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Summer Road Trip Safety Guide

Road trip season is here! There’s nothing quite like packing up the truck and heading out on the open road to the Jersey Shore, Poconos, or maybe even all the way to the West Coast. Shipping off on a vacation is an exciting time, but before we get to relax, there’s always a lot of […]

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Today’s Best Android and iPhone Car Apps

With the release of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, today’s newest rides come with supreme smartphone integration already built into their dashboards. What do you do if your car isn’t equipped with a recent-year infotainment suite or navigation system? To help you out, Automotive Training Center (ATC) rounded up our picks for today’s best Android […]

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats: ATC Safety Guide

The consequences of an overheated car can be serious, including irreversible damage to the engine. While summer heat is often what pushes engines that run hot over the edge, a car’s engine could overheat at any time of year, including in the dead of winter. To help you stay mindful of this, Automotive Training Center […]

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Review & Outlook: 2017 Diesel Cars & SUVs

Today’s auto makers that want to stay competitive in their respective markets are differentiating their engine lineups with the addition of a durable, fuel-efficient, and powerful competitor to gas: diesel. As diesel continues to pick up steam, countless models (even some you wouldn’t necessarily expect) are taking advantage of diesel’s performance benefits. We did some research […]

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Your Windshield Repair and Replacement Guide

From acting as your main visibility pane to holding together the integrity of the vehicle, your car’s windshield plays a major role in keeping your drives safe. But, after many seasons of harsh weather or an unlucky meeting with a rogue construction pebble on the highway, cracked windshields can happen. Has your windshield started to […]

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Should You Use Aftermarket Auto Parts or OEM Parts for Your Next Car Project?

DIY auto enthusiasts are certainly no strangers to the performance advantages of aftermarket auto parts, but manufacturer-made parts also bring their own unique benefits. When you start a new project in the shop, do you consider both aftermarket and OEM parts or just automatically go for one over the other? For your next car project, […]

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How to Measure Horsepower Using a Dynamometer

ATC’s chassis dynamometer is one the main hi-performance testing tools our instructors and students use to measure an engine’s power output. And when that light changes from red to green, you better believe it attracts a crowd of spectators. In the following blog post, we’ll help you get a better feel for the finer points […]

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Troubleshooting Tips for Your Car’s AC Unit

There’s nothing worse than your car’s air conditioning calling it quits partway through the summer. But just because your car’s AC unit can’t keep its cool doesn’t mean you have to lose yours. ATC has put together a list of pro tips for troubleshooting the most common car air conditioning issues. Check them out so […]

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Why Wax Your Car? Answers from a Collision Repair Technician

Summer’s nice weather makes washing your car much less of a chore. But how likely are you to follow your car wash session by applying a restorative layer of wax? Is waxing your car really worth the extra time and effort? For expert-level answers, we took these questions up with our Collision Reconditioning Technology students […]

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