Automotive Service: Videos

Films on Demand

Automotive Computer Systems

As any automotive technician understands, the world of car technology is now fully computerized. This series provides a basic working knowledge of automotive computer systems and the ins and outs of OBD-II diagnostics. Students will absorb lessons in computer system operation, trouble codes, scan tools, and repair procedures. Ford, GM, Chrysler, and other makes are discussed, while hybrid engine technology is also addressed. Videos can stand alone or as a series for both beginning automotive students and more advanced classes. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online. A Shopware Production. 4-part series, 14–30 minutes each.

Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning

This three-part series uses live-action footage and computer animation to illustrate the action that takes place inside a car’s heating and air-conditioning systems. Demonstrates electrical tests, using refrigerant recovery systems, evacuation, charging with just a gauge set, and charging with a charging station. Also covers troubleshooting techniques. A Meridian Production. 3-part series, 21–24 minutes.

Chassis and Front End

Make sure your students have the best possible training in chassis and front-end parts and service. This nine-part series will support any intensive course covering the following systems and how they are serviced: brakes, steering, suspension, and both conventional and front-wheel-drive wheel bearings. Wheel alignment theory and adjustment is also a program topic. Detailed yet easy-to-understand animation and graphics are found in each episode, accompanied by live-action video that takes students directly inside each inspection and service procedure. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online. A Shopware Production. 9-part series, 17–27 minutes each.

Electrical Systems

This seven-part series uses cutaways, animated component builds, diagrams, close-ups of parts, and footage of auto techs doing tests and making repairs to illustrate the operation and servicing of automotive electrical systems. Includes information on both late-model and older-style vehicles. Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A Shopware Production. 7-part series, 10–17 minutes each.

Automotive Engines

At the heart of every automobile is the engine—and this eight-part series of videos not only explains the basic operating principles, but provides clear instruction for advanced engine service. Using close-ups of actual working parts along with computer animation, the series covers every major part of a gasoline-driven engine. Hybrid technology is also explored. Each video summarizes the operation and construction of related components while demonstrating many important techniques for troubleshooting problems and completing professional repairs. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online. A Shopware Production. 8-part series, 16–42 minutes each.

Braking Systems ASE Certification

When it comes to automotive professionalism and a concern for customer safety, nothing is more important than high-quality brake repair work. Use this three-part series to give auto-shop students and service trainees their best shot at acing the ASE A5 test, along with real-world capabilities in diagnosing and solving a variety of braking system problems. Episodes are divided into self-contained chapters, each of which pin-points certain areas of ASE-related competence, and led by two authoritative, ASE-certified instructors who make it easy to identify parts and internalize maintenance lessons. Demonstrations are carried out in a fully equipped shop on a range of vehicles, while concise quizzes, helpful graphics, and friendly coaxing on the need for professional integrity add extra shine to this vital teaching toolkit. Correlates to ASE and NATEF standards. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide including ASE/NATEF task correlation checklists is available online. A Shopware Production. 3-part series, 22–33 minutes each.

Diesel Engine Technology and Service

From trucks to locomotives to ships, diesel engines are the workhorses of modern industry. The trucking industry alone relies on millions of diesel engines as a dependable means of transporting most of the world’s goods, and well-trained technicians are in high demand to maintain and repair this vast trucking fleet. In this three-part video series, students will learn the fundamentals of diesel engine technology and construction, as well as how to properly tear down a diesel engine and how to service a diesel cylinder head. (20-24 minutes each)