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[Infographic] Anatomy of a Monster Truck

October 18, 2019

Have you ever watched a monster truck rally and wondered what goes into building such heavy-duty, crowd-pleasing machines? When learning about cars in certain automotive courses you’ll see how different parts work and are repaired. It takes a little bit of a different approach to ensure that parts on monster trucks don’t come flying apart,

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What Automotive School Grads Should Know About Putting on a Spare Tire

October 10, 2019

Flat tires are among the most common car problems. When a car has a flat tire, drivers need to pull over safely to the side of the road and either call a towing service or install their spare tire. As an automotive school grad, knowing how to put on a spare tire should be one

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Check Out These Weird Car Factoids if You’re in Automotive Training

October 3, 2019

No matter how long you work with vehicles, there is always more to explore and rekindle your passion for the job. You may find that the more you know, the more curious you become. Car facts can come in handy during fun banter with customers. Plus, they make you a formidable opponent on trivia night!

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How Diagnostic Technology Can Help You After Auto Repair Training

August 22, 2019

Technology makes the world go round—and it helps cars function like new again thanks to diagnostic technology. With various kinds of diagnostic tools available, it’s easier than ever to catch problems and take necessary action. If you’re considering a career in auto repair, diagnostic technology could make your job much easier. Car diagnostic tools like

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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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Highlights of SEMA 2018 for Students in Automotive Training

November 8, 2018

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show is the world’s biggest automotive speciality products trade event. Every year, manufacturers, automakers, and retailers converge in Las Vegas, Nevada, to showcase the hottest new car parts and display the year’s most cutting-edge concept and custom vehicles. Students in automotive training looking for inspiration on their own custom

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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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How the Thing Baffled Pros with Car Mechanic Training: A Guide to the Volkswagen 181

October 4, 2018

There are many, and few, ways to describe the Volkswagen Thing. Emerging onto the automotive scene in the 1970’s, this multi-purpose car quickly became an exotic oddity in North America. Although the Thing cruised through Europe, it had a relatively brief sales run in the US. Referred to as the bucket wagon, its strange minimalistic

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How Mechanic Training Can Help You Diagnose and Fix “Engine Knock”

March 1, 2018

As a car mechanic, you will probably experience a fair share of clients coming in worried about a mysterious noise under their hood. Quite often, you will likely be able to diagnose this problem as ‘engine knock’, also known as pinging or detonation. Engine knock signifies that something is off with an engine’s spark ignition

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What Students in Automotive School Need to Know About Rear-Engine Vehicles

August 3, 2017

With the vast majority of cars, you know that you just need to pop open the hood to get at the engine. Some cars, though, are designed a little differently: their engines are located in the rear of the car. It might seem like this isn’t a huge deal—cars are cars, engines are engines, and

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