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A Game Changer for Auto Safety: A Look at Anti-lock Braking Systems for Students in Car Mechanic Training

September 14, 2017

Vehicles on the road today are safer than ever. They are loaded with tons of safety features like complex air bag configurations, backup cameras, blind spot detection, and, of course, anti-lock braking (ABS) systems. ABS systems have been a critical factor in improving vehicle safety, helping to prevent skidding on icy and slippery surfaces, which

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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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Cars With Facial Recognition Software? What Students in Automotive Training Schools Need to Know

February 16, 2017

Many of today’s most fun and exciting technological developments are about improving efficiency, or reducing the need for a person to perform certain steps to complete a task. It’s why companies are creating light bulbs that turn on automatically when you walk through the door, speakers that can tell you the weather forecast if you

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4 Of The Most Expensive Repairs You’ll See In Your Automotive Mechanic Career

October 13, 2016

Sometimes, drivers get off lucky when they bring their car in for repairs. With just a quick, inexpensive fix needed, they can have their vehicle in shape again and ready to go. However, other times customers might be landed with a repair bill that is more than a little pricey. If you’re considering a career

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A Quick Guide to Engine Chipping for Students In Automotive Training Programs

July 14, 2016

‘Chipping’ an engine, or modifying your car’s engine control unit (ECU) by swapping or altering the control chip, is an automotive tuning method that is surrounded by lots of ambiguities. Basically, an ECU chip modification changes the way that fuel is used in the engine by telling the engine to use its highest performance setting

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A Rolls-Royce SUV? A First Look for Car Repair Training Students

March 24, 2016

In recent months, ultra-luxury SUVs have become a hot topic in the automotive world. Just last year, Bentley announced the release of its premium Bentayga SUV. The Bentayga boasts a range of comfort features including a built-in fridge, heated seats capable of massaging passengers and much more—taking the term “luxury SUV” to new heights. Today,

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Taking Car Mechanic Training? 4 Interesting Facts About The Hyundai Genesis G90

February 18, 2016

The first model from Hyundai’s new luxury brand has arrived. The G90—which will be called the EQ900 in Korea—made its official North American debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, as the first Hyundai to bear the new Genesis marque. The automaker is hoping to provide an alternative to the likes of BMW and Mercedes

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VW’s Jetta is Getting a New 1.4L Turbo Engine

August 20, 2015

Volkswagen is announcing a change of plans for its 2016 line of Jetta sedans. The familiar 1.8T TSI and naturally aspirated 2.0L engines are being swapped out for the more efficient, direct-injected and turbocharged 1.4L. The 1.4L engine is part of the company’s continuing efforts to downsize its powerplants. As one of VW’s new EA211

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