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A Look at the Surprisingly Long History of the Electric Car for Students in Mechanic Training

May 9, 2019

To many, electric cars seem like a relatively recent concept. While it’s true that demand and public interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has risen in the last few decades, the history of the electric car is actually far older than you may think. The dedication of innovators and inventers helped take the idea of an

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3 Vehicles That Students in Automotive Training Will Say Farewell to in 2019

January 31, 2019

There are many reasons why a car model is discontinued. Trends can change over time, or an unpopular design can doom a car from the start. Sometimes consumer tastes just shift, turning even once-popular cars into unwanted has-beens. The general consumer outlook for 2019 is that the public preference is shifting from passenger cars like

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Why Pros With Mechanic Training Are Impressed by the Economical New Ford Transit

February 15, 2018

In recent years, the Canadian minivan market has been pressured by competition from SUVs and crossovers of all shapes and sizes. Ford is understandably looking to rekindle sales of vans, which have been a big seller for the company in the past. The 2019 Ford Transit Connect van is part of that effort, which is

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A Look at the 3 Largest Auto Manufacturers in the World for Students in Car Repair Training

February 9, 2017

These days it seems like every auto manufacturer has a variety of brands under their umbrella, with approximately 17 companies owning about 40 major car brands. Some companies like Hyundai have a smaller profile, which just includes a couple of different brands and car lines. Other car companies, on the other hand, sport a massive

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3 Ways Automotive Schools Help You Advance Your Career

January 26, 2017

For anyone looking to pursue an automotive career, attending automotive school is the first step to take. Not only is a good school program essential to providing you with the right qualifications, but it also comes with a few other added benefits as well. Whether you want to pursue a career as a mechanic, auto

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Infographic: The Anatomy of a Truck

October 14, 2016

According to federal government stats from 2015, there are approximately 1.05 million large trucks rolling around Canada’s roads and delivering goods from place to place. They come in many shapes and sizes—a truck can weigh anywhere from 4,500 kg to over 30,000 kg—and serve a variety of purposes, but once you start your car repair

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Pros With Car Repair Training Weigh in: 3 Ways Car Maintenance Has Changed Over Time

October 6, 2016

Car maintenance is a big expense in many households, so it may come as a surprise that cars nowadays actually need less maintenance than was necessary in the past. The main difference? Cars of old had many different parts that wore out semi-regularly, whereas modern cars have fewer parts as well as some new technology

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Track22: 3 Things Car Mechanic Students Should Know About McLaren’s Future Plan

August 4, 2016

The McLaren 650S is known for the roar of its supercharged V8 engine and beautiful design. This beautiful piece of automotive machinery is flying off the shelves, as are many supercars in Canada. McLaren seems to be looking to capitalize on the increase in sales of super premium high-end vehicles in Canada, and North America

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4 Coolest Cars from the 1980s that Car Repair Training Students Should See

June 9, 2016

If you could have a garage filled with automobiles from any era, what era would you chose? The following cars make a great case for the 1980s to be your decade of choice. As Japanese cars began to gain a major foothold in the Western world, car styles, prices and performances were forever altered, and

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Considering Car Repair Training? Check out New Features on the Updated Tesla Model S

April 21, 2016

After weeks of speculation, Tesla finally revealed the new Model S earlier this month. The 2016 refresh is the first hardware overhaul the car has had since its release in 2012, and it includes a range of new features and design changes. The Model S has been a runaway success, earning praise from critics and

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