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4 Insane Facts About the Tesla Roadster for Students in Mechanic Courses

November 30, 2017

While Tesla has styled itself as the company that will make electric vehicles (EVs) affordable to the average consumer, it certainly hasn’t neglected the premium side of things. 2008’s Tesla Roadster was the company’s first high-performance sports car, completely powered by lithium ion batteries, and the success of that model has lead to a new

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Dealing With Broken Catalytic Converters After Auto Training School

October 5, 2017

As any auto mechanic can tell you, issues with catalytic converters can come up from time to time when you service vehicles. A catalytic converter helps control exhaust emissions by converting toxic pollutants and exhaust into less harmful exhaust for release, and is a very important part of the vehicles you will service. This means

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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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How to Deal With Stripped Screws & Nuts in Your Auto Mechanic Career

June 22, 2017

In mechanic work, sometimes little things can be big problems—specifically, little things like screws and nuts. The nice, well-defined edges of these kinds of components can give way over time, eroded by tools and use, until they suddenly don’t fit with screwdrivers or wrenches. When you really need to get a screw or bolt removed

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What Students in Automotive Training School Need to Know About 3 Cars That Won’t be Returning in 2017

March 23, 2017

Sometimes a model just isn’t right for the world anymore, and winds up getting discontinued. Maybe economic forces mean the time isn’t right for a particular style of car. Maybe there’s a newer, more stylish, differently named vehicle taking the place of an outgoing model. Maybe people just thought the thing was plain old ugly.

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2017 Auto Industry Trends for Automotive Service Technicians to Look Out For

January 12, 2017

With each new year comes new trends, new technology, and exciting new innovations in the automotive industry. For example, 2016 saw the rise of Wi-Fi and connectivity services in cars, as well as a spike in sales across North America. In 2017, auto industry students and professionals everywhere can look forward to seeing even more

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How to Manage Bad Online Reviews Once You Become a Mechanic

January 5, 2017

Around the world, businesses have grown frustrated with how easily customers can leave them negative reviews. Sites like Yelp, Google, Twitter, and more all offer platforms on which it is easy to share experiences at a business. What’s more, consumers increasingly use these online reviews to decide where they will spend their money. In other

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You’ll Never Believe What Lexus’ Heartbeat Can Do

August 27, 2015

A total triumph in auto innovation, Lexus has developed technology you could only have dreamed of. Their latest project lets them directly translate a driver’s heartbeat into a striking electro-luminescent display across the bodywork of their newest concept car. The Lexus Heartbeat, a one-off RC-F high-performance coupe, is engineered with world-class mechanics that connect a

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The Ramifications of Automotive Recalls

September 11, 2014

The 2000s has seen an onset of auto recalls, from Toyota’s 2010 mass recall to the GM Motors recall in 2014, where 28 million vehicles worldwide were reported to have faulty ignitions. If you plan to become a mechanic, there may be recall reparations in your future if you choose to work for a dealership

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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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