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[Infographic] Anatomy of a Monster Truck

October 18, 2019

Have you ever watched a monster truck rally and wondered what goes into building such heavy-duty, crowd-pleasing machines? When learning about cars in certain automotive courses you’ll see how different parts work and are repaired. It takes a little bit of a different approach to ensure that parts on monster trucks don’t come flying apart,

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What You’ll Learn About Spark Plug Replacement in Automotive Training

October 17, 2019

If you’re a car enthusiast, you probably already know that the combustion chamber of an engine contains a mixture of air and fuel. Igniting this mixture is what gives the engine its power and it is here where spark plugs come into play. These insulated plugs sit in the cylinder heads of internal combustion engines

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What Automotive School Grads Should Know About Putting on a Spare Tire

October 10, 2019

Flat tires are among the most common car problems. When a car has a flat tire, drivers need to pull over safely to the side of the road and either call a towing service or install their spare tire. As an automotive school grad, knowing how to put on a spare tire should be one

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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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3 Reasons Every Automotive Technician Should Keep an Organized Garage

September 26, 2019

The garage is a sanctuary for auto mechanics, but one thing that can be difficult during your career as an automotive service technician is keeping that sanctuary organized! Providing quality services requires a variety of different tools and equipment, and because garages usually offer a wide range of services, many different tools and equipment are

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Considering Car Mechanic Training? Here’s What to Look For in Diagnostic Tools

September 19, 2019

There was a point in time when mechanics would open up the hood of a car and rely entirely on their own know-how to pinpoint issues. Luckily, with technology this task is a little bit easier nowadays. In addition to visual inspections and on-road tests, mechanics can use diagnostic tools to assess vehicles and diagnose

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A Guide to Replacing Brake Lines for Students in Auto Repair Training

September 12, 2019

Performing repairs on an automobile requires knowledge, dexterity, and precision. One part of the vehicle that may occasionally need to be replaced is the brake lines. Essentially, brake lines transport fluid between brake components. But for a variety of reasons, simple deterioration being one of them, the brake lines may stop functioning effectively, which can

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What to Know About Powertrain Control Modules If You Want to Become a Mechanic

September 5, 2019

As any car lover or mechanic knows, a vehicle is comprised of many different parts, each of which has a different function. So, how do all the various parts inside a car operate so smoothly together? You have the car’s powertrain control module to thank for that. As the onboard control unit for a vehicle’s

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A History of Sports Cars for Automotive College Students

August 29, 2019

Sports cars: they’ve come a long way at a blistering pace—literally and figuratively. Although there’s been some debate over what actually counts as the first sports car, what is certain is that they’ve changed in many different ways over the years. From the early 1900s through to the present day, the sports car has had

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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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