For Canadian homeschooling families

Auto Upkeep Homeschool Kit

Author: Michael & Linda Gray

Item #: T390

Class: Paperback

Price: $129.95

NEW 4th Edition now available! The Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit 4th Edition © 2018 consists of:

-Auto Upkeep Textbook …288 FULL COLOR pages…20 Easy-to-Read Chapters with over 700 Illustrations
-Auto Upkeep Workbook…176 FULL COLOR pages…40 Hands-on and Internet-based Activities with over 250 Illustrations
-Homeschool Resource USB Flash Drive includes a Course Syllabus Outline, PowerPoint Presentations, Lab Activities, Study Questions, Chapter Tests, Exams & Final, and Answer Keys.

Auto Upkeep is designed for…
-Anyone looking to learn more about cars
-Introductory Automotive Programs
-Homeschool Students and Co-ops
-New Drivers – Teens and Adults
-Boy Scouts Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge
-Girl Scouts Car Care Badge
-4-H Automotive Programs
-Car Care Clinics and Seminars
-Automotive Workshops
-Adult and Consumer Education Classes
-Driver Education Classes
-Afterschool Programs

What are the hands-on and internet-based activities?

Chapter 1

Car Identification Activity – Identify an automobile by make, model, year, and type.
Owner’s Manual Activity – Locate and use an online owner’s manual. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 2

Buying a New Automobile Activity – Differentiate between MSRP, dealer invoice, and dealer cost.
Buying a Used Automobile Activity – Research prices, reliability ratings, recalls, technical service bulletins, and safety ratings on used automobiles.

Chapter 3
Automotive Expenses Activity – Calculate automotive expenses.

Chapter 4
Repair Facilities Activity – Choose a quality repair facility. Interpret a repair invoice.

Chapter 5
Automotive Safety Activity – Identify the location of emergency and safety equipment.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Activity – Locate and interpret a safety data sheet. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Fire Safety Activity – Identify the importance of using personal protection equipment and research fire safety. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 6
Tools and Equipment Activity – Identify basic tools and equipment that are used in automotive shops.
Service Manual Activity – Navigate an online service manual. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 7
Interior Cleaning Activity – Clean the inside of a vehicle.
Exterior Cleaning Activity – Clean the outside of a vehicle.
Waxing Activity – Wax the finish on a vehicle.

Chapter 8
Fluid Level Check Activity – Safely check the fluid level in various vehicle components.

Chapter 9
Ohm’s Law Activity – Use Ohm’s Law to calculate volts, amps, or ohms. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Wiring Diagram Activity – Locate and interpret a wiring diagram. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Battery Activity – Safely clean and test the battery.
Charging Activity – Safely test the alternator and replace the belt.
Starting Activity – Safely test the starter.

Chapter 10
Oil and Filter Change Activity – Safely change the oil and filter on a vehicle.

Chapter 11
Fuel System Part Identification Activity – Use an online auto parts catalog to identify fuel system parts. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Fuel System Maintenance Activity – Identify the components of the fuel system. Change the air filter, PCV valve, and fuel filter.

Chapter 12
Air Conditioning Activity – Inspect and identify the components within the air conditioning system.
Cabin Air Filter Activity – Replace the cabin air filter on a vehicle.
Cooling System Activity – Safely test, inspect, and service the cooling system. Observe thermostat operation.

Chapter 13
Ignition System Activity – Install spark plugs. Inspect, test, and install spark plug wires. Inspect and install distributor cap and rotor on a distributor system.

Chapter 14
Suspension and Steering Activity – Safely inspect and perform basic service procedures on suspension and steering components.
Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity – Safely inspect tires for wear. Rotate tires.

Chapter 15
Brake Inspection Activity – Safely inspect disc brakes.

Chapter 16
Drivetrain Activity – Safely inspect drivetrain components.

Chapter 17
Exhaust and Emissions Activity – Safely inspect exhaust and emission components.

Chapter 18
Payback Period Activity – Calculate payback period.
Future Vehicle Activity – Predict the role of automobiles in 2050. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 19
Auto Accessories Activity – Estimate the cost of accessories for a vehicle.

Chapter 20
Changing a Flat Tire Activity – Safely change a spare tire.
Jump-Starting Activity – Safely jump-start a vehicle.
Lighting Activity – Replace various lights on a vehicle.
Replacing Wipers Activity – Replace wipers on a vehicle.
On-Board Diagnostics Activity – Safely retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system using a basic scan tool.