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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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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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Five Inspiring Backyard Inventions

Inventing an automotive vehicle in your garage or backyard may seem like an impossible feat, but with determination and a creative mind, there’s no limit to what you can build. Creativity has led to several important automotive inventions, so by exploring creative boundaries on your own, you could end up with the next invention or […]

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5 Ways to Diagnose your Vehicle: What to Check and How to Check it

Being able to diagnose a problem with your car is a helpful skill that can give you leverage when you take your car to the mechanic’s shop. Knowing exactly what’s wrong will help with figuring out what needs to be done to fix the problem and estimate the price for repairing it. Here are five […]

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High-Performance Custom Engine Building 101

What kinds of cars have high-performance engines? Full-blown racecars certainly fit the category, but what else? How about street rods? What about hot boats? For the ultimate in high-performance, take a look at top fuel dragsters. These monsters can top 7,000 horsepower, enough to push these incredible vehicles to well over 300 mph in less than four […]

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5 Essentials to Prepare Your Car for a 1,000+ Mile Road Trip

So you and your friends are channeling your inner Jack Kerouac and have decided to embark on a cross-country road trip. It’s something that many of us want to cross off of our bucket list, but make sure you aren’t one of the many people who can’t finish their journey because of car troubles. Here […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing a High-Performance Air Intake

It may not be obvious, but you can think of an internal combustion engine as a gas-powered air pump. Air gets sucked in through the air intake, it mixes with gas, burns in the cylinders, and then it gets pumped out through the exhaust. If you could get more air into the engine, it would make […]

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Motor Oil Tips for High-Performance Engines

There are many things you could learn at the Auto Training Center, different forms of oil being one of them.  Oil is one of the most important fluids in your car’s engine. Of course, oil lubricates your engine, but it also helps keep the engine cool and reduces wear on the moving parts. Oil is important […]

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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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