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If You’re Completing Training for Mechanics, Take a Look at the 2020 Mini John Cooper Works

June 13, 2019

In 2008, MINI premiered the first-ever John Cooper Works MINI to the world at the International Motor Show in Geneva. John Cooper Works is an English company owned by BMW, responsible for the original Mini Cooper. The JCW model was introduced to add a sportier version, indicated by the company’s namesake John Cooper, a race

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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 Ways to Tell a Fuel Pump Needs to Be Replaced When You Become an Auto Mechanic

February 28, 2019

A vehicle’s fuel pump has a very important job: to pump fuel from the tank to the engine. Obviously, if fuel isn’t getting to the engine, then the vehicle either won’t start or it will stall out. Fortunately, fuel pumps are designed to last a long time and problems with them can usually be detected

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Interested in Becoming a Mechanic? Here’s What You Should Know About the Classic Volkswagen Microbus

December 13, 2018

The Volkswagen Microbus: it’s the vehicle of Bob Dylan album covers, Woodstock, and California surfers seeking the perfect wave. While it’s certainly not the fastest vehicle ever made, for anybody with a passion for cars, the Microbus remains a beloved icon. So how did the Microbus become such a huge part of our collective culture?

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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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Auto Mechanic Training 101: 5 Often Neglected Maintenance Tasks to Remember

May 17, 2018

Any vehicle that you see on the road is a complex mix of subtle engineering which ensures high performance and safety for passengers. Auto mechanics know the ins and outs of these vehicles, and are able to spot the subtle mechanical glitches which require some tweaking. Ongoing vehicle maintenance allows components to last longer, thus

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How Grads of Auto Mechanic Programs Can Tackle a Defective Tachometer

March 15, 2018

Usually situated on a car’s dashboard next to the speedometer, tachometers are useful little devices that measure the revolutions per minute (RPM) of an engine’s crankshaft. Why is knowing the RPM of an engine important? If a car’s engine runs at high RPM for too long, then it may overheat, experience insufficient lubrication, or excessive

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