What are the Top Paying Diesel Mechanic Jobs?

There are some recognizable traits associated with the kind of people who work as diesel mechanics. These professionals are self-directed, detail-oriented, and analytical; they can assess a problem or situation and make logical decisions based on real-world information. Perhaps these qualities are hard to find in the workforce, because diesel mechanics are in great demand.  [...]

Opening an Auto Repair Shop: 6 Things You Should Know

For many, owning a business is a part of the American Dream and a path to personal wealth. If you’re a mechanic or working on becoming a mechanic, reaching that dream might start with the idea of opening your own auto repair shop. You can set the hours, work with customers on pricing, specialize on interesting  [...]

Five Red Hot Reasons to Become a Pipe Welder

Throughout our modern industrial history, pipe welders have been in, and will most likely always be, in demand. Due to the dynamic nature of metal pipe, it is used for several applications, such as: Oil and gas pipelines Scaffolding Structural applications such as fencing and handrails Water and sewage If you’re looking to pursue a  [...]

Unbelievable Facts about 18 Wheelers (We Bet You Never Knew)

The ubiquitous tractor-trailer combination plying America’s roads is such a common sight, we tend to overlook some downright amazing things that are unique to 18 wheelers. Some of these things are just completely unbelievable. For example, at the end of their useful life all the little tractor-trailers go live out their days in a great  [...]

10 Facts You Never Knew about Diesel Technology

Many people think diesel engines are loud, produce smoke, and smell like rotten eggs when they idle. Be assured, however, the diesel of the future is nothing like its grandfather. New diesel technology means cleaner fuel, cleaner air, and less noise. Here are ten things you probably never knew about diesel technology. Diesel engines are now the  [...]

Finding an Auto Repair School: 6 Critical Questions to Ask

The best place to start your search for an auto repair school in Virginia is by visiting the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) to search their list of certified postsecondary schools. NATEF is an unbiased, independent organization that sets very high standards for training programs. If an auto repair school is not NATEF certified, you  [...]

4 Ways Green Technologies are Changing HVAC Jobs

Today’s heating and air conditioning business climate is constantly evolving.  From changing building codes, stricter enforcement of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and updated equipment technologies, HVAC technicians and HVAC businesses must evolve along with a rippling business climate.  Of course, the movement toward green technologies and green energy is affecting contractors globally, and tighter EPA regulations on HVAC  [...]

What’s The Difference between Torque & Horsepower?

Understanding the science behind an engine lets you better understand how to keep them running longer and get the best performance. Cars have become increasingly complex, but the basics of learning about automotive performance still start with torque and horsepower. These two measurements often push models to the head of the class, but what is  [...]