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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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The 2014 World Car of the Year Awards

April 24, 2014

The brand-new Audi A3, the premium compact produced by the German automaker Audi, is the 2014 World Car of the Year. This is the second overall title for Audi in the ten year history of the World Car of the Year Awards, as the Audi A6 won the inaugural overall title in 2005. The third generation of the Audi

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A Day in the Life of a Transport Operations Specialist

April 17, 2014

Transport operations specialists help keep the wheels of business running smoothly. They areemployed by transport companies to plan, direct and coordinate operations. Excellent organizational and problem solving abilities are essential for this job, as it incorporates administrative, managerial and logistical skills. A transport operations specialist is often responsible for other people’s safety and well-being and

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Repair Challenges for Hybrid Vehicles

April 10, 2014

Since their introduction to the market several years ago, electric and hybrid cars have been under hard scrutiny. Critics feared the cars would be costly and problematic at the level of parts and maintenance, but so far, these fears have proven unfounded. Air filters, for example, need to be changed at roughly the same rate as a

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Emerging Wheel Technologies

April 3, 2014

When Robert Thomson invented the pneumatic tire a century and a half ago, he also came up with several other ideas to soften the ride and reduce the power required to propel the carriages of his day. One involved filling what he called his “aerial wheel” with sponges, springs or horsehair to avoid flats caused

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Top 5 Affordable Cars (That Will Make You Look Rich)

March 27, 2014

In the automotive world, looks are everything. Try as we might to deny that we care so much about appearances, driving around an old, beat-up car gives a much different impression than a shiny, sleek new car. However, surprisingly enough, you don’t have to go into piles of debt to afford a lavish looking automobile

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Canadian 1964 Buick Riviera Custom Wins 2014 Ridler Award

March 20, 2014

A 1964 Buick Rivera built by J.F. Launier, owner of a custom car business in Osoyoos, British Columbia, has won the coveted Ridler Award at this year’s Detroit Autorama custom car show, one of the biggest prizes in the car world. The vehicle, named Rivision, is a ‘64 Buick Riviera modified to resemble the 1970’s version of

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