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3 Tips for Starting Auto Repair Training if Trades Aren’t Your Background

August 8, 2019

The amount of computers, networks and electronics involved in auto repair have made it harder to fix a vehicle without proper training. Gone are the days of the average driver being able to diagnose and repair problems with their cars with just some elbow grease and a bit of intuition. If you’re interested in learning

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Becoming a Mechanic? Here Are Some Tips for Finding Your First Used Project Car Online

June 6, 2019

If you’re currently training to be a mechanic, a project car is a really fun way to get some practise working with your hands on a passion project. Depending on your budget, you can install interesting modifications, make the car a little more stylish, and learn new skills. Project cars can also provide a creative

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The Tesla Model 3: What You May See in Your Automotive Mechanic Career

April 25, 2019

Tesla is famous for its technologically advanced electric vehicles (EVs). While its early models were focused on the luxury car market, the automaker has made clear that it wants to make EVs affordable for everyone. The Model 3, which costs about half of what its higher-end Model S costs, is its attempt to create an

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Winter Fuel Economy: What You Need to Know if You’re Interested in Becoming a Mechanic

March 7, 2019

Cold weather, snow, and ice can make driving difficult. In addition, you may be surprised to learn that winter weather can even affect how much fuel a car uses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the mileage of a typical gasoline-powered car may be about 12% lower in cold-weather conditions (below -6°C) than

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Considering Becoming a Mechanic? Check out These 3 Winter Car Myths

February 7, 2019

The annual arrival of snow, ice, and cold weather means that many drivers have to shift gears and prepare their cars for several seasonal challenges. Whether that includes heating up the car, de-icing windshields, or trying to improve traction on slippery roads, there are many solutions drivers turn to. Some, however, might do more harm

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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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Interested in Becoming a Mechanic? Here’s What You Should Know About the Classic Volkswagen Microbus

December 13, 2018

The Volkswagen Microbus: it’s the vehicle of Bob Dylan album covers, Woodstock, and California surfers seeking the perfect wave. While it’s certainly not the fastest vehicle ever made, for anybody with a passion for cars, the Microbus remains a beloved icon. So how did the Microbus become such a huge part of our collective culture?

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Why You’ll Rarely Repair Automatic Transmissions After Becoming a Mechanic

September 28, 2017

Some jobs completed by mechanics, like rotating tires, doing oil changes, and replacing brake pads, are incredibly common. Others, like repairing an automatic transmission, are not. In fact, repairing an automatic transmission is something of a specialty, and something that is unlikely for most mechanics to do several times throughout an entire career. Curious about

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How the Airbag Became a Life-Saving Standard in Vehicles: A History Lesson for Students in Auto Training School

August 31, 2017

There are certain safety features in vehicles that are so important it’s hard to imagine a time when people were willing to drive without them. Airbags, in particular, have made a huge impact on vehicle safety since they were invented just over 65 years ago. According to estimates from the Canada Safety Council, airbags reduce

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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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