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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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Rumours About the New Nissan Leaf: What Can Students in Automotive Repair Training Expect From This EV?

August 10, 2017

The Nissan Leaf is a staple vehicle in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. Since being introduced in the United States at the end of 2010 and in Canada in 2011, Nissan has sold over 250,000 Leafs, making it one of the highest-selling electric cars in history. Despite its popularity, the Nissan Leaf has only received

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What Students in Automotive School Need to Know About Rear-Engine Vehicles

August 3, 2017

With the vast majority of cars, you know that you just need to pop open the hood to get at the engine. Some cars, though, are designed a little differently: their engines are located in the rear of the car. It might seem like this isn’t a huge deal—cars are cars, engines are engines, and

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A Look at the Components in an Engine Lubrication System for Students in Car Mechanic Training

July 27, 2017

Whether you’ve worked on cars your entire life or are interested in learning a bit more about the way they work, you likely already know that vehicles need to have their oil changed quite frequently. While most people are aware that cars need oil to operate, many individuals don’t have any idea of what’s actually

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Tips for Detailing a Car’s Undercarriage for Students in Automotive Detailing Courses

July 20, 2017

It’s easy for even the most dedicated car enthusiasts to forget about their car’s undercarriage. After all, it’s hidden away under the rest of the vehicle. However, the undercarriage houses many important parts, and if it’s not taken care of properly, problems can start occurring. One of the most common issues with undercarriages, especially in

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[Infographic] The Evolution of Car Infotainment Systems

July 18, 2017

Can you imagine road trips without your trusty GPS and awesome playlists? Well, less than one hundred years ago, individuals lucky enough to own an automobile would embark on the road with only themselves and their passengers as entertainment. It didn’t take long for that to change, however. With the introduction of radio, in-car entertainment

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An Introduction to Emergency Dispatching Careers for Students in Dispatch Courses

July 13, 2017

Dispatcher training can lead to many interesting careers, including working for emergency services. Many of the same skills used in truck dispatching apply equally to working to get fire, police, ambulance, and first response teams out to people who need help. For professionals who want a fast-paced, hugely important career, pursuing this kind of option

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Students in Car Mechanic Training Should Watch Out for These 4 Signs an Alternator May Be Malfunctioning

July 6, 2017

The alternator plays an extremely important role in the way a vehicle functions. Without a working alternator, it won’t be long until a car ends up broken down on the side of the road. The alternator is responsible for recharging the battery so that it has enough power to start the vehicle. If the alternator

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4 Ways You Can Help Your Auto Shop Go Paperless Once You Become a Mechanic

June 29, 2017

The automotive repair industry uses a lot of paper. In most automotive shops, you can expect to find all kinds of documents—from repair order forms to invoices—as paper hard copies stashed away in cluttered filing cabinets. However, auto shops are slowly starting to discover the many benefits of going paperless. Not only does it benefit

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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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