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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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Cars We Won’t See Again in 2021: A Look for Students of Car Mechanic Training

November 12, 2020

2020 has been quite the year, but don’t worry: Some car models are having a harder time than you might be. The list of cars getting cancelled in 2021 is lengthy, and those in the auto industry should be prepared to say goodbye to some classics. We’ll miss some of these models more than others,

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Timing Chains vs. Timing Belts: The Facts Broken Down for Auto Mechanic College Students

November 5, 2020

As long as there have been internal combustion engines, there has been the need to power the engine in a synchronized manner to keep the vehicle running smoothly and safely. Timing belts and timing chains both serve this function. They work by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft (which moves pistons up and down within

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If You’re in Mechanic School, Don’t Miss These Facts About the 2021 BMW X5

October 29, 2020

Taking the kids to soccer practice just got a whole lot quicker. For those looking for a luxurious, powerful vehicle that can fit the whole family, the 2021 BMW X5 is a pretty perfect option. Competing with models like the Porsche Cayenne, the Acura MDX, and the Audi Q7, the BMW X5 is proving to

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What’s the Difference Between OBD and OBD II? A Look for Students at Auto Mechanic School

October 22, 2020

When something goes wrong in a vehicle, how is a driver alerted, and how do they know when it’s time to let a mechanic take over? On board diagnostics systems, or OBDs, are the computerized systems responsible for diagnosing a problem with a vehicle via scanning technology, whether it’s with the engine, the tire pressure,

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Major Differences Between Electric and Gasoline Powered Vehicles for those in Auto Mechanic School

October 15, 2020

As the electric vehicle (EV) continues to evolve and flourish in the marketplace, the prices of these eco-conscious vehicles are coming down all the time, making them more alluring to buyers. Of course, up-front costs are not the only consideration a buyer should factor in when pondering whether to purchase an electrically powered vehicle over

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Want to Attend Mechanic School? Here’s What You Should Know About the 2022 Ford Fusion Active

October 8, 2020

If this is Ford’s last Fusion vehicle, it looks like they’re making it count. After announcements that they would be phasing out the Fusion lineup, Ford shocked customers and fans with the Fusion Active. Little is known about the car, which will be an ambitious combo between a station wagon and a sedan. That said,

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Want to Become a Mechanic? This Is What You Need to Know About the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

October 1, 2020

Ever since Ram offered a tantalizing look at its concept TRX in 2016, the automotive world has waited with bated breath to see if reality could meet fantasy. The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has lived up to all those expectations and maybe even some more, delivering a staggering 700-plus hp under a strikingly buff

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5 Facts About Engine Replacements for Those in Mechanic School

September 24, 2020

Replacing an engine, or repowering, is a great way to extend a vehicle’s life without the expense of buying a new one. Although engine replacements can be expensive, it’s usually cheaper to get one while keeping an existing vehicle. If done correctly, they’re a worthy investment. Because it’s such a vital part of an automobile,

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Want to Become a Mechanic? Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2020 Cadillac CT5

September 17, 2020

With the task of replacing Cadillac’s discontinued ATS and CTS sedans, the all-new 2020 CT5 is also the American luxury carmaker’s hope for battling the BMW 5, Audi 6, and other favourites in the midsize luxury sedan niche. With three trim levels to choose from, a substantial drivetrain on each, and loads of appealing add-on

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