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Automobiles

Students will learn about the different types of automobiles, about the common fluids in vehicles motors, and how to maintain them. They will learn about tire sizes, treads, and rotations, and they will learn about items in the vehicle that commonly wear out and need to be replaced.

Students will

  1. Know the four main body types of vehicles.
  2. Know how to check oil levels and where to find the appropriate type of oil for a vehicle.
  3. Know how a radiator keeps an engine from overheating.
  4. Know how to check radiator fluid levels and where to find the appropriate type of radiator fluid for a vehicle.
  5. Know how brake fluid allows brakes to operate.
  6. Know how to check brake fluid levels.
  7. Know what window washer fluid is used for and where to add it to a vehicle.
  8. Know how to identify the size of a tire and what the size code means.
  9. Know how to identify the correct air pressure for a vehicles tire, how to check the tire’s current pressure, and how to add or remove air from the tire.
  10. Know how to correctly change a flat tire.
  11. Know the appropriate rotation order for tires on a vehicle.
  12. Know what systems are connected to belts and how to check that the belt is in good operating condition.
  13. Know when wiper blades should be replaced and how to replace them.
  14. Know how to identify and replace a blown fuse.
  15. Know the parts of an internal combustion engine and how a four stroke engine works.

Materials:

  • Workbook- Life Skills: Automobiles
  • Computer and Projector for Videos
  • Internet for student research
  • Vehicle for students to work on
  • Air Compressor with tire inflator nozzle (air chuck)
  • Air Pressure Gauge

This course comes with a single use download for the course workbook. Use of any files must comply with the one time use license to download, print, and use this workbook for the course you have enrolled in.

You can also purchase a full color and saddle stitched workbook with the course included. These workbooks are designed to be kept as a learning resource and as a reference in the future.

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