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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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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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Best Spots For Off-Roading Near the Poconos

Training to become a certified automotive repair tech can be hard work.  Whether you’re interested, or actually involved in diesel engine repair training, high performance engine or collision repair—sometimes having a little fun is needed. For techs who also participate in off-roading, or have clients that do, it can be helpful to know the best […]

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What Is Valvematic? The 2014 Toyota Corolla’s Latest Gadget

Valvematic represents a positive evolution of Toyota’s patented variable valve timing with intelligence technology (VVT-i ), allowing for throttle-free control of engine speed. This may seem confusing – if more air isn’t allowed into the intake manifold, either manually or by computer, how does fuel delivery and RPM increase? But this is precisely the advantage of Valvematic. […]

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3 Things You Have To Know About The Ferrari LaFerrari

The Ferrari LaFerrari blew everyone away at the Geneva Auto Show. Stunning, smoldering, smashing, it is available for close to $1.5 million! This extraordinary “toy” is still fragile inside and out, so special it will need high performance engine repair training as well as body repair training. You just don’t work on a vehicle like this every […]

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Automotive Technician–Add Precision Torque to Your Future

Today’s cars are precision vehicles with high performance engines and computer technology that has moved well beyond the cars of even the last decade. Trained automotive technicians are stepping up to the plate and filling a need with the education and experience required to keep today’s cars running in tip-top shape. If you are looking into […]

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