Automobile Mechanics, Advanced

Category:  Vocational
Skill Level 3
Original Honor 1964 Updated 2018
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Originating Organization:  General Conference

Requirements:

  1. Have the Auto Mechanics Honor.
  2. Briefly explain the following concepts:
    1. The difference between a supercharger and a turbo
    2. The difference between staggered wheels and non-staggered wheels
    3. The difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)
    4. The difference between horsepower and torque
  3. Describe how an anti-lock braking system (ABS) operates.
  4. Briefly explain how to do each of the following:
    1. Read the manufacture date on a tire.
    2. Determine the tire size and pressure as recommended by the manufacturer for a selected vehicle.
    3. Measure tire wear and determine the remaining life of a tire.
  5. Describe how a rear axle differential functions.
  6. Briefly explain the  differences between the following types of brake rotors:
    1. Smooth brake rotors
    2. Slotted brake rotors
    3. Cross-drilled brake rotors
    4. Cross-drilled & slotted brake rotors
  7. Briefly explain the difference between a wheel alignment and tire balancing.
  8. Briefly describe the following types of engine:
    1. Straight
    2. V-engine
    3. W-engine
    4. Rotary engine
    5. Boxer engine
  9. Know how to replace the brake assembly at the wheel, following proper safety procedures. Demonstrate proper brake bleeding and adjustment.
  10. Perform a minor tune-up, including the replacement of spark plugs and visually checking the electrical system.