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What Does a Diesel Engine Pre-Glow Warning Mean?

If your car runs on diesel, you may have noticed an unfamiliar dashboard light that looks like a coil come on in cold temperatures. If you see a diesel engine pre-glow warning light come on steady at startup, it simply means that your engine is in the process of warming up and you will be […]

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A Day in the Life of a Diesel Mechanic

Diesel engines are the big-time power players in our economy. From agriculture, to construction, to the transportation of goods, people, and services, heavy-duty diesel trucks and equipment make these industries possible. Credit is due to the men and women behind these colossal engines that ensure they’re running at peak performance. We’re talking about the diesel […]

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What Do Diesel Mechanics Do?

Diesel mechanics are responsible for maintaining and repairing vehicles and other machinery that run on diesel fuel. A diesel mechanic has the opportunity to work in a variety of industries on many different types of equipment, which provides several compelling career options. For our low-end power fans out there, we decided to dive into what […]

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3 Performance Advantages of Diesel Engines

Compared to gas engines, diesel motors are far less mainstream, mostly appearing under the hoods of work trucks and heavy-duty equipment. But as automakers more readily realize the performance advantages of diesel engines and continue to advance fuel technology, diesel doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Interested in which areas diesel rides beat out […]

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Why Diesel Will Remain Relevant After the VW Scandal

The Volkswagen scandal has opened the discussion about the effectiveness and efficiency of diesel fuel. This particular case has shown the world that when used in the wrong manner, diesel may not be a viable alternative fuel. However, this ordeal has also shown that emissions standard testing will become tougher to ensure that the right […]

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What Can I Study at Car Mechanic School?

An education from a car mechanic school in Pennsylvania can provide you with the diverse set of skills needed in order to pursue careers in many different areas of today’s automotive industry. An automotive repair school will provide students with a broad range of focuses within the different fields of the industry. Car mechanic schools […]

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Career Paths of Diesel Technology Graduates

For automotive enthusiasts with a strong desire to work on some of the most powerful and complex heavy-duty engines, the diesel field of the automotive industry is compelling. Here at Automotive Training Center (ATC), our engaging and in-depth Diesel Technology program will provide you with valuable information on diesel engines that can prepare you for […]

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The Extraordinary Engine Configurations of 18-Wheelers

The loud, massive 18-wheel trucks you see barreling down the highways, referred to as semi-trucks, play an important role in the transportation of goods and supplies across our country. But to do so, they need powerful engine configurations. ATC’s Diesel Technology course teaches our students the mechanics of diesel engines, such as the ones found […]

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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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