Car Care and Maintenance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

August 26th, 2020 by

Tips for keeping your car dependable while keeping yourself safe Consumers have many worries right now during the coronavirus pandemic. Somewhere on the list for some is keeping their car dependable, especially for those who work at “essential” businesses and need to commute. There are many basic car care tasks, such as checking fluids and inspecting tires,

Growth in the Need for Auto Mechanics

August 26th, 2020 by

Automobiles have become increasingly sophisticated, incorporating technology such as hybrid or diesel engines, antilock brakes, computer microprocessors, multimedia entertainment systems and wireless Internet. In 2012, Rich Orban, manager of the General Motors Service Technical College, warned that the industry is bracing for a shortage of mechanics, reported “USA Today.” The growth in the need for

Top 10 Benefits of Doing an Apprenticeship

August 19th, 2020 by

We’ve all been there. High school is over and your adult life has just begun, with friends and families urging you to take the next step as soon as possible. There seem to be only two options available: going to college or finding a job. However, it’s now that you could realize you’re not interested

Top 20 Post-Covid Automotive Trends

August 19th, 2020 by

  I usually begin the year with a roundup of the top automotive trends for the upcoming year. Not this year though. If anything, the Covid crisis has completely overturned every prediction and projection made at the beginning of 2020. In the past few months, my team and I started from scratch, tracking and dissecting

4 Great Reasons to Become an Auto Mechanic

August 10th, 2020 by

For some people, wanting to become a mechanic is a dream they’ve had since childhood. They might have nostalgic memories of watching family members work on cars and have always dreamed of getting under the hood themselves. Some people may have developed their love for cars in their teen years, when they became old enough

Playing With Cars: How Kids Become Adults Obsessed with Machines

August 10th, 2020 by

  My first love was Duesenbergs. I liked my Tonka trucks and Hot Wheels well enough, but those blue-chip 1930s Duesys had an alchemical combination that spoke to me: a mixture of engineering excellence, outrageous performance, understated elegance, American immigrant ingenuity, Midwestern pluck, and, especially, underground exclusivity. Not that a seven-year-old boy in Detroit in

Know Your Rights as a Rideshare Passenger

August 5th, 2020 by

Allowing a total stranger to take you from place to place is something millions of Americans do each day. Most feel there are laws and regulations in place to protect them, and indeed there are some laws that protect them in some respects, but there exist other areas where they aren’t actually protected by law.