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A Profile of the Aspark Owl for Students in Automotive Training

November 21, 2019

The Osaka-based Japanese engineering company, Aspark, has recently shown its new hypercar, the Owl, at international car shows. What makes something a hypercar can change as technologies change, but the performance specs of the Aspark Owl definitely bump it up beyond super-status to hyper-status. Aspark announced that they would manufacture only 50 units of the

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What You’ll Learn About Spark Plug Replacement in Automotive Training

October 17, 2019

If you’re a car enthusiast, you probably already know that the combustion chamber of an engine contains a mixture of air and fuel. Igniting this mixture is what gives the engine its power and it is here where spark plugs come into play. These insulated plugs sit in the cylinder heads of internal combustion engines

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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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What Students in Automotive Training Should Know About Auto Recycling

July 18, 2019

Cars: you love them, and you wish you could keep them forever. But what happens when they’ve reached the end of their rope and it’s time to say goodbye? This is where recycling comes in. Automobiles are the world’s most heavily recycled consumer product, with millions of cars being recycled around the world yearly. About

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Manual vs. Automatic Fuel Efficiency: An Overview for Students in Automotive Training

May 23, 2019

Keeping a car’s tank full is one of the more significant expenses associated with owning or driving a vehicle. And although a car’s transmission may not play as big of a role as other components, it’s still important to know how it can affect fuel efficiency. Generally, the transmission of a vehicle can be either

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3 Vehicles That Students in Automotive Training Will Say Farewell to in 2019

January 31, 2019

There are many reasons why a car model is discontinued. Trends can change over time, or an unpopular design can doom a car from the start. Sometimes consumer tastes just shift, turning even once-popular cars into unwanted has-beens. The general consumer outlook for 2019 is that the public preference is shifting from passenger cars like

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Want to Become a Mechanic? Use These 5 Marketing Strategies to Attract Customers

January 17, 2019

Working on cars is a fun and rewarding challenge. You get to fix different problems, learn something new every day, and see the results of all your hard work. To help shops make sure there’s always a steady stream of cars to fix and service, marketing is important. Marketing can help attract new customers, build

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4 Exciting Vehicles Coming in 2019 That Students in Automotive Training Should Know About

December 27, 2018

As any auto enthusiast knows, December marks an important tradition: listing all the cool cars and trucks we can look forward to in the year ahead! With 2019, we’re in for a lot of treats, from the first Jeep pickup since 1992 to Porsche’s bold entry into the electric vehicle market. Plus, we may finally

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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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The Common Culprits of Radiator and Grille Damage Explained for Automotive Training Students

September 20, 2018

One of the most noticeable components of a vehicle is its front grille. It is one of the most susceptible parts to damage during driving, as it can easily be struck by a number of oncoming objects. The grille helps to protect the radiator from damage. That function is more than a little important, since

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