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What Students in Auto Mechanic Training Should Know About Mid-Engined Design

November 14, 2019

There is some disagreement about what classifies as a mid-engined car. Some say that in order to be considered mid-engine the engine must be between the driver and the rear axle. Others claim that any car with the engine between the front and rear axles (as opposed to over the front axle) is mid-engined. However,

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A Guide to Fixing Vacuum Leaks for Students in Automotive College

November 7, 2019

They’re not always easy to spot, but they need to be fixed regardless! A vacuum leak in a car’s engine can happen when the engine’s air-to-fuel ratio exceeds 14.7:1 (also known as a lean mixture), and excessive, unwanted air in the engine occurs as a result. This leads to a subpar performance from the engine—if

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In Mechanic School? Your Childhood Dreams Have Come True With the Bugatti Baby II

October 24, 2019

As part of its 110th birthday celebration, Bugatti created a tiny, child-sized car with fancy features and a classic look. While this may be a kiddie car, it’s a far cry from its foot-to-floor powered plastic competitors. This car features a real electric powertrain and multiple driving modes. Another distinguishing feature of this luxury vehicle

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3 Underrated Tools You Should Have After Your Auto Mechanic Training

August 15, 2019

Any auto mechanic needs a variety of tools at their disposal for success: pliers, wrenches, ratchets, screwdrivers—you name it. But really, these are only a few of the more basic tools a mechanic will find useful throughout their career, and the full list of options for tools they can use is actually quite extensive. Although

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How Mechanics Can Stay Safe On the Job After Their Auto Mechanic Training

August 1, 2019

Safety is a priority for mechanics. With the right knowledge and focus, you can prevent accidents and keep you and the rest of your team healthy and happy. Not only is wellbeing important, but illnesses or injuries can mean loss of valuable work time. When working with machinery, tools, toxic substances, and chemicals, it’s important

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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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