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Starting Auto Mechanic School? Learn About How Cars Gather Data in 2020

January 9, 2020

Cars are getting smarter. In fact, some cars have had onboard computers for over twenty years. For example, GM introduced its OnStar service in 1996. Decades later, consumers and privacy advocates are starting to pay more attention to how cars collect data and what is done with it. Similar to our smart phones and apps,

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Want to Go to Auto Mechanic College in 2020? Here’s How to Manage the Transition

January 2, 2020

If you have been out of school for a long time, or if you are going from high school to college, the idea can be both intimidating and exciting. However, when you know you enjoy working on cars and you’re headed to a program that will help you become a car mechanic, the transition might

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Car Mechanics Should Know This List of the Greatest Cartoon Automobiles

December 26, 2019

As the weather grows colder, there’s nothing like curling up with an old cartoon and a cup of nostalgia. If you’re a car buff, you may base your ‘toon choices at least partly on how cool the cars are. Who can blame you? The fantasy world of animation allows for some pretty crazy vehicles. Whether

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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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A History of Luxury Cars for Auto Mechanic School Students

December 12, 2019

Today the standards for what makes a vehicle luxurious seem to be shifting. There are brands like BMW, Mercedes, and Audi that are known as luxury brands, but these companies also sell relatively affordable models. Meanwhile, other brands like Rolls-Royce or Bugatti are undeniably luxurious in every way. The history of luxury cars is as

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In Auto Repair Training? Check Out the 5 Best Engines of 2019

December 5, 2019

The heart of any great car is its engine, and these five are pushing engines forward in unique and exciting ways. Engines can come in various shapes and sizes, not to mention various capacities for torque and power. For any aspiring auto mechanic, it’s important to know which engines out there stand out from the

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In Auto Mechanic Traning? Here are a Few Tips for Choosing Winter Tires

November 28, 2019

With the exception of Quebec and parts of British Columbia, there are no laws about whether or not you must install winter tires in Canada. However, many provinces have guidelines, recommendations, or regulations for certain types of vehicles. Wherever you live, if you drive in the winter, these tires are probably a good idea. In

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A Profile of the Aspark Owl for Students in Automotive Training

November 21, 2019

The Osaka-based Japanese engineering company, Aspark, has recently shown its new hypercar, the Owl, at international car shows. What makes something a hypercar can change as technologies change, but the performance specs of the Aspark Owl definitely bump it up beyond super-status to hyper-status. Aspark announced that they would manufacture only 50 units of the

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[Infographic] A Handy Guide to Modular Vehicle Platforms

November 15, 2019

Manufacturers are producing wider and wider varieties of vehicles, requiring multi-use underbodies that provide the main building block for diverse products. Manufacturers can use a common architecture for the chassis and basic components of multiple designs and models. This lowers costs by condensing production and delaying differentiation until further in the process. Mechanics in training

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What Students in Auto Mechanic Training Should Know About Mid-Engined Design

November 14, 2019

There is some disagreement about what classifies as a mid-engined car. Some say that in order to be considered mid-engine the engine must be between the driver and the rear axle. Others claim that any car with the engine between the front and rear axles (as opposed to over the front axle) is mid-engined. However,

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