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A Look at the Components in an Engine Lubrication System for Students in Car Mechanic Training

July 27, 2017

Whether you’ve worked on cars your entire life or are interested in learning a bit more about the way they work, you likely already know that vehicles need to have their oil changed quite frequently. While most people are aware that cars need oil to operate, many individuals don’t have any idea of what’s actually

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Students in Car Mechanic Training Should Watch Out for These 4 Signs an Alternator May Be Malfunctioning

July 6, 2017

The alternator plays an extremely important role in the way a vehicle functions. Without a working alternator, it won’t be long until a car ends up broken down on the side of the road. The alternator is responsible for recharging the battery so that it has enough power to start the vehicle. If the alternator

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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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Students in Car Mechanic Training: Here’s the History of Power Steering

January 19, 2017

Originally, it was up to the driver to provide the force required to turn a car’s wheels. This made older cars more difficult to handle than current models, in particular for people with lower levels of upper body strength. Power steering changed that. It introduced technology that added force when drivers turned the steering wheel,

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Track22: 3 Things Car Mechanic Students Should Know About McLaren’s Future Plan

August 4, 2016

The McLaren 650S is known for the roar of its supercharged V8 engine and beautiful design. This beautiful piece of automotive machinery is flying off the shelves, as are many supercars in Canada. McLaren seems to be looking to capitalize on the increase in sales of super premium high-end vehicles in Canada, and North America

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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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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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[Infographic]: Common Interview Mistakes for Auto School Grads to Avoid

February 12, 2016

It’s no secret that grads with car mechanic training are in demand. Auto sales across Canada are at an all-time high, and retiring Baby Boomers are leaving positions open for the taking. There are already more jobs for car mechanics than there are workers to fill them. However, even though there are plenty of jobs

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Becoming A Mechanic? Learn Why Dodge Viper Will Cease Production in 2017

December 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has made headlines more than once in 2015. The company faced one of the biggest fines in automotive history for mishandling recalls, had to rework the software for many of its Jeep models after a major hack, and has recently announced that it will be pulling the plug on production of

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The ABCs of Engine Block Repair for Students in Mechanic Training Schools

December 3, 2015

Engine block repair has become increasingly important in car mechanics in recent years. The thin wall casting and high operating temperatures in many modern engines means that cracks are a much more common occurrence. Additionally, where previously it was often cheaper to replace a head than repair a crack, finding rebuildable cylinder heads for late

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