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A Guide to Fixing Vacuum Leaks for Students in Automotive College

November 7, 2019

They’re not always easy to spot, but they need to be fixed regardless! A vacuum leak in a car’s engine can happen when the engine’s air-to-fuel ratio exceeds 14.7:1 (also known as a lean mixture), and excessive, unwanted air in the engine occurs as a result. This leads to a subpar performance from the engine—if

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If You Want to Become a Mechanic, Know These Signs of Transmission Issues

October 31, 2019

There is a high demand for professional mechanics in dealerships, large garages, as well as in small mechanic-owned businesses. People regularly visit mechanics looking for help fixing and maintaining their vehicles. Becoming a mechanic requires all kinds of knowledge about how different kinds of engines and transmissions work, but sometimes it’s even more important to

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In Mechanic School? Your Childhood Dreams Have Come True With the Bugatti Baby II

October 24, 2019

As part of its 110th birthday celebration, Bugatti created a tiny, child-sized car with fancy features and a classic look. While this may be a kiddie car, it’s a far cry from its foot-to-floor powered plastic competitors. This car features a real electric powertrain and multiple driving modes. Another distinguishing feature of this luxury vehicle

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[Infographic] A Day in the Life of a Modern Truck Dispatcher

October 21, 2019

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure that store shelves are stocked and that businesses receive the materials and goods they need to keep running. All of this is made possible largely by Canada’s trucking industry, which moved an incredible 60.9 million shipments in 2016 alone. Professionals with dispatcher training are

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[Infographic] Anatomy of a Monster Truck

October 18, 2019

Have you ever watched a monster truck rally and wondered what goes into building such heavy-duty, crowd-pleasing machines? When learning about cars in certain automotive courses you’ll see how different parts work and are repaired. It takes a little bit of a different approach to ensure that parts on monster trucks don’t come flying apart,

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What You’ll Learn About Spark Plug Replacement in Automotive Training

October 17, 2019

If you’re a car enthusiast, you probably already know that the combustion chamber of an engine contains a mixture of air and fuel. Igniting this mixture is what gives the engine its power and it is here where spark plugs come into play. These insulated plugs sit in the cylinder heads of internal combustion engines

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What Automotive School Grads Should Know About Putting on a Spare Tire

October 10, 2019

Flat tires are among the most common car problems. When a car has a flat tire, drivers need to pull over safely to the side of the road and either call a towing service or install their spare tire. As an automotive school grad, knowing how to put on a spare tire should be one

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Check Out These Weird Car Factoids if You’re in Automotive Training

October 3, 2019

No matter how long you work with vehicles, there is always more to explore and rekindle your passion for the job. You may find that the more you know, the more curious you become. Car facts can come in handy during fun banter with customers. Plus, they make you a formidable opponent on trivia night!

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3 Reasons Every Automotive Technician Should Keep an Organized Garage

September 26, 2019

The garage is a sanctuary for auto mechanics, but one thing that can be difficult during your career as an automotive service technician is keeping that sanctuary organized! Providing quality services requires a variety of different tools and equipment, and because garages usually offer a wide range of services, many different tools and equipment are

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Considering Car Mechanic Training? Here’s What to Look For in Diagnostic Tools

September 19, 2019

There was a point in time when mechanics would open up the hood of a car and rely entirely on their own know-how to pinpoint issues. Luckily, with technology this task is a little bit easier nowadays. In addition to visual inspections and on-road tests, mechanics can use diagnostic tools to assess vehicles and diagnose

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