Category: Automotive

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Why We Need Diesel Technicians in Our Lives

It’s not an understatement to say that our economy, infrastructure, and nearly every aspect of our daily lives is affected by the world of diesel technology. If that statement surprises you, consider the actual global impact diesel technology has on the world, or maybe instead think about what the world would be like without it. In a culture of convenience

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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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A Day In The Life Of An Automotive Technician

In our fast-paced mobile world, it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without the invention responsible for making it a mobile world – the automobile. And with a reported 73+ million passenger vehicles produced worldwide in 2017 alone, it’s safe to say automobiles not only changed the world, they continue to be a core component of our daily

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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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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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Becoming a Commercial Truck Driver After Military

There are a number of career options that military personnel may choose to pursue after their service is complete. Commercial truck driving is particularly suitable for former service members for a variety of reasons. Surprising? Maybe. But consider a few parallels between the two and some of the benefits that military personnel bring to the commercial truck driving industry and

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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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J-Tech Becoming an Automotive or Diesel Technician after the military

The US Military is a complex animal. Entrusted with the daunting task of keeping the nation safe at home and across the globe, the military universe is made up of men and women trained in a vast array of specialized fields. And while each member of the armed forces enters the military in a specific “billet” or specialty, training for

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How J-Tech Serves Military Veterans

The military is made up of much more than generals, soldiers and artillery. A multi-dimensional world that not only keeps our country safe, it’s a training ground for some of the best automotive, aircraft and diesel equipment mechanics the nation has to offer.  The truth is, no matter what field your military training was in while serving, employers recognize the

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