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5 Signs That Point to a Broken Crankshaft Sensor: What You Need to Know When You Become a Service Advisor

October 19, 2017

As an automotive service advisor, you will need to develop a sharp eye for vehicle and engine problems of all kinds so that you can advise customers on what repairs need to be done. In fact, developing these skills is a core component of the training and courses you will undergo on the way to

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Removing Dye Transfer from Light Leather After Car Detailing Training

October 12, 2017

As you move into your career as an auto detailing specialist, you will work with clients who have all sorts of aesthetic problems with their vehicles. Many of those problems could be difficult to fix, or even have your client worried that the problem isn’t fixable at all. Dye transfer—when dye from another fabric or

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Dealing With Broken Catalytic Converters After Auto Training School

October 5, 2017

As any auto mechanic can tell you, issues with catalytic converters can come up from time to time when you service vehicles. A catalytic converter helps control exhaust emissions by converting toxic pollutants and exhaust into less harmful exhaust for release, and is a very important part of the vehicles you will service. This means

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Why You’ll Rarely Repair Automatic Transmissions After Becoming a Mechanic

September 28, 2017

Some jobs completed by mechanics, like rotating tires, doing oil changes, and replacing brake pads, are incredibly common. Others, like repairing an automatic transmission, are not. In fact, repairing an automatic transmission is something of a specialty, and something that is unlikely for most mechanics to do several times throughout an entire career. Curious about

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How Pros with a Career in Automotive Detailing Remove a Bad Wax Job

September 21, 2017

There are not many things that look better than a car with a fresh coat of expertly applied wax. Not only does wax help make a car look its best, it also helps to reduce scratches, protect from weathering and oxidation, and keep moisture out, preventing rust and corrosion. If you’re interested in becoming a

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A Game Changer for Auto Safety: A Look at Anti-lock Braking Systems for Students in Car Mechanic Training

September 14, 2017

Vehicles on the road today are safer than ever. They are loaded with tons of safety features like complex air bag configurations, backup cameras, blind spot detection, and, of course, anti-lock braking (ABS) systems. ABS systems have been a critical factor in improving vehicle safety, helping to prevent skidding on icy and slippery surfaces, which

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Upselling Auto Repair Services: What Automotive Service Advisors Need to Know

September 7, 2017

Some auto professionals live by the idea that if you don’t ask, you don’t get, and aren’t afraid to encourage customers to purchase additional services. Others, though, might feel nervous about upselling services and shy away from offering customers additional repairs. It’s possible, however, for an automotive service professional to approach upselling in a way

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How the Airbag Became a Life-Saving Standard in Vehicles: A History Lesson for Students in Auto Training School

August 31, 2017

There are certain safety features in vehicles that are so important it’s hard to imagine a time when people were willing to drive without them. Airbags, in particular, have made a huge impact on vehicle safety since they were invented just over 65 years ago. According to estimates from the Canada Safety Council, airbags reduce

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Could an SUV Be in the Cards for Ferrari? What Students in Car Mechanic Training Need to Know

August 24, 2017

Much to the surprise of many traditional luxury car lovers, more and more extravagant brands have been jumping on the SUV and crossover bandwagon. One of the only upscale brands that has not taken the plunge so far is Ferrari. Known for producing sleek and exclusive sports cars with incredibly high price tags, the Ferrari

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Maserati’s Big EV Play: What Students at Auto Mechanic School Need to Know

August 17, 2017

Add Maserati to the list of companies itching to get in on the electric car game. A recent announcement by the brand promises the first electric Maserati will be here in 2020, with a fast, brand-wide transition to electric power occurring soon after. It’s a bold investment in cleaner automotive technology, and one that could

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