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AUT 101 - Automotive Maintenance

3 Credits, 7 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 6 lab periods

Automotive Maintenance. Techniques of routine vehicle maintenance. Includes customer vehicle identification and handling, new vehicle pre-delivery inspection and preparation, safety inspection, lubrication tasks, light line tasks, and fluid flushing.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform an engine oil and filter change on a typical vehicle
  2. Perform an automatic transmission/transaxle fluid change on a typical vehicle
  3. Perform a fluid change on a manual transmission, differential, and/or transfer case
  4. Perform a coolant drain and fill, R&R wipers, hoses, and belts
  5. Perform a tire inspection and rotation
  6. Perform a comprehensive vehicle inspection

  1. Safety
    1. Work habits
    2. Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  2. Customer Vehicle Identification and Handling
    1. Work orders
    2. Key storage and vehicle identification
    3. Protective covers and cleanliness
    4. New Vehicle Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) and Preparation
  3. Preparation and inspection forms
    1. Underhood inspection
    2. Under vehicle inspection
    3. Body-exterior inspection
    4. Body-interior inspection
    5. Pre-road test
    6. Items normally tested by road test
  4. Safety Inspection
    1. Brake system inspection
    2. Tire condition and pressure
    3. Lights, horn and wiper operation
    4. Steering and suspension inspection
    5. Exhaust inspection
    6. Fuel system inspection
    7. Seat belt operation
    8. Glass and mirror inspection
    9. Body and structure inspection
    10. Battery and battery cables testing and inspection
    11. U-joint and CV joint inspection
  5. Lubrication Technician Tasks
    1. Request/work orders and customer history
    2. Chassis lubrication
    3. Engine oil and filter changes
    4. Automatic transmission fluid and filter changes
    5. Standard transmission, differential and transfer case oil changes
    6. Filter changes
      1. Fuel
      2. Air
      3. Charcoal canister
      4. Positive crankcase ventilation (PCV)
    7. Twenty seven point inspection of leaks and hazards
  6. Light Line Technician Tasks
    1. Inspect, replace, and adjust fan belts
    2. Inspect, replace radiator, and heater hoses
    3. Inspect and replace wiper blades
    4. Inspect and replace head and tail lamps
    5. Clean, inspect, and test batteries
    6. Turn and hazard warning circuit testing and replacement
    7. Water pump and fan clutch inspection
    8. Shock absorber inspection/testing
    9. Tire rotation and inspection
    10. Brake systems inspection/testing
    11. Hoist operation and vehicle lifting points