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Automotive technical research
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Automotive websites

These web sites on the Internet offer free access, except where indicated. You are invited to use the "comments" function suggest additional sites, etc.

  • Red Seal (Canada)
    Canada's Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program for skilled workers: automotive, autobody, motorcycle, parts, recreation vehicles, etc. Includes trade information, essential skills profile, exam counselling sheet, etc.
  • CDX e-textbook
    A free automotive specific, searchable online textbook with 90 minutes of video and 3,000 illustrations covering more than 1,000 automotive topics. Theory, procedures, activities, & self-assessment. © CDX Global.
  • Ontario College of Trades - Trade Standards - Motive Power
    Click on "Motive Power" and select your trade.
  • Automotive Systems
    Study units on: internal combustion engines (principles & construction), gasoline & diesel fuel systems, cooling and lubricating systems. Primary Content Provider: U.S. Army. SweetHaven Publishing Services. © 2001-2005, Free-Ed.Net
  • AutoShop 101
    Automotive training and resource site - for automotive electronics. 1998 - 2008. © Kevin Sullivan
  • Battery University
    Battery University™ is a free educational website that offers hands-on battery information to engineers, educators, media, students and battery users alike. The tutorials evaluate the advantages and limitations of battery chemistries, advise on best battery choice and suggest ways to extend battery life. (Source: website)
  • [tires & wheels]
    Product information for a wide range of tires, wheels, springs, and accessories. Tech service advice for tires & wheels. © 2010 1010TIRES.COM® Inc
  • CDX Plus Online
    Online automotive training program. Personal logon required. Foundation studies, maintenance service procedures; theory & procedures at a more advanced level; and Red Seal Canada). Hundreds of video clips and thousands of illustrations covering automotive theory & procedures, with quizzes, practice tests & final exams – delivered and graded online. © CDX Global. Obtain personal logon from Ashtonbee Campus Librarian, Room A-105
  • How Stuff Works
    Explanations on science, technology, auto, etc. Articles and some videos & podcasts. Auto section includes: basics, parts & systems, car models, fuel efficiency, 'under the hood', etc. (© 1998-2010 HowStuffWorks, Inc.)
  • Hunter Engineering Company
    Product information & video demonstrations for automotive service equipment: alignment systems, lift racks, wheel balancers, tire changers, brake lathes, inspection lanes. Brief product information for truck & bus service equipment. © 2010 Hunter Engineering Company
  • Automotive Service Task Force (US)
    Students should use only information offered for free on this site. NASTF aims to identify & correct gaps in the availability & accessibility of automotive service information & training, diagnostic tools & equipment, and communications for the benefit of automotive service professionals. It is a voluntary effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry, & automotive manufacturers; and identifies sources for accessing services & information from OEM participants.
  • Mathematics & geometry exercises, by Ron Blond and others
    Java applets in mathematics, geometry, Vernier & micrometer caliper usage. Content provided with support from Alberta Learning, Alberta Distance Learning Centre - Learning Technologies Branch, Edmonton Public Schools, Strathcona Composite High School
  • Mathematics exercises, by Ron Blond
    Java applets for practical math exercises created by Ron Blond. Part of the Learn Alberta website. © 1995-2010 Government of Alberta
    Information sheets cover a wide range & include, the design process, gear systems, electronics, cams, printed circuit boards, PIC microcontrollers / computer control, key words/phrases, structures, vocational work, technology & cultures, basic CNC work. ...a valuable resource for teachers and pupils AND they are free. - Publisher
  • Vernier caliper tutorial
    Simulation for using the Vernier caliper, by Fu-Kwan Hwang, Dept. of Physics, Southern Methodist University. © 2010 Southern Methodist University
  • Vernier calipers, by Ron Blond
    Java applet describing the Vernier caliper, "a short auxiliary scale placed along the main instrument scale to permit accurate fractional reading...invented by Pierre Vernier about 1630". (Access Science Encyclopedia Online). Content provided with support from Alberta Learning, Alberta Distance Learning Centre - Learning Technologies Branch, Edmonton Public Schools, Strathcona Composite High School
  • Vernier micrometers, how to read
    Describes Vernier micrometers and how they work. They "can read to one ten-thousandth of an inch (0.0001")". © 1987 - 2009 Automation and Metrology, Inc.
  • Vernier: Reading a Vernier
    Java applet to simulate the Vernier caliper. David M. Harrison, Dept of Physics, University of Toronto © 2002 David M. Harrison.
  • Virtual Vehicle MD
    "An online support program for automotive service professionals that will simplify the communication between service professionals and their customers. It is designed specifically as a tool for service professionals that will assist as they explain why and what services and repairs are needed. The simplified animations of vehicle parts and systems will allow service professionals to easily illustrate over 165 of the most common customer vehicle concerns" (Publisher)

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