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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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Students in Auto Mechanic School Should Check Out Nissan’s New Variable Compression Engine

September 8, 2016

Nissan has officially cracked the code of variable compression, which is a major breakthrough in the auto industry. The internal combustion engine has been changed and innovated for over 100 years, yet one of the main barriers to innovation has been engineers’ inability to change the compression ratio of the engine. What is a compression

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3 Useful Alternator Facts for Your Future Auto Mechanic Career

August 18, 2016

An alternator is a crucial component of the car found under the hood. It is tasked with charging the car’s battery by converting the mechanical energy of the engine into the electrical energy that the battery needs. In doing so, the radio, headlights, heated seats, GPS, and every other electrical component of the car comes

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Car Repair Training 101: How To Diagnose a Fluid Leak

February 11, 2016

It’s common for drivers to quickly head to a repair shop if they notice their car has a leak. However, professional auto mechanics know not every fluid leak warrants a trip to the garage. In fact, some can even be harmless. Car repair school teaches students how fluid leaks can be diagnosed without having to

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How to Become an Automotive Service Advisor

October 2, 2014

When you go into an auto repair shop to get your vehicle repaired, the first person you will likely speak to is a graduate of service advisor training. A service advisor will work with customers to schedule repair work on their car, and give advice on any additional repairs that the car requires. A service

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