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4-Cylinder VS. V6: A Look at the Differences for Students in Automotive Training

January 23, 2020

Whether you’re interested in an automotive career, are on the market for a new vehicle, or simply want to learn more about how cars operate, understanding the difference between a 4-cylinder and V6 engine is a foundational concept that all car lovers should know. However, recent developments in the automotive industry have changed the abilities

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The New Fisker Ocean Electric Crossover for Students in Auto Mechanic School

January 16, 2020

It’s no question that sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry – just look at Henrik Fisker’s ultra-eco friendly electric crossover. It’s practically recyclable! Well, not exactly. But the interior is made from primarily recycled material, including carpets created from fishing nets that the company removed from the ocean. But what other features

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A Guide to What Happens to Car Sales in the Winter If You’re in Automotive School

December 19, 2019

Buying a new car in the wintertime isn’t necessarily something many people want to do, and for good reason. While spring and fall are both typically high seasons for automotive sales, those sales tend to plummet to their lowest levels between December and February. However, there’s reason to believe that winter can do auto manufacturers

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Check Out These Weird Car Factoids if You’re in Automotive Training

October 3, 2019

No matter how long you work with vehicles, there is always more to explore and rekindle your passion for the job. You may find that the more you know, the more curious you become. Car facts can come in handy during fun banter with customers. Plus, they make you a formidable opponent on trivia night!

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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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