AUTO 204 Body/Frame Straightening & Repair (2)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course concerns the study and repair of conventional and unitized vehicle frames, their straightening and alignment, alignment at cross members, rear and side frame members, suspension systems and steering principals. Frame straightening machines, gauges, and tools as well as appropriate safety will be covered.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate and use shop safety practices especially those related to frame repair.
- Outcome 2: Describe basic vehicle structure/parts and nomenclature
- Outcome 3: Select correct materials and tools for each job and demonstrate their purpose.
- Outcome 4: Describe how to visually determine the extent of impact damage using the correct industry nomenclature.
- Outcome 5: Evaluate and demonstrate various types of auto body measuring tools.
- Outcome 6: Compare types of straightening equipment and their use in unibody repair.
- Outcome 7: Assess straightening and aligning techniques for full framed vehicles.
- Outcome 8: Estimate frame repair damage.
- Outcome 9: Describe how suspension and steering systems work, assess proper wheel alignment, and possible side effects due to a collision.
- Outcome 10: Assess ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification test questions on frame repair and alignment.