• Job Prospects in the Canadian Automotive Sector Look Bright
    Largest Car Manufacturers In The World

    Job Prospects in the Canadian Automotive Sector Look Bright

    From dealers, rental and repair shop agents (and more), the Canadian automotive industry provides many satisfying and long-lasting career opportunities. In fact, Canada’s automotive industry is the sixth largest on the planet, accounting for 25% of the country’s merchandise exports. According to the Canadian Automotive Industry Association, direct employment in the aftermarket (relating to the manufacture, remade, distribution, wholesale and retail of replacement parts, accessories, tools, equipment, accessories, chemicals and services) totaled 410,700 jobs in 2009.

    Despite these numbers, you would be perfectly reasonable to assume that the industry’s job prospects have taken a hit in the last few years. The economic downturn in 2008, along with accelerated automation and global warming posed tough challenges and led to a 21% drop in new car sales…which obviously had a trickle down effect in all areas of automotive manufacturing, sales and repairs.

    However, the industry has bounced back in the last two years, and as Windsor Star reporter Grace Macaluso recently reported, Canada’s share of North American light-vehicle production is now at an all-time high (the number now stands at 17.3% of North American vehicle production, which is up from pre-recession levels of 16.8%). Automotive Training Center director Zyg Strecha believes this increased production points to improved job opportunities, adding that, “New vehicle sales are also up a few percentage points over last year, so the economics and employment opportunities are there”.

    Adding another extra boost is Canada’s Economic Action Plan, which has helped firms modernize their operations to create and maintain jobs. This follows the restructuring assistance the Canadian government provided to prevent the collapse of large companies, including Chrysler and GM, both of whom have repaid those loans in full. The rejuvenated strength of the industry’s biggest players, coupled with technological advances and the looming retirement of baby boomers, indicate … READ MORE

  • Situation About Key Parts of China's Automotive Industry
    Automotive Technician

    Situation About Key Parts of China’s Automotive Industry

    China’s automobile industry has gained a rapid development. In 2009, annual output reached 13.79 million. And China is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. However, some important parts such as bush bearings, axle guides, thrust washers, and auto mold parts mainly depend on imports which bring a golden opportunity and a big challenge for Chinese bearing manufacturers and the automotive mold manufacturing industry.

    At present, China’s resource-efficient bearing manufacturing technology, which is an independent intellectual property, is more material-efficient and energy-efficient than conventional bi-metal bearing manufacturing technology. It requires less investment and less usage of equipments. Thus, it is an excellent opportunity for development. Until the end of the patent license of “Automotive mold self-lubricating composite metal embossing die V block” in 2009, China had completed the restructuring of the traditional and existing sintering bi-metal manufacturing technology of sliding bearing through twenty years’ accumulation and efforts. And then China realized the form of making various categories of bearings made of steel – copper alloys. There are bushing bearings, thrust bearings, sliding bearings with special shapes, and sliding bearings with solid lubrication, etc.

    The rate of utilization of the steel and copper alloy materials has reached nearly one hundred percent. Since then, the manufacture of sliding bearings have changed from the rough shaping of the material removal into a net shape processing which has high efficiency, light weight, and low-cost and so on. The method of making clean shapes helps save material and energy so that it can provide sliding bearing accessories for the development of China’s automotive industry.

    The automatic mold industry is known as “the mother of the automotive industry.” To some extent, the mold industry is a sign to measure the level of development of car manufacturers or even the national automotive industry. Despite years … READ MORE

  • Understanding the Bad Credit Car Loan
    Dealerships

    Understanding the Bad Credit Car Loan

    Do you know the difference between “good” credit and “bad” credit? Many people understand that it has to do with their overall credit score, and some even understand that they actually might have three different credit scores depending upon the agency making the report. Additionally, there are many other people who have discovered that bad credit also comes from a history of late or overdue payments, defaults on loans, and even bankruptcy. This is the reason that many consumers need a bad credit car loan when they are trying to buy a new vehicle.

    Someone with good credit is going to have no indication of tardiness with their bills, and no signs of any inability to repay a loan. The credit report of someone with a “bad” history, however, is going to make the lender worry if they will get all of the money back without having to pursue some sort of action against the borrower. This is the reason that a bad credit car loan might come with a higher rate of interest and a strict or shorter repayment period.

