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The Top 5 Convertibles of 2020 for Students in Auto Mechanic School

June 4, 2020

Convertibles have long been a symbol of prosperity and the good life, inspiring admiration and envy wherever they’re found. Car enthusiasts and auto mechanics alike know exactly why the roofless vehicles attract such attention – they’re beautiful, powerful, and frequently incredibly fast.  Besides, there’s nothing quite like zipping down the street with the wind in

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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 Different Kinds of Tires You Need to Know for Mechanic School

April 23, 2020

When determining which tires are best for a car, there’s plenty you need to keep in mind. Are these tires better for a specific season, or can they be used year-round? Are they manufactured for certain vehicles? What are the tires’ tread patterns? What’s the overall nature of their construction? Once you’ve found the answers

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What Jaguar’s Mood-Sensing AI Means for Car Mechanics in Training

July 25, 2019

As an aspiring auto mechanic, you love cars, and you probably love driving them. That said, stress is an inevitable part of driving, and it can get to us as much as we try to hide it—whether because of construction, running late, heavy traffic, or any other annoyance on the road. Luckily, one of the

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Becoming a Mechanic? Here Are Some Tips for Finding Your First Used Project Car Online

June 6, 2019

If you’re currently training to be a mechanic, a project car is a really fun way to get some practise working with your hands on a passion project. Depending on your budget, you can install interesting modifications, make the car a little more stylish, and learn new skills. Project cars can also provide a creative

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The Tesla Model 3: What You May See in Your Automotive Mechanic Career

April 25, 2019

Tesla is famous for its technologically advanced electric vehicles (EVs). While its early models were focused on the luxury car market, the automaker has made clear that it wants to make EVs affordable for everyone. The Model 3, which costs about half of what its higher-end Model S costs, is its attempt to create an

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What You Need to Know About Serpentine Belts If You Want an Auto Mechanic Career

January 24, 2019

The serpentine belt is a long, winding belt that powers a number of important automotive components like the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning, and sometimes the water pump. While it used to be that several different belts served these components individually, inconsistent performance issues eventually led to the single-belt solution. The serpentine belt—so called

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Students at Automotive School, Feast Your Eyes on the Bollinger B2

October 25, 2018

The automotive industry recently received an electric shock with the premiere of the new Bollinger B2 model. Although it may seem like just another truck, it has quickly set itself apart by being the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive pickup truck. The B2, which builds upon the design and function of its predecessor the B1,

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Springtime Salvage: 3 Tips for Repairing Flood-Damaged Cars During Your Automotive Career

March 29, 2018

Spring time in Canada can often mean floods. Rivers swollen with melt water and strong spring tides can often pose threats to communities. Should a car become immobilized or abandoned in water, an owner must consider their options when they come back into possession of the vehicle. For mechanics, flooding represents a spectrum of different

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A Game Changer for Auto Safety: A Look at Anti-lock Braking Systems for Students in Car Mechanic Training

September 14, 2017

Vehicles on the road today are safer than ever. They are loaded with tons of safety features like complex air bag configurations, backup cameras, blind spot detection, and, of course, anti-lock braking (ABS) systems. ABS systems have been a critical factor in improving vehicle safety, helping to prevent skidding on icy and slippery surfaces, which

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