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The New Fisker Ocean Electric Crossover for Students in Auto Mechanic School

January 16, 2020

It’s no question that sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry – just look at Henrik Fisker’s ultra-eco friendly electric crossover. It’s practically recyclable! Well, not exactly. But the interior is made from primarily recycled material, including carpets created from fishing nets that the company removed from the ocean. But what other features

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Starting Auto Mechanic School? Learn About How Cars Gather Data in 2020

January 9, 2020

Cars are getting smarter. In fact, some cars have had onboard computers for over twenty years. For example, GM introduced its OnStar service in 1996. Decades later, consumers and privacy advocates are starting to pay more attention to how cars collect data and what is done with it. Similar to our smart phones and apps,

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A History of Luxury Cars for Auto Mechanic School Students

December 12, 2019

Today the standards for what makes a vehicle luxurious seem to be shifting. There are brands like BMW, Mercedes, and Audi that are known as luxury brands, but these companies also sell relatively affordable models. Meanwhile, other brands like Rolls-Royce or Bugatti are undeniably luxurious in every way. The history of luxury cars is as

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How Crash Testing Works, Explained for Students in Auto Mechanic School

July 11, 2019

You’ve seen it in car ads all the time, but how does it actually work? Crash testing is a standard procedure to ensure safety and minimize the injuries one can sustain in a car accident when various car models are about to be launched. How does the process come together? And why do we still

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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 Maintenance Tips for Auto Mechanic School Grads Looking to Get the Most Out of an Engine

February 14, 2019

Today is Valentine’s Day, which if you’re a car enthusiast means it’s time to show your engine some love. There’s no better way to do that than to give your engine some routine maintenance that will help it last longer and drive further. Even the most basic maintenance tips can add years to an engine’s

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A Look at the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition for Students Completing Car Mechanic Training

August 16, 2018

When it comes to relatively affordable cars that are pure fun to drive, the Toyota 86 has carved out a pretty substantial reputation for itself. Among more than a few motorheads, this fun little car is a beloved treasure. That’s not to say that the Toyota 86 leaves no room for improvement. In fact, many

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Levels 0 to 5: What These Self-Driving Capabilities Mean for Students at Auto Mechanic School

November 9, 2017

Last year, the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officially adopted the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)’s automated driving system scale. This is a 0-5 scale that rates vehicles from completely non-autonomous (0) to being completely capable of carrying out any required driving, manoeuvre, or response that a human could (5).

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Maserati’s Big EV Play: What Students at Auto Mechanic School Need to Know

August 17, 2017

Add Maserati to the list of companies itching to get in on the electric car game. A recent announcement by the brand promises the first electric Maserati will be here in 2020, with a fast, brand-wide transition to electric power occurring soon after. It’s a bold investment in cleaner automotive technology, and one that could

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A New EV that Can Recharge in 15 Minutes? What Students in Auto Mechanic School Need to Know

March 30, 2017

For the past several years, Tesla has dominated the luxury electric vehicle market. But times are changing. In 2015 Porsche announced its goal to design its brand’s very first all-electric vehicle (EV). Porsche does have several hybrid vehicle options, but a full-fledged EV is a new venture for the brand. The announcement came with some

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