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25 Jan, 2022
Get Specialized Training in the Ford Accelerated Credential Training Program (FACT)

Get Specialized Training in the Ford Accelerated Credential Training Program (FACT)

The Ford FACT program provides students the opportunity to earn 12 Ford STST instructor-led course credentials. Read more about how FACT can help prepare you for the industry!
04 Jan, 2022
How Do Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work?

How Do Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work?

Hybrid electric vehicles are becoming more common because of the push toward zero emissions. Learn more about how they work here!
31 Dec, 2021
Types of Car Engines

Types of Car Engines

The engine is one of the most important parts of a vehicle. Find out about some of the different types and layouts here!
08 Dec, 2021
What Is a Powertrain?

What Is a Powertrain?

The powertrain is an important system that uses many parts to transfer energy from the engine to the wheels. Read more about it here!
12 Nov, 2021
What Is a Carburetor?

What Is a Carburetor?

A carburetor is a part that helps with a car’s combustion process. Learn more about how they operate here!
26 Oct, 2021
How to Train to Become an Auto Electrician

How to Train to Become an Auto Electrician

What does an automotive electrician do? Read more about this important job here!
22 Oct, 2021
What Is an O2 Sensor?

What Is an O2 Sensor?

The oxygen sensor plays an important role in a vehicle’s exhaust system. Find out more about how it works here!
12 Oct, 2021
What Is a Throttle Body?

What Is a Throttle Body?

The throttle body helps control the flow of air to the engine. Learn more about how it works here!
08 Oct, 2021
Automotive Shop Safety Rules

Automotive Shop Safety Rules

There are several safety rules and guidelines automotive technicians should follow. Read all about them here!
05 Oct, 2021
How Do Car Suspension Systems Work?

How Do Car Suspension Systems Work?

The suspension system ensures a vehicle can handle all kinds of road conditions. Read more about how it works here!
01 Oct, 2021
What Are Spark Plugs?

What Are Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs are an important part of an internal combustion engine. Find out more about how they work here!
24 Sep, 2021
What Are Ball Joints?

What Are Ball Joints?

Ball joints are an important part of a vehicle’s suspension system. Read more about how they work here!
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 and How Does It Work?

What Is Engine Braking and How Does It Work?

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 Car Radiator Work?

How Does a Car 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 Female Auto Mechanic: What’s It Like?

Being a Female 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? Everything You Need to Know

What Is Power Steering Fluid? Everything You Need to Know

Learn about what power steering fluid does, the types of power steering fluid, when to change power steering fluid, and more.

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