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Collision 101: What You’ll Learn in an Automotive Collision Program

At Automotive Training Center, automotive collision is one of several specialties you can choose to study. Every specialty requires its own set of skills, and automotive collision is no different. In an automotive collision program, you can get hands-on experience using the tools and techniques found in real-world collision shops all over the country. The Big […]

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Paint to Protect: Part II – Tips & Techniques

In our last installment, we discussed the major contaminants and hazards that can damage a car’s finish. Bird droppings, dirt, insects, stones, tree sap – even such seemingly innocuous things as sunlight and water – will harm the paint on a vehicle. This time, we discuss how professional collision-repair technicians and vehicle restorers who have […]

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Paint to Protect: Part I – Know Your Enemy

Paint is the most obvious visual indicator of a vehicle’s condition. Concerned vehicle owners pay close attention to conditions that can damage finish. Professional collision-repair technicians and vehicle restorers who have received training from a certified collision-repair school know what’s at stake. Even small imperfections can grow to ruin a paint job. Knowing what can […]

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Automotive Metal Cutting: Effective Methods and Tools

Despite growing use of composite materials, today’s automobile remain a large piece of metal. Whether metal components and assemblies are tack-welded, seam-welded or riveted; they must all at some point be cut. For professional automotive mechanics and those who have received collision technician training through a certified collision repair school; this has long meant gas […]

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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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Top 3 Most Destructive, Car-Destroying Films In Movie History

What three elements make a great movie? Acting? Directing? A good script? Get real! How about speed, destruction and a few well-placed explosions? If you are like us, car chases and automotive carnage keep you on the edge of your seat. Imagine how much better some of Hollywood’s most classic films would have been with […]

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Auto Body Design: Will. I. Am. Customized 1958 VW Beetle

Custom design work on vehicles is more than just altering door panels and producing customized colors. It also involves ridiculous additions, glaring color combinations, and soothing enormous egos. Will. I. Am.’s custom whip pictured here is hideous by any standard, yet the carriage maker was able to charge $900,000 to create the pop-star’s vision. $900,000 may seem […]

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