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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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BMW + AR: What Students in Automotive Sales Training Can Expect from Virtual Showrooms

April 13, 2017

For years people have purchased cars the old fashioned way, by visiting a dealership, touring vehicles they were interested in, test driving a couple of promising contenders, and eventually buying one that was the right fit. But what if that all changed? BMW’s new augmented reality app allows car buyers to view two of BMW’s

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GM’s New Teen Driver Technology Explained for Students in Car Mechanics Training

April 6, 2017

In an effort to improve safety, vehicle manufacturers have been developing innovate vehicle safety technology over the past several years. Backup cameras, lane departure warning systems, and blind spot detection are just some examples of the great features that help keep drivers safe. One of the most at-risk demographics for car accidents is teen drivers.

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A New EV that Can Recharge in 15 Minutes? What Students in Auto Mechanic School Need to Know

March 30, 2017

For the past several years, Tesla has dominated the luxury electric vehicle market. But times are changing. In 2015 Porsche announced its goal to design its brand’s very first all-electric vehicle (EV). Porsche does have several hybrid vehicle options, but a full-fledged EV is a new venture for the brand. The announcement came with some

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What Students in Automotive Training School Need to Know About 3 Cars That Won’t be Returning in 2017

March 23, 2017

Sometimes a model just isn’t right for the world anymore, and winds up getting discontinued. Maybe economic forces mean the time isn’t right for a particular style of car. Maybe there’s a newer, more stylish, differently named vehicle taking the place of an outgoing model. Maybe people just thought the thing was plain old ugly.

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3 Ways to Stay Focused at Work After Dispatcher Courses

March 16, 2017

A regular 9-5 workday can be long. It’s normal for someone’s attention to drift at times, and for professionals to not be as productive as they would always like to be. However, being able to focus when you need to is a valuable tool to have. It can help ensure that important work gets done

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4 of the World’s Top Auto Shows for Students in Mechanic Training Schools

March 9, 2017

Auto shows are huge events in the automotive industry. Like the Oscars are to movies and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are to hockey fans, auto shows are the industry’s opportunity to pull out all the stops. Whether you’re able to physically attend or not, the weeks following the world’s biggest shows are filled with buzz

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[Infographic] What Will Cars Be Like in 2040?

March 7, 2017

Vehicle technology has changed drastically over the past few decades. From power windows, to heated seats, built-in GPS systems, and most recently the addition of Wi-Fi, music streaming, and backup cameras, it seems the possibilities for future auto technology are endless. It’s an exciting time for students enrolling in automotive schools! Although it is challenging

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3 Common Vehicle Defects You Might Encounter After Auto Mechanic Training

March 2, 2017

Cars both new and old can wind up with defective parts. Whether through a production error, as a result of wear and tear, or because of some other circumstance, it’s not that uncommon for important components of automobiles to fail. And when they do, experienced mechanics get them fixed back up. Curious about the kinds

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3 Ways Service Writers Can Manage the Stress of a Busy Auto Shop

February 23, 2017

Service writers are the essential link between the automotive shop and the customer. They are responsible for greeting customers, assessing problems, and suggesting solutions. Without a high performing service writer, an auto shop can quickly become chaotic and service will grind to a halt. Therefore, it’s extremely important for service writers to be able to

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