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In Mechanic School? Your Childhood Dreams Have Come True With the Bugatti Baby II

October 24, 2019

As part of its 110th birthday celebration, Bugatti created a tiny, child-sized car with fancy features and a classic look. While this may be a kiddie car, it’s a far cry from its foot-to-floor powered plastic competitors. This car features a real electric powertrain and multiple driving modes. Another distinguishing feature of this luxury vehicle

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Check Out These Weird Car Factoids if You’re in Automotive Training

October 3, 2019

No matter how long you work with vehicles, there is always more to explore and rekindle your passion for the job. You may find that the more you know, the more curious you become. Car facts can come in handy during fun banter with customers. Plus, they make you a formidable opponent on trivia night!

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Mustang Shelby if You’re Interested in Mechanic Training

June 27, 2019

Mustangs are cars known for creating the pony car classification. These compact, stylish vehicles have a sporty appearance and offer a smaller version of a classic American muscle car. The first Ford Mustang debuted in the spring of 1964. Shortly after, Ford approached race car driver and auto designer Carroll Shelby to create a performance-oriented

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4 Tips to Help You Remove Rusty or Seized Parts During Mechanic School

March 14, 2019

Rust—just reading the word makes any auto mechanic’s hair stand on end. It can be frustrating to have to handle rusty or corroded parts, especially when they don’t seem to budge. In a perfect world, you’d never see a seized bolt again, but the nature of automotive work means you’ll most likely see your fair

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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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What Students in Auto Mechanic School Should Know About the Future of the Combustion Engine

January 3, 2019

If you’re a car fanatic, you know that the internal combustion engine (ICE) has revolutionized transportation over the past century, and you may have also heard that its days are numbered. Since consumers can now buy electric vehicles (EV) that emit no greenhouse gases, surely, it’s just a matter of time before EVs outnumber ICE-powered

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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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Avoiding that Tow Truck: 4 Mid-Winter Tips Straight from Mechanic School

January 25, 2018

When temperatures really plummet and the snow falls heavily, conditions can be quite grueling. The combination of worsening driving conditions, road salt, and frosty air nipping at bolts and circuits can lead to added wear and tear. In many regions, towing companies might even need to work in overdrive as winter conditions see cars getting

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5 Signs That Point to a Broken Crankshaft Sensor: What You Need to Know When You Become a Service Advisor

October 19, 2017

As an automotive service advisor, you will need to develop a sharp eye for vehicle and engine problems of all kinds so that you can advise customers on what repairs need to be done. In fact, developing these skills is a core component of the training and courses you will undergo on the way to

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Considering Mechanic School? Check Out These 3 Revolutionary Vehicles That Changed the World

April 27, 2017

Every once in a while a vehicle comes around that inspires innovation, and changes the world as we know it. There are many revolutionary vehicles that have made their mark on society. From the very first horseless carriage to the earliest Jeeps, these automobiles have changed the way people live, travel, and carry out their

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