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A day in the life of a marine technician

A Day in the Life of a Marine Technician

You love all things water and boat related. Your idea of an ideal work environment is so not in an office. You’d like to fix the boat in the song – row, row, row your boat, because – why row when you can motor! If you said yes to all of the above, a career as a marine technician might

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A Day in the Life of an Automotive Technician

A Day in the Life of an Automotive Technician

It’s almost impossible to fathom what the world would be like without the invention of the automobile. Considering the global production of automobiles is nearly 92 million vehicles annually, it’s easy to see why skilled automotive technicians are important to the auto industry. After all, someone has to keep the wheels turning and the engines humming. But what’s it really

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A Day in the life of a diesel technician

A Day in the Life of a Diesel Technician

Before we dive into what a day in the life of a diesel technician is like, we should probably begin with what it is a diesel technician actually does. If you’re already the engine-savvy, mechanically inclined type, you probably have a good idea but suffice it to say that diesel engines – are the backbone of industries ranging from construction and

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What Self-Driving Cars Mean for the Auto Industry

Only a few short decades ago, the idea of driverless cars seemed like something conjured up out of a Steven Spielberg or George Lucas movie. Strictly speaking, self-driving technology has been around for quite some time and began with the invention of standard automobile features like cruise control. Fast forward to 2020, and cars that drive themselves (A.K.A. autonomous vehicles)

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top 5 careers for car lovers

The Top Five Careers for Car Lovers

You might be surprised by how many different careers for car lovers there are in the automotive industry. There are people who love cars. And there are people who eat, breathe and sleep cars, with an enthusiasm that rivals a five-year old’s excitement on Christmas morning. If you belong to the second group, you probably even fantasize about a career

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power to weight ratio

Power to Weight Ratio and How it Affects Performance

The simplest way to describe how a car’s power to weight ratio affects performance could be summed up in one sentence.  The heavier the load, the more power it takes to move it. Ok, that might be over-simplifying it, but you get the picture. But since power to weight ratio is such a (no pun intended,) driving force for so

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overlanding all about the new craze

Overlanding – All About the New Craze

If you’re the adventurous type but also have a love of tricked out vehicles – you may be familiar with the new craze known as Overlanding, although new may be an overstatement. While the – going off the grid to explore the unexplored– may be experiencing a surge in popularity,it’s not new. Exploration has been a part of the human race

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is your used car or truck worth repairing

Is Your Used Truck or Car Worth Repairing?

Deciding if your car or truck is worth repairing can be tricky. Especially when you’ve been payment free for a while. Remember how exciting it was making that final payment? You had big plans for all that extra money. And it was pretty awesome, until the timing belt went out or maybe the AC compressor failed. Still, without the monthly

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Supercharger vs. Turbocharger

Supercharger or Turbocharger? Today’s power-hungry consumers have options when it comes to choosing an induction system for their car. When it comes to the world of automotive performance, power matters. Horsepower and torque can be substantially boosted with a forced induction add-on but to choose the best route for your ride, it helps to understand the differences between the two

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FF vs FR vs MR - what's the difference?

FF vs FR vs MR – what’s the difference

Do you know what FF, MR, and FR means? Do you know the difference between the 3? There are so many things to think about if you’re on the hunt for a new car. Cost, make, two-doors or four? Compact or SUV? New or used? But what most people don’t actually think about, is the drivetrain layout. And since there’s

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