Scholarship for Automotive Technician British Columbia

Scholarship for Automotive Technician British Columbia

 

Are you passionate about cars and cherish automotive technology? Well, here is a career opportunity for you in the automotive industry. Craft Automotive is offering a scholarship for Auto repair shop mechanics. An automotive mechanic is always on-demand in a variety of settings, including car dealerships, government agencies, and gas station garages.

Passion and curiosity are excellent reasons to pursue this career; however, there are more benefits of training in auto repair.

Why Pursue a Career in Automotive Shop Mechanics?

There will always be a need for a qualified automotive service technician. This field offers endless possibilities and opportunities. Experts in this field have greater job flexibility. Their salaries are higher too. Economic factors might affect consumers buying new machines, but vehicles will always need repair and maintenance. There is no low season in this service industry.

Without having to state the obvious, this knowledge allows you to do your vehicle maintenance. Also, it will make you self reliant such that you don’t have to pay anyone to change your tires or check on the engine light.

You will be joining a career that gives you independence. Owning an automotive repair business means you can work at your convenience. It is ideal if you have family obligations or when seeking flexible work schedules.

Additionally, you can become an automotive service advisor. When you start gaining experience, you become an expert on matters of vehicles. Your skills and expertise can save friends and loved ones time and money. Your service to the community is invaluable.

Training and Certification

A professional mechanic needs to know the various equipment and techniques for troubleshooting and repairing vehicles. You need proper training.

As cars and trucks become more technologically advanced, one must now be familiar with the computers and software used in the industry. There are no mandatory national certification requirements.
However, most students opt to take a good deal of training and certification. Some complete high school level education, while others choose to take all the eight automotive speciality areas that the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers.

These courses include electrical structures, heating and air-conditioning, engine restoration, brake systems, and steering.

How do I get started?

Good news! Now, if you are currently training as an automotive expert, Car Craft is providing partial grant for your automotive course. We are giving aid to deserving students from one of our programs in British Columbia. We want to see students thrive as they pursue their careers.

Car craft is looking forward to building a technology-minded community that can work on today’s computer-driven minivans, SUVs, trucks, and other vehicles.
If you are a student, this funding will take off some of your financial burdens so that you can concentrate and succeed in your classroom work.

To be eligible for the application, you ought to be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who is willing to pursue a career in the automotive industry. You can find more information on how to apply on https://carcraft.ca/scholarship-automotive-technician/

Takeaway

If you’re preparing to enroll in this field of automotive technicians, you should strive to gain hands-on experience through internship and also consider a bachelor’s degree to advance in the career. Grab this grand opportunity and walk to your dream!

Stay safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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6 Advantages of LED Headlights

6 Advantages of LED Headlights

Typically, it is only luxury cars that come from the dealership with LED headlights, but it is quickly becoming a popular upgrade in automotive lighting technology. Not only do they upgrade the look of your vehicle, they also improve nighttime visibility. Do you want to upgrade? Here are six advantages of LED headlights:

Improve brightness

Probably the most common reason that drivers upgrade to LED headlights is to improve brightness and visibility. Standard halogen lights produce a dull, yellow light that has a poor output distance and is not very concentrated. LED headlight bulbs produce a whitish-blue light that is much brighter and the light is much more concentrated. LED headlights are nearly three times brighter than halogen headlights.

 

Increased Longevity

In home use, LED bulbs are known for maintaining their brightness over their long life span. The same can be said for automotive applications. A typical halogen bulb lasts about 5,000 hours or ¾ of a year. An LED headlight bulb has the potential to last up to 45,000 hours or 5 years. This means the less you have to worry about a blown out headlight and the better you will be able to see for longer.

Cost Savings

One very big advantage of LED headlights is their cost efficiency. Halogen bulbs can cost anywhere from $45 to $130 per pair and potentially last less than a year. LED bulbs can  cost between $130 and $260 but last nine times longer, saving you a significant amount of money over time.

inspection for used carDriving Safer

Compromised vision at night is a huge hazard when it comes to driver safety that ranks up with impaired driving and fatigue. Upgrading to LED headlights provides you with three times more concentrated light which helps you see clearer and be seen sooner than you would be with normal halogen headlights.

Energy Efficiency

Although it is not like you get an electric bill for your vehicle, energy-efficient components still help alleviate the strain on your battery and alternator. This in turn, can prevent those with older vehicles from getting stuck with a dead battery if they accidentally leave his or her headlights on.

Luxury Look

The number of vehicles factory equipped with LED headlights is growing, but currently, the ones that do are luxury brands such as BMW, Audi, Bentley, etc. You can give your vehicle the same luxury look easily and inexpensively, as well as making your driving experience safer.

