Mike received a BA degree from Youngstown State University in English Literature with a minor in Journalism in 1975.
Mike Mavrigian has written a broad range of automotive technical articles for the past 32 years involving a variety of industry areas, including engine rebuilding, performance and race engine building, tires, wheels, brakes, wheel alignment, suspension, ride control, steering, drivetrain, engine diagnostics, air compressors, pneumatic tools, metallurgical issues relating to engine building/rebuilding, vibrational stress relief and cryogenic treatment of metals, paint & body, climate control, electric winches, trailer towing/hitch systems, SUV upgrades, sport/compact upgrades, race car preparation, street rod construction and automotive-related threaded fasteners/clamping forces.
In addition to his magazine work, Mike has authored consumer-oriented books, including such titles as “Performance Wheels & Tires” (HP Books), “Racing Brake Systems” (HP Books), “ATV Service” (Haynes), “Rebuilding the Gen V/VI Chevrolet Big Block Engines” (HP Books), “Rebuilding the Smallblock Chevrolet LT1/LT4 Engine, “Performance Fasteners & Plumbing” (HP Books), “Building the Chevy LS Engine,” (HP Books) and several other books dealing with general automotive repair. Mike also wrote each issue of Modern Tire Dealer magazine’s popular annual Performance Handbook for 10 years, and has authored technical training manuals for McGraw-Hill and a host of automotive parts and tool manufacturing clients.
Mike also serves as editor and primary technical writer of Precision Engine magazine (now www.precisionenginetech.com), a technical publication focused on professional performance and racing engines.