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What Automotive Mechanics Can Learn from Volvo’s Electric Performance Vehicle Polestar 1

July 5, 2018

When it comes to designing a hybrid vehicle with high electric performance standards, Polestar—an offshoot of Volvo—has taken up the charge. The brand competes with companies like Tesla and Daimler, pushing the limits of current technology. Polestar isn’t necessarily aiming for high speeds and intense acceleration, though. Rather, it’s focussing on things like handling, safety,

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Why the Fuel-Frugal 2019 Volvo XC40 Is Wowing Grads of Auto Mechanic College

April 26, 2018

After travelling through a period of financial uncertainty, Volvo has come through the other side of the tunnel and is now looking to impress the next generation. The Swedish manufacturer still aims to be a benchmark for reliability, but also wants to build fun cars for young couples. The 2019 XC40 is the smallest relative

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Rumours About the New Nissan Leaf: What Can Students in Automotive Repair Training Expect From This EV?

August 10, 2017

The Nissan Leaf is a staple vehicle in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. Since being introduced in the United States at the end of 2010 and in Canada in 2011, Nissan has sold over 250,000 Leafs, making it one of the highest-selling electric cars in history. Despite its popularity, the Nissan Leaf has only received

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Students in Car Mechanic Training Should Watch Out for These 4 Signs an Alternator May Be Malfunctioning

July 6, 2017

The alternator plays an extremely important role in the way a vehicle functions. Without a working alternator, it won’t be long until a car ends up broken down on the side of the road. The alternator is responsible for recharging the battery so that it has enough power to start the vehicle. If the alternator

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Car Mods That Grads of Car Mechanics Training Know Are Risky

June 1, 2017

For some enthusiasts, modifying a car’s look is a great way to express a bit of personality, and to make a car really stand out on the road. Sometimes, though, drivers get a little too fond of their mods, and want to introduce changes to a car’s look and feel that are actually hazardous. As

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Considering Mechanic School? Check Out These 3 Revolutionary Vehicles That Changed the World

April 27, 2017

Every once in a while a vehicle comes around that inspires innovation, and changes the world as we know it. There are many revolutionary vehicles that have made their mark on society. From the very first horseless carriage to the earliest Jeeps, these automobiles have changed the way people live, travel, and carry out their

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3 Facts Automotive Training School Students Must Know About the Limited-Edition Mopar Ram

June 23, 2016

For many truck fans, the 2015 Ram Rebel 1500 had it all. Fiat Chrysler’s latest version of the classic truck, which was originally manufactured as the Dodge Ram before being given its own marque in 2010, won universal acclaim for is power, design, and excellent handling over tough terrain. There’s always room for improvement, though,

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