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How Diagnostic Technology Can Help You After Auto Repair Training

August 22, 2019

Technology makes the world go round—and it helps cars function like new again thanks to diagnostic technology. With various kinds of diagnostic tools available, it’s easier than ever to catch problems and take necessary action. If you’re considering a career in auto repair, diagnostic technology could make your job much easier. Car diagnostic tools like

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What Jaguar’s Mood-Sensing AI Means for Car Mechanics in Training

July 25, 2019

As an aspiring auto mechanic, you love cars, and you probably love driving them. That said, stress is an inevitable part of driving, and it can get to us as much as we try to hide it—whether because of construction, running late, heavy traffic, or any other annoyance on the road. Luckily, one of the

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[Infographic] Green and Clean: Detailing Vehicles the Environmentally Friendly Way

June 11, 2019

Canadians are becoming increasingly eco-conscious and auto detailers are responding to this demand for environmentally friendly products and services. Many detailers are now offering green and clean services. These services not only make cars look great, but they are also gentle on the environment. If you’re considering a career in automotive detailing, staying on top

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Interested in Auto Mechanic Training? Meet the Cars that Conquered the Bonneville Speedway

April 18, 2019

Spanning over 30,000 acres in Utah, the Bonneville Salt Flats are both a beautiful landscape and the perfect place to push a car to its limits. The history of the Bonneville Speedway began in 1907, when a Pierce-Arrow drove across the flats to test its driveability. This soon drew the attention of racers everywhere looking

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How to Use Your Mechanic Training to Tell What the Colour of Exhaust Smoke Means

February 21, 2019

The smoke that’s coming out of an exhaust pipe can tell you a lot about the health of a vehicle. If the exhaust has changed colour, then it usually means that the engine is burning something that it shouldn’t be, like coolant or oil. If you’re thinking about a career as an auto mechanic, being

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7 Resume Writing Mistakes for Mechanics to Avoid

February 19, 2019

When it comes to your resume, you want to get it right. You only have a few quick moments of a recruiter or hiring manager’s attention before they decide whether your resume goes in the no or yes pile. While this may sound intimidating, with a little extra effort and diligence, you can create a

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Interested in Becoming a Mechanic? Here’s What You Should Know About the Classic Volkswagen Microbus

December 13, 2018

The Volkswagen Microbus: it’s the vehicle of Bob Dylan album covers, Woodstock, and California surfers seeking the perfect wave. While it’s certainly not the fastest vehicle ever made, for anybody with a passion for cars, the Microbus remains a beloved icon. So how did the Microbus become such a huge part of our collective culture?

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A Short History of the SUV for Students in Mechanic Programs

December 6, 2018

Canadians love their sport utility vehicles (SUVs). In fact, while passenger car sales have been dropping for years, SUV sales are skyrocketing and now account for 44.3% of all vehicle sales in Canada. We rely on our SUVs for everything from getting the groceries to planning rugged camping adventures. SUVs are so common that it

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A Guide to Understanding Cruise Control for Students in Auto Repair Training

November 29, 2018

Cruise control is a system for automatically maintaining a car’s speed at a set value. For long drives on straight roads, without too many other drivers around, it can be incredibly useful. Instead of continually monitoring and making fine adjustments to their speed, a driver can simply concentrate on steering, and allow cruise control to

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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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