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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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Pursuing Automotive Training? 4 Reasons Drivers Should Use Winter Tires

November 2, 2016

  Black ice, snow, and slush can create hazardous conditions for drivers during the notorious Canadian winter months. So much so that provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have introduced laws making the use of winter tires mandatory during the winter. This isn’t without good reason. When Quebec passed its law, winter tire usage rose

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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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2015 LA Auto Show: A Recap for Students Pursuing Automotive Industry Training

November 26, 2015

Last week marked the end of the 2015 LA Auto Show, and this year was one of the biggest in the event’s history. Over the past few years, the LA Auto Show has had a strong focus on green cars, with automakers from around the globe mainly placing new fuel-efficient models on display. This year,

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All About the 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Pickup

August 6, 2015

General Motors has announced that it will be offering its clients the option of a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine in its 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models. The trucks are expected to go on sale later this year. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have their own advantages. And while a gasoline engine is the standard

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Toyota Introduces New Ultimate Utility Vehicle and More

July 23, 2015

Toyota built an Ultimate Utility Vehicle (UUV) to put on display at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) conference. The UUV looks like a combination of a Sienna minivan, a Tacoma pickup truck, and what can only be described as a polished version of a vehicle featured in Mad Max. Auto-lovers might be excited

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Classic Trucks at the 6th Annual Clifford Truck Show

July 16, 2015

Let’s face it—big rigs don’t get nearly enough attention on the automotive scene. Maybe it’s because they’re slow, they’re heavy, and in reality, there’s not too much that can be done to change their look. Despite this, many people (especially in Canada!) are long-time big rig enthusiasts, and travel from truck show to truck show

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General Motors Collaborates with Isuzu to Build New Mid-Duty Truck

June 25, 2015

Last week, General Motors announced its comeback into the medium-duty truck business by expanding its partnership with Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors. In the deal between the two manufacturing giants, Isuzu will produce new models for GM based on the Isuzu N-Series truck. Starting next year, the trucks will be distributed through GM’s Chevrolet dealerships

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4 Types of Tools that Every Auto Mechanic Should Own

June 18, 2015

Auto mechanics are responsible for diagnosing and repairing cars as quickly and efficiently as possible. Students pursuing mechanic careers know that in order to fulfill their responsibilities, these professionals must have the right equipment and tools available to them at all times. If you dream of becoming a certified automotive mechanic, you will definitely need

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Dodge Reintroduces Street-Legal Race Car For 2016!

May 21, 2015

Last week, Dodge announced that it will be producing a 2016 Viper ACR, bringing back a fan favorite in an effort to keep the Viper name alive after some disappointing sales numbers in recent years. The American brand that’s been around since 1900 last offered a Viper ACR (short for American Club Racer) model in

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