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Recently, at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NASCAR and Universal Technical Institute (UTI) announced a 10-year partnership extension, ensuring their official partnership will continue providing training for students seeking employment in the motorsports and automotive services industries.
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The University of the Aftermarket Foundation recently announced the recipients of scholarships provided by a grant from the Bosch Community Fund and Robert Bosch LLC, Automotive Aftermarket North America. Fifteen automotive technology students received the scholarships.


The life of power steering hoses is not easy. Power steering hoses must endure some of the highest pressures and temperatures under the hood. Coupled with ozone, oil and solvents attacking the outer layers of these power steering hoses, it is easy to see why some hoses fail.

An alignment bay, lift and the sensors/computer are a considerable investment that can set a shop apart from other shops, but this equipment is only as effective as the people communicating the information. This means both engaging the customer about an alignment and communicating with the person performing the alignment. Here are some rules a service writer should follow to improve alignment satisfaction and sales.

Does the phrase ­"hybrid fluid maintenance" scare you? It shouldn't. With more than 3 million hybrids on the road, and many drivers ­considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid ­vehicles is in your future.

Winter is almost here, which means shops in cold weather cities might see an influx of illuminated TPMS lights. However, many of those lights might be false alarms. The reason? Look no further than the thermometer.

Turbochargers are used to enhance an engine's performance and optimize combustion. To achieve good and complete combustion in the engine, a mixture ratio of 2.2 lbs. fuel and approximately 33 lbs. air is necessary (stoichiometric fuel ratio). During turbocharging, the density of the intake air is elevated and the air volume increased.


Troutman, NC, technical program recognized as eighth-annual recipient of national award for automotive education excellence.