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Automotive Chemicals (I041) - 1 lesson
Changes in automotive technology have necessitated changes in the chemical industry. With the variety of materials and alloys are used in today’s automobiles, it is very important to use the correct fluid or sealer to perform the proper repair. Gone are the days of one tube of silicone sealer being able to be used for all repairs. Using a non-recommended chemical product could be costly to both the customer and the repair facility. Participants will learn the purpose of a variety of common cleaners, lubricants, sealers and adhesives used today, with emphasis on the safe handling procedures for a variety of common shop chemicals.
Automotive Engine Oil (I045) - 1 lesson
There are many choices when it comes to selecting engine oil for your customer’s vehicle. Keeping your customer’s vehicle maintained with the recommended type of engine oil is an important step in proper preventive maintenance. The oil used in the vehicle’s engines are designed to lubricate, cool, clean and protect them. In this lesson, we will be reviewing and different configurations of engine oils and their correct operation in the internal combustion engine for lubricating, cooling, cleaning and protecting internal engine components. Following the inspection and replacement recommendations will minimize breakdowns and prolong the life of the vehicle internal engine components.
Chassis Electronic Systems Overview (I030) - 1 lesson
Participants from all levels will benefit from understanding Chassis Electronic Systems. Identifying vehicle with special service requirements – such as tire inflation transponders or components which must be “learned” or reset– will benefit many technicians.
Cooling Systems (I015) - 1 lesson
With the advancement of cooling system technology, the technician needs to be aware of the new requirements of the vehicle being repaired. This course will show the differences and similarities of these systems including the different types of coolants, the flow of coolant through the system, thermostat, water pump and cooling fan operation. This course will also deal with accurately diagnosing cooling system issues and properly performing repairs.
Diagnostic Tool Usage (I055) - 1 lesson
This lesson will educate technicians in the use of the measuring and diagnostic tools of the trade. As technology advances and tolerances tighten, knowing how to accurately use the industry's measuring equipment is a must for making a correct repair decision. Being unaware of the proper measuring techniques will only lead to needless replacement of parts, dissatisfied customers and a negative impact on shop profitability. Learn to do it right.
Lifting Devices Operation and Safety (I051) - 1 lesson
This course will provide a sound understanding of the safe operation of vehicle lifting procedures and lifting equipment. The material will cover maintenance and inspection procedures to help maintain a safe workplace and prolong equipment life.
Passenger/Light Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard - July 2016 Updates (MTO-2016) - 1 lesson
The requirements that a used vehicle must meet to pass Ontario’s provincial safety standards are being revised for the first time in over forty years.

Starting July 1, 2016, updates through the Passenger/Light Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard, known also as Regulation 611 of the Ontario Highway Act, come into effect. In addition of a new road test, July 1 sees revised rules to inspections for Powertrain, Steering and Suspension Systems, Brake Systems, Body, Instruments, Electrical, Tires/Wheels and coupling devices.

Hosted by Ministry of Transportation Inspector Bob Lickers, these live broadcasts will help explain the changes to the Passenger/Light Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard. Throughout the live broadcast, participants will be able to interact with Inspector Vickers to ask questions via toll-free telephone, email, Twitter or Facebook.

Approximately 33,000 technicians at more than 12,000 stations across the province of Ontario are qualified to perform Motor Vehicle Inspections. These inspections are required when registering a rebuilt vehicle, transferring a used vehicle to a new owner, registering a vehicle coming in from another province, or changing the status of a vehicle from ‘unfit’ to ‘fit.’

Registration for this live session is free of charge for all existing CARS OnDemand subscribers.

Preventative Maintenance Service (I010) - 1 lesson
This course covers peforming recommended maintenance procedures involving engine mechanical, electrical, fuel and cooling systems along with brakes, transmissions, wheels & tires.
Seasonal Inspection (I001) - 1 lesson
In this course participants will gain a working knowledge of how to perform a complete seasonal inspection of maintenance items utilizing a comprehensive inspection form.
Tire Maintenance/Repair (I020) - 1 lesson
This course describes the safety procedures that should be followed for the mounting and dismounting of tires, along with the recommended tire repair procedure and the importance of the tire balancing procedure.
Vehicle Hoist Operation and Safety (I050) - 1 lesson
Vehicle hoisting is one of the most common functions performed at automotive service facilities. Safe operation of hoisting equipment is essential to help avoid both personal injury and/or property damage. This course will provide a sound understanding of safe operation of vehicle lifting and hoisting equipment as well as maintenance and inspection procedures to help maintain a safe workplace and prolong equipment life.
Vehicle Servicing and Maintenance (I011) - 1 lesson
Preventative maintenance services are designed to keep the customer’s vehicle in a good running condition. These services are designed to minimize possible breakdowns while prolonging the life of the vehicle. In this course we will discuss the importance of a vehicles service schedule and why they should be performed. Our main focus will be on performing some of these services on different vehicles using various types of equipment. The maintenance procedures that we will be demonstrating include the inspection of the vehicles battery and belts along with the servicing of the cooling system, automatic transmission and power steering system.
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