Cutting Edge is thrilled to help the next generation acquire the skill and knowledge they need for a successful career in the automotive industry. Tucson’s JTED program gives high school students the opportunity to learn a trade while still in high school so that they graduate with the ability to earn a living and become a productive member of society.
Gary and the team are sponsoring two students at Sunnyside High School, Gary Hagen’s alma mater. They will even be able to learn automotive technologies at the hands of Gary’s old shop teacher Mr. Escalante. These student will be able to graduate with their own tools and the ability to use them.
The Automotive Technologies program will teach these students to perform engine repairs and maintenance, teach them to research and work on various technical systems, and equip them to work on hybrid vehicles. Cutting Edge is excited to be a part of the future of Tucson’s automotive future in a whole new way.
Summer News Painting Tips
Even with modern clear coats which do so much to add beauty and shine to our vehicles, there are enemies to the preservation of a good paint job. Here are some items to be cautious of and some tips to keep that color popping for a long time to come.
Public enemy number one is very familiar to us in the desert. The sun can cause serious damage over time to the color and sheen of a vehicle. If at all possible make sure your car is parked under a garage or carport or a tree without sap. If that isn’t normally available to you, a good car cover of cloth or a synthetic material will still work to keep those UV rays far away.
While we may not need to worry as much about the salt air in our area, it’s something to keep in mind if you travel near the ocean and those fresh salty breezes rush over your shiny paint.