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What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Dents are the result of minor automotive collisions. It doesn’t take much impact for a mark to be left behind after a bump or accident. A minor dent can be a major inconvenience for drivers since the repairs needed to remove the dent are known to be complicated and extensive. Fortunately for drivers in the […]

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How Collision Repair Technicians can Match Paint Color

Collision repair technicians specialize in restoring vehicles to their natural, visually appealing styles. Some of the best collision repair technicians can even make a damaged car look brand new. However, to perfectly restore dents, dings, and scratches on the body of your car, collision technicians need to apply a coat of paint, which sometimes is […]

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What is the Most Common Collision Damage and How do Automotive Technicians Fix it?

Collision reconditioning technology is an exciting career path for aspiring automotive technicians. As long as there are cars on the road, accidents are bound to occur, making work for collision technicians both stable and diverse because no two collisions are alike. While the world of collisions is ever changing, there are some things that are […]

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Collision Technology 101

Do you know what happens when you take your vehicle to a mechanic’s shop to have collision damage repaired? Behind those garage doors is where some of the most advanced automotive repairs happen. The world of collision repair technology is a fascinating and modern aspect of automotive technology, and any aspiring automotive technician should learn […]

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Assessing Collision Damage: What Collision Repair Technicians Look For

Collision repair technicians must diligently inspect vehicles following a wide variety of potential accidents that can cause a range of repair needs. The technicians are directly responsible for determining what has been damaged and what repairs are needed to restore the vehicle to a drivable state. But how exactly can collision technicians make such determinations? […]

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3 Things Employers Look for when Hiring Automotive Technicians

Once you’ve completed your automotive training, you’ll be looking for jobs in the industry to apply for and start your career as an automotive technician. But getting hired can be easier said than done. To prepare you for interviews and meetings with prospective employers, the Automotive Training Center is here to give you some advice. […]

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Collision 101: What You’ll Learn in an Automotive Collision Program

At Automotive Training Center, automotive collision is one of several specialties you can choose to study. Every specialty requires its own set of skills, and automotive collision is no different. In an automotive collision program, you can get hands-on experience using the tools and techniques found in real-world collision shops all over the country. The Big […]

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Paint to Protect: Part II – Tips & Techniques

In our last installment, we discussed the major contaminants and hazards that can damage a car’s finish. Bird droppings, dirt, insects, stones, tree sap – even such seemingly innocuous things as sunlight and water – will harm the paint on a vehicle. This time, we discuss how professional collision-repair technicians and vehicle restorers who have […]

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Paint to Protect: Part I – Know Your Enemy

Paint is the most obvious visual indicator of a vehicle’s condition. Concerned vehicle owners pay close attention to conditions that can damage finish. Professional collision-repair technicians and vehicle restorers who have received training from a certified collision-repair school know what’s at stake. Even small imperfections can grow to ruin a paint job. Knowing what can […]

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Automotive Metal Cutting: Effective Methods and Tools

Despite growing use of composite materials, today’s automobile remain a large piece of metal. Whether metal components and assemblies are tack-welded, seam-welded or riveted; they must all at some point be cut. For professional automotive mechanics and those who have received collision technician training through a certified collision repair school; this has long meant gas […]

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