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A Look at the Surprisingly Long History of the Electric Car for Students in Mechanic Training

May 9, 2019

To many, electric cars seem like a relatively recent concept. While it’s true that demand and public interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has risen in the last few decades, the history of the electric car is actually far older than you may think. The dedication of innovators and inventers helped take the idea of an

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Highlights from the New York Auto Show for Students in Auto Training Schools

May 2, 2019

Held every year since 1900, the New York International Auto Show is the oldest automotive show in North America. While is has since been surpassed by the likes of Detroit and Chicago in terms of size and attention, New York’s timing at the end of the spring auto show season means that many automakers save

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The Tesla Model 3: What You May See in Your Automotive Mechanic Career

April 25, 2019

Tesla is famous for its technologically advanced electric vehicles (EVs). While its early models were focused on the luxury car market, the automaker has made clear that it wants to make EVs affordable for everyone. The Model 3, which costs about half of what its higher-end Model S costs, is its attempt to create an

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Interested in Auto Mechanic Training? Meet the Cars that Conquered the Bonneville Speedway

April 18, 2019

Spanning over 30,000 acres in Utah, the Bonneville Salt Flats are both a beautiful landscape and the perfect place to push a car to its limits. The history of the Bonneville Speedway began in 1907, when a Pierce-Arrow drove across the flats to test its driveability. This soon drew the attention of racers everywhere looking

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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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