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‘The Fastest Car in the World’: Why Auto Mechanics Can’t Stop Talking About the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

March 12, 2020

Unveiled last year, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is, without a doubt, one of the fastest cars ever made. The aptly named vehicle famously broke the world record speed for a production car when it hit 490.5km/h last year. It’s one of the most powerful cars in Bugatti’s history, and it’s no wonder that

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4 Things to Know Before Your First Day at an Auto Mechanic Apprenticeship

March 5, 2020

Picture it: you’ve finished your auto mechanic training program and are now ready to start your apprenticeship. Your first day is fast approaching, and your excitement may (understandably) be palpable, but there are definitely certain things worth remembering before heading to the shop for the first time. While your journey on this new career path

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A Look at the Most ‘Eco-friendly’ Cars of 2020 for Students at Automotive College

February 13, 2020

Fuel-efficiency has become a buzzword in the automotive industry over the last five to ten years. A car’s fuel-efficiency is important because a. it saves drivers money and b. helps reduce their carbon footprint. With that in mind, innovation in the automotive industry is becoming more and more focused on sustainability, with automakers working to

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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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If You Want to Become a Mechanic, Know These Signs of Transmission Issues

October 31, 2019

There is a high demand for professional mechanics in dealerships, large garages, as well as in small mechanic-owned businesses. People regularly visit mechanics looking for help fixing and maintaining their vehicles. Becoming a mechanic requires all kinds of knowledge about how different kinds of engines and transmissions work, but sometimes it’s even more important to

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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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