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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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How Current Paint Technology Preserves Vehicles

Most drivers think of the paint on their car in terms of a personal statement – concerned with what the glossy black, brilliant white or smoky silver paint job will say about them. At the same time, individuals who have received collision technician training from a certified collision repair school know better. They know there’s […]

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Collision Repair and Post-Accident Vehicle Restoration

In the world of automotive repair and restoration, the terms “repair” and “restoration” can mean two very different things. Those individuals who have received collision technician training from a certified collision repair school will understand the difference, as will those with formal training in other areas of auto mechanics. Defining Repair Versus Restoration When we […]

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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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Adhesive Vinyl vs. Paint: Which Process Is Right for Your Car?

While enamel, urethane, and lacquer have been the traditional materials used to paint a car, the latest trend is to use adhesive vinyl, a process called car wrapping. We mentioned car wrapping in a previous article about temporary fixes you can make to a leased car. If you own a car and want to improve […]

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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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Collision Technology: Helping Drivers Avoid Vehicle Damage

Modern car technology can actually help drivers avoid accidents. The latest technologies include night vision thermal imaging, infrared radiation, multiple cameras with computers, radar detection and interior projection screens. There are several impressive options for protecting yourself in a vehicle, depending on the car model and the amount of money you’re willing to spend on […]

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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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