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Interested in Auto Mechanic Training? Here Are 3 Little-Known Facts About Headlight Design

November 1, 2018

Headlights can sometimes be overlooked in discussions about cars. Although they’re essential safety features, allowing us to drive at all times of night and in all visibility conditions, they haven’t historically had the same levels of experimentation or variety as some other elements, largely due to years of strict safety regulations limiting their development. A

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What Grads of Auto Mechanic College Can Learn From China’s Thriving EV Market

May 31, 2018

If you’re interested in the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), there’s a lot of pretty interesting news to get excited about. In fact, while the likes of Tesla are grabbing many of the headlines, there are many other developments taking place that could have a profound impact on the cars of tomorrow. As of

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Why the Fuel-Frugal 2019 Volvo XC40 Is Wowing Grads of Auto Mechanic College

April 26, 2018

After travelling through a period of financial uncertainty, Volvo has come through the other side of the tunnel and is now looking to impress the next generation. The Swedish manufacturer still aims to be a benchmark for reliability, but also wants to build fun cars for young couples. The 2019 XC40 is the smallest relative

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“Why Is My Check Engine Light On?” 4 Causes Explained for Students in Auto Mechanic College

February 22, 2018

The odds are pretty good that, at some point in your life, you’ve driven in a car that constantly had its check engine light on. It seemed like there was no explanation, that the light being lit was as natural as the wind. Of course, that’s not exactly true. If the check engine light is

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2017 Auto Industry Trends for Automotive Service Technicians to Look Out For

January 12, 2017

With each new year comes new trends, new technology, and exciting new innovations in the automotive industry. For example, 2016 saw the rise of Wi-Fi and connectivity services in cars, as well as a spike in sales across North America. In 2017, auto industry students and professionals everywhere can look forward to seeing even more

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Dana’s New Tandem Axle Offers Better Fuel Economy and Reduced Drive Train Losses

April 2, 2015

This year at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Dana Holding Corporation revealed a brand new dual range disconnect concept tandem axle—the AdvanTek Dual Range Disconnect. A prototype of the AdvantTek system has been undergoing testing during the past two years and it will begin field testing sometime this year. The tandem axle is

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How Technology is Reducing Semi-truck Accidents

January 15, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatalities in accidents involving semi-trucks has been on the rise since 2012. Increases as large as 18 per cent in some instances have continued to blight the American Trucking Association’s reputation every time the local 5:00 news runs a story about an unfortunate pile

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“Top Fit” Truck Keeping Drivers Alert and Safe

January 8, 2015

For truckers, the workplace is also a bedroom and living room – all contained within a 120-inch sleeper cab. It’s true that today’s sleeper cabs focus much more on comfort than those of the past. Many are equipped with stereo speakers, a mini fridge, a pull out table and even a microwave oven! That being

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France to Phase out Diesel Powered Vehicles

December 25, 2014

Students who graduate from auto mechanic college can expect to fix fewer diesel-powered cars if they decide to go and work in Paris – or anywhere in France, for that matter. Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, wants her city to be diesel car-free by 2020. French Prime Minister Manuel Vallas wants to implement a

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Heavy Duty Trucks for Heavy Duty Jobs: The Undying Popularity of Pickups

December 18, 2014

If you asked what the top selling car in America was last year, you may be surprised to hear it wasn’t a car at all—it was a truck. The Ford F-150, in fact. The second and fifth spots for top sales were both trucks as well. Clearly, North America has a love affair with heavy

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