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Auto Mechanics
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Auto Mechanics

Whether you love working on cars as a hobby or are interested in pursuing an auto mechanics career, Stratford is an excellent first step in learning the basics of auto maintenance and repair.

The best part about Stratford's program is that you can study at home. Our training methods are designed so that your studies won’t interfere with your current job or busy schedule. You study when and where it is most convenient to you.

Stratford's affordable auto mechanics program covers all major automotive systems among other practical considerations such as passenger safety and more. Scroll down to view the entire course outline.

As a bonus, at the conclusion of the course, students will also receive complimentary tools and equipment!
Auto Mechanics Module 1
Introduction to Auto Mechanics
• The Auto Mechanics Trade Today and Tomorrow
• Safety First: What You Need to Know on Day One
• On Overview of Automobile Systems and Their Main Repair and Maintenance Tasks
• Important Tools and Instruments
• Practical Exercises
• Alternative Fuels and Automotive Technologies

Auto Mechanics Module 2
Automotive Technology
• Careers in the Automotive Industry
• Workplace Skills
• Basic Theories and Math
• Automotive Systems
• Hand Tools and Shop Equipment
• Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools
• Working Safely In the Shop
• Preventative Maintenance and Basic Services

Auto Mechanics Module 3
• Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis
• Engine Disassembly and Cleaning
• Lower End Theory and Service
• Upper End Theory and Service
• Engine Sealing and Reassembly
• Lubricating and Cooling Systems

Auto Mechanics Module 4
• Basics of Electrical Systems
• General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service
• Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service
• Starting and Motor Systems
• Charging Systems
• Lighting Systems
• Instrumentation and Information Displays
• Basics of Electronics and Computer Systems
• Electrical Accessories

Auto Mechanics Module 5
Engine Performance

• Engine Performance Systems
• Detailed Diagnosis and Sensors
• Ignition Systems
• Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
• Gasoline, Diesel and Other Fuels
• Fuel Delivery Systems
• Electronic Fuel Injection
• Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service
• Intake and Exhaust Systems
• Emission Control Systems
• Emission Control Diagnosis and Service
• Hybrid Vehicles
• Electric Vehicles

Auto Mechanics Module 6
Manual and Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles,
Suspension and Steering Systems, Brakes and Passenger Comfort

• Clutches
• Manual Transmission and Transaxles
• Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service
• Drive Axles and Differentials
• Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
• Electronic Automatic Transmissions
• Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service
• Four and All-Wheel Drive
• Tires and Wheels
• Suspension and Steering Systems
• Restraint Systems
• Wheel Alignment
• Brake Systems
• Drum and Disc Brakes
• Anti-lock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service

BONUS! The following tools and equipment will be issued to you upon graduation, at NO additional cost:

• Vacuum & Fuel Pump Tester
• Professional Compression Tester
• Remote Starter Switch
• Timing Light
• Tach/Dwell Tester
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
Auto Mechanics Program

"I like the flexibility of payments and study schedule. Information was also clear and easy to study."

C.S. - British Columbia

I did my first ever oil change using a guide from the first book. In less than a year, I am doing engine rebuilds for fun.

Y.G. - Ontario