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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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The Common Culprits of Radiator and Grille Damage Explained for Automotive Training Students

September 20, 2018

One of the most noticeable components of a vehicle is its front grille. It is one of the most susceptible parts to damage during driving, as it can easily be struck by a number of oncoming objects. The grille helps to protect the radiator from damage. That function is more than a little important, since

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Auto Mechanic Training 101: 5 Often Neglected Maintenance Tasks to Remember

May 17, 2018

Any vehicle that you see on the road is a complex mix of subtle engineering which ensures high performance and safety for passengers. Auto mechanics know the ins and outs of these vehicles, and are able to spot the subtle mechanical glitches which require some tweaking. Ongoing vehicle maintenance allows components to last longer, thus

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Avoiding that Tow Truck: 4 Mid-Winter Tips Straight from Mechanic School

January 25, 2018

When temperatures really plummet and the snow falls heavily, conditions can be quite grueling. The combination of worsening driving conditions, road salt, and frosty air nipping at bolts and circuits can lead to added wear and tear. In many regions, towing companies might even need to work in overdrive as winter conditions see cars getting

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4 Ways You Can Help Your Auto Shop Go Paperless Once You Become a Mechanic

June 29, 2017

The automotive repair industry uses a lot of paper. In most automotive shops, you can expect to find all kinds of documents—from repair order forms to invoices—as paper hard copies stashed away in cluttered filing cabinets. However, auto shops are slowly starting to discover the many benefits of going paperless. Not only does it benefit

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3 Common Vehicle Defects You Might Encounter After Auto Mechanic Training

March 2, 2017

Cars both new and old can wind up with defective parts. Whether through a production error, as a result of wear and tear, or because of some other circumstance, it’s not that uncommon for important components of automobiles to fail. And when they do, experienced mechanics get them fixed back up. Curious about the kinds

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Enrolled in Auto Mechanic Training? Here’s Why Copyright Laws May Halt Home Car Repairs

October 27, 2016

Car hobbyists everywhere may need to find a new passion to pursue. Automotive lovers have been repairing, tinkering with, and modifying their cars for years. However, the Auto Alliance, a group of carmakers including BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Mazda, and more, are moving to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to make working

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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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