Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (Homeschool Hardcover Text Curriculum Kit)

9780974079288: Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (Homeschool Hardcover Text Curriculum Kit)
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This kit has the resources you need to homeschool your student on basic car care, maintenance, repair, and car ownership. The kit includes the Auto Upkeep hardcover textbook, Auto Upkeep paperback workbook, and a CD that includes PowerPoint slides, chapter tests, exams, and answer keys. Help your child 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.

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Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (Textbook) (c) 2007 (Paperback) 192 Pages

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 - Basic Tools
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

Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (c) 2007 (Workbook) 144 Pages

Chapter 1
Car Identification Activity

Chapter 2
Buying an Automobile Activity

Chapter 3
Automotive Expenses Activity

Chapter 4
Repair Facilities Activity

Chapter 5
Automotive Safety Activity

Chapter 6
Basic Tools Activity

Chapter 7
Interior Cleaning Activity

Exterior Cleaning Activity

Waxing Activity

Chapter 8
Fluid Level Check Activity

Chapter 9
Battery Activity

Charging Activity

Starting Activity

Chapter 10
Oil and Filter Change Activity

Chapter 11
Fuel System Activity

Chapter 12
Air Conditioning Activity

Cabin Air Filter Activity

Cooling System Activity

Chapter 13
Ignition System Activity

Chapter 14
Suspension and Steering Activity

Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity

Chapter 15
Brake Inspection Activity

Chapter 16
Drivetrain Activity

Chapter 17
Exhaust and Emissions Activity

Chapter 18
Payback Period Activity

Chapter 19
Auto Accessories Activity

Chapter 20
Changing a Flat Tire Activity

Jump-Starting Activity

Lighting Activity

Replacing Wipers Activity

Homeschool Resource CD
Chapter PowerPoint Slides
Chapter Tests
Mid-Term and Final Exam
Competency Profile
Lab Activities
Study Questions
Answer Keys

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About the Author:

Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family's service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor's degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master's degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. For nearly four years, he supervised over 60 teachers in Career and Technology Education.

Linda was motivated to learn about cars early on by her desire to be self-reliant and save money. As basic maintenance and repairs were needed on her car she figured out how to do them. She could often be found working on her Pontiac Fiero and reupholstering automotive interiors at her family's upholstery shop. She found guidance from automotive manuals, her family, friends, and husband Mike. During her studies at the University of Redlands (CA), she worked with classmates to design, build, and test a hybrid electric vehicle. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Linda worked as a Project Engineer for a bicycle component company. Linda's other interests include alternative energies, home renovation, graphic design, and writing.


For new drivers, Auto Upkeep is a must! -- The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

We have a new driver in our home, and though he was familiar with cars and their maintenance, I thought it would be a great time to introduce this curriculum into our homeschool. Now that we have used this, I can see that these books can be used in any household! This is especially true with today's economy and the fact that people are driving their cars longer and paying special attention to maintenance. This kit is very well put together. You will receive a textbook, workbook and homeschool Resource CD. I was amazed at what this course has to offer within its 20 chapters! It has everything one needs to know for choosing a car, car ownership, maintenance, repair, roadside emergency, and more! This curriculum was written by Michael and Linda Gray, a husband and wife team with years of experience in the automotive field...There are so many wonderful additions to the text. Not only do you have a thorough look at each topic, but there are many extras. The authors have included what they call Tech Tip, Career Paths, Price Guide, Q&A, Web Links, and Servicing throughout each chapter. These are great pieces of information! The Tech Tips are wonderful. It's like having your own hotline to an experienced mechanic! There are no color illustrations, but you will not miss them. There are many clear drawings and photographs. This curriculum is definitely geared toward the visual learner. The workbook is an excellent study guide with activities that correlate with the textbook...The Homeschool Resource CD is a fantastic addition for the teacher. It includes a Syllabus and Competency Profile and lab activities for each chapter. We loved the lab activities. I'll be honest with you. When I first thought about this course, I envisioned this being more of a father-son project, but I ended up being the one who participated in these labs. They were great! I am not a technical person at all and that's just the point. This course is for everyone. In fact, I think it was created with people like me in mind especially. The text is so easy to follow and learn from, that a person who feels quite out of their element in a mechanical situation can now be more at ease! The CD also has Power Point slides, study questions and answer keys, texts and exams as well as suggested grading. I was also happy to see in the Extras something called Career Exploration. This is something that is woven through the whole curriculum. As I had mentioned, my son began this curriculum with some knowledge of his vehicle and how to care for it, but after completing this course, I know he is fully prepared for car ownership. I learned a lot along the way, myself! I wish that my parents would have had something like this for me when I was sixteen. For new drivers, Auto Upkeep is a must!...I highly recommend this curriculum. --- Amy Christy, Marketing Assistant- Special Projects Team, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC --

Auto Upkeep is a must buy curriculum --

Auto Upkeep is a basic car care, maintenance, and repair, curriculum designed with the homeschool family in mind. I was so amazed after looking through this curriculum that I simply have to give it a two thumbs up. Authors, Michael and Linda Gray have made Auto Upkeep an easy to use, yet captivating curriculum giving the student a solid understanding of the basics in automotive care. Beginning with a brief history of the automobile and moving along through 20 chapters of instruction and 400+ illustrations, the student will have learned everything they need to know about purchasing, caring for, and maintaining an automobile. Each textbook chapter includes an introduction, objectives, core teaching, and a summary. Included is a workbook that contains objectives, a summary, study questions, activities, and a journal, all of which corresponds with each chapter of the textbook. But that's not all! Along with the aforementioned there is an Auto Upkeep Homeschool Resource CD which features lab activities, study questions, chapter tests, exams, final exam, and answer keys. The CD also includes helpful power point presentations to enhance the program. Auto Upkeep is a must buy curriculum for anyone interested in starting a career in automotive repair or just saving money through the knowledge and skill obtained through this study. -- Keith Jones --

I highly recommend this program --

My husband and I have had the goal of offering our sons an auto shop type class once they hit their teen years. I stumbled upon Auto UpKeep doing an internet search and then read the review on Rainbow Resource. I was convinced to give it a try. We are in the third chapter of the book and both my son and I are finding it to be an excellent program. It is a great mix of reading, researching, and lab activities. Each chapter has lab activities to perform with a car in real life. This program is going to prepare my son to not only complete light maintenance for an auto but it also includes chapters on buying cars, safety, and emergency information. He will be learning how to change a tire, change the oil, check the spark plugs, and many more things that every person should know who owns a car. I highly recommend this program which includes a workbook, lab sheets, and tests in the homeschool kit. -- Barb-Harmony Art mom --

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Publisher: Rolling Hills Publishing, 2007