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Automotive Classes 2024

Second year students in Automotive are studying frames, brakes, and suspensions for second semester. Students have been working in the shop and learning about struts and how to replace them. We have had quite a few different styles of brakes to replace to get familiar with the differences between them. Students have learned how to program tire sensors for TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and install sensors. Students had an opportunity to work on a 1967 Barracuda and replaced the tires and rims to a more modern looking rim style. They had to figure out the spacing off-sets to get them to fit. They have also studied different frames and subframes.

First year students have learned cooling systems and fuel systems and are currently studying tires and brake systems. Students are learning how to turn a brake rotor and replace drum brake shoes. They are currently studying anti-lock brakes, adaptive cruise control, electronic stable control, hill assist start and other safety systems. Students are practicing replacing and balancing tires. Our next two chapters will cover drivetrains, exhaust and emissions.


Students are excited to learn how to use the new hoist the school has purchased for the automotive shop. The hoist will allow students to safely lift ¾ ton and bigger trucks to allow more convenient under vehicle service work.