CHAMPIONS IN ACTION: THEY HELP US PROMOTE THE MECHANICS PROFESSION

CHAMPIONS IN ACTION: THEY HELP US PROMOTE THE MECHANICS PROFESSION

Young Car Mechanic is, for many young mechanics, the first significant test of their knowledge and skills in the field of vehicle repair. It's also an opportunity for the whole industry, as the initiative promotes the mechanic profession to young people who will be its strength in the future. Supporting this project is a part of the philosophies of the partners, whose numbers are growing every year. What do they personally say about the Young Car Mechanic competition?

The national final of the 8th edition of Young Car Mechanic is finished in Poland.

The national final of the 8th edition of Young Car Mechanic is finished in Poland.

The 8th edition of the national final of Young Car Mechanic in Poland has come to an end. The students who competed in the Polish final were not sure until the last moment which of them would be the winner. What's even more exciting, there were two winners for the first time in the history of the competition organized by Inter Cars, but only one of them will represent Poland in the International Final in Lithuania.

How do you encourage people to work in workshops? The industry is launching an initiative

How do you encourage people to work in workshops? The industry is launching an initiative

If we were still living in the 1990s, newspapers would be full of ads saying "Car mechanic urgently wanted." Nowadays, similar posts are on job portals, and their number increase every year. The same cannot be said about the number of mechanics. So how can this be solved? The automotive industry is working intensively on this. One initiative is the Young Car Mechanic competition, organized by Inter Cars, which SDCM joined this year as a patron.

VIKTOR VUGRINČIĆ IS THE 2024 YOUNG CAR MECHANIC WINNER!

VIKTOR VUGRINČIĆ IS THE 2024 YOUNG CAR MECHANIC WINNER!

Everything we talked about and what has happened in the last few months was confirmed on March 23 and 24 in Zagreb. Viktor Vugrinčić from Elektrostrojarska obrtnička škola (ESOS) (the Electromechanical School Zagreb) won the 3rd National Croatian Final of Young Car Mechanic, which means he and his mentor will take part in the International Final in Lithuania at the end of June.

The next edition of the Young Car Mechanic contest has started!

The next edition of the Young Car Mechanic contest has started!

The latest edition of the Young Car Mechanic contest has been launched! This is the eighth edition of the event, which brings together young car enthusiasts. The competition, which promotes knowledge and skills in automotive mechanics, is becoming increasingly popular, attracting participants from 10 countries. Here are the highlights of this year's edition.

Interview with Armands Umbraško, leader and coordinator of the Young Car Mechanic

Interview with Armands Umbraško, leader and coordinator of the Young Car Mechanic

Young Car Mechanic is an initiative that has permanently entered the calendar of automotive events. The competition is supported every year by leading suppliers and parts manufacturers. This year's edition marked the 7th time when we could find out who is the best young car mechanic and a bright uprising in the automotive market. Here is our interview with Armands Umbraško, leader and coordinator of the Young Car Mechanic project.

Hungary triumphs for the third year in a row!

International competition “Young Car Mechanic 2023” took place in Hungary, the previous winner of the final, and, similarly as in the previous years, a representative of this country won the laurels again. While two victories in a competition of such a scale could be considered a coincidence, the third triumph among ten countries makes everybody wonder what is the secret of the vocational education in Hungary that knocks spots off to the remaining European countries?

When is it worth buying an AGM battery?

When is it worth buying an AGM battery?

AGM batteries primarily utilize their high performance in combination with start-stop technology. However, the strengths of an AGM battery can also be used even if there is no start-stop system on board: This technology provides larger power reserves, from which conventional vehicles can also benefit, e.g. due to a longer service life of the battery.

GIVING WORKSHOPS THE POWER  TO SERVICE THE FUTURE OF VEHICLE  TECHNOLOGY

GIVING WORKSHOPS THE POWER TO SERVICE THE FUTURE OF VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

As cars become more electrified and autonomous, the traditional 12 Volt lead-acid battery is taking on a new and challenging responsibility as a critical source of power across the evolving range of electric vehicles. The constantly expanding offerings of the VARTA® Partner Portal help workshops to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to service electric vehicles’ 12V batteries and thus remain at the cutting edge of technology.

BORN TO ELECTRIFY THE FUTURE

BORN TO ELECTRIFY THE FUTURE

It is no secret that the automotive world is undergoing a major electric revolution – and Valeo sits at the very heart of it. To reduce its carbon footprint, the European parc is being electrified through multiple initiatives – and by 2030, more than 30% of vehicles on the road are set to be electrified.

Shell leads global lubricants market for 16ᵗʰ year

Shell leads global lubricants market for 16ᵗʰ year

London, December 06, 2022 − Shell Lubricants retains its status as the leading global supplier of finished lubricants for a 16th consecutive year, according to the 20th edition of Kline & Company’s report Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment 2021.

Young Car Mechanic 2021 - international competition is over

Young Car Mechanic 2021 - international competition is over

On 21 and 22 August, seven best young mechanics from seven different European countries competed for the title of Young Car Mechanic 2021. These were two days full of competition, emotions, but also mutual respect and friendship. Who turned out to be the best and what changes are to be realized in this competition?

Second round of the Young Car Mechanic competition in Hungary

Second round of the Young Car Mechanic competition in Hungary

The first days of spring saw the start of the 2nd round of the regional finals of the Young Car Mechanic competition in Hungary. In five different parts of the country, 30 students tried to decide which of the 6 young people would be the best and reach the national finals of the Young Car Mechanic competition.