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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

How to Make the Most of Your High-School Equivalency Diploma

In today’s workforce, the high-school equivalency (HSE) diploma can make a real difference in helping you strive for the career of your dreams. Whether you’re planning to dive right into the workforce or pursue further schooling to work toward a long-term goal, the HSE diploma presents an excellent starting point. Wondering how? NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology offers a few ideas for making the brightest future possible with an HSE diploma. Opening Doors Earning your HSE diploma can open up a breadth of opportunities, leaving you with the freedom

How to Keep Skills Up to Date on All the Latest Vehicle Models

In 2017, there were 237 existing and 38 new car models offered in the U.S. market. In fact, approximately 39 new models have been introduced each year since 2000. For automotive technicians, it can be difficult to stay up to date on all the new vehicles and technologies that hit the market within any given year. However, there are a multitude of methods for brushing up on the latest tech and features, so you can better serve your customers. Enroll in Training Whether you’re a self-taught mechanic or a recent high school graduate looking

Acing Your First Interview for an Auto Tech Position

The job interview process can be intimidating. It’s exciting to display your expertise for a prospective employer, but at the same time, it’s natural to be nervous, because these interviews play a huge role in directing your career path. Fortunately, as long as you hone your skills and take interview preparation seriously, you'll be well on your way to achieving an exciting position in the automotive field. As you prepare for an upcoming interview, consider these top tips from NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology. 1. Research the company

What Employers Look For in Auto Technicians

Seeking a job in the automotive industry? When hiring automotive technicians, employers often look at four main factors: education, certification, technical abilities and communication skills. See if you have what it takes to compete in the automotive technology industry below. Education While a degree is not always required, having one can help make you an attractive candidate when trying to land a job in the fast-paced automotive technology field. Employers want to see if you have the technical competence to diagnose, test and repair the vehicles that come into their shop from

The Basics of Automotive Diagnosis

One of the most important elements of an automotive technician’s skill set is the ability to diagnosis vehicle troubles. After all, without an accurate diagnosis, who’s to say that a proposed solution would actually help the vehicle in the first place? Fortunately, with the appropriate training, a bit of practice and the help of modern technology, diagnosing problems in cars, trucks and other vehicles doesn’t have to involve guesswork. To learn more about how NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology-trained techs carry out diagnostics, we've provided a brief overview

What Makes an Automotive Instructor Great? P

Even the most carefully developed educational programs can only go so far if they don’t include high-quality instructors. But what is it that separates an excellent automotive instructor from other teachers? We’ll discuss three key traits NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology insists on for all our seasoned instructors. 1. Your teacher has years of hands-on experience. Could you learn your way around a car’s engine by reading a book? Certainly – that’s an important part of any automotive education. But simply understanding how a vehicle’s components function doesn’t mean

Emergency Collision Repair: Being Ready for the Tow Truck

A wide variety of positions in the world of automotive service require a number of similar, essential skills. But while these foundational skills should serve you well wherever you find work, it’s important to remember that many positions require a more specialized approach to training in education. Seeking a fast-paced, exciting career repairing automotive collision damage? Here’s how NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology’s Collision Repair Technology Certificate program can help you kick off your career on a positive note. Thorough Collision Repair Instruction NYADI’s Collision Repair Technology Certificate program spans three

How to Choose Your Career Path at NYADI

NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology offers students an opportunity to develop advanced, practical acknowledge required by the automotive service industry. We know that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to education, so we’re proud to offer a variety of academic programs that allow students to pursue both certificates and college degrees designed to prepare them for a career in automotive and diesel technologies. Choose What’s Right for You NYADI’s automotive and diesel technology programs are designed to prepare you for an exciting career in the automotive world. But if you’re uncertain where you’d

How to Assess Your Collision Repair Skills

As a collision repair technician, your job is to fix the outer body of vehicles following an accident. Still, there’s a lot more involved in the repair process than first meets the eye. To ensure you’re providing the best quality service, you should evaluate your own skills from time to time. Not sure if you're up to speed? NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology suggests a comparison of your competencies against this checklist. Collision Repair Self-Evaluation Here are a few things to check to ensure your quality of work is