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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

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 car’s engine is hitting those high temperatures, then 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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4 Insane Facts About the Tesla Roadster for Students in Mechanic Courses

November 30, 2017

While Tesla has styled itself as the company that will make electric vehicles (EVs) affordable to the average consumer, it certainly hasn’t neglected the premium side of things. 2008’s Tesla Roadster was the company’s first high-performance sports car, completely powered by lithium ion batteries, and the success of that model has lead to a new

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Dealing With Broken Catalytic Converters After Auto Training School

October 5, 2017

As any auto mechanic can tell you, issues with catalytic converters can come up from time to time when you service vehicles. A catalytic converter helps control exhaust emissions by converting toxic pollutants and exhaust into less harmful exhaust for release, and is a very important part of the vehicles you will service. This means

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4 Ways You Can Help Your Auto Shop Go Paperless Once You Become a Mechanic

June 29, 2017

The automotive repair industry uses a lot of paper. In most automotive shops, you can expect to find all kinds of documents—from repair order forms to invoices—as paper hard copies stashed away in cluttered filing cabinets. However, auto shops are slowly starting to discover the many benefits of going paperless. Not only does it benefit

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