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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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How the Airbag Became a Life-Saving Standard in Vehicles: A History Lesson for Students in Auto Training School

August 31, 2017

There are certain safety features in vehicles that are so important it’s hard to imagine a time when people were willing to drive without them. Airbags, in particular, have made a huge impact on vehicle safety since they were invented just over 65 years ago. According to estimates from the Canada Safety Council, airbags reduce

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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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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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3 Auto Quality Myths Debunked for Students in Mechanic School

December 8, 2016

Car buyers are notorious for holding unfair preconceptions about specific brands, models, or price ranges. It leads certain vehicles to struggle to make sales, even when inferior models can skate by on the strength of a name that promises quality, but fails to deliver. In your career as a mechanic, you might find it useful

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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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Infographic: The Anatomy of a Truck

October 14, 2016

According to federal government stats from 2015, there are approximately 1.05 million large trucks rolling around Canada’s roads and delivering goods from place to place. They come in many shapes and sizes—a truck can weigh anywhere from 4,500 kg to over 30,000 kg—and serve a variety of purposes, but once you start your car repair

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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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Mechanic School Training in Action: Turning a 1967 Pontiac Firebird into a Modern Hybrid!

April 28, 2016

Every auto enthusiast loves classic cars. Since most classic cars that are in good condition are considered collector’s items, they usually come with a high price tag. This prevents most people from ever owning one. Restoring a classic car, however, can be an affordable option, and is a project that most auto mechanics love to

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