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How Supercars Get from 0 to 60 mph in Under 3 Seconds

One of the main selling points of a high-performance vehicle or supercar is how fast it can go from 0 to 60 mph. For car buyers with money to spend, the faster the better. From an automotive technician standpoint, however, it’s not all about which car goes the fastest but how the fastest cars can […]

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What to Expect from an Automotive Technology Program

Before deciding to enroll in an automotive technology program, you probably have some questions. The main one being, what should you expect from the program itself? To answer that question, you should ask another: what kind of technologies are in modern cars? Because modern cars are filled with a variety of high-tech devices, the education you receive should […]

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How to Start a Career in Automotive Technology

Engineering companies, auto dealerships, and body shops all need to hire and retain skilled automotive technicians, field investigators, and salespeople. If you are interested in how to start a career in automotive technology, be sure to take some time to think about your personal goals and the options available for achieving them. Choose the Kind […]

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Google’s Driverless Car: What It Means to the Industry

For automotive service technicians, new advances in vehicle technology arrive with every model year. The next few years, however, may bring an entirely new facet to the industry: driverless technology. Currently, Google is testing prototype driverless vehicles that can move passengers between locations without any user input. The entire automotive industry is watching these developments very […]

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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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6 Temporary Modifications for Car Leases

If you don’t own your car but you want to add some spice to it, here are some suggestions for temporary, reversible modifications. Upgrade your wheels. Do you want your car to look sportier? Tougher? Classier? Do you want to use it for a type of driving other than that which the vehicle was intended? […]

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All-Season Tires Versus High Performance Tires

Tire quality plays a huge part in vehicle performance, and there are different types of tires for different vehicle needs. If you have a family sedan and you live in a four-season region, you’ll need all-season tires. If you simply want to improve the speed of your car, you’ll want to get high-performance tires which […]

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4 Steps To The Best Off-Road Tires Of Your Life!

  Off-road tires are one of the greatest inventions ever for people who like to travel in rugged terrain, but let’s face it… not everyone knows how to install these tires or even which tires will meet their needs (which drastically reduces the efficiency of the final product). Fortunately, as part of diesel mechanic training, […]

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Off-Road Accessories For Your Jeep This Spring

  One of the great things about owning a Jeep is the vast array of off-road accessories that are available for them. The Jeep brand has brought with it plenty of students from diesel mechanic schools and other backgrounds that all want to try and push their vehicles to the limit. The spring weather brings […]

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