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Auto Upkeep Homeschool Kit (T390)

Auto Upkeep Homeschool Kit (T390)

Regular price $134.95 CAD
Regular price Sale price $134.95 CAD
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Item Code: T390
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

NEW 4th Edition now available! The Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit 4th Edition © 2018 consists of:

-Auto Upkeep Textbook -288 FULL COLOR pages, 20 Easy-to-Read Chapters with over 700 Illustrations
-Auto Upkeep Workbook-176 FULL COLOR pages, 40 Hands-on and Internet-based Activities with over 250 Illustrations
-Homeschool Resource USB Flash Drive includes a Course Syllabus Outline, PowerPoint Presentations, Lab Activities, Study Questions, Chapter Tests, Exams & Final, and Answer Keys.

Auto Upkeep is designed for:
-Anyone looking to learn more about cars
-Introductory Automotive Programs
-Homeschool Students and Co-ops
-New Drivers : Teens and Adults
-Boy Scouts Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge
-Girl Scouts Car Care Badge
-4-H Automotive Programs
-Car Care Clinics and Seminars
-Automotive Workshops
-Adult and Consumer Education Classes
-Driver Education Classes
-Afterschool Programs

What are the hands-on and internet-based activities?

Chapter 1

Car Identification Activity; Identify an automobile by make, model, year, and type.
Owner’' Manual Activity; Locate and use an online owner's manual. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 2

Buying a New Automobile Activity; Differentiate between MSRP, dealer invoice, and dealer cost.
Buying a Used Automobile Activity; Research prices, reliability ratings, recalls, technical service bulletins, and safety ratings on used automobiles.

Chapter 3
Automotive Expenses Activity; Calculate automotive expenses.

Chapter 4
Repair Facilities Activity; Choose a quality repair facility. Interpret a repair invoice.

Chapter 5
Automotive Safety Activity; Identify the location of emergency and safety equipment.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Activity; Locate and interpret a safety data sheet. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Fire Safety Activity; Identify the importance of using personal protection equipment and research fire safety. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 6
Tools and Equipment Activity – Identify basic tools and equipment that are used in automotive shops.
Service Manual Activity – Navigate an online service manual. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 7
Interior Cleaning Activity; Clean the inside of a vehicle.
Exterior Cleaning Activity; Clean the outside of a vehicle.
Waxing Activity; Wax the finish on a vehicle.

Chapter 8
Fluid Level Check Activity; Safely check the fluid level in various vehicle components.

Chapter 9
Ohm's Law Activity; Use Ohm's Law to calculate volts, amps, or ohms. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Wiring Diagram Activity; Locate and interpret a wiring diagram. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Battery Activity; Safely clean and test the battery.
Charging Activity; Safely test the alternator and replace the belt.
Starting Activity; Safely test the starter.

Chapter 10
Oil and Filter Change Activity; Safely change the oil and filter on a vehicle.

Chapter 11
Fuel System Part Identification Activity; Use an online auto parts catalog to identify fuel system parts. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)
Fuel System Maintenance Activity; Identify the components of the fuel system. Change the air filter, PCV valve, and fuel filter.

Chapter 12
Air Conditioning Activity; Inspect and identify the components within the air conditioning system.
Cabin Air Filter Activity; Replace the cabin air filter on a vehicle.
Cooling System Activity; Safely test, inspect, and service the cooling system. Observe thermostat operation.

Chapter 13
Ignition System Activity; Install spark plugs. Inspect, test, and install spark plug wires. Inspect and install distributor cap and rotor on a distributor system.

Chapter 14
Suspension and Steering Activity; Safely inspect and perform basic service procedures on suspension and steering components.
Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity; Safely inspect tires for wear. Rotate tires.

Chapter 15
Brake Inspection Activity; Safely inspect disc brakes.

Chapter 16
Drivetrain Activity; Safely inspect drivetrain components.

Chapter 17
Exhaust and Emissions Activity; Safely inspect exhaust and emission components.

Chapter 18
Payback Period Activity; Calculate payback period.
Future Vehicle Activity; Predict the role of automobiles in 2050. (NEW Activity for 4th Edition)

Chapter 19
Auto Accessories Activity; Estimate the cost of accessories for a vehicle.

Chapter 20
Changing a Flat Tire Activity; Safely change a spare tire.
Jump-Starting Activity; Safely jump-start a vehicle.
Lighting Activity; Replace various lights on a vehicle.
Replacing Wipers Activity; Replace wipers on a vehicle.
On-Board Diagnostics Activity; Safely retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system using a basic scan tool.

Shipping & Returns

We ship using Expedited Parcel by Canada Post or via Courier which means you should get your parcel in 4-7 business days once shipped. If you would like your order sooner, please contact us for Xpress or Priority Post rates. 

If your order qualifies for free shipping and one or two books are backordered, we will hold your entire order until we can ship. If the wait is longer than several days, we will be sure to email you and notify you of total wait time. We can make arrangements for split shipping an order for a flat rate shipping charge if necessary.


Occasionally you will purchase something that turns out to be quite different from what you expected.

-Returns will be accepted on items listed in the catalogue with the exception of Alpha Omega and Bob Jones materials.
-All damages on items must be reported within 5 days of when you received that item.
-CDs/DVDs that have been opened are not eligible for returns.
-Any items that are specially ordered cannot be returned without prior approval. -Catalogue items must be returned within 30 days with a copy of the invoice and must be returned in new condition. Be sure to wrap and package the books well.

Full credit will be given (shipping and handling excluded) for books arriving in new condition. We reserve the right to apply a restocking fee on larger returns.

If you received free shipping on your order, and your return brings your order below our free shipping rate, the shipping cost will be deducted from your credit.

How to Order

Orders can be placed by adding products to your shopping cart and checking out. You can also order by phone, fax, email, or regular mail. If you are ordering online, your order will automatically be emailed to us once you check out. You will receive an email confirmation within two working days that your order is being processed. If you have any questions, use the message box that will be submitted with your order with any additional information/instructions.

To request a copy of our catalogue, please contact us.

Heritage Resources tries to keep a good level of inventory and should be able to send out your order quickly after it is received. If you are in a particular hurry, please let us know and we will inform you of any delays. 

Payment Information

Payment can be made online with Interac E-transfer, VISA, MasterCard, Debit (if picking up your order) cheque, or money order. Select ‘other’ at payment options for us to call you to arrange payment details if you prefer to not do that online.

Purchase Orders

Yes, we take Purchase Orders! Please indicate school you are billing to and the p.o. number if you have it. This can be done by going back to the shopping cart under additional notes on bottom left of the screen.


Because this is a family operated business, there are times when we need to be away to pick up product or for other reasons. We ask that you call ahead to make sure someone is home to assist you. We are often available during the evening and on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays.

Regular instore hours are 9am - 4pm, Monday thru Friday.

Shipping and Handling Charges

Shipping and handling costs in Canada are based on the value of your order. Shipping costs to destinations outside Canada will be determined on an individual basis after an order is received.

Purchase Value(before tax) Shipping Cost
$0.00 - $140.00 $14.00
$140.01 - $200.00 $17.00
$200.01 - $300.00 $22.00
$300.01 - $450.00 $24.00
$450.01 - Free shipping
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