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The Evolution of Convertibles

July 3, 2014

The convertible is not only a classic and the perfect vehicle to take out on the road during those warm summer days, it’s also a car that carries a unique history. Engineers have experimented with various models and ideas over the years, creating extremely popular designs as well as epic failures. Did you know, for

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Challenges in Suspension System Maintenance

June 26, 2014

Drop in on any auto mechanic school to start learning how to become a mechanic and you’ll quickly realize that a lot of the wear and tear on a car and, indeed, a lot of the frustrations of car repair have to do with the pesky suspension system. Suspension system maintenance is a tough job,

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Carbon Fibre Autobodies – Repair or Replace?

June 19, 2014

There are no shortage of exciting developments in the automotive world these days, as we’re more focused than ever on making cars stronger, faster, and more environmentally friendly. This has led to tons of exciting developments like smart cars, self driving cars, hybrid vehicles and much more. One of the most exciting up and coming

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3 Top Trends in Automotive Painting

June 12, 2014

Though it might sound simple, colour is often a determining factor when purchasing a car. North American consumers view cars as an extension of their personalities, and so the right colour goes a long way in giving a car the right attitude and feel. With a used car, there are few things as satisfying as

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The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

June 5, 2014

There are few vehicles more inspiring and legendary than the motorcycle. Cruising down the open road, the wind whipping through your hair – it’s an iconic image for good reason. Motorcycles have long held the title of being one of the coolest modes of transportation, and there’s definitely no sign of that slowing down any

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Mechanic Challenges with Diesel Engines

May 29, 2014

The diesel engine delivers more power, and is more efficient and durable than gasoline-burning engines. Diesel engines usually power trucks, buses and heavy vehicles, but can also occasionally be found in pickups and other work trucks. If you’d like to become a mechanic who specializes in diesel engines, you’ll need auto mechanic training with a

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Thirty Years of BMW’s M5

May 22, 2014

Thirty years ago, BMW introduced the first M5, the fastest production sedan in the world at the time. Over the years, the BMW M5 has been the darling of countless car aficionados, professionals with auto mechanic training and students in mechanic school. To mark this landmark anniversary, BMW has launched a special edition of the

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Careers as an Automotive Service Advisor

May 15, 2014

The Automotive Service Advisor serves as a bridge between the customer and the team of professionals with Auto Mechanic Training executing repairs and inspections. Their main function is to guide clients, by providing estimates of costs as well as the time needed for repairs and helping them decide what work should be done on the

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A Brief History of the Automotive Industry

May 8, 2014

No invention transformed the everyday life of North Americans in the twentieth century more than the automobile. Although European engineers had been tinkering with motor powered vehicles since the late 1700’s and the technology for the automobile existed in the 19th century, it took Henry Ford to make the vehicles truly accessible to the public. Ford came

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Dispatcher Automotive Careers

May 1, 2014

Transportation dispatchers schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment or service vehicles for the transport of materials or passengers. They can also handle installations, services or emergency repairs. To transmit assignments, communicate information and record data concerning work in progress, they use radios, phones and computers. Being a transportation dispatcher requires good organizational skills. After

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