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4 Tips to Help You Remove Rusty or Seized Parts During Mechanic School

March 14, 2019

Rust—just reading the word makes any auto mechanic’s hair stand on end. It can be frustrating to have to handle rusty or corroded parts, especially when they don’t seem to budge. In a perfect world, you’d never see a seized bolt again, but the nature of automotive work means you’ll most likely see your fair

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How Grads of Auto Mechanic Programs Can Tackle a Defective Tachometer

March 15, 2018

Usually situated on a car’s dashboard next to the speedometer, tachometers are useful little devices that measure the revolutions per minute (RPM) of an engine’s crankshaft. Why is knowing the RPM of an engine important? If a car’s engine runs at high RPM for too long, then it may overheat, experience insufficient lubrication, or excessive

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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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Students in Car Mechanic Training Should Watch Out for These 4 Signs an Alternator May Be Malfunctioning

July 6, 2017

The alternator plays an extremely important role in the way a vehicle functions. Without a working alternator, it won’t be long until a car ends up broken down on the side of the road. The alternator is responsible for recharging the battery so that it has enough power to start the vehicle. If the alternator

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