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10 Sep, 2021
How Does a Turbocharger Work?

How Does a Turbocharger Work?

Turbochargers can improve the performance of a vehicle’s engine. Find out more about how they work here.
03 Sep, 2021
What Are Shocks and Struts?

What Are Shocks and Struts?

Shocks and struts are important parts of a suspension system. Learn more about what they do here!
26 Aug, 2021
What Is Engine Braking?

What Is Engine Braking?

Engine braking is a method of slowing your vehicle that can help extend the life of your braking system. Read more about it here!
23 Aug, 2021
What Is an Alternator?

What Is an Alternator?

The alternator is a key electrical component that keeps your car running smoothly. Learn more about how it works here!
20 Aug, 2021
How Do Car Braking Systems Work?

How Do Car Braking Systems Work?

The braking system in your vehicle helps it come to a complete stop. Find out how it works by reading here.
13 Aug, 2021
Understanding Pressure Measurements

Understanding Pressure Measurements

Pressure measurement is important for keeping a vehicle running smoothly. Learn more about the types of measurement here!
11 Aug, 2021
What Is a Differential?

What Is a Differential?

The differential is an important system that helps deliver the right amount of power to your wheels. Learn more about how it works here!
09 Aug, 2021
What Is Parasitic Battery Drain?

What Is Parasitic Battery Drain?

Your car’s battery helps it start. Learn what parasitic battery drain is and the problems it can cause here.
04 Aug, 2021
How Does a Radiator Work?

How Does a Radiator Work?

The radiator in your vehicle helps prevent it from overheating. Find out more about how it works here!
30 Jul, 2021
Being a Woman Auto Mechanic: What’s It Like?

Being a Woman Auto Mechanic: What’s It Like?

Ever wondered what being a mechanic is like for a woman? Hear from several UTI grads about being a woman in the auto industry.
06 Jul, 2021
What Is Dyno Tuning?

What Is Dyno Tuning?

Dyno tuning can help you measure the engine output of your vehicle. Learn more about how it works here!
28 Jun, 2021
The History of NASCAR: How It All Started

The History of NASCAR: How It All Started

NASCAR was founded in 1948. Learn more about its history and NASCAR Technical Institute by reading here.
07 Jun, 2021
What Causes Metal Shavings in Oil?

What Causes Metal Shavings in Oil?

Metal shavings can build up in your car’s oil and cause issues. Learn what causes this problem and how to prevent it here!
31 May, 2021
How Do NASCAR Engines Work?

How Do NASCAR Engines Work?

NASCAR engines deliver tons of power to cars on the track. Learn more details about how they work here!
26 May, 2021
The Most Common Car Cooling System Problems

The Most Common Car Cooling System Problems

The cooling system in your vehicle helps keep the engine running at the right temperature. Find out more about common issues this system can experience by reading here.
28 Apr, 2021
What Is Battery Terminal Corrosion?

What Is Battery Terminal Corrosion?

Are your vehicle battery terminals corroded? Read more to see what causes it and how you can fix it!
13 Apr, 2021
What Are Direct Injection Engines?

What Are Direct Injection Engines?

Direct injection engines offer increased fuel efficiency for vehicles. Read more about how they work here!
29 Mar, 2021
What Is Power Steering Fluid?

What Is Power Steering Fluid?

Learn about what power steering fluid does, the types of power steering fluid, when to change power steering fluid, and more.
23 Mar, 2021
Main Components of a Car & Their Functions

Main Components of a Car & Their Functions

What are the basic parts of a car and how do they work? Learn about them here.
09 Mar, 2021
What Is a Fleet Mechanic?

What Is a Fleet Mechanic?

Learn all about the career path of a fleet mechanic, including job duties, salary, required training and more.
01 Mar, 2021
Advancing vs. Retarding Ignition Timing

Advancing vs. Retarding Ignition Timing

Ignition timing will affect engine performance. Find out how it works and the difference between advancing and retarding here!
04 Feb, 2021
What Are Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS)?

What Are Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS)?

What are anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and how do they work? Learn all about ABS and why it’s such an important safety feature in cars today.
25 Jan, 2021
What Is an Automotive Oscilloscope?

What Is an Automotive Oscilloscope?

Automotive oscilloscopes are important diagnostic tools. Find out why here!
20 Jan, 2021
What Is Differential Fluid?

What Is Differential Fluid?

Learn the answer to “What does differential fluid do?” and why it’s important to maintain. Contact UTI for auto or diesel technician school information.
11 Jan, 2021
What Is Brake Fluid?

What Is Brake Fluid?

What is brake fluid? Find out what it does, looks like, and how often you should change it here.
06 Jan, 2021
What Is a Catalytic Converter?

What Is a Catalytic Converter?

What does a car’s catalytic converter do? Find out the important role it plays in your car’s exhaust system.
28 Dec, 2020
How Do Air Conditioning Systems Work in a Car?

How Do Air Conditioning Systems Work in a Car?

How do air conditioning systems work in a car? Lean more automotive AC system theory and operation here!
24 Dec, 2020
What Is an Automotive Service Manager?

What Is an Automotive Service Manager?

Find out what an Automotive Service Manager does and how you can take the steps to become one. Read more here!
30 Nov, 2020
Ranking the Highest Paying Automotive Technician Salaries in the U.S.

Ranking the Highest Paying Automotive Technician Salaries in the U.S.

Interested in working on cars for a living? Click here to find information on annual median salaries for automotive technicians.
30 Oct, 2020
What Is an Automotive Service Writer and What Do They Do?

What Is an Automotive Service Writer and What Do They Do?

Learn the automotive service writer job description, how to become a service writer, and where the career can take you.

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