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This video, with accompanying instructor’s guide, familiarizes students with tools used in auto repair.

Women tend to come to trades courses with less experience using tools informally and can therefore find tool identification difficult. This video will help your female (and male) students be more successful in your trades classes.
Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Auto Technician's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV100

Inside the Automotive Technician’s Toolbox Video:

This 31-minute video opens the auto technician’s “toolbox” and introduces your female (and male) students to the systems and tools that make both conventional and hybrid vehicles run.

After introducing the power train and the fuel, electrical, cooling, exhaust, steering, suspension and brake systems, the video reviews 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.

The DVD comes with a downloadable instructor’s guide featuring educational standards, vocabulary, discussion questions and project ideas for your students.

Topics Covered

  • What Do Auto Technicians Do?
  • Underlying Technology of Gas Powered Vehicle
  • Gas-Powered Vehicle Systems
  • Hybrid Gas/Electric Powered Vehicle
  • Auto Technicians: Personal and Shop Safety
  • Safety Concerns for Hybrids
  • Basic Auto Tech Tools: Wrenches
  • Basic Auto Tech Tools
  • Maintenance and Repair Tasks for Automobiles
  • Diagnostic Tools for Automobile Repair and Maintenance
  • Future Outlook for Automotive Technicians

Instructor's Guide

The 22-page instructor’s guide helps you prepare your students before they view the video, assist them as they view it and present follow-up activities to reinforce the key learning objectives:

  • Identify and understand basic safety standards used when performing auto repair.
  • Identify and understand the core areas of systems competencies within the auto repair certificate (Electrical, Engine, Steering/ Suspension, Brakes).
  • Identify and understand the tools used in basic level repairs on the core automobile systems.
  • Be able to explore and analyze auto repair career opportunities.

Video Clip Note

While the narrator and demonstrators are mostly male, this DVD will help all of your students, female and male, develop the basic introductory skills they need to succeed.

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Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Auto Technician's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV100

Video Details:

Run time: 31 minutes total
Grade level: High School, Two-Year College
Format: DVD
Note: This DVD and Instructor’s Guide correlate to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act); 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).

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