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Interested in Training for Mechanics? Here’s What You Should Know about the Aquatic Amphicar

October 18, 2018

Although it was in production for only five years from 1960 to 1965, and the innovations it introduced were never taken up by other major car manufacturers, the Amphicar Model 770 is a curiosity worth learning about. The world’s only mass-produced civilian amphibious passenger vehicle, it was capable of running both on land and in

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What is Engine Displacement? 5 Facts for Students at Automotive Mechanic Schools

October 11, 2018

The word ‘displacement’ usually has a negative meaning, but in the motoring world—the more displacement the better. Engine displacement is a term relating to the combustion process of the vehicle, which generates the power to get the wheels moving. You might not have heard of the phrase before, but you’re likely to know plenty about

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How the Thing Baffled Pros with Car Mechanic Training: A Guide to the Volkswagen 181

October 4, 2018

There are many, and few, ways to describe the Volkswagen Thing. Emerging onto the automotive scene in the 1970’s, this multi-purpose car quickly became an exotic oddity in North America. Although the Thing cruised through Europe, it had a relatively brief sales run in the US. Referred to as the bucket wagon, its strange minimalistic

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A Guide to On-Board Diagnostics for Students Interested in an Auto Mechanic Career

September 27, 2018

Vehicle malfunctions can occur at any time, and can affect a number of components found within certain systems. However, once drivers notice a problem with their car, it can be difficult for them to diagnose the specific area in need of repairs. As mechanics begin to inspect the vehicle to identify the location of a

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The Common Culprits of Radiator and Grille Damage Explained for Automotive Training Students

September 20, 2018

One of the most noticeable components of a vehicle is its front grille. It is one of the most susceptible parts to damage during driving, as it can easily be struck by a number of oncoming objects. The grille helps to protect the radiator from damage. That function is more than a little important, since

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Engine Replacement: The Do’s and Don’ts You Can Learn in Auto Repair School

September 13, 2018

The engine is the heartbeat of the vehicle, generating the power that allows the tires and other automotive parts to do their job. Like a normal heart, however, they need ongoing care and attention. If an engine has been neglected for too long, a full replacement may even be required. Cracks to the engine block,

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5 Items that Help You Look the Part at Automotive Technician Training

September 6, 2018

You might not associate garages and other motoring workshops with dress codes, but it’s even more important to wear the right gear there than in an office environment. The hands-on work carried out by auto mechanics puts them in contact with a lot of rugged, heavy machinery, as well as oils and other products. Suitable

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Sinking Brake Pedals: A Look at This Scary Occurrence for Those Interested in an Automotive Career

August 30, 2018

For any driver, it can be terrifying to try and use the brakes and have the pedal touch the floor without anything happening. This is what’s known a sinking brake pedal, and it can have a variety of causes. Here is a quick look at this issue for students considering a career in automotive repair

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Successful Speech: Why Clarity is so Vital for Students in Truck Dispatcher Courses

August 23, 2018

Try and consider how many times during a single day you ask somebody to repeat what they just said. Chances are it happens very regularly because we don’t pronounce words correctly or speak too fast for others to keep up. Transport dispatchers are responsible for relaying crucial work-related information to drivers, thus making sure that

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A Look at the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition for Students Completing Car Mechanic Training

August 16, 2018

When it comes to relatively affordable cars that are pure fun to drive, the Toyota 86 has carved out a pretty substantial reputation for itself. Among more than a few motorheads, this fun little car is a beloved treasure. That’s not to say that the Toyota 86 leaves no room for improvement. In fact, many

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