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A Guide to the Auto Mechanic Certification Process in Canada

November 11, 2021

If you’re interested in becoming a mechanic, you’re bound to find all of the options for starting your career exciting. No matter what specialization you choose or what route you take, you’ll be setting yourself up for a rewarding and fulfilling career. Automotive technicians can specialize in a number of topics ranging from detailing to

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Why Now is a Great Time to Earn Your Auto Mechanic Certification

July 29, 2021

Automotive training prepares students to work in the industry, equipping them with a valuable skill set to help them succeed in a variety of auto careers. With auto mechanic training, students have the opportunity to become professional auto mechanics who are both well-rewarded and in-demand. As an auto mechanic, you’ll be repairing and maintaining vehicles—likely

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Entering an Auto Mechanic Career? Here’s Why Canada’s Auto Industry is so Important

May 20, 2021

Canada’s auto industry has long been an important contributor to its economy. Automotive manufacturing is one of the most prominent industrial sectors in Canada, accounting for 23% of manufacturing trade, and 10% of manufacturing GDP. The automotive sector drives employment, imports, and exports, and contributes to Canada’s economic performance.  Additionally, Canada’s location, automotive technology expertise,

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Cars We Won’t See Again in 2021: A Look for Students of Car Mechanic Training

November 12, 2020

2020 has been quite the year, but don’t worry: Some car models are having a harder time than you might be. The list of cars getting cancelled in 2021 is lengthy, and those in the auto industry should be prepared to say goodbye to some classics. We’ll miss some of these models more than others,

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Thinking About Car Mechanic Training? Find Out Whether Front or Rear Engines Are Better

March 26, 2020

If you’re a car fanatic, you are likely aware of the different engine configurations available—but do you know which one is the best? Turns out the question is easier to ask than to answer, as each engine has its pros and cons. Whether you’re looking for speed, safety, or something in between, the ideal engine

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Considering Car Mechanic Training? Here’s What to Look For in Diagnostic Tools

September 19, 2019

There was a point in time when mechanics would open up the hood of a car and rely entirely on their own know-how to pinpoint issues. Luckily, with technology this task is a little bit easier nowadays. In addition to visual inspections and on-road tests, mechanics can use diagnostic tools to assess vehicles and diagnose

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A History of Sports Cars for Automotive College Students

August 29, 2019

A History of Sports Cars for Automotive College Students Sports cars: they’ve come a long way at a blistering pace—literally and figuratively. Although there’s been some debate over what actually counts as the first sports car, what is certain is that they’ve changed in many different ways over the years. From the early 1900s through

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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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Interested in Training for Mechanics? Here’s What You Should Know about the Aquatic Amphicar

October 18, 2018

Although it was in production for only five years from 1960 to 1965, and the innovations it introduced were never taken up by other major car manufacturers, the Amphicar Model 770 is a curiosity worth learning about. The world’s only mass-produced civilian amphibious passenger vehicle, it was capable of running both on land and in

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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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