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The Engine on the World’s Fastest Tractor will Shock Students in Auto Mechanic Training

July 4, 2019

There are more than a few world records related to speed. For motorcycles, that record sits at 605.7 km/h. Among monster trucks, that number sits a little lower at 159.5 km/h. And, if you’re curious, the speediest toy slot car ever recorded travelled at an impressive 1,583.4 km/h. Honda even recently set a new acceleration

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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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Interested in Auto Mechanic Training? Meet the Cars that Conquered the Bonneville Speedway

April 18, 2019

Spanning over 30,000 acres in Utah, the Bonneville Salt Flats are both a beautiful landscape and the perfect place to push a car to its limits. The history of the Bonneville Speedway began in 1907, when a Pierce-Arrow drove across the flats to test its driveability. This soon drew the attention of racers everywhere looking

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3 Things Students in Auto Mechanic Training Should Know About an Engine Rebuild

April 4, 2019

When you become an auto mechanic, one task you’ll likely have to learn is the ability to disassemble and reassemble vehicle engines. This process is called an engine rebuild and, while time consuming and complicated, it offers an amazing look into how engines work. While rare in newer vehicles, engine rebuilds are fairly common when

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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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How to Use Your Mechanic Training to Tell What the Colour of Exhaust Smoke Means

February 21, 2019

The smoke that’s coming out of an exhaust pipe can tell you a lot about the health of a vehicle. If the exhaust has changed colour, then it usually means that the engine is burning something that it shouldn’t be, like coolant or oil. If you’re thinking about a career as an auto mechanic, being

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Want to Become a Mechanic? Use These 5 Marketing Strategies to Attract Customers

January 17, 2019

Working on cars is a fun and rewarding challenge. You get to fix different problems, learn something new every day, and see the results of all your hard work. To help shops make sure there’s always a steady stream of cars to fix and service, marketing is important. Marketing can help attract new customers, build

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Interested in Auto Mechanic Training? Here Are 3 Little-Known Facts About Headlight Design

November 1, 2018

Headlights can sometimes be overlooked in discussions about cars. Although they’re essential safety features, allowing us to drive at all times of night and in all visibility conditions, they haven’t historically had the same levels of experimentation or variety as some other elements, largely due to years of strict safety regulations limiting their development. A

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What is Engine Displacement? 5 Facts for Students at Automotive Mechanic Schools

October 11, 2018

The word ‘displacement’ usually has a negative meaning, but in the motoring world—the more displacement the better. Engine displacement is a term relating to the combustion process of the vehicle, which generates the power to get the wheels moving. You might not have heard of the phrase before, but you’re likely to know plenty about

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