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Electric Cars: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

November 6, 2014

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a fast- growing trend and many automotive companies currently offer a selection of eco-friendly options. Graduates of auto mechanic colleges can explain the popular benefits of driving an EV—they are environmentally friendly and aim to reduce our carbon footprint as drivers. Conventional vehicles burn fuels, and emit a variety of greenhouse

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How Bad Roads Damage Good Cars

October 30, 2014

There are several rivalries that exist between Canadian cities, like the ongoing battle between diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fans and Montrealers devoted to their Habs. But there’s likely one thing that residents in every Canadian city, even these two, can attest to – and that’s a great disdain for potholes and terrible road conditions. A

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Creative Comforts in Today’s Luxury Vehicles

October 23, 2014

In a society that’s always on-the-go it’s easy to skip out on relaxing or taking a break every once in a while. Our minds are typically focussed on work, family, or our own personal to-do list, so it’s no surprise that finding time to unwind normally takes a back seat to other more “important” matters.

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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

Becoming an Automotive Business Manager 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

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How to Become an Automotive Service Advisor

October 2, 2014

How to Become an Automotive Service Advisor 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

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Top Digital Marketing Trends in the Auto Sales Industry

September 25, 2014

Top Digital Marketing Trends in the Auto Sales Industry 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

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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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