In Ohio, automotive companies are pursuing improvements that make cars and components lighter, stronger and more eco-friendly. Simultaneously, Ohio’s comprehensive network of automotive companies, research resources and organizations are actively designing, testing and working to deploy smart mobility initiatives, vehicles and technology. Looking for smarter ways to move mobility forward? Visit our smart mobility page to take the next step.
Ohio is committed to a safer, more efficient future. Here, automotive companies have the resources and partners at their fingertips to drive innovation and bring change to roadways.
A Strong Automotive Foundation
Ohio has deep roots in the automotive industry and a proven reputation as an industry leader. Automotive companies that invest in Ohio benefit from a comprehensive network of automotive assets and resources that drive them toward success.
- The full automotive supply chain: Accessible resources assist in all areas of development to take automotive concepts from ideation to deployment.
- An established and skilled automotive workforce: Generations of automotive mastery have created a pool of experienced workers and a pipeline of well-trained talent for every position in the automotive industry.
- Proximity to customers, suppliers and partners: Positioning close to markets and affiliates reduces travel time and lowers transportation costs.
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The Presidential candidates have varying plans to promote electric vehicles and public transportation
November 20, 2019 — Mark K. Matthews and E&E News
If driverless cars are to do more good than harm, cities need to prepare and invest in infrastructure.
November 5, 2019
Lower fuel economy standards and fewer electric vehicles in the state would threaten global climate targets
October 21, 2019 — Maxine Joselow and E&E News
Lowered costs and the availability of renewable energy to produce hydrogen are raising interest in the fuel source
October 18, 2019 — Nathanial Gronewold and E&E News
The Department of Energy is aiming to get ahead of a looming recycling problem from electric car batteries
September 26, 2019 — John Fialka and E&E News
Major technological shifts are fewer and farther between than they once were
August 13, 2019 — Wade Roush
High-risk design trials could create superefficient vehicles
July 11, 2019 — John Fialka and E&E News
The policy, the first such in the nation, is aimed at reducing the state’s emissions from transportation
July 1, 2019 — Anne C. Mulkern and E&E News
The world’s elite electric race-car series is a test-bed for technology that will soon improve other—mostly slower—forms of transportation.
June 10, 2019
Daimler AG’s announcement drew praise, as well as criticism it is not ambitious enough
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The Trump administration has yet to take broader action to limit heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons
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Social norms and a lack of information on financial benefits have hampered U.S. EV adoption
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Flying electric cars would have lower emissions over long trips than standard electric vehicles
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As automated delivery ramps up, cities must decide how to make the best use of public spaces
February 19, 2019 — Jeremy Hsu
Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles
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Chemistry explained a century ago is being used to make prototype body parts that are much lighter than today’s
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Since 1980, Rick’s Automotive has been recognized as Southwest Missouri’s premier, family-owned automotive and tire shop right in the heart of Springfield, MO. From general auto repairs to offering our customers the best deals on Michelin tires, Rick’s Automotive strives to be your one-stop auto shop for each and every car care need. Rick’s is also proud to offer a comprehensive preventative maintenance program to catch potential vehicle problems early, saving your hard-earned money in the long run. We know how much you love your car, and we will do everything we can to keep it running well for years to come.
Rick’s Automotive offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile NATIONWIDE warranty on our repairs.
Our auto mechanics, service advisors and technicians have more than 500 years of combined experience and are all proudly certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Most of the auto technicians on the floor at Rick’s have also gone on to achieve “Master Certified” status with ASE – including Rick himself.
Six technicians hold the prestigious L-1 certification for advanced automotive diagnostics and all technicians are completely trained to utilize the state-of-the-art equipment featured in our automotive and fleet service centers. Whether you bring in your personal car or your entire fleet to Rick’s Automotive, you can be sure you are getting quality auto service from professionals who care.
