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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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3 Ways to Tell a Fuel Pump Needs to Be Replaced When You Become an Auto Mechanic

February 28, 2019

A vehicle’s fuel pump has a very important job: to pump fuel from the tank to the engine. Obviously, if fuel isn’t getting to the engine, then the vehicle either won’t start or it will stall out. Fortunately, fuel pumps are designed to last a long time and problems with them can usually be detected

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Considering Becoming a Mechanic? Check out These 3 Winter Car Myths

February 7, 2019

The annual arrival of snow, ice, and cold weather means that many drivers have to shift gears and prepare their cars for several seasonal challenges. Whether that includes heating up the car, de-icing windshields, or trying to improve traction on slippery roads, there are many solutions drivers turn to. Some, however, might do more harm

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Interested in Becoming a Mechanic? Here’s What You Should Know About the Classic Volkswagen Microbus

December 13, 2018

The Volkswagen Microbus: it’s the vehicle of Bob Dylan album covers, Woodstock, and California surfers seeking the perfect wave. While it’s certainly not the fastest vehicle ever made, for anybody with a passion for cars, the Microbus remains a beloved icon. So how did the Microbus become such a huge part of our collective culture?

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Engine Replacement: The Do’s and Don’ts You Can Learn in Auto Repair School

September 13, 2018

The engine is the heartbeat of the vehicle, generating the power that allows the tires and other automotive parts to do their job. Like a normal heart, however, they need ongoing care and attention. If an engine has been neglected for too long, a full replacement may even be required. Cracks to the engine block,

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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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How to Manage Bad Online Reviews Once You Become a Mechanic

January 5, 2017

Around the world, businesses have grown frustrated with how easily customers can leave them negative reviews. Sites like Yelp, Google, Twitter, and more all offer platforms on which it is easy to share experiences at a business. What’s more, consumers increasingly use these online reviews to decide where they will spend their money. In other

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Challenges of Servicing Automotive Air Conditioning

August 21, 2014

There’s nothing worse than stepping into a car on a hot day and blasting the air conditioning, only to feel it blowing warm, stale air. Most people at some point have experienced problems with their automobile’s air conditioner. For this reason, programs in auto technician training are necessary so that car owners have professional aid

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Advantages of an Auto Detailing Career

August 14, 2014

Professionals in auto detailing are extremely valuable to car dealerships and garages. With the right products, tricks and techniques, they can transform low-value cars and trucks into reconditioned vehicles ready for sale. If you’ve ever wondered why all the used cars in a lot look perfect and clean, it’s possible that you’ve simply been admiring

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Transmission Trends – Manual vs. Automatic

July 31, 2014

It wasn’t that long ago that automatic transmissions were introduced in cars across the country. This game-changing innovation made vehicles much easier to driver, as shifting gears was now done automatically. Today, consumers have the choice between manual and automatic transmissions, and though automatic is a much more popular option, there are still plenty of

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