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Timing Chains vs. Timing Belts: The Facts Broken Down for Auto Mechanic College Students

November 5, 2020

As long as there have been internal combustion engines, there has been the need to power the engine in a synchronized manner to keep the vehicle running smoothly and safely. Timing belts and timing chains both serve this function. They work by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft (which moves pistons up and down within

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Want to Attend Mechanic School? Here’s What You Should Know About the 2022 Ford Fusion Active

October 8, 2020

If this is Ford’s last Fusion vehicle, it looks like they’re making it count. After announcements that they would be phasing out the Fusion lineup, Ford shocked customers and fans with the Fusion Active. Little is known about the car, which will be an ambitious combo between a station wagon and a sedan. That said,

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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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Thinking About Car Mechanics Training? Here’s How Timing Belts Work

July 23, 2020

When it comes to cars, timing is everything — and a timing belt makes sure an engine is timed to perfection. A central part of any internal combustion engine, a timing belt helps to ensure the crankshaft and camshaft operate smoothly and turn in conjunction with one another. By doing this, the vehicle’s engine can

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5 Unusual Study Tips for Students in Auto Mechanic Schools

April 16, 2020

When you take the steps to become an auto mechanic, most of the learning you do will be in the shop, or maybe practicing on your own vehicle. However, it shouldn’t surprise you that textbook learning and studying at home are also a key part of the process if you want to become an expert

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Starting Auto Mechanic School? Learn About How Cars Gather Data in 2020

January 9, 2020

Cars are getting smarter. In fact, some cars have had onboard computers for over twenty years. For example, GM introduced its OnStar service in 1996. Decades later, consumers and privacy advocates are starting to pay more attention to how cars collect data and what is done with it. Similar to our smart phones and apps,

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Want to Go to Auto Mechanic College in 2020? Here’s How to Manage the Transition

January 2, 2020

If you have been out of school for a long time, or if you are going from high school to college, the idea can be both intimidating and exciting. However, when you know you enjoy working on cars and you’re headed to a program that will help you become a car mechanic, the transition might

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What Jaguar’s Mood-Sensing AI Means for Car Mechanics in Training

July 25, 2019

As an aspiring auto mechanic, you love cars, and you probably love driving them. That said, stress is an inevitable part of driving, and it can get to us as much as we try to hide it—whether because of construction, running late, heavy traffic, or any other annoyance on the road. Luckily, one of the

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What Students in Auto Mechanic Training Will Want to Know About the New Rolls Royce SUV

May 16, 2019

Rolls Royce has a long-standing reputation as a leading name in luxury. Its classic cars have captured the attention of auto enthusiasts all over the world, and that reach has now been extended into the world of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Interest in SUVs has skyrocketed in the past decade, with major auto makers like

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Maserati’s Big EV Play: What Students at Auto Mechanic School Need to Know

August 17, 2017

Add Maserati to the list of companies itching to get in on the electric car game. A recent announcement by the brand promises the first electric Maserati will be here in 2020, with a fast, brand-wide transition to electric power occurring soon after. It’s a bold investment in cleaner automotive technology, and one that could

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