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How to Deal With Stripped Screws & Nuts in Your Auto Mechanic Career

June 22, 2017

In mechanic work, sometimes little things can be big problems—specifically, little things like screws and nuts. The nice, well-defined edges of these kinds of components can give way over time, eroded by tools and use, until they suddenly don’t fit with screwdrivers or wrenches. When you really need to get a screw or bolt removed

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Interested in a Career in Automotive Detailing? Check out GeoWash’s Interesting Technology

June 15, 2017

Many cities across Canada experience water restrictions during the summer months. Washing a car during a hot and dry summer, in particular, isn’t always the best practice during a water shortage. In fact, even car washing shops in certain cities are forced to limit their water usage. GeoWash, a new car washing and detailing franchise,

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How Service Advisors Can Increase Customer Loyalty

June 8, 2017

When it comes to your customers, loyalty is everything. While the numbers out there vary, the vast majority of professionals agree that obtaining a new customer is much more expensive than keeping a previous one, and previous customers are much more likely to purchase from you than a new customer. As a result, making an

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Car Mods That Grads of Car Mechanics Training Know Are Risky

June 1, 2017

For some enthusiasts, modifying a car’s look is a great way to express a bit of personality, and to make a car really stand out on the road. Sometimes, though, drivers get a little too fond of their mods, and want to introduce changes to a car’s look and feel that are actually hazardous. As

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What Students in Auto Training Schools Should Know About the Future of Diesel

May 25, 2017

Diesel is often associated with smelly and loud vehicles, but that perception is largely inaccurate. While most large and loud commercial vehicles are diesels, many of the diesel passenger vehicles on the road today are quiet and discreet, and can’t easily be distinguished from their gas counterparts. With the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, diesel vehicles

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Can Online Used Car Sales Take Off? What You Might See in Your Automotive Career

May 18, 2017

When it comes to buying used cars, there are generally three ways to go about it. Buyers can purchase from a used car dealership, a regular dealership, or from a private owner. But what if there was another option? Several companies are attempting to act as the middle man by providing online platforms where buyers

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Calling All Students in Dispatch School: Check Out Volvo’s Newly Announced VNR Regional Truck

May 11, 2017

Volvo has been a leading manufacturer of trucks for quite some time, and transportation industry professionals across North America rely on their products for improved company operations and performance. At the ExpoCam event in Montreal, Quebec, Volvo unveiled its newest truck: the upgraded VNR regional-haul truck. Equipped with many driver-centered features, this new truck comes

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Interested in Automotive Training Programs? Discover Jeep’s Fascinating History

May 4, 2017

Sports cars aren’t for everybody. Some drivers want something that’s mean in a different way—something that can chew through unpaved landscape, rip through rivers, climb mountains, and finish the day none the worse for wear. There’s no shortage of this kind of vehicle today, but people with a sense of tradition often have a special

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Considering Mechanic School? Check Out These 3 Revolutionary Vehicles That Changed the World

April 27, 2017

Every once in a while a vehicle comes around that inspires innovation, and changes the world as we know it. There are many revolutionary vehicles that have made their mark on society. From the very first horseless carriage to the earliest Jeeps, these automobiles have changed the way people live, travel, and carry out their

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A Look at a Career as a Transport Operations Specialist for Students Considering Transportation Courses

April 20, 2017

Though many people do pursue automotive careers looking for hands-on, mechanical work, this is not the only kind of responsibility you can find within the industry. Many careers in operations will put the skills you develop at school to work in a supervisory capacity instead, and involve a bit more deskwork than other automotive careers.

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