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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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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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3 Things to Know About Timing Belts vs. Chains If You’re in Auto Repair Training

May 30, 2019

At the front of a car’s engine rests either a timing belt or a timing chain. They both serve to connect the crankshaft to the camshaft, making sure the valves and pistons of the engine stay in time to keep everything running. The crankshaft of the engine could be likened to the pedals of a

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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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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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