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Hands-On Maintenance and Light Repair

Hands-On Maintenance and Light Repair
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By: Luke D. Thompson, M.Ed.

ISBN: 978-1-63126-871-7
Format: Online Learning
Copyright: ©2019
Subject: Automotive
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $39.96
School Price: $29.97


Coming Fall 2018

This online program provides 60 step-by-step, interactive lessons that give clear explanations of service procedures, along with concise explanations of essential theory. Designed to develop proficiency in all the NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair tasks, Hands-On MLR engages the students in active lessons, while empowering the teacher to provide a balance of theory-based instruction and hands-on skill lessons and assessments.
  • As students work on cars, they record vehicle data, answer critical-thinking questions, and demonstrate their ability to perform MLR tasks.
  • Completed lessons can be submitted electronically for instructors to grade using the rubric provided.
  • Each lesson begins with an optional pretest and closes with a posttest.
  • Colorful photos, photo sequences, and videos show tasks being performed on modern vehicles with up-to-date tools and equipment

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Supplemental Tasks
  1. Shop Safety Tour
  2. Vehicle Service Prep and Repair Order Completion
  3. Metric and Standard Measurement
  4. Lifting with a Floor Jack
  5. Lifting with a Hoist

Unit 2: General Service Tasks
  6. Vehicle Inspection Part A
  7. Vehicle Inspection Part B
  8. Engine Oil and Filter Change
  9. Serpentine Belt Service
10. Spark Plug Service
11. Tire Inspection
12. Disc/Drum Brake Inspection
13. Using a Scan Tool
14. Using a Digital Multimeter
15. Wheel Studs and Lug Nuts

Unit 3: Tires
16. Prealignment Inspection
17. Tire Rotation and Balance
18. Tire Service and Patch
19. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Unit 4: Brakes
20. Brake Hydraulic System Service
21. Drum Brake Service
22. Disc Brake Service
23. Power Brakes and Parking Brake
24. Wheel Bearing Service

Unit 5: Steering & Suspension
25. Steering System Inspection and Testing
26. Power Steering System Service
27. Supplemental Restraint Systems
28. Front Suspension Systems
29. Shocks Absorbers and Struts
30. Rear Suspension Systems

Unit 6: Engine Repair
31. Engine Gaskets and Valve Adjustments
32. Fasteners and Thread Repair
33. Engine Timing Service
34. Cooling System Inspection and Testing
35. Cooling System Service
Unit 7: Driveline
36. Automatic Transmission Inspection
37. Automatic Transmission Range Sensor
38. Powertrain Mount Service
39. Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Service
40. Manual Transmission Fluid Service
41. Front-Wheel-Drive Bearings, Hubs, and Axles
42. Driveshaft U Joint Service
43. Differential Fluid Service
44. 4X4 Systems and Inspection

Unit 8: Electrical
45. Wiring Diagrams
46. Electrical Test Light and Power Probe
47. Wire Repair
48. Battery Testing and Inspection
49. Battery Charge and Service
50. Starting System Service
51. Charging System Service
52. Lighting and Accessories

Unit 9: Engine Performance
53. Vacuum Gauge Testing
54. Power Balance Test
55. Engine Compression Test
56. Engine Cylinder Leakage Test
57. Air/Fuel System Testing
58. Exhaust System Testing

Unit 10: Air Conditioning
59. Air Conditioning System Overview

Unit 11: Hybrid Vehicles
60. Hybrid Electric Vehicle Overview

Employability Skills for the Automotive Workplace
Section 1 What are the eligibility requirements to work in the transportation service industry?
Section 2 What are the traits of a successful and respected transportation service technician?
Section 3 What are the workplace behaviors expected by service managers and shop owners?
Section 4 What skills are used on a regular basis by transportation service professionals?

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Online, 1yr. Access Key Code
   sample Product Overview (Sample Video Clip, 3:51)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

Luke D. Thompson, M.Ed. - teaches automotive technology at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA, where he achieved NATEF MLR accreditation for his program. He previously taught at NATEF-accredited high schools in Washington and Michigan. His unique automotive industry experience includes working as a prototype technician at Ford Motor Company's Research and Development Division. Mr. Thompson holds an A.A.S. in Automotive Technology from Henry Ford College, a B.S. from Detroit's Wayne State University in Secondary Career and Technical Education, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on math and science from the University of Washington. He is a recipient of the ASE Industry Education Alliance "Outstanding Instructor Award" and holds various ASE certifications, including Master Certified Automobile Technician.


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