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Automotive Parts 101: What Every Student in Auto Mechanic School Should Know About Pistons

July 2, 2020

Cars are complicated. From a driver’s standpoint, they may seem like magic: the key is turned in the ignition, the pedal is pushed, and the vehicle starts roaring down the street. But within the engine, many tiny parts are coming together to transform fuel into motion. Central to this equation is the piston, a small

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3 Things About the New Nissan 400z All Students in Automotive College Should Know

June 11, 2020

Nissan recently announced that they’re finally releasing an upgrade to their Z-series line of cars. The Z-series has been manufactured since 1969, when the first vehicle in the line was released in Japan as the Fairlady Z and exported as the Datsun 240Z.  The Z-series went through four other generations before the Nissan 370Z was

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Thinking About an Automotive Mechanic Career? Check Out Our Top Customer Service Tips

May 21, 2020

The success of your mechanic career is not just determined by your ability to fix cars – it is also determined by the customer service you provide.  Having a car break down or discovering a problem is generally not a fun experience for your clients. But if you listen carefully to their needs, and clearly

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3 Eco-Friendly Automotive Inventions for Students in Automotive Training Schools

May 7, 2020

When it comes to the automotive world, the future is eco-friendly. Companies in the auto industry have been developing future-forward products that aim to redefine how the industry impacts the environment, as well as make the best use of alternative energy sources. As much as the automotive industry may have previously been reliant on fossil

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Interested in Automotive College? Discover the History of Nissan

April 9, 2020

You may recognize some of its models: Altima, Xterra, Qashqai. But how did the company behind these iconic cars get to where it is now? Japanese automaker Nissan has made its name for decades as one of the world’s most recognizable automotive manufacturers, with its vehicles sold on every continent. With its history dating back

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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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