There are several reasons you may need a car locksmith. You may be locked out of your car (either with the keys inside or with no keys at all), you may have lost your car keys and need a new key, or you may want to make a duplicate car key. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100. Getting locked out of your car can be scary and overwhelming — especially if it’s cold and dark out. Fortunately, professional locksmiths provide round-the-clock assistance to help people in these circumstances.
Car lockouts are one of the main reasons people need a locksmith. Your locksmith’s price can depend on the type of car you have, the time of day (or night) it is, and where you are located. Locksmith pricing may be based on a flat rate, or pricing may be quoted to you after the locksmith determines the circumstances. For example, a flat rate for a car lockout could be $65 for standard vehicles. That price could be higher for after-hours or long-distance service, or service during extreme weather. If you have entirely lost your car keys, a locksmith can make you a new car key, but first they must verify that you are the owner of the car. Locksmiths can even program new car key fobs for you — often at a lower price than a dealership.
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|Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali|
|automotive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun–for example, “a tall girl,” “an interesting book,” “a big house.”||(relating to cars)||automobilistico aggaggettivo: Descrive o specifica un sostantivo: “Una persona fidata” – “Con un cacciavite piccolo” – “Questioni controverse“|
|dell’auto loc agglocuzione aggettivale: Espressione di più parole che descrive o specifica un sostantivo: “C’è del tonno in scatola” – “Ho seguito il metodo fai da te“|
|The automotive industry made record profits last year.|
|L’anno scorso l’industria dell’auto ha registrato profitti da record.|
|automotive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun–for example, “a tall girl,” “an interesting book,” “a big house.”||(self-propelled)||semovente aggaggettivo: Descrive o specifica un sostantivo: “Una persona fidata” – “Con un cacciavite piccolo” – “Questioni controverse“|
|They want to equip the vehicle with an automotive engine.|
|Vogliono dotare il veicolo di un motore semovente.|
|Compound Forms/Forme composte|
|automotive engineer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.||(deals with vehicles)||ingegnere automobilistico nmsostantivo maschile: Identifica un essere, un oggetto o un concetto che assume genere maschile: medico, gatto, strumento, assegno, dolore|
|automotive engineering nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.||(engineering: of cars)||ingegneria automobilistica, ingegneria dell’autoveicolo nfsostantivo femminile: Identifica un essere, un oggetto o un concetto che assume genere femminile: scrittrice, aquila, lampada, moneta, felicità|
|The new hybrid vehicle is a marvel of automotive engineering.|
|automotive sector nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.||(road vehicle industry)||settore auto nmsostantivo maschile: Identifica un essere, un oggetto o un concetto che assume genere maschile: medico, gatto, strumento, assegno, dolore|
|The government has announced £2.3bn of loan guarantees for the automotive sector.|
|Il governo ha annunciato 2,3 miliardi di sterline di garanzie sui prestiti per il settore auto.|
non-automotive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun–for example, “a tall girl,” “an interesting book,” “a big house.”
|(not related to automobiles)||non relativo alle automobili, non relativo agli autoveicoli, non relativo all’autotrasporto loc agglocuzione aggettivale: Espressione di più parole che descrive o specifica un sostantivo: “C’è del tonno in scatola” – “Ho seguito il metodo fai da te“|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an automotive technician / mechanic?
This is someone who works to repair and maintain vehicles, from small cars to large transports. They are trained to work on a variety of automotive systems and parts, and utilize many different tools.
Do I need a post-secondary education to become an auto mechanic?
In most cases, employers will require that you complete an apprenticeship or take a post-secondary program. Many vocational schools offer auto mechanic programs, and some may even include an apprenticeship or externship as part of the curriculum.
What will I learn at an automotive mechanic school?
Automotive schools will usually start off by providing you with a solid theoretical knowledge of automotive mechanics. You can do a lot of your learning in a hands-on environment, working on actual vehicles, repairing a variety of systems and parts, from brakes and exhaust to steering and suspension. And you can learn how to use a wide range of industry-related tools and equipment. Some schools can give you the opportunity to specialize in vehicles from a particular manufacturer.
