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Tools of the Trade: Inside the Automotive Technician's Toolbox
©2008

Focusing on both conventional and hybrid vehicles, this program examines the systems that make them run and the tools that keep them running. After an introduction to the power train and the fuel, electrical, cooling, exhaust, steering, suspension, and brake systems, the video moves on to the auto tech’s personal hand tools and shared shop tools. All manner of wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and hammers are discussed, along with high-tech diagnostic instruments and specialized equipment for repairing or replacing automotive system components. Education and training opportunities are touched upon, and safety practices are emphasized throughout. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). Correlates to the Program Certification Standards for Automobile Technician Training Programs from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation; the standards from the National Education Technology Standards Project; and the IHS Global Engineering Standards (Automotive). A Shopware Production. (31 minutes)



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What Do Auto Technicians Do?
The word 'mechanic" is replaced today with 'auto technician.' Auto techs work with their hands and use problem-solving and reasoning skills. They are detailed oriented and more specialized, often working solely on one particular system.