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Automotive Blogs

Automotive Blogs

Car owners utilize a number of means to decide upon the idea automobile for their lifestyle. Along with personal choices and practical considerations for transportation, safety features are one of the top categories that both consumers and manufacturers are focused on. Newer designs for cars that incorporate crumple zones and multiple airbag deployment tend to rate highly in industry tests, but can the same features that add to a vehicle’s safety also become a hazard? A History Of Concern Scrutiny of the actual benefit of airbags in vehicles has been ongoing since the early 1990s, when this feature began to…
Individuals in every trade are becoming more well versed with advances in technology, especially as computerized systems and diagnostics in the automotive industry continue to become more present. This has created a slight divisiveness in the industry, especially as the combination of electronics and mechanics can lead to a seeming lack of common sense. Your Car Is Talking To You, But Is It Telling The Truth? Professional car mechanic working in auto repair computer service Initial onboard computer systems in vehicles were developed to enhance safety features of the automobile. This included comprehensive electrical networks that could indicate: Low fluids…
Electric and hybrid cars are becoming far more common than ever, and this can present a concern for many automotive technicians. Although operating on these newer cars does require an expanded skill set, technicians often have a greater worry in how this investment impact customers. While there are pros and cons to all purchase decisions, an eco-friendly car can have hidden disasters lurking within. Always About The Cost For most individuals who purchase an eco-friendly vehicle, these may be multiple reasons for making the choice. However, operational cost, such as gas prices and mileage, as well as environmental concerns most…
The automotive industry will always be highly competitive, which also means that automotive technicians of all specialties will continue to be in high demand. Although general repairs and maintenance, for both commercial and residential vehicles, are strong career paths with stability and upwards potential, a resurgence in the love of muscle cars is also opening up new markets. For many years, the muscle car market has been more of a niche audience, with million dollar auctions on one hand, community events that cater to more frugal finances. However, in the past few years, the nation's love of automotive power and…