If you want a simple, fairly inexpensive upgrade that not only adds a luxury look but makes your vehicle safer, LED headlights are the perfect choice. They are easy to install yourself, or you can have your local shop install them on your next stop for a tune-up or oil change. Is your vehicle due for an oil change due for an oil change or tune-up? Ready to upgrade your headlights? Call Car Craft today at 250-860-7444 or book an appointment online and let us have your car looking great and running even better!

Drive safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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4 Reasons Why the F-150 is Canada’s Favorite Truck

4 Reasons Why the F-150 is Canada’s Favorite Truck

F-150 Ford Truck What Makes It Popular?

It may be hard to believe but the Ford F-150 has been in production for over 70 years. What is not hard to believe is it is the best-selling vehicle in North America and best-selling line of trucks in Canada. This means there are many F-150s on the road, one of them may even be yours. Here are four reasons why we think the F-150 is Canada’s favorite truck.

  1. Variety

The F-150 offers seven models to choose from, three body styles, a choice of engines, rear or 4-wheel-drive and a huge list of features and options. You can literally build the perfect F-150 to fit your job, family size or level of adventure. The F-150 also comes in Special Editions available at some dealerships or available to order that can make any truck lover’s dreams come true.

  1. Durability

Most pickup trucks on the road are built using steel panels. Steel, when exposed to harsh environments, winter salt, dents and dings will start to corrode and rust. The Ford F-150 is constructed using military grade aluminum. Aluminum is not only corrosion resistant but also more lightweight, taking nearly 318 kg off the total weight of the F-150.

  1. Power

The F-150 offers two engine choices, one fuel-efficient and powerful and one fuel-efficient and with maximum power. This allows you to choose the engine you need for work or play. Whether you are on a jobsite every day, climbing hills on the weekend or just want to get through the snow, there is an engine that fits your needs. The 3.5-litre EcoBoost also offers a towing capability of over 6,000 kg.

  1. Safety

Ford prides itself on building vehicles that are not only durable but also safe. The F-150 comes with a long list of safety features including ABS, 360-degree camera, rear parking sensor and plenty of airbags. The 2018 F150 was actually a recipient of the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award.

Now that you know why we think the F-150 is a favorite in Canada, we want to tell you where you can bring one for service and repairs! Car Craft Automotive Kelowna owner Tony Diemand and all technicians are Red Seal certified to perform any and all warranty repairs on your F-150, or any other Ford vehicle you may own. We also perform repairs and maintenance on all other makes and models of vehicles as well. Call us today at 250-860-7444 or book an appointment online and let us be your Ford Red Seal mechanics.

Drive safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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Fall Car Tips

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5 Important Fall Car Care Tips

5 Important Fall Car Care Tips

Preparing Your Car For Fall  Driving

The days are getting shorter, the kids are back in school, and the cooler weather will be soon upon us. What does this mean? It is time for fall preventative maintenance for your car, truck, SUV, van or crossover. Keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance not only keeps it running better it helps it last longer and more importantly, helps you save money. The following are 5 important fall care tips you need to know.

 

  1. Check your battery

You never want to be caught with a dead battery. If you are unsure how old your battery is, unless of course your vehicle is new, get it checked. You can stop by your local mechanic or parts store and they can check your battery to see how much life it has left.

 

  1. what smellsCheck your heater

The last thing you want to do on a chilly day is get in your car and find out you have no heat. You also want to be sure your defroster works to thaw your windshield when the white stuff starts to fall. If you turn your heat on and feel cold air, make an appointment with your mechanic to have it looked at.

 

  1. worn tiresCheck your tires

Your Kelowna tires keep you safe on wet and snowy roads as long as they are well taken care of. As the temperature goes down so does the air pressure in your tires, so always check to be sure that they have the correct pressure. You also want to check your tread to make sure it is at a safe depth and there is no uneven wear, which is a sign of an alignment problem. If something does not look right, it is always a good idea to make an appointment with your mechanic.

 

  1. Change your washer fluid and wiper blades

Fall is a good time to change over to winter washer fluid once it is available. Winter washer fluid will not freeze on your windshield making it easier to keep the snow and ice off. You also want to change your wiper blades over to a sturdier winter type that do not become as brittle in cold temperatures also making it easier to keep a clear line of sight.

 

  1. Lighting

As the days get shorter, your lights will be on longer. Check to be sure your headlights are not cloudy or dim and make sure all of your indicator and signal lights are working as well. These not only help you see, but be seen in the dark. If your headlights are cloudy, you can purchase a kit to clean them and make them look like new.

 

Now that you have a checklist for your fall car care, it is time to take care of your car, truck, SUV, van or crossover. While most of these can be taken care of yourself, some of them might need a mechanic. If you need professional assistance, Car Craft Automotive of Kelowna, BC is ready to help. Book an appointment online or call us today at 250-860-7444! Let us help you get ready for fall!

