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Taking Automotive Courses? 3 Common Symptoms of a Burnt Out Clutch

July 8, 2021

Many vehicle owners favour a manual transmission for the added control it affords the driver. The clutch is an essential part of a manual car, allowing the driver to change gears smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, the clutch absorbs a lot of wear that can cause it to burn out. Identifying a worn clutch isn’t as

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Training to Become a Mechanic? 5 Tips for Marketing an Auto Repair Shop

June 3, 2021

So you want to open your own auto repair shop—great! The first thing you’ll need to do when starting your own shop is create a solid customer base. In opening an auto repair shop, developing a marketing strategy will be crucial when it comes to attracting new clients, competing with other businesses, and keeping your

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If You Want to Become a Mechanic, You’ll Want to Check Out the 2021 Toyota Highlander

January 28, 2021

Crossovers are a great option for families who need the room an SUV offers but are looking for something a bit sportier, and the 2021 Toyota Highlander is just that. The latest Highlander iteration is extremely driveable, and offers three rows of seating. In 2021, everyone can find a Highlander that fits their needs, as

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Want to Become a Mechanic? This Is What You Need to Know About the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

October 1, 2020

Ever since Ram offered a tantalizing look at its concept TRX in 2016, the automotive world has waited with bated breath to see if reality could meet fantasy. The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has lived up to all those expectations and maybe even some more, delivering a staggering 700-plus hp under a strikingly buff

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Want to Become a Mechanic? Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2020 Cadillac CT5

September 17, 2020

With the task of replacing Cadillac’s discontinued ATS and CTS sedans, the all-new 2020 CT5 is also the American luxury carmaker’s hope for battling the BMW 5, Audi 6, and other favourites in the midsize luxury sedan niche. With three trim levels to choose from, a substantial drivetrain on each, and loads of appealing add-on

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How Do You Care for a Vintage Car? What Those in Auto Mechanic School Should Know

September 10, 2020

There’s something unmatched about cruising around in a piece of history. People have all kinds of reasons for getting a vintage vehicle—maybe it reminds them of the old days, or a car a relative had once upon a time. Some have an appreciation for a certain era in automotive history, while others love the vintage

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Interested in Auto Mechanic School? Discover the Top 5 City Cars of 2020

June 25, 2020

Have clients looking for a ride that will get them through morning commutes, downtown errands, and heavy traffic? You might want to consider recommending the cars listed below. The ideal city car should provide a safe, smooth ride for any of these tasks, and also be able to hold its own on the odd road

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Fixing Squeaky Brakes When You Become a Mechanic

April 11, 2019

Few sounds are as annoying as squeaky brakes. When you become a mechanic, brake noise will likely be one of the top complaints you’ll hear from customers. In some cases, squeaky brakes are completely normal, but in others they could indicate a very serious problem, such as the brake pads needing to be replaced. In

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An Auto Mechanic’s Guide to Thermostat Replacement in Cars

July 19, 2018

An Auto Mechanic’s Guide to Thermostat Replacement in Cars Ever wonder what helps to regulate the temperature of a car’s engine so it won’t conk out while on the road? Sitting near the top of the engine, the thermostat helps to keep the temperature at a nice 82 to 99 degrees Celsius. Let’s say the

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Hit The Brakes! An Overview of Brake Pad Materials for Students in Mechanic Training

June 14, 2018

The science behind stopping a car revolves around friction. Many substances are effective in slowing down a vehicle when they are put into contact with the brake rotor, but there are many other characteristics which must be considered. Does the substance wear quickly? Is it well suited to performance or heavy load vehicles? Is it

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