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A Guide to Replacing Brake Lines for Students in Auto Repair Training

September 12, 2019

Performing repairs on an automobile requires knowledge, dexterity, and precision. One part of the vehicle that may occasionally need to be replaced is the brake lines. Essentially, brake lines transport fluid between brake components. But for a variety of reasons, simple deterioration being one of them, the brake lines may stop functioning effectively, which can

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What to Know About Powertrain Control Modules If You Want to Become a Mechanic

September 5, 2019

As any car lover or mechanic knows, a vehicle is comprised of many different parts, each of which has a different function. So, how do all the various parts inside a car operate so smoothly together? You have the car’s powertrain control module to thank for that. As the onboard control unit for a vehicle’s

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A History of Sports Cars for Automotive College Students

August 29, 2019

Sports cars: they’ve come a long way at a blistering pace—literally and figuratively. Although there’s been some debate over what actually counts as the first sports car, what is certain is that they’ve changed in many different ways over the years. From the early 1900s through to the present day, the sports car has had

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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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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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Why Automotive College Students Are Excited About the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2019

The upcoming 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will begin on January 19th in Detroit, a city which has a long history with the automotive industry. More commonly known as the Detroit Auto Show, this annual event gives auto companies and manufacturers an opportunity to dazzle buyers with their newest and coolest vehicles and

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A Guide to Understanding Cruise Control for Students in Auto Repair Training

November 29, 2018

Cruise control is a system for automatically maintaining a car’s speed at a set value. For long drives on straight roads, without too many other drivers around, it can be incredibly useful. Instead of continually monitoring and making fine adjustments to their speed, a driver can simply concentrate on steering, and allow cruise control to

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5 Items that Help You Look the Part at Automotive Technician Training

September 6, 2018

You might not associate garages and other motoring workshops with dress codes, but it’s even more important to wear the right gear there than in an office environment. The hands-on work carried out by auto mechanics puts them in contact with a lot of rugged, heavy machinery, as well as oils and other products. Suitable

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