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Steel vs. Aluminum: 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 Ford F-150

Back in 2014, Ford unveiled its newly remodeled light-duty F-150 with an added emphasis on the light, as it sported a completely new all-aluminum body construction. Shedding hundreds of pounds from its well-known pickup frame, the 2015 F-150’s aluminum run has been a success, giving its class counterparts from Chevy, Ram, and GMC a serious […]

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The Science Behind Supercharged and Turbocharged Engines

The high-performance category instantly conjures the excitement and thrill of the racetrack. Growling motors whizz around tight turns, fans jump to their feet, jumpsuit-clad racers pose atop the winner’s podium post-race. And when it comes to discussing engines under the hood of race-ready models, there’s two terms that tumble around the high-performance realm pretty freely: […]

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3 Different Engine Types and their Advantages

Chances are you’ve heard of different engine types, from advanced versions that run on good ol’ gas to electric motors that provide better-than-you-can-believe efficiency. To learn more about today’s advancements in engine technology, check out ATC’s guide to three different engine types and their advantages below. Engine Type #1: Gas Engines The traditional engine type […]

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Could Ethanol-Blend Fuel Be Your Engine’s Silent Killer?

The last time you filled up on gas, you may or may not have noticed a warning sticker on the side of the pump that read “Contains Ethanol.” Economically and politically, ethanol in our gas supply has been a controversy for quite some time. Below, we zero in on how ethanol effects your car’s internal […]

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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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Beyond Changing Oil: The Advanced Skills You’ll Develop at an Auto Training School

A common stigma is that automotive training school will only teach students the basics of mechanic responsibilities. However, the comprehensive hands-on career training at a private post-secondary automotive training school goes far beyond teaching you how to change a car or truck’s oil. We want to make sure that you’re not confused as to where […]

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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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Why Demand for Marine Technicians Is on the Rise

Marine technicians have the unique opportunity to work on the water repairing different aspects of boats and other watercrafts. Whether it’s optimizing outboard engine propulsion, repairing fiberglass, or making sure that all of the electrical components are in order, marine technicians are vital to the success of all areas of the boating industry. However, becoming […]

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Hi-Performance Auto School Curriculum

While all vehicles have their own desirable attributes, hi-performance vehicles tend to be the most impressive, making car lovers curious about their engineering. If you’re one of those enthusiasts who wants to be the driving force behind the road’s fastest and most powerful cars, hi-performance auto school is right for you. ATC’s hi-performance technology programs […]

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