Automotive 101: A Beginners Guide To Automotive Repair
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Automotive 101: A Beginners Guide To Automotive Repair

A Basic Introduction to The Automotive Repair Industry.
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4.4 (32 ratings)
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190 students enrolled
Created by Scott Greene
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • begin a path to the Automotive Repair Industry whether that be future online courses or through an accredited Automotive Repair Program.
  • have the knowledge to begin basic repairs on your own personal vehicle.
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Requirements
  • It is recommended that you have a notebook and good organizational skills while taking notes as each course builds to additonal knowledge.
  • It would enhance the students experience to be familiar with basic automotive terms(i.e. piston, valve, impact wrench)
Description

This course is a basic overview of a large majority of the drive-train and mechanics of the basic automobile. It is intended as an aid to those seeking a career in the automotive industry. It is not intended to be a substitute for a college degree or course in automotive repair but, it will assist you in beginning a career in the automotive repair industry. The impact of this course will be increased by as much hands on contact you can have with an automobile to practice what is taught in each lesson. This course also assumes little to no prior knowledge about automotive repair.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is targeted towards the Automotive Repair industry and anyone that wishes to learn about becoming an Automotive Repair Technician.
  • This course is also designed for the person who just wants to know a little bit about the automotive field for their own vehicle repairs.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
02:29:05
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Introduction & My Style of Teaching
2 Lectures 09:00

This is the basic introduction to the course and what to expect from the instructor and what is expected from the student.

Preview 05:40

This video will give the student an insight as to the teaching style seen in this video and how the instructor will break down and teach the material in the course.

My Style of Teaching
03:20
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Safety & Tools
2 Lectures 25:02

This video is a basic safety overview. This video will explain safety as it pertains to the automotive field and what concepts the student should be familiar with. This will also provide information on what safety equipment to have in the shop to begin working and learning about automobiles.

Preview 11:15

This video is an overview and break down of the tools that are used in the automotive field and the safety to be observed while using them as well. This will give specific tools that are utilized as well as how they are utilized in the automotive repair industry and what not to practice with tools as well.

Tools
13:47
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The Engine
1 Lecture 07:38

This is a basic overview of the engine and an explanation of the inter-workings.This will include the pistons and valves and how they all work together to make the motion of the four stroke engine.

The Engine
07:38

These questions will be related to the engine section in the videos

The Engine
5 questions
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The Battery, Charging & Starting Systems
1 Lecture 14:57

This will explain the basic concepts of the battery as well as the charging system and an overview of the starting system. This will break down the components of these systems to a basic level and explain how they all connect and work together to charge and/or start the vehicle.

Preview 14:57

These questions cover the charging system on the video

The Charging System
5 questions
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The Rear Differential, Axle and Driveshaft
2 Lectures 23:11

This video will break down the rear differential and give a basic understanding of the axle and its housing. This will also explain each component in the rear differential and how each gear connects with one another to produce torque and power the vehicle down the road.

The Rear Differential and Axle
18:03

This is an analysis of the driveshaft and how it connects to the rear differential. This component will also be broken down to its individual parts and explained what each parts purpose is in the vehicles motion and propelling it down the road.

The Driveshaft
05:08

These questions are about the information contained in the rear differential, axle and driveshaft videos in this section.

The Rear Differential, Axle and Driveshaft
5 questions
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The Transmission
3 Lectures 31:33

This is the first part of the automatic transmission disassembly and explanation of the internal components.This video will break down the transmission for the student to its individual parts to help better understand how it works to shift gears and connects to the engine.

The Automatic Transmission- Part 1
07:14

This is the second part of the automatic transmission disassembly and explanation of the internal components. This will give an overview of how each component connects with one another as well as the break down of each gear being shifted through to show the internal workings of the gear mechanism.

The Automatic Transmission- Part 2
14:05

This is a basic overview of the internal workings of the manual transmission. This video will show how the manual transmission differs from the automatic transmission but also how they are similar in their basic method for gearing and shifting.

The Manual Transmission
10:14

Questions about the content covered in the Transmission video section.

The Transmission
5 questions
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The Braking System
3 Lectures 25:35

This video will explain how the braking system works to stop the vehicle and how each component is to to its working all as one unit. This is the first part of this video. This will give an overview of the brake system on a modern vehicle to better show how it physically stops the vehicle.

The Braking System- Part 1
04:21

This video will explain how the braking system works to stop the vehicle and how each component is to to its working all as one unit. This is the second part of this video. This video uses visual aide to explain the braking system but breaks down the components and traces them from the master cylinder to the actual brake mechanism.

The Braking System- Part 2
04:55

This video will explain how the braking system works to stop the vehicle and how each component is to to its working all as one unit. This is the third part of this video. This video breaks down an older braking system and gives visual aid to help understand and trace the brake system from beginning to end.

The Braking System- Part 3
16:19

These questions will cover the Brake System

The Brake System
4 questions
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The Cooling System
1 Lecture 09:56

This is a basic overview of the cooling system of the vehicle and how it works to remove heat from the engine. This video also breaks down the components of the cooling system and traces it from the thermostat through the radiator and explains the process of the vehicle being cooled.

The Cooling System Overview
09:56

This segment will cover questions about the cooling system

The Cooling System
5 questions
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Recap & The Next Video Series
1 Lecture 02:13

This is the final video in the series and what the next video series is about. We also rely heavily on feedback from our students in future course subjects.

The Reason We Made This Course and What to Expect in the Next Series.
02:13
About the Instructor
Scott Greene
4.4 Average rating
32 Reviews
190 Students
1 Course
Automotive Instructor

My name is Scott Greene and I have been an Automotive Technician since 1983 which means I have been in the automotive industry in some form for the past 33 years. I have an ASE Master Certification in Automotive Technology, Advanced Electronics, and Diesel Technology. I also have a Level 3 Career Technical Endorsement in Automotive Technology or the equivalent of an Associates Degree in Technical Education.
    I began my career as a technician working for various Automotive Dealerships and eventually worked my way into owning my own Automotive Repair Business. After 11 years of running a successful automotive business I determined it was time to change my career path and become an instructor. This move has been very successful and I am now using my experience to motivate and share knowledge with those who desire a career in the automotive industry.