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How Crash Testing Works, Explained for Students in Auto Mechanic School

July 11, 2019

You’ve seen it in car ads all the time, but how does it actually work? Crash testing is a standard procedure to ensure safety and minimize the injuries one can sustain in a car accident when various car models are about to be launched. How does the process come together? And why do we still

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The Engine on the World’s Fastest Tractor will Shock Students in Auto Mechanic Training

July 4, 2019

There are more than a few world records related to speed. For motorcycles, that record sits at 605.7 km/h. Among monster trucks, that number sits a little lower at 159.5 km/h. And, if you’re curious, the speediest toy slot car ever recorded travelled at an impressive 1,583.4 km/h. Honda even recently set a new acceleration

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Mustang Shelby if You’re Interested in Mechanic Training

June 27, 2019

Mustangs are cars known for creating the pony car classification. These compact, stylish vehicles have a sporty appearance and offer a smaller version of a classic American muscle car. The first Ford Mustang debuted in the spring of 1964. Shortly after, Ford approached race car driver and auto designer Carroll Shelby to create a performance-oriented

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A Look at the 2019 Nissan Micra, for Students in Auto Mechanic Training

June 20, 2019

The Nissan Micra is one of Canada’s two most affordable new cars, closely matched by the Chevrolet Spark. But the price point isn’t the major sell for this compact vehicle, as its features make it a convenient, efficient, and comfortable choice for an everyday car—and in some cases, a race car (but more on that

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If You’re Completing Training for Mechanics, Take a Look at the 2020 Mini John Cooper Works

June 13, 2019

In 2008, MINI premiered the first-ever John Cooper Works MINI to the world at the International Motor Show in Geneva. John Cooper Works is an English company owned by BMW, responsible for the original Mini Cooper. The JCW model was introduced to add a sportier version, indicated by the company’s namesake John Cooper, a race

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[Infographic] Green and Clean: Detailing Vehicles the Environmentally Friendly Way

June 11, 2019

Canadians are becoming increasingly eco-conscious and auto detailers are responding to this demand for environmentally friendly products and services. Many detailers are now offering green and clean services. These services not only make cars look great, but they are also gentle on the environment. If you’re considering a career in automotive detailing, staying on top

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Becoming a Mechanic? Here Are Some Tips for Finding Your First Used Project Car Online

June 6, 2019

If you’re currently training to be a mechanic, a project car is a really fun way to get some practise working with your hands on a passion project. Depending on your budget, you can install interesting modifications, make the car a little more stylish, and learn new skills. Project cars can also provide a creative

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3 Things to Know About Timing Belts vs. Chains If You’re in Auto Repair Training

May 30, 2019

At the front of a car’s engine rests either a timing belt or a timing chain. They both serve to connect the crankshaft to the camshaft, making sure the valves and pistons of the engine stay in time to keep everything running. The crankshaft of the engine could be likened to the pedals of a

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Manual vs. Automatic Fuel Efficiency: An Overview for Students in Automotive Training

May 23, 2019

Keeping a car’s tank full is one of the more significant expenses associated with owning or driving a vehicle. And although a car’s transmission may not play as big of a role as other components, it’s still important to know how it can affect fuel efficiency. Generally, the transmission of a vehicle can be either

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What Students in Auto Mechanic Training Will Want to Know About the New Rolls Royce SUV

May 16, 2019

Rolls Royce has a long-standing reputation as a leading name in luxury. Its classic cars have captured the attention of auto enthusiasts all over the world, and that reach has now been extended into the world of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Interest in SUVs has skyrocketed in the past decade, with major auto makers like

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