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NYADI AND DTNA Training Program

Patrick Hart, President of NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology was invited by Daimler Trucks of North America (DTNA) and New York Freightliner to attend a two week training session at the DTNA headquarters in Portland, Oregon from May 7th through May 18th.  DTNA is best known for producing Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Detroit Diesel Engines. The purpose of the training was so that NYADI, the College of Automotive and Technology, can take the next steps in our partnership.  The training, New Instructors’ Training Academy (NITA), focusses

Beyond Oil Changes: Learning Advanced Auto Tech Skills

As an automotive technician, you’ll be expected to perform more than just oil changes and tire rotations. Here are some of the advanced auto tech skills you’ll learn in the Automotive Technology A.O.S. Degree program at NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology. Engine Repair Combining classroom and hands-on learning, this course teaches future automotive technicians how to disassemble, diagnose, measure and repair cylinder heads, engine blocks, crankshafts and more. Electrical/Electronic Systems In this course, students are taught how to use advanced diagnostic techniques to repair electrical circuits associated with instrumentation, horn systems and wiper/washer

Mastering Vehicular Computerization

Electronic automotive technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and the rise of these advanced features means that an intricate understanding of a vehicle’s mechanical components simply isn’t enough to succeed in the competitive automotive service industry. Instead, successful certified auto mechanics must receive careful, specialized training in order to understand how these computerized systems work – and that’s where NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology’s Automotive Technology AOS Degree program comes into play. Let’s discuss how this NYADI program can help prepare you for a career spent fixing high-tech

How NYADI Can Help You Find Employment with a Respectable Company

Automotive service has always been a competitive field, with the most desirable positions often requiring a great deal of experience, impressive certifications and a demonstrable commitment to excellence. But if you’re looking to kick off your automotive career with a position at a respectable company, look no further than the high-quality educational programs at NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology. Here are four ways NYADI’s Automotive Technology AOS Degree program can help you secure your dream job. 1. Our graduates receive ASE certifications. There are automotive technician positions out there

What Do Drivers Expect from a Qualified Mechanic?

No matter the business, customers should always come first, and the same goes for auto body shops. As a certified mechanic, customers expect a good deal from you and your auto repair services. Below, we outline three things that drivers look for in certified mechanics. 1. Cost Savings While it may seem otherwise, amateur auto mechanics often cost a customer more than a certified mechanic. Depending on the shop, there may be an hourly labor rate. Since self-taught mechanics typically have much less training than a certified mechanic, it may take them

What ASE Certified Mechanics Can Expect Every 5 Years

As a current or aspiring National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanic, did you know that your credentials are only good for five years? That’s right – every five years, ASE certified mechanics must register for a Recertification Test. When that time comes, it’s important to know exactly what to expect, so you can maintain your certification status. If you're anticipating an upcoming recertification, NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology can help you know exactly what to expect. What costs are associated with recertification? Every person who registers

Tips for Communicating as a Certified Auto Mechanic

Inspecting vehicles, conducting routine maintenance and making repairs aren’t the only responsibilities of a certified auto mechanic. In fact, in addition to working on vehicles, auto techs must be able to communicate effectively with customers about their vehicles. Most customers have very little understanding of their vehicle’s inner workings. When something goes wrong, you must be able to put complex technical jargon into layman’s terms. Here are a few tips for effectively speaking to your customers as a certified auto mechanic. Use Metaphors and Analogies To make a complex subject much more accessible

3 Reasons Why You Should Complete Collision Repair Training

If you’re looking for a career where you get to work on automobiles every day, that has room for advancement and that offers a high degree of job security, collision repair might just be the right fit for you. But before you can enter this exciting field, it’s important to consider the advantages of a collision repair technology undergraduate certificate program. Here are three reasons why you should study collision repair at NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology. 1. You enjoy working with your hands. Desk jobs are not for everyone,

What Will Be the Biggest Game Changers in the Automotive World?

The innovative vehicles we’ve come to rely on today are worlds away from those that were the norm for previous generations. And while it may seem tough to keep up with the vast range of innovations that hit the market every year, it’s difficult to deny that most of these changes – from airbags to hybrid engines and beyond – have made our lives easier. However, this brings up an important point – automotive technicians must keep on top of all the latest, greatest trends in order to achieve continued

The Triumph of Certified Auto Technicians over Self-Taught Mechanics

Back in the day, amateur mechanics could be found repairing vehicles in repair shops across the nation. In recent years, however, self-taught mechanics have become a dying breed thanks to ever-evolving technologies. These days, if you want to succeed in the automotive repair industry, you need the training and experience necessary to understand how to repair complex, high-tech systems. That’s why industry certifications, including ASE certifications, are becoming the new standard in the automotive world. Below, we dive into a few reasons why it pays to become a certified automotive technician