Archive for November, 2014

Nov
15

3 Reasons to Consider a Career in Automotive

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there are around 701,100 mechanics in the United States. That number is expected to rise 9% in the next ten years, implying that automobile repair may be one of the few blue color jobs that is actually growing. Have you ever considered having a job at an auto repair shop? Here are three reasons it might be worth considering.
1. There are more than 87,000 employers in the nation
Yep, that’s right. There are more than 87,000 auto repair shops in the United States and the types of jobs run the gamut. You could be providing the cheapest oil change or doing Lexus service. Though it may not seem this way at first glance, there are a wide variety of roles to fill.
2. The Car Repair Industry makes around $59 billion per year
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Nov
13

The Parent’s Guide to Buying a New Car

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Are you a mom or dad who is looking for a new car? With an estimated 265 different models available for purchase, according to Statista, knowing which cars are the best for keeping you and your family safe is a lot easier said than done. Should you go for pre owned cars with the reliable, mechanical safety technologies of the past, or should you look for new models featuring start of the art, computer assisted technologies at your local car dealership? If you’re one of the many American parents who just isn’t sure what is the best decision when it comes to choosing a family friendly car, here are three of the most important safety features you should be on the lookout for when visiting your new or second hand car dealers.

Three Family Friendly Features to Keep an Eye Out for at Your

Nov
11

Five Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car

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Buying used cars instead of new vehicles is commonly known to be a financially smart choice. However, with several million affordable used cars for sale in the United States at any given time, it can sometimes be difficult to tell a great opportunity from one best left in the lot. Fortunately, by asking your dealer and yourself the right questions, you will be able to find the best used cars for you. Read on to learn about the things you should consider before you buy a used vehicle.

Your Budget
Before you even head to a used car dealership, you need to figure out how much you can spend on the car itself, on gas, on car insurance payments and more. Experts recommend that drivers spend no more than 15 to 20% of their monthly budget on car-related expenses. Once you have fi

Nov
11

Your Top 3 Questions About Machine Tools, Answered

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If you’re learning about nearly any modern manufacturing or repair business, you’ll probably come across the term “machine tools.” What does this term actually mean? Read on to learn the answers to the top three questions people ask about machine tools:

  1. What Are Machine Tools?

    Machine tools are heavy, non-portable industrial machines used to work on or make parts for other machines. They typically have several moving parts but a base that stays in place, and they’re used to cut and shape materials such as wood or metal. Typically, the material (called the workpiece) stays in place or is automatically shifted as the industrial machine parts perform the desired actions by moving on one or more axes.

  2. When Were Machine Tools Invented?

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Nov
06

A Few Surprising Facts About Local Subaru Car Dealers

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Automotive companies reach almost every citizen in America on a daily basis, due to widespread advertising campaigns, high sales, and pop culture references to cars and trucks. With so many different brands and companies, you may wonder how they are all related. Here are a few interesting facts about two automotive giants that we hear about every day.

  • General Motors (GM) is an American company that sells new automobiles and parts under several different brand names.
    GM is the parent company to Chevy, the latter being a household name for most Americans. Chevrolet is a world leader in automotive sales, and they have produced over 200 million cars and trucks since 1912. In fact, if every Chevy automobile sold in 2010 was lined up, bumper to bumper, they would re
Nov
06

Adventures in Plumbing How Even Sarah Got it Done

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When Sarah’s plumbing went kaput, when wasn’t sure what to do. Water gushed everywhere and the smell was more than she could stand. At 2 PM on a Sunday, Sarah was sure that plumbing help might be at least one business day away. She ventured to her nearest hardware store, where supplies and guidance were easy to find.
“Who knew there were so many moving parts to plumbing? I stood by a wall of infinite supplies: spring hose clamps, adjustable hose clamps, wire house clamps, spring clamps and the list goes on and on!” said Sarah.
She mustered up the courage to chat with a sales associate and soon confirmed what she has suspected, hose clamps come in a wide variety – different materials and sizes and shapes. She learned that

Nov
04

Three Reasons Not to Panic When Your Hybrid Battery Fails

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Hybrid vehicles have gotten a pretty bad rap over the years because of talk about how often the batteries fail and how unreliable they are. The typical hybrid battery warranty is eight years or 100,000 miles, but they can fail as soon as six years and the cost has seemed to be notoriously high. The thing is, hybrids have been on the road for awhile now. It’s been almost 15 years since the first and most famous hybrid model, the Toyota Prius, came on the scene in the American market. Since then, things have changed. Here are three reasons you really don’t need to panic when it comes to replacing your hybrid battery.

1. Technology is Advancing
One of the main reasons you don’t need to panic when your hybrid battery fails is that the technology is always advancing, which means these d

Nov
04

Keep Your Car Looking and Working Its Best With Professional Auto Detailing

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Nobody likes washing their car. Sure, it looks great when it’s done, but the effort required to get to that point is never quite worth it. Sure, you can take it to the car wash, but it never quite seems to get it clean enough. And as we approach the winter season, when the roads are covered with dirt and salt, vehicles are in even more desperate need of a good cleaning, both for aesthetic purposes, and for the operational well-being of the vehicle.

Having your car detailed is best solution to keep your car looking good and working well. A mobile auto detailing service will clean your car, both inside and out. There are three diff

Nov
03

Machine Tools Date Back To Ancient Egypt

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Machine tooling generally involves shaping wood, metal, and/or other materials using a variety of different techniques, from grinding and shearing to cutting and boring. A lathe, for example, rotates an object, removing excess material and ultimately whittling objects down into the desired shape. Today, manufactures use lathes to create gun barrels, candlesticks, table and furniture legs, and even musical instruments. Lathes, however, have a much more comprehensive history — with some of the earliest lathes dating as far back as Ancient Egypt.

How Did Ancient Egyptians Use Lathes?

Ancient Egyptians likely had extensive experience with machining techniques — a

Nov
03

3 Ways Online Car Auctions Make Buying Your Dream Car Easier

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Trying to find the car of your dreams isn’t always easy or cheap. However, auto auctions can be a great way to get the car you want at a price you can afford. Unfortunately, many auctions are held during the day, while you’re likely to be at work and this can present a problem. Unless you use openlane auto auctions to bid online, that is. Online dealer auto auctions can make finding your dream car easier in these three ways.

Larger Selection of Cars

When you use openlane to bid on cars, you aren’t limited to those available only in your small town. You can choose from cars all over the Northeast. This is especially valuable if the car you’re searching for is a classic or hard