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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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A Guide to Replacing Brake Lines for Students in Auto Repair Training

September 12, 2019

Performing repairs on an automobile requires knowledge, dexterity, and precision. One part of the vehicle that may occasionally need to be replaced is the brake lines. Essentially, brake lines transport fluid between brake components. But for a variety of reasons, simple deterioration being one of them, the brake lines may stop functioning effectively, which can

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What to Know About Powertrain Control Modules If You Want to Become a Mechanic

September 5, 2019

As any car lover or mechanic knows, a vehicle is comprised of many different parts, each of which has a different function. So, how do all the various parts inside a car operate so smoothly together? You have the car’s powertrain control module to thank for that. As the onboard control unit for a vehicle’s

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A History of Sports Cars for Automotive College Students

August 29, 2019

Sports cars: they’ve come a long way at a blistering pace—literally and figuratively. Although there’s been some debate over what actually counts as the first sports car, what is certain is that they’ve changed in many different ways over the years. From the early 1900s through to the present day, the sports car has had

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How Diagnostic Technology Can Help You After Auto Repair Training

August 22, 2019

Technology makes the world go round—and it helps cars function like new again thanks to diagnostic technology. With various kinds of diagnostic tools available, it’s easier than ever to catch problems and take necessary action. If you’re considering a career in auto repair, diagnostic technology could make your job much easier. Car diagnostic tools like

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3 Underrated Tools You Should Have After Your Auto Mechanic Training

August 15, 2019

Any auto mechanic needs a variety of tools at their disposal for success: pliers, wrenches, ratchets, screwdrivers—you name it. But really, these are only a few of the more basic tools a mechanic will find useful throughout their career, and the full list of options for tools they can use is actually quite extensive. Although

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3 Tips for Starting Auto Repair Training if Trades Aren’t Your Background

August 8, 2019

The amount of computers, networks and electronics involved in auto repair have made it harder to fix a vehicle without proper training. Gone are the days of the average driver being able to diagnose and repair problems with their cars with just some elbow grease and a bit of intuition. If you’re interested in learning

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How Mechanics Can Stay Safe On the Job After Their Auto Mechanic Training

August 1, 2019

Safety is a priority for mechanics. With the right knowledge and focus, you can prevent accidents and keep you and the rest of your team healthy and happy. Not only is wellbeing important, but illnesses or injuries can mean loss of valuable work time. When working with machinery, tools, toxic substances, and chemicals, it’s important

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What Jaguar’s Mood-Sensing AI Means for Car Mechanics in Training

July 25, 2019

As an aspiring auto mechanic, you love cars, and you probably love driving them. That said, stress is an inevitable part of driving, and it can get to us as much as we try to hide it—whether because of construction, running late, heavy traffic, or any other annoyance on the road. Luckily, one of the

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What Students in Automotive Training Should Know About Auto Recycling

July 18, 2019

Cars: you love them, and you wish you could keep them forever. But what happens when they’ve reached the end of their rope and it’s time to say goodbye? This is where recycling comes in. Automobiles are the world’s most heavily recycled consumer product, with millions of cars being recycled around the world yearly. About

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