    For example, if most lenders are issuing loans for new cars at four to five percent, the bad credit car loan might be offered at seven to ten percent interest instead. This is not to punish someone financially for having a bit of a shaky history, but is because the lender is trying to ensure that they get as much of their loan back as possible within the first years of the term.

    Additionally, many people who are seeking a bad credit car loan will have to understand that many lenders will ask for a down payment against the loan too. This doesn’t mean that they will automatically have to come up with twenty percent of the purchase price, … READ MORE

  • Auto Bad Credit Loan - A Simple Way to Get Easy Auto Loan Approval
    Auto Parts

    Auto Bad Credit Loan – A Simple Way to Get Easy Auto Loan Approval

    Do you know that you can get an auto loan approval despite your bad credit record? Do you know that you can get a car tomorrow by simple clicking of links, fill a form and submit? Do you know that you can get a car of your choice from the comfort of your home? Do you know that you can get either a used car loan or a new auto loan online?

    One thing about loan is that it is your choice, if you have made up your mind to take a loan where to find the lender that will give you the loan service is not far fetched. All you need to do is to search for the type of loan you want on  or check in with  and type in what you want as it is in your mind. Google or yahoo search will provide you thousands of result matching your request all you need to do to get the best of the loan service is to identify the lender that will give you the best of the loan service in times of interest rate and duration of loan.

    If you are in need of car and you have made up your mind, probably you have even searched so many search engines to find the best place to get a car loan, all you need to do here is to read carefully and follow the instruction provided in this article to get the car loan you want. There are so many car loans available on the internet but you have to choose the car loan that is better for you. If you need a company that will finance a car for you, you need to choose the company in your state because the companies in your state access … READ MORE

  • 10 Top Uses For Excel in an Auto Shop
    Automotive Shop

    10 Top Uses For Excel in an Auto Shop

    The world’s most-used spreadsheet shows up in such a wide variety of places that it’s sometimes easy to forget just how much it can impact a business. Far beyond just tracking the bottom line, even a relatively straightforward business like an auto shop can find several uses for Microsoft Excel.

    Tracking the Bottom Line: Yes, it’s true! You can put Excel to use by giving it your income and your outgo and having it chart your profits over time.

    Inventory and Ordering: With a little bit of wizardry, Excel can not only keep track of how much inventory you should have, but it can Email you an alert when you get too low on a particular product, making ordering a breeze.

    Doing the Schedule: Of course, Excel can be used to graphically display what times any given employee will be on the clock and thus make it easy to ensure that all of the necessary coverage is there for you.

    Customer Tracking: Few businesses need to track customers more accurately over a longer period of time than an auto shop; Excel offers you the power to do just that. By setting up an entry form that gathers the necessary information and then stores it deep in another sheet, you can easily keep records on hundreds of customers and their vehicles over months and years.

    Receipts: Because of an auto shop’s specific needs when it comes to breaking down parts, labor, taxes, and other charges, Excel makes for an excellent receipt-making program.

    Invoicing: Speaking of templates, Excel comes equipped with a wide variety of templates for invoicing services — like laundry service for your work grubs.

    Create Recommendations: Whether you put it on your receipts or on your work orders, Excel’s ability to add drop-down menus to a cell can make … READ MORE

  • Employees Coming in Late
    Automotive Technician

    Employees Coming in Late

    When you start to see a pattern in behavioral issues; such as an employee coming in late, here are the things you need to consider:  1) If you don’t nip it in the bud it will get worse. 2) Employees need to be responsible for their own behavior. 3) They need to know why you have a special policy. So, next time an employee starts developing bad behavior patterns, such as arriving late, calling them to the private environment and asking them why they are late. When they have given you their explanation, say something like this …

    “Mike, I realize you’ve been late four times now this month, and let me tell you what concerns me. First of all, if you’re not here at 7:30 in the morning, the first thought that comes to mind is that you or someone in your family might be sick or injured, and you might need my help.my second thought was that your car might be damaged, or you might be in an accident, and I began to wonder if I should send Larry or Frank out to look for you. complicates matters even further, when you are not here on time, and I stand at the service counter, I don’t know what to tell customers who ask me if their car will be ready for the day, and then there’s one more thing, Mike. I just can’t expect anyone else here at Acme Auto Body to be here on time when you don’t, now that I know old habits are hard to break, so this is what I will do. Next time you are late, I will ask why, but it really doesn’t matter because that one will happen to me. If you are late, once again I will ask why, and … READ MORE