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Interested in Becoming a Mechanic? Check Out the Best Campers for Summer Living

May 28, 2020

There are many reasons why a person might decide it’s time to pick up the keys for a camper. Perhaps they frequently take road trips into rockier or woodier terrains and want the ability to camp comfortably in their vehicle. Or perhaps they spend a lot of time on the road and would prefer the

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Interested in Automotive College? Discover the History of Nissan

April 9, 2020

You may recognize some of its models: Altima, Xterra, Qashqai. But how did the company behind these iconic cars get to where it is now? Japanese automaker Nissan has made its name for decades as one of the world’s most recognizable automotive manufacturers, with its vehicles sold on every continent. With its history dating back

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Frequently Asked Questions About an Auto Mechanic Career – Answered!

April 2, 2020

A career in the automotive industry allows car enthusiasts to make a living out of their passion – with the added benefits of job security, an exciting workplace, and much more. If you’re a problem solver who wants to ensure vehicles function safely on the road, chances are you’d make a great auto mechanic. But

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Interested in an Auto Mechanic Career? Discover the Future of Auto Mechanics

March 19, 2020

The world of automotive mechanics is one that is constantly changing and developing. Right now, the increasing development of both electric and self-driving vehicles is creating a new learning curve for auto mechanics as the industry evolves.However, this should be cause for excitement and curiosity, rather than concern — after all, cars have been shape-shifting

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Why Students in Auto Training Schools Are Talking About the Toyota GR Yaris

January 30, 2020

In January 2020, Toyota revealed one of its most exciting innovations to date, the Toyota GR Yaris. Developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, the GR Yaris combines a powerful engine with a lightweight, aerodynamic structure, to make a pocket rocket of a vehicle that is undeniably fun to drive. The downside? Toyota

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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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If You’re Completing Training for Mechanics, Take a Look at the 2020 Mini John Cooper Works

June 13, 2019

In 2008, MINI premiered the first-ever John Cooper Works MINI to the world at the International Motor Show in Geneva. John Cooper Works is an English company owned by BMW, responsible for the original Mini Cooper. The JCW model was introduced to add a sportier version, indicated by the company’s namesake John Cooper, a race

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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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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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What You Need to Know About Serpentine Belts If You Want an Auto Mechanic Career

January 24, 2019

The serpentine belt is a long, winding belt that powers a number of important automotive components like the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning, and sometimes the water pump. While it used to be that several different belts served these components individually, inconsistent performance issues eventually led to the single-belt solution. The serpentine belt—so called

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