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Why You’ll Rarely Repair Automatic Transmissions After Becoming a Mechanic

September 28, 2017

Some jobs completed by mechanics, like rotating tires, doing oil changes, and replacing brake pads, are incredibly common. Others, like repairing an automatic transmission, are not. In fact, repairing an automatic transmission is something of a specialty, and something that is unlikely for most mechanics to do several times throughout an entire career. Curious about

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Could an SUV Be in the Cards for Ferrari? What Students in Car Mechanic Training Need to Know

August 24, 2017

Much to the surprise of many traditional luxury car lovers, more and more extravagant brands have been jumping on the SUV and crossover bandwagon. One of the only upscale brands that has not taken the plunge so far is Ferrari. Known for producing sleek and exclusive sports cars with incredibly high price tags, the Ferrari

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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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Interested in Automotive Training Programs? Discover Jeep’s Fascinating History

May 4, 2017

Sports cars aren’t for everybody. Some drivers want something that’s mean in a different way—something that can chew through unpaved landscape, rip through rivers, climb mountains, and finish the day none the worse for wear. There’s no shortage of this kind of vehicle today, but people with a sense of tradition often have a special

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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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Thinking of Becoming a Mechanic? 3 Ways a Car’s Climate Control Differs From Air Conditioning

February 2, 2017

Apart from a handful of weeks with perfect weather, drivers often struggle to maintain a comfortable temperature in their cars. Often, they’ll turn to blasting the heat in winter, cranking the AC in summer, or suffering through whatever weather there is in hopes of getting better fuel economy. Fortunately, newer cars are starting to come

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How Grads With Service Advisor Training Can Simplify Car Jargon for Customers

December 1, 2016

Not everyone grasps car terminology easily, and so it sometimes happens that customers walk away from a conversation with their service advisor feeling confused about what exactly is wrong with, or is happening to, their car. As a future automotive professional, you can employ a few tricks when communicating with car owners about what needs

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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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Pro Tips: 4 Great Tool Storage Options for Car Mechanic Training Grads

June 2, 2016

When you take good care of your tools, they will return the favour. Upon graduating from car mechanic school and making your way into a garage to put your hands-on training to work, your tools will be an important part of your workday. Storing those tools effectively ensures that car mechanics don’t have to waste

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Auto Training School Students! Check Out These Mountune Updates for the Ford Focus RS

May 19, 2016

Blink and you’ll miss it. The new 2016 Ford Focus RS is as beautiful as it is quick, doing 0-100 in 4.6 seconds—stock. 350hp will do that. The new hot hatch is basically a rally car disguised as a city driver, but auto training school students will know that even though this car can make

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