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ATC Students’ Guide to Collision Damage

As aspiring automotive technicians begin their post-secondary technical training, they learn the fundamentals of automotive body damage and repair. One of the primary duties of Pennsylvania technicians in the collision repair field is restoring vehicles to their pre-accident state. If you’re thinking about enrolling in an auto tech program, Automotive Training Center (ATC) has a wide […]

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How Collision Repair Technicians Use Welding

Auto repair schools in Pennsylvania, such as ATC, prepare students to provide an immediate impact for an employer of a garage or mechanic shop through industry experience. One thing that professional automotive technicians will come across during their careers is a vehicle with collision damage that needs to be welded back into place. While it […]

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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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A Day in the Life of an Insurance Collision Appraiser

For individuals who are interested in working in the automotive world, a career as an insurance collision appraiser isn’t only rewarding but features in-depth involvement in the collision repair technology world. But many automotive enthusiasts have a skewed understanding of the duties of insurance collision appraisers. Automotive Training Center (ATC) is here to provide automotive […]

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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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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 is Tire Balancing and Alignment?

One common problem automotive technicians encounter with vehicles is unbalanced and misaligned tires. Any aspiring automotive technician should understand the fundamentals of tire alignment and balancing so they can resolve these problems quickly and efficiently. To ensure a smooth, safe drive, tire care is of the utmost importance. Take a look below to understand the […]

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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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10 Must Have Tools for an Automotive Technician

An automotive technician’s toolbox is the equivalent of a doctor’s surgical kit. Those who aspire to work in the automotive repair industry need stocked toolboxes they can depend on to get the job done right every time. For those looking to put together reliable toolboxes, take a look at our list of the 10 tools […]

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3 Famous Car Designers and How they got Started

While car designers aren’t A-list celebrities by any stretch of the imagination, millions of people appreciate their work each year, including many aspiring automotive technicians. Take a look at how three of the most famous car designers in the world got their start in the automotive industry. Peter Schreyer Born in West Germany, Schreyer attended […]

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