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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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How Mechanic Training Can Help You Diagnose and Fix “Engine Knock”

March 1, 2018

As a car mechanic, you will probably experience a fair share of clients coming in worried about a mysterious noise under their hood. Quite often, you will likely be able to diagnose this problem as ‘engine knock’, also known as pinging or detonation. Engine knock signifies that something is off with an engine’s spark ignition

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“Why Is My Check Engine Light On?” 4 Causes Explained for Students in Auto Mechanic College

February 22, 2018

The odds are pretty good that, at some point in your life, you’ve driven in a car that constantly had its check engine light on. It seemed like there was no explanation, that the light being lit was as natural as the wind. Of course, that’s not exactly true. If the check engine light is

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The Benefits of Going Waterless During Your Career in Automotive Detailing

January 18, 2018

Waterless car detailing has been on the rise in recent years, with many new products, businesses, and other ventures sprouting up all over the country and around the world. The factors pushing its use are evident. Many consumers are becoming more and more eco-conscious, and are increasingly searching for greener options. In addition, with water

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How Blockchain Technology Could Change Your Career After Auto Repair Training

December 14, 2017

By now, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, the digital “crypto currency” that uses a technology known as blockchain to function. Blockchain itself has a lot of people excited. It has been used to facilitate payments in a fully decentralized, transparent, and efficient manner, without the need for a third party facilitator, like a bank. Now,

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Animals on Board: 3 Tips for Transporting Livestock after Dispatch Training

December 7, 2017

Once you graduate and begin working as a dispatcher, you may be responsible for dispatching a wide range of products. These can range from standard items like clothes and electronics to lumber transportation, hazardous goods transportation, and beyond. Some of the more challenging dispatching roles are in the agricultural sector, especially when live animals are

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