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Levels 0 to 5: What These Self-Driving Capabilities Mean for Students at Auto Mechanic School

November 9, 2017

Last year, the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officially adopted the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)’s automated driving system scale. This is a 0-5 scale that rates vehicles from completely non-autonomous (0) to being completely capable of carrying out any required driving, manoeuvre, or response that a human could (5).

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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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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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Students in Auto Mechanic School Should Check Out Nissan’s New Variable Compression Engine

September 8, 2016

Nissan has officially cracked the code of variable compression, which is a major breakthrough in the auto industry. The internal combustion engine has been changed and innovated for over 100 years, yet one of the main barriers to innovation has been engineers’ inability to change the compression ratio of the engine. What is a compression

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3 Useful Alternator Facts for Your Future Auto Mechanic Career

August 18, 2016

An alternator is a crucial component of the car found under the hood. It is tasked with charging the car’s battery by converting the mechanical energy of the engine into the electrical energy that the battery needs. In doing so, the radio, headlights, heated seats, GPS, and every other electrical component of the car comes

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Car Repair Training 101: How To Diagnose a Fluid Leak

February 11, 2016

It’s common for drivers to quickly head to a repair shop if they notice their car has a leak. However, professional auto mechanics know not every fluid leak warrants a trip to the garage. In fact, some can even be harmless. Car repair school teaches students how fluid leaks can be diagnosed without having to

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How to Become an Automotive Service Advisor

October 2, 2014

When you go into an auto repair shop to get your vehicle repaired, the first person you will likely speak to is a graduate of service advisor training. A service advisor will work with customers to schedule repair work on their car, and give advice on any additional repairs that the car requires. A service

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Innovations in Automotive Paint

September 18, 2014

From the $63,000 paint jobs for lucrative supercars to the more reasonably priced paint jobs done in auto shops today, it is needless to say that for many, the paint makes the vehicle. Supercars lead the way in terms of risqué paint jobs, with vehicles such as the TRON Lamborghini Aventador donning a purple base

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Anticipation Growing for Tesla Model X Electric SUV

September 4, 2014

Tesla Motors has unveiled an ultra-modern electric SUV model for spring 2015 production: the Model X. Speculators agree that this luxury SUV will be based off of the company’s incredibly successful Model S, estimated to be priced slightly higher than its current selling value of $69,000 USD. With the SUV market rising by 8% for

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Elegant Concept Cars on Display at Pebble Beach

August 29, 2014

Concept cars are non-release prototypes. These vehicles generally aren’t built to go into the line of production, and are instead intended to showcase and gauge customer reaction to radical new innovations and designs. If you attend a mechanic school, you may dream of one day working on improving the capability of these supercars. An example

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