- Student Textbook - Softcover
- Student Workbook
- USB Resource
Homeschool Curriculum Kit USB Features:
- Course Syllabus Outline
- Competency Profile
-NATEF Correlation Matrix
- PowerPoint Slides
-Exams & Final Test
Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit
4th Edition - 2018
Fun and Practical Homeschool Elective
Have your teens been asking for a fun and practical homeschooling elective? The Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit has the resources to homeschool students on maintenance, light repair, auto ownership, and how cars work. Help them become confident auto owners!
From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep is the do-it-yourself automotive guide for the driver in you. Auto Upkeep helps keep you safe and your vehicle reliable by providing easy-to-follow information with detailed pictures and drawings. Discover how to choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians all while saving money.
What's in the kit?
The Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit includes:
- Auto Upkeep Textbook - 20 Easy-to-Read Chapters
- Auto Upkeep Workbook - 40 Hands-on and Internet-based Activities
- Homeschool Resource USB Flash Drive - Course Syllabus Outline, Competency Profile, NATEF Correlation Matrix, PowerPoint Presentations, Lab Activities, Study Questions, Chapter Tests, Exams & Final, and Answer Keys.
Textbook Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction and How Cars Work
Chapter 2 Buying an Automobile
Chapter 3 Automotive Expenses
Chapter 4 Repair Facilities
Chapter 5 Safety Around the Automobile
Chapter 6 Tools and Equipment
Chapter 7 Auto Care and Cleaning
Chapter 8 Fluid Level Check
Chapter 9 Electrical System
Chapter 10 Lubrication System
Chapter 11 Fuel System
Chapter 12 Cooling System and Climate Control
Chapter 13 Ignition System
Chapter 14 Suspension, Steering, and Tires
Chapter 15 Braking System
Chapter 16 Drivetrain
Chapter 17 Exhaust and Emission System
Chapter 18 Alternative Fuels and Designs
Chapter 19 Automotive Accessories
Chapter 20 Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies
Workbook Hands-on and Internet-based Activities
Chapter 1 - Introduction and How Cars Work
Car Identification Activity - Identify an automobile by make, model, year, and type.
Owner's Manual Activity - Locate and use an online owner's manual.
Chapter 2 - Buying an Automobile
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.
Chapter 3 - Automotive Expenses
Automotive Expenses Activity - Calculate automotive expenses.
Chapter 4 - Repair Facilities
Repair Facilities Activity - Choose a quality repair facility. Interpret a repair invoice.
Chapter 5 - Safety Around the Automobile
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Fire Safety Activity - Identify the importance of using personal protection equipment and research fire safety.
Automotive Safety Activity - Identify the location of emergency and safety equipment.
Safety Data Sheets - Locate and interpret a safety data sheet.
Chapter 6 - Tools and Equipment
Tools and Equipment Activity - Identify basic tools and equipment that are used in automotive shops.
Service Manual Activity - Navigate an online service manual.
Chapter 7 - Auto Care and Cleaning
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
Fluid Level Check Activity - Safely check the fluid level in various vehicle components.
Chapter 9 - Electrical System
OhmÃ¯Â¿Â½s Law Activity - Use Ohm's Law to calculate volts, amps, or ohms.
Wiring Diagram Activity - Locate and interpret a wiring diagram.
Battery Activity - Safely clean and test the battery.
Charging Activity - Safely test the alternator.
Starting Activity - Safely test the starter.
Chapter 10 - Lubrication System
Oil and Filter Change Activity - Safely change the oil and filter on a vehicle.
Chapter 11 - Fuel System
Fuel System Part Identification Activity - Use an online auto parts catalog to identify fuel system parts.
Fuel System Maintenance Activity - Change the air filter, PCV valve, and fuel filter.
Chapter 12 - Cooling System and Climate Control
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
Ignition System Activity - Install spark plugs. Inspect, test, and install spark plug wires. Inspect and install distributor cap and rotor on distributor systems.
Chapter 14 - Suspension, Steering, and Tires
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 and rotate tires.
Chapter 15 - Braking System
Brake Inspection Activity - Safely inspect disc brakes.
Chapter 16 - Drivetrain
Drivetrain Activity - Safely inspect drivetrain components.
Chapter 17 - Exhaust and Emission System
Exhaust and Emissions Activity - Safely inspect exhaust and emission components.
Chapter 18 - Alternative Fuels and Designs
Payback Period Activity - Calculate payback period.
Future Vehicle Activity - Predict the role of automobiles in 2050.
Chapter 19 - Automotive Accessories
Auto Accessories Activity - Estimate the cost of accessories for a vehicle.
Chapter 20 - Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies
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 - Retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system.
Homeschool Resource USB Flash Drive
The Homeschool Resource USB contains supplemental materials relating to the textbook and workbook. To simplify opening and compatibility among operating system platforms, documents on the USB Flash Drive have been saved as PDFs (portable document format). The SAME supplemental materials are also saved as Microsoft Word files, Microsoft PowerPoint files, and Microsoft Excel files. If you have Microsoft Office, you can modify the files to meet your specific needs. If you don't have Microsoft Office, you can use the PDF files. Resources include:
- Course Syllabus Outline
- Competency Profile
- NATEF Correlation Matrix
- PowerPoint Slides
- Lab Activities
- Study Questions
- Chapter Tests
- Exams & Final
- Answer Keys