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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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— Diagnosing a Bad Coolant Temperature Sensor

A large part of automotive repair is first diagnosing a problem. Fortunately, today’s technological advancements offer faster, easier, and more efficient ways to do this. In this Google Glass video, through application, board demonstration, and visual aids, Keith Littleton shows you how to diagnose a bad coolant temperature sensor. The first step is to place the wireless interface inside the

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— Gas vs. Diesel: Which Vehicle is Better?

We live in a world where options exceed needs. There’s a new color, size, shape or version of every new product that enters the marketplace, and it can be overwhelming at times. One of the main perpetrators of this excess of choices is the automobile industry. Deciding on what new car to buy can be the source of some major

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— Ford vs. Chevy: Who’s Winning?

It’s no secret that auto enthusiasts can be fiercely loyal to a particular manufacturer. Ford drivers will always defend their legacy and Chevy lovers couldn’t imagine sitting behind any other wheel. This competitive nature is one of the great things that separates mankind from other animals. The desire to excel is a passion that, much like loyalty, surges through our

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— Diagnosing Basic Electrical Concerns

This video will walk you through diagnosing basic electrical concerns on three different items. In this Google Glass class, J-Tech Institute instructor Keith Littleton assesses a generator, a Hyster forklift, and a Peterbilt Class “A” truck to determine their electrical problems using the basic diagnostic process. In just over 10 minutes, and using some of J-Tech’s teaching styles and technology,

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— Come on, Girls – Let’s Get Our Hands Dirty

Cars: more than just people, for women, they carry with them a myriad of feelings from excitement, pride, and self-confidence to frustration, anxiety, and bewilderment. Wouldn’t it be great to harness the kind of knowledge and experience necessary to tame the beasts of ignorance and stand gallantly atop the mountain of I-ain’t-afraid-of-no-transmission-problems? If you’re tired of feeling like you’re being

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