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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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Air in, Speed Out: How to Increase Speed by Installing a Vehicle’s Cold Air Intake

Interested in amping up the power in your ride’s naturally aspirated engine? Installing a cold air intake system is the simplest, most cost-effective way to increase speed without having to make intricate engine alterations that will have you reaching deep into your wallet. Keep reading to find out how you can increase speed by modifying […]

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The Motorhead’s Guide to Performance Tires

The world of performance tires doesn’t translate quite as clear as most of us would like. What’s a motorhead after a race-worthy tire to do? Check out Automotive Training Center’s (ATC’s) handy post “The Motorhead’s Guide to Performance Tires” before you head to the tire shop. Keep reading to find out which pair you should […]

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Straight as an Arrow: How Technicians Operate an Alignment System

One of the exciting responsibilities of an automotive technician is making sure that a vehicle’s alignment is straight so a driver can experience precise and safe control and handling on the road. Commonly part of a routine service appointment, this procedure is an important one, placing a lot of emphasis on a technician to perform […]

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Technician Training 101: How to Flush Brake Fluid

Drivers who care about their vehicles will make an appointment to have their brake fluid flushed. An often-overlooked maintenance step, flushing the brake fluid ensures that a vehicle can stop effectively and keep everyone inside it safe. For that reason, a brake fluid flush needs to be handled properly by an automotive technician. Our automotive […]

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What Does an Engine Dynamometer Do?

Marine and automotive technicians are constantly required to fine-tune engines to ensure that they deliver optimal performance. Engines are crucial to the propulsion of any vehicle or marine vessel, and any issues will leave drivers frustrated and looking for a solution from an experienced technician. One of the many ways that these technicians tune engines […]

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What’s In Your Car’s Fuse Box?

When a driver brings their vehicle to a service center or garage, an automotive technician must inspect it to determine the source of the issue the driver is experiencing. Automotive technician training schools can teach you the skills needed to perform numerous vehicle repairs and modifications. However, many problems that drivers believe are taking place, […]

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What Auto Repair School Can Teach You About Vehicle Painting

Car mechanic school molds the minds of aspiring automotive technicians and can prepare students for careers in the automotive industry. While vehicle painting isn’t the first thought that comes to mind when thinking about what you’ll learn at an automotive school near Pennsylvania, it’s an important skill and art form that automotive technicians use to perfect […]

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ATC Students’ Guide to Collision Damage

As aspiring automotive technicians begin their post-secondary technical training, they learn the fundamentals of automotive body damage and repair. One of the primary duties of Pennsylvania technicians in the collision repair field is restoring vehicles to their pre-accident state. If you’re thinking about enrolling in an auto tech program, Automotive Training Center (ATC) has a wide […]

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