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Airflow Starship: Dispatch Training Grads Brace for This New Fuel Efficient Truck

May 24, 2018

Fuel efficiency is a primary concern for all auto manufacturers, but the trucking industry must pay it particular attention. US stats reveal that medium and heavy-duty trucks contribute almost one quarter of all transportation emissions, despite only accounting for five percent of total traffic on the road. Fuel costs are an expensive outlay for transportation

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Auto Mechanic Training 101: 5 Often Neglected Maintenance Tasks to Remember

May 17, 2018

Any vehicle that you see on the road is a complex mix of subtle engineering which ensures high performance and safety for passengers. Auto mechanics know the ins and outs of these vehicles, and are able to spot the subtle mechanical glitches which require some tweaking. Ongoing vehicle maintenance allows components to last longer, thus

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Why Grads of Auto Training Schools Check for Faulty Gas Caps

May 10, 2018

Gas caps, also called fuel caps, may not seem all that essential, but since they’re responsible for keeping gas in your tank and dirt out of your fuel, they do have a pretty important role to play. Gas caps can also act as a kind of seal, taking stress off the fuel pumps by supporting

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4 Things to Know About Work Orders When You Become a Service Advisor

May 3, 2018

As a service advisor, you’ll be the bridge between the client and the mechanic, and that means effectively helping clients understand what kind of work needs to be done on their vehicle. A work order—sometimes called an auto repair invoice—is a document that can help keep track of a repair, which will often be broken

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Why the Fuel-Frugal 2019 Volvo XC40 Is Wowing Grads of Auto Mechanic College

April 26, 2018

After travelling through a period of financial uncertainty, Volvo has come through the other side of the tunnel and is now looking to impress the next generation. The Swedish manufacturer still aims to be a benchmark for reliability, but also wants to build fun cars for young couples. The 2019 XC40 is the smallest relative

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Beginning Your Career in Automotive Detailing? Here’s How to Deal With Gas Stains on Paintwork

April 19, 2018

It’s a common occurrence in gas stations: the pump nozzle is extracted from the vehicle and a few errant drops fall onto the paintwork. It’s easy for a busy driver to ignore this and get on with their day, but the corrosive qualities of gas, especially if left for a prolonged period on the surface

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What Grads of Auto Repair Training Should Know About Manual Chokes on Older Cars

April 12, 2018

Prior to the 1990s, the process of starting a car on a cold morning would have likely involved a manual choke. The choke, a small valve located in the engine’s carburetor, plays a key role in limiting the air intake to the combustion chamber of the engine, allowing the engine to start and run more

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Career Opportunities After Service Advisor Training: What It’s Like Working as a Service Manager

April 5, 2018

Have you ever wondered who holds the responsibility for maintaining customer satisfaction with an automotive shop or the service department of a dealership? That role falls to auto service managers. In addition to keeping clientele happy, this position holds a number of key managerial responsibilities. These include, for example, managing a marketing plan, a budget,

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Springtime Salvage: 3 Tips for Repairing Flood-Damaged Cars During Your Automotive Career

March 29, 2018

Spring time in Canada can often mean floods. Rivers swollen with melt water and strong spring tides can often pose threats to communities. Should a car become immobilized or abandoned in water, an owner must consider their options when they come back into possession of the vehicle. For mechanics, flooding represents a spectrum of different

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Stressing the Importance of Used Car Inspections When You Become a Service Advisor

March 22, 2018

It’s no secret that most cars plummet in value as soon as they start to be driven. For buyers hoping to get the best deals on quality vehicles, then, there’s nothing quite as compelling as a used car that’s in good shape. The problem, though, is that even if a car looks good on the

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