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A Step-by-Step Guide to Fixing Squeaky Brakes When You Become a Mechanic

April 11, 2019

Few sounds are as annoying as squeaky brakes. When you become a mechanic, brake noise will likely be one of the top complaints you’ll hear from customers. In some cases, squeaky brakes are completely normal, but in others they could indicate a very serious problem, such as the brake pads needing to be replaced. In

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3 Things Students in Auto Mechanic Training Should Know About an Engine Rebuild

April 4, 2019

When you become an auto mechanic, one task you’ll likely have to learn is the ability to disassemble and reassemble vehicle engines. This process is called an engine rebuild and, while time consuming and complicated, it offers an amazing look into how engines work. While rare in newer vehicles, engine rebuilds are fairly common when

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How Auto Mechanic Training Can Help You Prevent Wheel Separations

March 28, 2019

Wheel separations pose a serious danger to motorists. When a wheel separates from a car or truck on a highway, for example, it can roll or bounce at nearly the same speed as the vehicle it’s just detached from—becoming a loose, fast-moving projectile that can easily strike the hood or windshield of other oncoming vehicles.

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Celebrating 100 Years: An Inside Look at the History of Bentley Motors

March 21, 2019

The world may have changed in the past century, but one of the most famous names in high-end automotive manufacturing continues the same legacy it has had since the first day it began. For many, Bentley is a name synonymous with luxury, and its cars have a long and established history both on the road

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4 Tips to Help You Remove Rusty or Seized Parts During Mechanic School

March 14, 2019

Rust—just reading the word makes any auto mechanic’s hair stand on end. It can be frustrating to have to handle rusty or corroded parts, especially when they don’t seem to budge. In a perfect world, you’d never see a seized bolt again, but the nature of automotive work means you’ll most likely see your fair

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Winter Fuel Economy: What You Need to Know if You’re Interested in Becoming a Mechanic

March 7, 2019

Cold weather, snow, and ice can make driving difficult. In addition, you may be surprised to learn that winter weather can even affect how much fuel a car uses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the mileage of a typical gasoline-powered car may be about 12% lower in cold-weather conditions (below -6°C) than

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3 Ways to Tell a Fuel Pump Needs to Be Replaced When You Become an Auto Mechanic

February 28, 2019

A vehicle’s fuel pump has a very important job: to pump fuel from the tank to the engine. Obviously, if fuel isn’t getting to the engine, then the vehicle either won’t start or it will stall out. Fortunately, fuel pumps are designed to last a long time and problems with them can usually be detected

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How to Use Your Mechanic Training to Tell What the Colour of Exhaust Smoke Means

February 21, 2019

The smoke that’s coming out of an exhaust pipe can tell you a lot about the health of a vehicle. If the exhaust has changed colour, then it usually means that the engine is burning something that it shouldn’t be, like coolant or oil. If you’re thinking about a career as an auto mechanic, being

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7 Resume Writing Mistakes for Mechanics to Avoid

February 19, 2019

When it comes to your resume, you want to get it right. You only have a few quick moments of a recruiter or hiring manager’s attention before they decide whether your resume goes in the no or yes pile. While this may sound intimidating, with a little extra effort and diligence, you can create a

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3 Maintenance Tips for Auto Mechanic School Grads Looking to Get the Most Out of an Engine

February 14, 2019

Today is Valentine’s Day, which if you’re a car enthusiast means it’s time to show your engine some love. There’s no better way to do that than to give your engine some routine maintenance that will help it last longer and drive further. Even the most basic maintenance tips can add years to an engine’s

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