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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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A Look at the 2019 Nissan Micra, for Students in Auto Mechanic Training

June 20, 2019

The Nissan Micra is one of Canada’s two most affordable new cars, closely matched by the Chevrolet Spark. But the price point isn’t the major sell for this compact vehicle, as its features make it a convenient, efficient, and comfortable choice for an everyday car—and in some cases, a race car (but more on that

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What Students in Auto Mechanic Training Will Want to Know About the New Rolls Royce SUV

May 16, 2019

Rolls Royce has a long-standing reputation as a leading name in luxury. Its classic cars have captured the attention of auto enthusiasts all over the world, and that reach has now been extended into the world of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Interest in SUVs has skyrocketed in the past decade, with major auto makers like

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How Auto Mechanic Training Can Help You Prevent Wheel Separations

March 28, 2019

Wheel separations pose a serious danger to motorists. When a wheel separates from a car or truck on a highway, for example, it can roll or bounce at nearly the same speed as the vehicle it’s just detached from—becoming a loose, fast-moving projectile that can easily strike the hood or windshield of other oncoming vehicles.

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4 Pothole-Related Problems You Might See in an Auto Mechanic Career

December 29, 2016

Potholes are the bane of most drivers’ existences. Not only can it be a jolting experience to run through one of them, but potholes can also damage your car. There are few things more frustrating than breaking something because you weren’t paying attention enough to swerve. What specifically goes wrong will depend on the depth

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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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4 Coolest Cars from the 1980s that Car Repair Training Students Should See

June 9, 2016

If you could have a garage filled with automobiles from any era, what era would you chose? The following cars make a great case for the 1980s to be your decade of choice. As Japanese cars began to gain a major foothold in the Western world, car styles, prices and performances were forever altered, and

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Considering Car Repair Training? Check out New Features on the Updated Tesla Model S

April 21, 2016

After weeks of speculation, Tesla finally revealed the new Model S earlier this month. The 2016 refresh is the first hardware overhaul the car has had since its release in 2012, and it includes a range of new features and design changes. The Model S has been a runaway success, earning praise from critics and

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Becoming A Mechanic? Learn Why Dodge Viper Will Cease Production in 2017

December 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has made headlines more than once in 2015. The company faced one of the biggest fines in automotive history for mishandling recalls, had to rework the software for many of its Jeep models after a major hack, and has recently announced that it will be pulling the plug on production of

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How Honda’s Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Could Impact Your Auto Mechanic Career

November 5, 2015

Honda has left the auto world buzzing after unveiling its new hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the Honda Clarity, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show last week. The Clarity will be released in spring 2016 and will only be available in limited quantities in Japan. However, Honda is hopeful that it will soon be ready

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