Courses

  • 2 Lessons

    Academy Registration and Orientation

    Thank you for choosing Auto Upkeep. This is the prerequisite course to enroll in the Auto Upkeep Academy. This mini-course will take you about 15…
  • 22 Lessons

    Alternative Fuels and Designs

    Energy is used to propel vehicles. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be converted from one form to another. In a traditional…
  • 13 Lessons

    Auto Care and Cleaning

    Some people say that when their vehicle is clean it actually runs better. With today’s fast paced society, many people take their vehicle to a…
  • 10 Lessons

    Automotive Accessories

    Automotive accessories are an integral part of enhancing aesthetics, personalizing a vehicle, and often serve a practical purpose. They may also add comfort, convenience, protection,…
  • 13 Lessons

    Automotive Expenses

    Before purchasing an automobile it is important to estimate all of the expenses that go along with ownership. Just because you can afford the monthly…
  • 12 Lessons

    Braking System

    The braking system is designed to help the driver control the deceleration of the vehicle. While the suspension and steering systems control the ride and…
  • 12 Lessons

    Buying an Automobile

    Second to a home, the purchase of an automobile will probably be your next largest financial investment. The car buying process is amazing; you can…
  • 9 Lessons

    Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

    You can often see, hear, smell, or feel a problem arising before it leavesyou stranded on the side of the road. Sometimes the solution is…
  • 14 Lessons

    Cooling System and Climate Control

    Thousands of automobiles are stranded on the side of the road each year due to cooling system problems. Precautions can be taken to avoid this,…
  • 12 Lessons

    Drivetrain

    The engine can provide all the power in the world, but if it isn’t transferred to the wheels the vehicle will not move. Automobiles need…
  • 20 Lessons

    Electrical System

    The automotive electrical system consists of wires, lights, motors, circuits, fuses, relays, and switches. Even though the electrical system is extremely complex, there are still…
  • 13 Lessons

    Exhaust and Emission System

    Exhaust and emission systems on newer vehicles have become more complex than in the past. The emission system is used to monitor air-fuel ratios and…
  • 10 Lessons

    Fluid Level Check

    Fluids provide cooling, cleaning, lubricating, and sealing to vehicle components. The do-it-yourselfer (DIYer) can maintain the different systems by checking fluid levels and conditions. This…
  • 16 Lessons

    Fuel System

    Even though electric vehicle production is increasing, the majority of automobiles used today depend on either gasoline or diesel. Many problems arise from using gasoline…
  • 13 Lessons

    How Cars Work

    For hundreds of years people have been compelled to find a better way to travel. It would be impossible to credit just one person for…
  • 9 Lessons

    Ignition System

    The engine in a vehicle needs three things to run: air-fuel mixture, sufficient compression, and an ignition source (heat or spark). The air-fuel mixture is…
  • 12 Lessons

    Lubrication System

    The engine is the heart of a vehicle with hundreds of moving parts that must be lubricated. While the engine burns fuel, it also takes…
  • 10 Lessons

    Repair Facilities

    Even do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) may periodically need to visit a repair facility. Being an educated consumer can save you time, money, and headaches. Repair facilities come…
  • 17 Lessons

    Safety Around the Automobile

    If the correct precautions are not taken, working on automobiles can be dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency…
  • 12 Lessons

    Suspension, Steering, and Tires

    Most of the roads that we drive on are not perfectly smooth and straight. S-curves, potholes, speed bumps, construction zones, and weather conditions make it…
  • 20 Lessons

    Tools and Equipment

    Using the right tools and equipment when working on cars makes the job easier, safer, and more enjoyable. An ASE certified technician typically has hundreds…
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