Posts tagged automotive education
Self-Care for College Students

‘Self-care’ means to take an active role in protecting your well-being and happiness, especially during times of stress. By being aware of self-care and practicing it consistently in your life, you’ll be able to make sure that the challenges and stresses of being an automotive student never become too much for you to handle.

Here are a few things to keep an eye on to ensure that you’re providing yourself with the best self-care possible.



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4 Money-Making Ideas For College Students

Being a college student brings you one step closer to adulthood. This is the phase of your life when you’re preparing to join the automotive or motorsports industry by pursuing your academic qualifications. During this time in college, you’re learning to become more independent, more resourceful, and more responsible. While most of the hours in your day should always be focused on your classes and studying, there is no harm in using your spare time to make a few extra ringgit which you can use to support your studies or pay your bills.



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Making the Most of Mentors

What many people overlook is that a mentor doesn’t just have to be a living, breathing person that you know personally. Expand your definition and understanding of what a mentor is. A person can also be your mentor through their content, such as through the books they write or the videos they produce. This is why there exists books in every field which were written a long time ago which are still used as references today; because some mentors share knowledge which is truly timeless.

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How To Make The Most of Your Internship

An internship is one of the most important phases in a student’s journey towards becoming a member of the automotive or motorsports field. During this period, students will get a chance to see the ‘real world’ of their industry, spending an extended period of time trying their hand at different roles and responsibilities. The goal shouldn’t just be to survive the internship, it should also be to thrive and make a name for yourself in an industry that you will someday call your own!


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The Walking Car: Welcome To Hyundai’s Elevate

The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a place where brands create the most unimaginable, unbuildable prototypes of ideas that could have been. These concepts are futuristic, and not unlike something from a sci-fi movie. However, at the 2019 edition, there may be one real winner of the most insane car concept.

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Your Car Knows: How Automakers Are Monetizing Your Data

The sheer volume of software and sensors in new vehicles, combined with artificial intelligence that can sift through data at ever-quickening speeds, means new services and revenue streams are quickly emerging. The data is generated by the car’s onboard sensors and computers, and then stored by the auto maker in cloud-based servers. Some new cars have as many as 100 built-in processors that generate data.

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How To Survive A Sinking Car

While the country is still reeling from the tragic Penang Bridge accident that led to the death of a 20 year old, it is only pragmatic to consider what one should do if ever faced with such a predicament. The good news is that you can successfully escape a sinking vehicle, but you have to act quick and move fast. When you’re seized with panic and terror, it’s not the time to be figuring this out for the first time, so understanding and remembering the steps to vehicle submersion survival is crucial in the precious seconds you have, where your life hangs in the balance.

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Should I Become An Automotive Technician?

Some of us might have grown up harboring a childhood dream to work with cars. What’s not to love about them as a kid? A little boy may have watched his father tinker under the hood on weekends, and dreamed to one day be able to do that too. A teenager might have developed a love for fast cars, and had a burgeoning interest in the technical and mechanical aspects of how engines work or perhaps you have a natural affinity for fixing things, and love the challenge of solving mechanical problems.

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How To Avoid Tyre Blowouts

Blowouts are altogether different from a punctured tyre. The term describes a bursting tyre followed by a sudden and rapid loss of air pressure. Most tyre blowouts are caused by insufficient air pressure, causing the tyre’s internal components—fabric, steel, and rubber—to flex beyond its elastic capacity. This causes it to overheat to a point where the rubber loses its bond to the internal fabric and steel cord reinforcement.

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Brake Failure - Why, How, Don't!

You’re cruising back home from dinner, singing to Ariana Grande’s latest top hit, 5 minutes away from home. As you start pulling up to a red light, you ease on to the brake pedal—but nothing happens. Wait, what? You press it again, all the way to the floor this time, but still, nothing. What do you do? How Does This Happen?

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Hydroplaning For Amateurs

Hydroplaning (or Aquaplaning) is one of the most terrifying experiences a driver can encounter; akin to losing your brakes or having a tire blowout on the highway. Our ever-increasing network of highways, coupled with perpetually wet local weather means that it is all too likely that we might encounter the dangers of hydroplaning at some point of our lives. In spite of that, many of us are oblivious to this phenomenon, or may not fully appreciate how dangerous it can be.

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4 Reasons You Should Attend Automotive Shows

Car shows can be very grand events with large, exciting crowds and some of the most impressive automobiles anyone’s ever seen. True car enthusiasts have always been quick to attend these events, but for those of us who have never been to one, we might wonder what the benefits of attending such shows might be.


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Driving Safely Around Cyclists

As someone driving a car, truck or van, we need to be aware of our two-wheeled friends on the road and make sure that we do not put them in harm’s way. Cyclists, be it on bicycles or motorcycles, are more vulnerable to accidents and injuries no matter how careful they ride. Here are a few tips to practice safer driving, especially with cyclists and motorcyclists in mind.

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How To Maintain A Rarely-Used Car

The fact is, if we already have a car parked in our driveway, there will be moments when we’ll need to use them. The one major difference is that we can now reduce our dependence on them. As we use them less frequently, but we must make sure to not neglect them . There are some very easy ways to maintain a car that we rarely drive. Here are some things to consider.



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