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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Vocational/Automobile Mechanics - Advanced

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Automobile Mechanics - Advanced
North American Division


Skill Level 3
Year of Introduction: 1964

The requirements below are for the North American Division NAD tiny.png. This honor has different requirements for the General Conference GC tiny.png.

1. Have the Automobile Mechanics Honor.

This Wiki has a page with instructions and tips for earning the Automobile Mechanics honor.

2. Briefly explain the following concepts:

a. The difference between a supercharger and a turbo

b. The difference between staggered wheels and non-staggered wheels

c. The difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)

d. 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:

a. Read the manufacture date on a tire.

b. Determine the tire size and pressure as recommended by the manufacturer for a selected vehicle.

c. 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:

a. Smooth brake rotors

b. Slotted brake rotors

c. Cross-drilled brake rotors

d. Cross-drilled & slotted brake rotors

7. Briefly explain the difference between a wheel alignment and tire balancing.

8. Briefly describe the following types of engines:

a. Straight

b. V-engine

c. W-engine

d. Rotary engine

e. 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.