Drive safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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Finally! Car Craft Women’s Free Auto Clinic

Finally! Car Craft Women’s Free Auto Clinic

Women Take Control of Your Car Maintenance

Ladies, your big day is finally here. For the auto enthusiasts, mark April 17th, 2019 on your calendar. The time is 6:30 PM all through to 8 PM. No excuse whatsoever; you better be here. It will be a day like you have little known. There is going to be fun, pomp, color, and ladies from all corners of Kelowna sharing their auto knowledge. You can’t miss this one; it will be a blast.

Find Out The Questions to Ask Your Mechanic

For far too long it has been assumed that ladies know nothing about their rides. That’s not true; never been, and never will be. We do know our rides equally as well as the male folk. On this day we are going to share with you car care 101 basics. No more panic when your car shows the slightest signs of a problem. We are going to sharpen your skills and make sure you are not going to be stranded on that lonely road when your car breaks down. We will take you through the what to do and what not do about your vehicle. By the time you leave, you will be an expert of some sorts.

Come with all the questions you may have. We will answer them all. Anything and everything about cars will be part of our discussion. Don’t leave your humor at home because there is going to hearty laughing, jests, and so much fun. You might as well go home as the biggest winner of the evening.

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The Dress Code

We know how you like to look your best and always dress to kill. Those are ladies for you. However, this is not your day to wear those designer outfits from Prada, Gucci and the big names in fashion circles. We are an active auto repair shop, and you are about to see what goes on in the inside. Whatever you wear, make it comfortable. It doesn’t mean you should come looking shabby.

The Prizes

You get to meet other auto-loving ladies just like yourself. You are going to share, talk and laugh. However, your time will not go to waste. At the end of it all, there is so much to be won. From questions you or we ask, drills, to group activities; we are going to give you prizes. Be sure to come with your A-game on because you might win big. The ultimate prize goes to only one lady. The lucky one is going to get a free car inspection. It could be you, or you, or you. Come ready to enjoy and probably return with something home to show for it.

Where will it go down?

Car Craft 1962, Windsor Rd Kelowna, BC VIY 4R5 is where it will go down.  Hurry and register now before you are locked out. It is a promise that it will be a day to remember. Ladies, help us make this day a success and enrich our knowledge of our road machines. It is a date, please don’t miss it.

Please Register here https://carcraft.ca/kelowna-ladies-auto-care-training/

 

Drive safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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Signs Your Kelowna Brakes Need Repairs

Signs Your Kelowna Brakes Need Repairs

The Telltale Signs your Brakes need Repairs

Picture this. You are cruising down a lonely country road expecting to be in the city on the hour. Suddenly, a deer plunges in front, and you smash onto the brake pedal. Fortunately, the brakes obey, and you stop a fraction of an inch from the deer. You can literally hold your heart in hand and hear it pounding.

Your vehicle’s braking system is your last defense line when emergencies pop up from the blues. That is why you should be serious about brake maintenance and repairs. To make sure it never comes to a matter of hoping that your brakes will spin into action when you step on the pedal, in here are early signs that your brakes need repairs;

It takes longer to come to a complete halt

Your car’s braking system is there to serve two purposes only: slow you down or stop the car completely. When it takes longer to come to a stop, there is something wrong, and it needs to be checked by a professional. It is only a matter of time you will need to come to an instant stop, but your brakes take the usual drag, and you hit something.

A swerve to the left or right when you brake

The working of auto brakes should not in any way hinder your vehicle from moving in a straight line. If every time you brake you get a shove to the left or right, it is not a regular occurrence. It points to a defective caliper, or the braking surface has contamination. Before you get into an ugly scenario, take your ride for thorough brake inspection to find the issue.

Diminishing Brake Grip

The auto braking mechanism is reliant on hydraulic pressure to stop or slow down your car. Typically, the pressure is always consistent and constant under all circumstances. If for one moment you feel that the force is fading, this is an early sign that it is not all right in the system. A diagnosis from a brake repair expert will help you find and fix the specific problem.

Grinding noise every time you brake

It is normal for vehicles to make some sound every now and then. However, it is not normal when you get a grinding noise during braking. The likely culprits are brake pads. They are worn out, and the metal components are eating into each other when you brake. You should act fast because this will accelerate and create deep grooves into the drum and rotors.

Spongy Brake

It is the brake fluid that is responsible for building up pressure that ends up stopping your vehicle. The fluid here is good at equally transferring force. Therefore, when you press the brake pedal, you should get a relatively firm feeling. However, when it feels spongy and takes too long for the car to stop; there is a reason to worry. There is a leak or some air in the braking lining. You should immediately take your vehicle for brake inspection and repairs.
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Drive safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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