Most programs end with an apprenticeship or externship, so you can put what you’ve learned to use and get real experience in the field.
How can I find automotive service technician schools in my area?
Our simple search tool is a great place to start researching the available programs and schools in your area.
How long does it take to complete an auto mechanic program?
Certificate or diploma programs from vocational schools usually take one to two years, or less. Colleges and universities can offer associate degree programs that include general education courses, and may take up to four years to complete.
What is the difference between an auto mechanic and an auto body repair technician?
A mechanic works to repair the inner parts and systems of a car, while an auto body repair technician handles exterior repairs, such as glass installation, frame repair, and paint refinishing.
Is certification necessary to becoming an automotive service technician?
Although certification isn’t typically a legal requirement to work in this profession, it can lead to increased opportunities and larger salaries. Certification is available through national organizations, and some manufacturers may also offer specialized certification programs.
What career options will I have after graduating from an auto mechanic school?
An automotive trade school will let you learn to service all aspects of passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks, from transmissions to engines to brakes. This can make you capable of taking on positions in service bays, dealerships, and transport companies. Many automotive trade schools also let you test your skills through a real-world practicum before graduation. That kind of experience can help you make contacts within the industry.
The modern automobile is a complex technical system employing subsystems with specific design functions. Some of these consist of thousands of component parts that have evolved from breakthroughs in existing technology or from new technologies such as electronic computers, high-strength plastics, and new alloys of steel and nonferrous metals. Some subsystems have come about as a result of factors such as air pollution, safety legislation, and foreign competition.
Passenger cars have emerged as the primary means of family transportation, with an estimated three-quarters of a billion in operation worldwide. One-quarter of these are in the United States, where some three trillion miles (almost five trillion kilometres) are traveled each year. In recent years, Americans have been offered hundreds of different models, about half of them from foreign manufacturers. To capitalize on their proprietary technological advances, manufacturers introduce new designs ever more frequently. With more than 50 million new units built each year worldwide, manufacturers have been able to split the market into many very small segments that nonetheless remain profitable.
New technical developments are recognized to be the key to successful competition. Research and development engineers and scientists have been employed by all automobile manufacturers and suppliers to improve the body, chassis, engine, drivetrain, control systems, safety systems, and emission-control systems.
These outstanding technical advancements are not made without economic consequences. According to a study by Ward’s Communications Incorporated, the average cost for a new American car increased $4,700 (in terms of the value of the dollar in 2000) between 1980 and 2001 because of mandated safety and emission-control performance requirements (such as the addition of air bags and catalytic converters). New requirements continued to be implemented in subsequent years. This is in addition to the consumer costs associated with engineering improvements in fuel economy, which may be offset by reduced fuel purchases.
Vehicle design depends to a large extent on its intended use. Automobiles for off-road use must be durable, simple systems with high resistance to severe overloads and extremes in operating conditions. Conversely, products that are intended for high-speed, limited-access road systems require more passenger comfort options, increased engine performance, and optimized high-speed handling and vehicle stability. Stability depends principally on the distribution of weight between the front and rear wheels, the height of the centre of gravity and its position relative to the aerodynamic centre of pressure of the vehicle, suspension characteristics, and the selection of which wheels are used for propulsion. Weight distribution depends principally on the location and size of the engine. The common practice of front-mounted engines exploits the stability that is more readily achieved with this layout. The development of aluminum engines and new manufacturing processes has, however, made it possible to locate the engine at the rear without necessarily compromising
Since 1995, automotive professionals have enjoyed the benefits of iATN membership.
Learn from your peers in our interactive environment, by asking questions and searching millions of real-world discussions and repairs. Discover how to work more efficiently, and study best practices illustrated by fellow industry professionals. Get the most out of your diagnostic equipment, and transport your career to the next level.
The following overview will help to further illustrate what’s inside iATN, for those that are qualified to join: automotive pros with at least four years of experience or ASE certification.