Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (Textbook and Workbook Set) 3rd Edition

Gray, Michael E. and Gray, Linda E.
eISBN-13: 9781627021012

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Auto Upkeep is an introductory automotive book that provides the fundamental knowledge and experience in owning and maintaining an automobile. 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.
1 – Introduction and How Cars Work
2 – Buying an Automobile
3 – Automotive Expenses
4 – Repair Facilities
5 – Safety Around the Automobile
6 – Basic Tools
7 – Auto Care and Cleaning
8 – Fluid Level Check
9 – Electrical System
10 – Lubrication System
11 – Fuel System
12 – Cooling System and Climate Control
13 – Ignition System
14 – Suspension, Steering, and Tires
15 – Braking System
16 – Drivetrain
17 – Exhaust and Emission System
18 – Alternative Fuels and Designs
19 – Automotive Accessories
20 – Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

The Auto Upkeep Workbook contains Internet-based and hands-on activities that are extensions of the text. 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. Chapter 1
Car Identification Activity – Identify an automobile by make, model, year, and type.

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.

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.

Chapter 6
Basic Tools Activity – Identify basic tools that are used in automotive shops.

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
Battery Activity – Safely clean and test the battery.
Charging Activity – Safely test the alternator.
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 Activity – Identify the components of the fuel system. Change the air filter, CCV 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 conventional or distributor systems.

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 and 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.

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 – Retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system.

Sold By Rolling Hills Publishing
ISBNs 9781627020077, 9781627021012
Publish Year 2013
Language English
Number of Pages 352
Website www.3rd.AutoUpkeep.com

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