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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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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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Enrolled in Auto Mechanic Training? Here’s Why Copyright Laws May Halt Home Car Repairs

October 27, 2016

Car hobbyists everywhere may need to find a new passion to pursue. Automotive lovers have been repairing, tinkering with, and modifying their cars for years. However, the Auto Alliance, a group of carmakers including BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Mazda, and more, are moving to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to make working

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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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The Final 5 Dodge Viper Editions You’ll See in Your Auto Mechanic Career

July 28, 2016

It’s the end of an era; the Dodge Viper will moult its skin one last time for some fresh new paint, as 2017 signals the final year of Dodge Viper production as well as a time for five final editions of the car to emerge. With its excessive power as well as raw and rugged

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Advanced Auto Mechanic Training: Anatomy of a Mercedes F1 Steering Wheel

May 12, 2016

There is nothing quite like it; the feeling of shifting onto the highway as you grip the wheel and open up the throttle. The breeze of 40 km/h becomes increasingly violent as the speedometer climbs to 100 km/h and the steering wheel wrestles to put up a fight as it begins to tingle beneath your

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Roboracing: What Automotive School Students Should Know About the FIA’s New Driverless Car Series

April 7, 2016

This year, racing fans will get to witness something they’ve never seen before: a motor series featuring driverless cars. Roborace will be part of Formula E (for electric), and will feature 10 teams of 2 cars each. Without drivers controlling the cars, the real stars of Roborace will be the engineers that program their algorithms.

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Chevy Spark: 3 Things Auto Mechanic Training Students Should Know About Canada’s Cheapest Car!

February 4, 2016

At the Montreal Auto Show, Chevrolet announced the launch of its ridiculously low-priced 2016 Chevy Spark. The Spark will start at $9,995, officially making it the least expensive car in North America. 45 per cent of the Canadian consumers who’ve bought previous models of the Chevy Spark were first time Chevrolet owners, and the automaker

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Pursuing Auto Mechanic Training? Check Out the Specs of Lamborghini’s Huracan Spyder

September 24, 2015

The highly anticipated Frankfurt Motor Show—the world’s largest auto show—is held annually in order to showcase new vehicles, introduce the latest auto technology and world record attempts, and to make exciting industry announcements. This year, auto-lovers were introduced to a wide range of impressive cars. Among them were several new electric and hybrid vehicles, including

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