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Dissecting the Dodge Charger’s Hellcat Engine

The brand-new Dodge Charger changes the way that we perceive the sedan vehicle class. While the stigma for sedans is that they’re slow, bulky, and built primarily as commuter vehicles or for taking the kids to school, the Dodge Charger shatters those expectations and gives drivers the thrill of 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of […]

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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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What are Direct Injection Engines?

You may have noticed that some manufacturers have been advertising the engines in their newer vehicles as extra fuel efficient thanks to direct injection technology. Since using such technology is becoming a standard in the automotive industry, it’s important for aspiring automotive technicians to understand how direct injection technology works. Defining Direct Injection Direct injection […]

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Five Engine Design Improvements Important to Auto Technicians

Technology keeps the automotive industry evolving, which in turn changes the way automotive technicians work on vehicles. With the new, innovative, and efficient ways engines are being built, it’s important that aspiring technicians take note of the evolution of engine design to stay on top of the industry. To help, we’ve listed a few ways […]

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Knowing Which Exhaust System is Right for your High-Performance Vehicle

Your exhaust system is the last piece of the engine. The exhaust directs the air and burnt fuel out of the engine and through the tailpipe, but that is not all it does. The exhaust can also dramatically impact the sound, the look, and the performance of your engine. If you ran your engine with no exhaust, […]

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3 Future Car Technologies & Their Impact on the Auto Tech Industry

These new technologies, including the following three, will impact how auto technicians train and work on vehicles. Energy-Storing Body Panels The automotive industry is certainly making an effort to be environmentally conscious. Electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular, and companies are developing technology to save fuel and stay green. One such technology is […]

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High-Performance Custom Engine Building 101

What kinds of cars have high-performance engines? Full-blown racecars certainly fit the category, but what else? How about street rods? What about hot boats? For the ultimate in high-performance, take a look at top fuel dragsters. These monsters can top 7,000 horsepower, enough to push these incredible vehicles to well over 300 mph in less than four […]

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Motor Oil Tips for High-Performance Engines

There are many things you could learn at the Auto Training Center, different forms of oil being one of them.  Oil is one of the most important fluids in your car’s engine. Of course, oil lubricates your engine, but it also helps keep the engine cool and reduces wear on the moving parts. Oil is important […]

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The Keys to Unlocking Engine Performance

The modern internal-combustion engine is – at its heart – an intricate balance of specific events. Intake, enrichment, compression, ignition and exhaust all act in harmony to efficiently produce power. When these events all happen in the correct order – and in the right balance – the engine will run smoothly. Even minor inconsistencies can […]

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Off-Roading 101: Tips for New Off-Roaders

Off-roading is a popular motorsport here in Pennsylvania. For many, a trek over rocks, through mud, or across dunes is an exhilirating driving experience. To enjoy off-roading, you don’t have to have formal automotive training – but there is technical information every beginner should know. Inside the Gearbox: Making the Right Choice Most 4WD vehicles […]

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