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From Racecars to Racetrucks: The Evolution of NASCAR

Celebrating 68 years of racing thrills and fame, today NASCAR incorporates racecars, racetrucks, and everything in between. Our fellow hi-performance buffs might be wondering how NASCAR shifted the race world into high gear. Keep reading ATC’s post “The Evolution of NASCAR” to find out! The First NASCAR Race: February 1948 It’s hard to believe that […]

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Fuel for Thought: Greener Energy Sources That Fuel Cars

Each day, researchers and automakers make new discoveries in the search for more environmentally responsible energy sources to fuel our noble commuter sidekicks. Though solar- or wind-powered vehicles may still be a ways away, there are already a number of forward thinking, sustainable, and downright neat alternative fuel sources already out there! Check out the […]

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Can Cars Run on Wind?

Can cars run on wind is a valid question in today’s auto industry as hybrids and all-electric vehicles continue to claim their spots in driveways across the country. There are solar cars[JP1]  in the making, those that run on biodiesel, and hydrogen fuel cell models, but could a blustery day really power your next ride […]

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How Close Are We to Driverless Cars?

When we think of the far-off future, many of us envision a Jetsons-type scene, the most striking element being a flurry of flying cars buzzing around. And while flying cars may not be on the horizon just yet, there’s no doubt that the automotive industry is advancing at a rapid pace. Recent tech advancements that […]

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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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For Parents: How a Career in the Auto Industry Will Benefit Your Child

Parents want to see their children succeed in life, and this includes receiving a comprehensive education and entering the job world with a fulfilling career. With hands-on training from ATC, your son or daughter can graduate from a private post-secondary school as a proficient automotive technician and enter an industry that’s in high demand. Many […]

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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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An Employer’s Desired Traits for an Automotive Technician

The goal of any automotive training student is to land a fulfilling job with a great salary and engaging responsibilities. However, this is often easier said than done. While an automotive training school will give you the technical training and skills needed to perform the responsibilities of a new job, there are certain character traits […]

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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. It’s an important procedure that’s commonly part of a routine service appointment but places a lot of emphasis on a technician to perform […]

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