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Introduction to Automotive Service

AUT 100

Introduction to Automotive Service

AUT 100

Course Description

Introduces the Automotive Service facility, basic tools and equipment, service publications, safety practices, the automobile, its components, and professionalism. Concentrates on terminology and general component operation. (30-25)

Outcomes and Objectives

Gain skills in the Language Arts/Communications area.

Objectives:

  • Adapt a reading strategy for all written materials, e.g., customer's notes, service manuals, shop manuals, technical bulletins, and computer/data feed readouts, etc., that will help identify the solution to the problem.
  • Use study habits and methods when consulting the manufacturer's publications, e.g., shop manuals, references, and computer databases.
  • Visually skim or scan the manufacturer's service manuals or databases to identify information that is related to any unfamiliar system under review, then study the applicable information with the intensity necessary for the situation.
  • Comprehend and apply available written information needed to diagnose, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Use text resources such as glossaries of terms, service manual indexes, database menus, and tables of contents to gather data for diagnosis and repair.
  • Use computerized and other databases to obtain system information.
  • Comprehend and apply information in operator's manuals to operate and maintain automotive tools and equipment.

Setup and use and acetylene torch properly.

Objectives:

  • Adjust gauges to obtain working pressures.
  • Light up the torch and obtain a neutral flame.
  • Shut off and bleed down tank and hoses.
  • Remove a rusty stud from an exhaust manifold.

Gain skill using various measuring tools typical of the trade.

Objectives:

  • Given a demonstration on using the following measuring tools, you will setup and use each as directed until mastery is shown--english micrometer, feeler gauges, metric micrometer, drum micrometer, dial indicator, screw pitch gauges, torque wrench, tread depth gauge, and belt tension gauge

Gain a basic understanding of automotive hand-held scan tools.

Objectives:

  • Given a demonstration on basic scanner operation, you will hook up scanner to a vehicle, pull data from vehicle as directed, and unhook scanner following procedure.

Gain a general knowledge of automotive terms and system functions.

Objectives:

  • Given a vehicle, you will complete the exercise sheet to identify automotive parts terminology and systems function on items: inside the vehicle, under the hood, and under the vehicle.

Gain skills in the Mathematics area.

Objectives:

  • Add numbers that include decimals to determine conformance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Mentally add two or more numbers to determine conformance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Add whole numbers to accurately determine measurement conformance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Divide whole numbers to determine differences for comparison with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Multiply numbers that include decimals to determine conformance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Mentally multiply numbers that include decimals to determine conformance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Subtract whole numbers to determine differences for comparison with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Subtract numbers that include decimals to determine conformance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Subtract whole numbers to determine differences for comparison with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Measure/test with tools designed for English or metric measurements and then convert the resulting measurement to the system used by the manufacturers for specifying the correct measurement or tolerance.
  • Distinguish when a measurement or tolerance is not equal to the manufacturer's specification.
  • Estimate the results of basic arithmetic operations, and can accurately round up or down depending on the appropriate rule for the situation.
  • Interpret place value (tenths, hundredths, thousandths) when conducting precision measurements.
  • Use metric measurement instruments to determine correct sizes or distances in the metric system.
  • Use metric measurement instruments to determine correct sizes or distances in the metric system.
  • Mentally compute whether the observed measurement is out-of-tolerance when comparing the observed measurement to the manufacturer's specifications

Gain skills in the Science area.

Objectives:

  • Convert measurements taken in the English or metric system to specifications stated in terms of either system.
  • Identify and define terms that specifically relate to automotive systems, diagnosis, service, and repair.

Safely use tools and equipment typical of an automotive repair facility.

Objectives:

  • Given a demonstration on the following, the student will operate tools and equipment observing safety practices using air wrenches, torque wrenches, jumper batteries, torque stiks, torque angle gauges, bead blasters, impact drivers, battery chargers, and jumper cables

Have available for class use safety glasses, uniform, and tools as required for this course.

Objectives:

  • Meet the safety glasses, uniform, and tool requirement by the established deadline

Gain an orientation to the repair facility.

Objectives:

  • Given a tour of the repair facility, provide a sketch of safety equipment, electrical outlets as directed.

Gain skills using automotive service publications and computer-generated service information.

Objectives:

  • Complete an exercise using manufacturer's service manuals.
  • Complete an exercise using quick reference manuals.
  • Use flat rate manuals to calculate an estimate for a repair for a mock customer.
  • Use the Mitchell on Demand computer to search information as directed.

Operate various pieces of vehicle lift equipment using appropriate service publications.

Objectives:

  • Given a demonstration on lift equipment, you will operate equipment using appropriate service publications to safely secure the vehicle for the following: frame contact hoist, drive on hoist-bear and jacking beam, drive on hoist-hunter and jacking beam, and floor jack/safety stands

Gain skills about various methods used to repair fastener threads.

Objectives:

  • Center punch, drill a hole, tap the hole, and install a helicoil insert in an aluminum block.
  • Repair a damaged fastener thread for reuse.