Mistakes Rookie Truck Drivers Should Avoid

mistakes rookie truck drivers should avoid

If you are considering becoming a commercial truck driver, the time has never been better. Commercial truck drivers are essential to keep our economy strong, and they are in very high demand, which means you can not only enjoy the freedom of being on the road, but also make a good living. Once you get […]

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Technical Training

4 tips to get the most out of your technical training

If you’ve decided to attend an accredited trade school like J-Tech Institute to gain the hands-on skills you need to start a successful career, congratulations! You’ll get essential career training to become an auto technician, diesel mechanic, welder, commercial truck driver, HVAC technician, or another high-demand job. Here are four tips to help you make the most […]

Is Your Used Truck or Car Worth Repairing?

is your used car or truck 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 […]

Bold City’s Best

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J-Tech has been nominated We are proud to announce that J-Tech has been nominated as 1 of 5 Bold City’s Best Local Non-Profit Organizations by the Times-Union. Wow! We are shooting for the ultimate title, but help us get to the next level, the Top 3, by voting today! This round of voting ends August […]

Planning a Road Trip? Top Tips to Read Before Hitting the Road

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With the rising cost of air travel and sometimes questionable customer service making headlines, a good old-fashioned road trip is making a comeback! After all, what’s a better way to explore the open road than actually being on the road itself. Before you head on down the highway, check out these top tips for making […]

The Best Kind of Wiper Fluid for Your Vehicle

best wiper fluid

It’s safe to say that keeping your line of sight clear when you’re driving is not just a good idea, it’s a necessity. That’s why it’s important to take ordinary maintenance tasks seriously, like choosing the right windshield wiper fluid. Getting to where you’re going requires more than just four wheels and an engine. If […]

Why Technical Schools are Becoming the School of Choice

Confident Automotive technology student wearing safety glasses, stands, arms crossed, with the auto shop in the background

It’s safe to say that the world of higher education has changed. Yes, it’s a whole new world of online courses and virtual classrooms where students can get an education without ever leaving the house! But perhaps the biggest change, is the idea that a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university is your best option […]

Basic “Under The Hood” Car Care Maintenance

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Even if you don’t happen to be one of those people who prefer to DIY their way through life, there are some basics every driver should know when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Let’s face it, even in a world filled with cell phones and roadside assistance, there may be a time when knowing how […]

Changing a Tire 101

worker changing a tire

Few things can deflate your day faster than one of the four wheels deflating under you. Most of us have been there. You know, on the side of the road, hoping you have a cell phone signal and that there’s still a spare in your trunk. That is if you actually know how to change […]

Electric Cars-Are they really our future and what we should know?

electric car

To many people, the advent of the electric car (EV) might seem like a brave new world of advanced technology. But the EV has actually been around since the late 1800’s and was invented prior to Henry Ford’s gasoline-powered Model T. Unfortunately, for inventor William Morrison, the cost for the Model T was drastically less […]