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How Fuel Quality Influences Automotive Performance

October 16, 2014

Fuel, which generally refers to either gasoline or diesel, is what ignites in order to create energy to move our cars.  Driving in our hometown, most of us will have a gas station we typically go for fuel – someplace that we trust and which has good prices. But say you’re on a road trip

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Becoming an Automotive Business Manager

October 9, 2014

An automotive business manager is more often called a finance and insurance (F&I) manager, because after a sale is made, they sit down with the customer and talk out insurance rates, payment and additions to the vehicle. Much like with service advisor training in an auto body shop, an F&I manager will process purchases and

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How to Become an Automotive Service Advisor

October 2, 2014

When you go into an auto repair shop to get your vehicle repaired, the first person you will likely speak to is a graduate of service advisor training. A service advisor will work with customers to schedule repair work on their car, and give advice on any additional repairs that the car requires. A service

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Top Digital Marketing Trends in the Auto Sales Industry

September 25, 2014

With luxury brands overseas and car dealership not always nearby or stocking the desired vehicles, many car buyers have turned to the internet to find their dream car. While car websites do offer the ability to buy cars online, the digital realm is more a means of research, to gather information on an assortment of

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Innovations in Automotive Paint

September 18, 2014

From the $63,000 paint jobs for lucrative supercars to the more reasonably priced paint jobs done in auto shops today, it is needless to say that for many, the paint makes the vehicle. Supercars lead the way in terms of risqué paint jobs, with vehicles such as the TRON Lamborghini Aventador donning a purple base

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The Ramifications of Automotive Recalls

September 11, 2014

The 2000s has seen an onset of auto recalls, from Toyota’s 2010 mass recall to the GM Motors recall in 2014, where 28 million vehicles worldwide were reported to have faulty ignitions. If you plan to become a mechanic, there may be recall reparations in your future if you choose to work for a dealership

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Anticipation Growing for Tesla Model X Electric SUV

September 4, 2014

Tesla Motors has unveiled an ultra-modern electric SUV model for spring 2015 production: the Model X. Speculators agree that this luxury SUV will be based off of the company’s incredibly successful Model S, estimated to be priced slightly higher than its current selling value of $69,000 USD. With the SUV market rising by 8% for

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Elegant Concept Cars on Display at Pebble Beach

August 29, 2014

Concept cars are non-release prototypes. These vehicles generally aren’t built to go into the line of production, and are instead intended to showcase and gauge customer reaction to radical new innovations and designs. If you attend a mechanic school, you may dream of one day working on improving the capability of these supercars. An example

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Challenges of Servicing Automotive Air Conditioning

August 21, 2014

There’s nothing worse than stepping into a car on a hot day and blasting the air conditioning, only to feel it blowing warm, stale air. Most people at some point have experienced problems with their automobile’s air conditioner. For this reason, programs in auto technician training are necessary so that car owners have professional aid

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Advantages of an Auto Detailing Career

August 14, 2014

Professionals in auto detailing are extremely valuable to car dealerships and garages. With the right products, tricks and techniques, they can transform low-value cars and trucks into reconditioned vehicles ready for sale. If you’ve ever wondered why all the used cars in a lot look perfect and clean, it’s possible that you’ve simply been admiring

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