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How Being a People Person Could Give Your Automotive Service Career a Big Boost

August 9, 2018

Automotive service advisors are the middle men between clients and the auto shop team, and help car owners better understand the repair process. A successful auto service advisor needs to go the extra mile for clients, possessing exceptional interpersonal skills and a positive and friendly attitude. A great auto service advisor will make clients feel

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How to Clean Cup Holders Like a Pro During Your Career in Automotive Detailing

August 2, 2018

Of all the different parts of a vehicle’s interior that drivers tend to neglect, it’s safe to say that cup holders bear the brunt. From coffee and soda spills to loose dirt and occasional cigarette ash, cup holders get messy fast! Thankfully, there are dedicated auto detailers ready and waiting to give those handy cup

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A Quick Guide to Air-Ride Truckloads for Students at Dispatch Schools

July 26, 2018

Dispatchers deal with all kinds of different shipments, from refrigerated foods and beverages to furniture, cars, and more. Shipping more fragile goods such as TVs, glassware, and other items often means finding ways to keep them safe from damage as they travel over long distances. To keep fragile goods in one piece, shipping companies will

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An Auto Mechanic’s Guide to Thermostat Replacement in Cars

July 19, 2018

Ever wonder what helps to regulate the temperature of a car’s engine so it won’t conk out while on the road? Sitting near the top of the engine, the thermostat helps to keep the temperature at a nice 82 to 99 degrees Celsius. Let’s say the car’s engine is hitting those high temperatures, then the

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What an Automotive Service Advisor Considers During a Simple Car Safety Check

July 12, 2018

Professional auto service advisors know the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and inspections, especially when it comes to keeping drivers safe. Auto service advisors perform safety checks as part of regular vehicle inspections to make sure those things—such as head and tail lights, windshield wipers, and horns—are all in perfect working order. Knowing how to

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What Automotive Mechanics Can Learn from Volvo’s Electric Performance Vehicle Polestar 1

July 5, 2018

When it comes to designing a hybrid vehicle with high electric performance standards, Polestar—an offshoot of Volvo—has taken up the charge. The brand competes with companies like Tesla and Daimler, pushing the limits of current technology. Polestar isn’t necessarily aiming for high speeds and intense acceleration, though. Rather, it’s focussing on things like handling, safety,

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How to Spot Signs of Water Damage in Vehicles During Service Advisor Jobs

June 28, 2018

Cracked panels and broken components are easily spotted on a vehicle, but there are many other problems which are more difficult to diagnose. Water can seep into any part of a vehicle, and it’s a nuisance which should be eradicated as quickly as possible. Floods or exposure to heavy rainfall can pose big risks like

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What Grads of Dispatcher Schools Can Learn From Daimler’s Electric Cascadia

June 21, 2018

Yet another trucking company has stepped in to compete with Elon Musk and his Tesla Semi. At the Portland International Raceway, long-time class 8 truck manufacturer Daimler unveiled an electric version of its popular Freightliner Cascadia. The truck, dubbed the eCascadia, will be released along with the smaller eM2. The eCascadia may not have as

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Hit The Brakes! An Overview of Brake Pad Materials for Students in Mechanic Training

June 14, 2018

The science behind stopping a car revolves around friction. Many substances are effective in slowing down a vehicle when they are put into contact with the brake rotor, but there are many other characteristics which must be considered. Does the substance wear quickly? Is it well suited to performance or heavy load vehicles? Is it

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How Grads of Auto Service Advisor College Can Build Trust With Their Clients

June 7, 2018

When clients bring in their vehicles to a repair shop or garage, they’re already full of questions, concerns, and hesitation. In fact, 86 per cent of clients bringing in their cars feel they are being charged too much for parts and repairs, while 70 per cent are concerned that they might be overcharged before even

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