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Considering Mechanic School? Check Out These 3 Revolutionary Vehicles That Changed the World

April 27, 2017

Every once in a while a vehicle comes around that inspires innovation, and changes the world as we know it. There are many revolutionary vehicles that have made their mark on society. From the very first horseless carriage to the earliest Jeeps, these automobiles have changed the way people live, travel, and carry out their

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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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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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Attention Mechanic School Students: BMW Added a New Member to its X-Class!

October 8, 2015

Mechanic school students tend to get excited when a top car company launches a new model, and this news is no exception. BMW has announced the launch of its latest Sports Activity Coupe, and newest addition to its X Model line, the X4 M40i, available starting in January 2016. It looks incredible, and with the

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Top 3 Best Engines Ever Built

September 3, 2015

For automotive service technicians, choosing a favourite engine can sometimes feel like being forced to choose a favourite child. There are so many excellent engines out there that have broken new boundaries and demonstrated bold new innovation—each having combined performance, reliability and versatility into their small, but powerful, packages. While many great engines have won

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VW’s Jetta is Getting a New 1.4L Turbo Engine

August 20, 2015

Volkswagen is announcing a change of plans for its 2016 line of Jetta sedans. The familiar 1.8T TSI and naturally aspirated 2.0L engines are being swapped out for the more efficient, direct-injected and turbocharged 1.4L. The 1.4L engine is part of the company’s continuing efforts to downsize its powerplants. As one of VW’s new EA211

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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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Elegant Concept Cars on Display at Pebble Beach

August 29, 2014

Concept cars are non-release prototypes. These vehicles generally aren’t built to go into the line of production, and are instead intended to showcase and gauge customer reaction to radical new innovations and designs. If you attend a mechanic school, you may dream of one day working on improving the capability of these supercars. An example

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Essential Skills for Dealership Service Operations

July 24, 2014

Being in charge of a car dealership is much more complex than putting up a For Sale sign in the front window. As a professional who possesses dealership service operations training, you’ll have to supervise not only vehicle sales, but also staff, repairs as handled by mechanics who have received training from a mechanic school,

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