Basic Auto Maintenance
Instructor: Mr. Franks
Course Number: 97101
Room 173 - 175
Phone and Voice Mail: 612-668-4832
This course is intended to provide you with the knowledge to make economical decisions and take preventative measures to enhance the overall satisfaction of being an automotive consumer. The class discussions and lab activities provide the fundamental knowledge and experience in owning and maintaining an automobile.
This course is designed to provide you with the necessary environment and interactions to advance your knowledge and understanding in owning, maintaining, and repairing the automobile.
Please see the Excel spreadsheet titled Auto Upkeep Competency Profile.
Content Delivery Method:
This course includes in-class activities and lab/shop activities. In-class activities include lectures, discussions, student presentations, and research. Lab/shop activities include completing designated procedures that involve inspection, replacement, and identification of automotive components. During lab/shop activities you will apply knowledge obtained from in-class discussions and readings to further advance your understanding of the automobile.
You will be evaluated on the achievement of the tasks/skills as listed on the competency profile, study questions, lab activity participation, daily reflection logs, and exams.
20% Competency Profile
20% Study Questions
20% Lab Activities
20% Daily Reflection Logs
20% Exams (Written and Practical)
Assignments, homework, tests, quizzes, notes, projects, and most class work are awarded points. Your grade will be calculated by a percentage of the total points.
A= 93-100% A-=90-92%
B+=87-89% B=83-86% B-=80-82%
C+=77=79% C=73-76% C-=70-72%
D+=67-69% D=63-66% D-=60-62%
The work completed during a regular class period is worth 10 points. Tests and projects will be more than 10 points because they cover more than one day’s material. Late work will have 10% of the point value deducted from that assignment after grading. Late work must be turned in a week before the end of the marking period for the student to receive credit. Students must make arrangements with the instructor to make up work for EXCUSED absences.
Gray, M.E., & Gray, L.E. (2007). Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (2nd Edition). New Windsor, MD: Rolling Hills Publishing.
ISBN: 978-0-9740792-1-9 Available at www.AutoUpkeep.com.
Activities that correlate with the book’s content are available for free download at www.AutoUpkeep.com or can be purchased as a workbook (ISBN: 978-0-9740792-2-6). Each chapter in the text has useful “Web Links” that can be accessed through the Internet for additional resources throughout the course.
It is essential that each student follow all safety guidelines, rules, and procedures as discussed in class and demonstrated in the lab/shop. Safety glasses are required for all lab activities.
Introduction to the Class
Tour of Area
Daily Reflection Log
Introduction and How Cars Work
Explore Web Links
Car Identification Activity
Buying an Automobile
Buying an Automobile Activity
Automotive Expenses Activity
Repair Facilities Activity
Safety Around the Automobile
Explore Web Links
Automotive Safety Activity
Basic Tools Activity
Auto Care and Cleaning
Interior Cleaning Activity
Exterior Cleaning Activity
Fluid Level Check
Fluid Level Check Activity
Oil and Filter Change Activity
Careers Paths Chapters 1-10
Review Chapters 1-10 for Mid-Term Exam
Discuss Career Paths
Review for Mid-Term Exam
Fuel System Activity
Cooling System and Climate Control
Air Conditioning Activity
Cabin Air Filter Activity
Cooling System Activity
Ignition System Activity
Suspension, Steering, and Tires
Suspension and Steering Activity
Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity
Brake Inspection Activity
Exhaust and Emission System
Exhaust and Emission Activity
Alternative Fuels and Designs
Payback Period Activity
Automotive Accessories Activity
Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies
Changing a Flat Tire Activity
Replacing Wipers Activity
Careers Paths Chapters 11-20
Review for Final Exam
· Follow the teacher’s instructions.
· Come prepared with required materials every day
· Attend class every day and be on time
· Strive to do your best
· Be RESPECTFUL! This means showing respect to the teacher, classmates, the room, substitutes, mentors, and the rest of the school community.
· Follow all of the school rules. (See handbook)
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