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The Difference Between a V6 and a V8 Engine Explained for Students in Auto Mechanic School

January 21, 2021

Whether a driver should opt for a V6 or a V8 internal combustion engine depends on many factors. These can include power, fuel economy, type of usage, maintenance costs, and the car owner’s personal taste. As an auto mechanic, it’s important to get familiar with both types of engines, their advantages and disadvantages, and the

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The Scoop on the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek for Students in Mechanic School

January 14, 2021

The Subaru Crosstrek is one the Japanese manufacturer’s many popular subcompact crossover SUVs. The 2021 model has arrived, and comes equipped with features to please any car enthusiast. Mechanic school students can especially appreciate how the new Crosstrek offers a choice between two available engines, a host of excellent safety features, a stronger chassis, and

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If You’re in Automotive College, You’ll Love this List of the Best Sounding Cars

January 7, 2021

It’s common to see people focusing on exterior design or general specs when purchasing or admiring a car. Although many people tend to prioritize these factors, there are still others who enjoy the special sound of a particularly pleasing engine. Contrary to what some might think, a car’s engine exhaust can produce a wide range

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What Does Good Driving Posture Look Like? Here’s an Intro for Students in Auto Mechanic Training

December 31, 2020

Having good posture when driving might seem straightforward, but it’s more complicated than you might think. Many people drive long hours, sometimes every day, without even knowing that their driving posture needs some serious adjustment. Good posture isn’t just about sitting straight—it’s about preventing sore muscles, chronic pain, and even bad injuries if a terrible

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The Difference Between Car and Motorcycle Oil Explained for Those in Mechanic School

December 24, 2020

Whether someone is driving a car or a motorbike, they’ll need oil to keep it running smoothly. Although motorcycle and car oils are similar in a number of ways, certain factors make it easier to set them apart. That being said, be sure to understand the nuances between both, as drivers cannot use car oil

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Will Everyone With an Auto Mechanic Career Love the 2021 Buick Envision?

December 17, 2020

If there’s anything we’ve learned when it comes to recent auto trends, it’s that North American buyers love a crossover model. While the Envision is probably somewhere in the middle of Buick’s SUV lineup, this crossover has gotten both longer and wider in 2021.  Thanks to some upgrades, the 2021 Buick Envision has become a 

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In Auto Mechanic School? Here’s Why It’s Important to Drive a Car Regularly

December 10, 2020

As humans, rest usually tends to do us some good. If we take a vacation, we come back to work feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. For cars, it’s not quite the same story. If vehicles sit for too long without being driven, this lack of use can have a negative effect on their general quality and

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If You’re in Auto Repair Training, Here’s a Look at the Most Fuel-Efficient Gas-Powered Vehicles

December 3, 2020

While the gas-guzzling Ford F-Series might hold the spot for best-selling vehicle in Canada, it’s no secret that many drivers are still opting for compact, fuel-efficient vehicles. Not only do they save money (and a lot of it), but they’re also practical and effective commuter cars.  Broken down by car type, including sedans and hatchbacks

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What Automotive College Students Need to Know About the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

November 26, 2020

The subcompact crossover field is becoming increasingly competitive, as more families seek the luxury and practicality of a vehicle that’s smaller and cheaper than an SUV, but that still offers many of its design advantages. With the release of the 2021 Outlander, Mitsubishi is competing at a price point similar to competitors such as the

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If You’re in Mechanic School, Look for These Signs in a Vehicle when Considering a Brake Replacement

November 19, 2020

One of the most important components on a vehicle is its braking system, the crucial mechanism that drivers depend upon for the sharp stopping response needed to prevent collisions and to keep everyone in the vehicle safe. Yet many car owners fail to recognize the early signs of wear and tear that indicate there may

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