parts that are bad, remove as many parts as are necessary to remove the bad parts, buy replacements for the bad parts from your garage computer (or repair them if possible), then install the new parts and replace everything else.

At least, that's how it's *supposed* to go. If you want to go a different (*cough* chop shop *cough*) route, you can make use of the otherwise mostly useless used parts store also on your garage's computer.

Say your job is to replace some bad brake pads. To get to those pads, you'll also have to remove the tire and the brake caliper. The parts that you don't need to replace for a job are usually in pristine condition, meaning that if you sell them, you'll get a much higher price for them. All you have to do is go to the used parts store and see if they have a working caliper and tire for that car that's in okay condition (as long as it's better than red condition, it should work). Of course, they might not have a barely working caliper or tire for that car, but they might have an exhaust manifold that will be just perfect. So, remove the original exhaust manifold too. As long as it's in better condition than what the used parts store is selling, you'll profit. Sell off the originals, buy/install the used parts, and pocket the difference. Your clueless customers will drive off happy, and you will have sold off perfectly good parts of their car for a tidy profit.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,813 products in account
44 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
I have zero real-world knowledge about cars, or how they work.
I do not have any idea how accurate the parts in the game would relate to the real-world, but I figure it has to be good enough to give you a pretty decent overall idea of how cars work, and where parts would be, and how all the parts fit together.

That being said, I really like this game! Each work order requires you to think about the problem, and then identify the right part, find out how to GET to that part, and then either repairing the part, or replacing it.

The interface/controls feel slightly awkward, but still much better than many of the other "____ Simulator" games that have been coming out recently.

Even if you don't really care about cars, or how they work, this game can be highly enjoyable even from a simple puzzle-solver perspective. For me, it's even given me a different perspective about how cars work.

I don't expect to suddenly look at a real-life car and know how to take it apart, but maybe, just maybe, I'll at least not be so blank-face dumb about it. Not that it's a required part of playing this game, but hey, you may learn something.

I definitely recommend checking this game out.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
925 products in account
9 reviews
8.8 hrs on record
the most unfortunate aspect of car mechanic simulator 2014 is probably its visual and functional resemblence of car building-tuning-racing classics like (prehistoric) street rod and old but more recent street legal. expectations need to be right from the get-go - this is not a game of the same building-racing genre. there is no real tuning, there is no engine swaps, there is no bodywork, you will not have your own car to work on. and that is completely fine.

this is a simulator of the somewhat boring life of car mechanic, complete with vague issue descriptions from car owners (at least in the campaign mode). and while there may be some aspects of the game that are not made in the best possible way, being true to its name is where this game undoubtedly excels.

you get access to a garage and are given a car that needs a mechanic to fix it on a given budget. rinse and repeat. there, that is the entire game.

more precisely you do get access to 3 garages over time with increasingly better interior and a different added diagnostic/tool. from start, you can test drive cars and use odb tool, with the second garage you get brakes and suspension test track and with the third - ability of chiptuning.

you can work on engine, exhaust and suspension of the car, naturally it's simplified and streamlined but works surprisingly well. the goal - diagnose and fix the car. you can either use diagnostic tools in your disposal or just look at each part manually. looking at deeper parts mostly requires dismantling to actually get to these deeper parts which will take more time and be more annoying (as it is in real life). state of parts can be highlighted with colorcoding from green to red which will be very helpful to give a good overview.

campaign consists of 75 broken cars with predetermined scenarios with descriptions sounding from serious to hilarious and i recognized more than one that i myself have given to a car mechanic. you will also get a list of (vague) objectives that you need to complete. you can also play endless more which is mostly the same but with no worded issue descriptions and generally goal being "fix all the broken parts". in both campaign and endless, you can level up 4 aspects of yourself which ultimately make things just faster - not significant but this provides some very welcome bits of convenience.

now, to the not-so-good side of things, in no particular order:
- detection of parts to be fixed is rigid. a broken part must always be replaced with new, 100% part. understandable, but very annoying. say you need to change a wheel. you may have taken off two wheels and one looked good enough at 98% and you bought only one new wheel. if you happen to put that 98% to where a new one was supposed to go it will not count as fixed.
- coupled with the previous point, used parts store is much more trouble than its worth and after a couple failed attempts i stopped looking at that completely.
- camera, oh that camera. i can understand that camera in a game like this is very difficult to do but they could do just a bit better, right? click on a part will try to center camera on the part, often causing you to try and aim the camera again. there are couple parts that are difficult to remove due to camera - drive shafts, i am looking at you!
- driving in test drive feels utterly disconnected. that's not the focus of the game and cars do feel considerably different based on fwd/rwd/awd but it just fails to actually feel nice.

to summarize - it does provide a very calm and relaxing fun virtually fixing virtual cars. i spent a lot more time playing this than i initially expected to.
Posted: February 16th, 2014
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902 of 1,036 people (87%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
Several notable annoyances, but this is an enjoyable "lite" simulator of working on cars!

I say lite because it is not a true simulation by any means. It's a moderate approximation of working on modern day cars, but plays more like a puzzle game. That said, what it does offer is quite enjoyable if you like cars or just problem-solving in general. You're given a car and a description of the problem, sometimes specific and sometimes vague, and it's up to you to figure it out.

Often this will involve poking around with a magnifying glass to see if something is glowing red, other times it will mean taking a test drive and seeing what rattles. Come back, take it apart, buy a part online or repair it, replace the part, there you go. Sometimes it'll be as straightforward as changing the oil or brake pads, other times it'll involve tearing down a significant portion of the drivetrain to get to a hard-to-reach part. It's not too complex either, with just the right amount of detail to be believable, but not *every* nut, bolt, and wire from a real car is accounted for. I find it very satisfying to be presented with a car that doesn't work for who knows what reason, poke around and inspect all sorts of parts, go shopping for new ones online, install them, find you need more parts, finish it off and finally take it for that successful test drive around the track. It also looks and sounds fantastic while you're doing it, which is not a requirement in this genre but it's a nice plus if you have the hardware.

My biggest issues: sometimes it's far too vague and makes a lot of assumptions about what you know. If you don't have a basic knowledge of car parts and their locations, too bad, you're going to be stumbling around a lot since it doesn't tell you where most things are or how many of them to look for. It's also not initially very clear *how* exactly to get to the parts you need to repair, even if you can see them, which is made worse by the camera being finicky. Also, some jobs are insanely picky, like one where you have to replace an ignition wire with a new one: the game gives you the option to replace the wire with used ones, but nope, it has to be new (or over some ambiguous percentage of quality) even though it doesn't tell you this. It is also incredibly easy to screw yourself out of money, since there is a way to upgrade your abilities in the game. If you spend too much on these upgrades before finishing a job, you may not have the cash needed to buy the parts to finish it, leaving you stuck.

I'd still recommend it for sim enthusiasts and the car-curious though, as the price seems *just fair enough* for the amount of enjoyment I've gotten out of it! However, it's lacking in some areas as far as accessibility, clarity, and variety in things to do. It's not as in-depth as some previous games like Gearhead Garage, but it's not nearly as simple as some of the flash games I've played either.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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