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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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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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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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What It Takes to Break the Land Speed Record

One of the most admirable accomplishments in the eyes of any automotive enthusiast is the land speed record. Set by Andy Green in 1997 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, the land speed record over one mile is 763.035 mph. Since it was set 18 years ago, one has to wonder if anyone will […]

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The Amazing Autos in The Fast and the Furious 7

Just when you thought you had seen the most amazing cars in the first six movies, the seventh installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise brings you even more extremely rare, and extremely capable, high-performance vehicles. While these cars are used for impressive stunts throughout the movie, just looking at these vehicles when standing […]

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2015 Chevy Silverado Versus Ford’s 2015 Super Duty

Chevy’s all-new 2015 Silverado 2500HD is showing off higher standard towing ratings than the 2014 Silverado. With the available Duramax diesel engine, the 2500HD’s maximum payload is 4,306 lbs. The maximum conventional towing capacity is 14,500 lbs, with a fifth-wheel towing capacity of 17,900 lbs. (Click here if you’re interested in learning about more auto […]

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How to Make your Boat Go Faster

Boating enthusiasts love maximizing the power in their boats. There’s nothing like the feeling of pushing that throttle all the way forward and letting your vessel rip through the water. And even if you don’t have a power or speedboat, there are still a number of ways you can make your boat faster. Optimizing the […]

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The Latest in Marine Engine Technology

The world of marine engines is always evolving to produce propulsion methods that exceed expectations. Just like in the automotive world, each year there’s a new innovation as far as how marine engines are designed and built. So now that we’re a couple of months into 2015, what’s new this year in the marine engine […]

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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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