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Bold City’s Best

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 4th, so be sure to

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

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 your next big adventure the

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The Best Kind of Wiper Fluid for Your Vehicle

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 you’ve ever seen a windshield

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Why Technical Schools are Becoming the School of Choice

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 for a successful future. Instead,

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Basic “Under The Hood” Car Care Maintenance

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 to change a flat tire

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Changing a Tire 101

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 a tire. If you don’t,

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

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 than the EV which could 

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TPMS light meanings

What does the TPMS light mean?

When the dreaded engine light or any light we don’t recognize comes on in your car, it can incite a feeling of panic. Fortunately, it’s not always a bad thing and later model cars are equipped with a variety of alert lights and sensors that can help prevent issues before they happen to your vehicle. Over the past two decades,

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Your Questions Answered at Our Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be tough to navigate! With everything else on your mind and so many decisions to make, we’re here to help you figure out your finances. Do you feel overwhelmed? Confused by the whole process or just don’t know where to begin? Relax! Join us on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. until

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students in automotive repair class

Nitrogen or Oxygen? And what is TPMS?

The wheels on the bus, (or your car for that matter) do not continue to go round and round without a little TLC from you or your local mechanic. After all, what is a vehicle without tires? Pretty much a useless pile of metal and rubber. So it’s important to perform regular tire pressure checks and tire rotations to ensure

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