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Truck and Diesel Techs Keep the Transportation Industry Rolling

Integral to the nation’s infrastructure, heavy-duty diesel trucks require repair and maintenance by technically trained truck and diesel techs. At NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology, our graduates are prepared to test, diagnose, repair and adjust components in the areas of diesel engines, brakes, steering and suspensions and more, giving them the real-world skills needed to succeed in the automotive and diesel technology fields. Why Does the U.S. Need Truck and Diesel Techs? From construction vehicles to buses to agricultural equipment, diesel technicians inspect, repair and perform maintenance on diesel

How Predictive Collision Systems Impact Automotive Technicians

A predictive collision system, or collision avoidance system (CAS), is an active safety feature designed to reduce the severity of a collision with another vehicle. These systems typically use radar and sometimes lidar, cameras and GPS to detect a potential crash, and they’ll warn the driver or take action autonomously by applying the brakes or correcting the steering. As these systems become increasingly available in vehicles sold across the nation, you may be wondering how they’ll impact the jobs of collision repair technicians. What CASs Means for Collision Repair Technicians According to

Auto Tech vs. Diesel Tech – Which Is Right for You?

While both automotive techs and diesel techs work on vehicles and engines in some capacity, these two careers differ in their job duties and responsibilities. Continue on to learn which career is the right fit for you. Auto Tech Automotive technicians inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks and generally work in a repair shop setting. Duties typically required of automotive techs include, but are not limited to: Using computerized diagnostic equipment to identify issues Performing basic maintenance, such as changing oil and rotating tires Repairing and replacing worn parts Performing

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