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A Quick Intro to Car Air Filters for Those Interested in Automotive College

August 27, 2020

Checking a car’s air filters is an important part of routine car maintenance—right alongside rotating the tires, checking the oil, and topping up the washer fuild. On average, air filters will be changed every 19,000 to 24, 000 km, depending on the car owner’s manual and on the type of air filter in question Why?

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What Everyone in Automotive College Should Know About Jaguar Land Rover’s Touchless Touchscreen

August 6, 2020

The future is here—and Jaguar is fully embracing it. British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has developed an intriguing new technology for its vehicles, and is developing it in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. Their new touchless touchscreens, known at present as “predictive touch” technology, are built to anticipate what the driver might choose on

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Thinking About an Automotive Mechanic Career? Check Out Our Top Customer Service Tips

May 21, 2020

The success of your mechanic career is not just determined by your ability to fix cars – it is also determined by the customer service you provide.  Having a car break down or discovering a problem is generally not a fun experience for your clients. But if you listen carefully to their needs, and clearly

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3 Different Kinds of Tires You Need to Know for Mechanic School

April 23, 2020

When determining which tires are best for a car, there’s plenty you need to keep in mind. Are these tires better for a specific season, or can they be used year-round? Are they manufactured for certain vehicles? What are the tires’ tread patterns? What’s the overall nature of their construction? Once you’ve found the answers

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In Mechanic School? Here’s Why Driving on Bald Tires is Dangerous

February 6, 2020

As your car travels more and more miles,its tires will slowly but surely start to wear down. All road car tires have ‘treads’, which are the part of the tire that contacts the ground. New tires have a deeper tread,but as they wear down over time, the tread becomes shallower. This affects a car’s grip

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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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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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