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 #26426 Automobile Designer/Automotive Mechanic
 #35228 California State Railroad Museum: Binding Ties(+$14)
 #34277 Car Design: The Wheels of Change(+$14)
 #25122 Cooling Systems(+$24)
 #25803 Lubrication Systems(+$24)
 #35526 The History of Hybrids(+$24)
 #35527 Common Hybrid Components(+$24)
 #35528 Hybrid Safety Issues(+$24)
 #37330 Auto Innovations: Program 1(+$24)
 #37331 Auto Innovations: Program 2(+$24)
 #37332 Auto Innovations: Program 3(+$24)
 #37333 Auto Innovations: Program 4(+$24)
 #37334 Auto Innovations: Program 5(+$24)
 #37335 Auto Innovations: Program 6(+$24)
 #37336 Auto Innovations: Program 7(+$24)
 #37337 Auto Innovations: Program 8(+$24)
 #37338 Auto Innovations: Program 9(+$24)
 #37339 Auto Innovations: Program 10(+$24)
 #37340 Auto Innovations: Program 11(+$24)
 #37341 Auto Innovations: Program 12(+$24)
 #37342 Auto Innovations: Program 13(+$24)
 #8153 Aerospace Technology: The Space Shuttle(+$34)
 #8279 Aerospace Technology: Lighter-Than-Air Vehicles(+$34)
 #20358 Principles of Flight: Part 2(+$34)
 #20359 Principles of Flight: Part 1(+$34)
 #20361 Aerospace Technology: Model Rocketry(+$34)
 #20362 Fundamentals of Aeronautics Technology(+$34)
 #20381 Transmission, Tires & Steering, and Suspension & Braking Systems(+$34)
 #24748 Automatic Transmissions(+$34)
 #24990 Charging System Operation(+$34)
 #24991 Charging System Service(+$34)
 #25051 Clutch Operation and Service(+$34)
 #25151 CV Axles(+$34)
 #25195 Differential Construction and Operation(+$34)
 #25196 Differential Service(+$34)
 #25313 Emission Control Systems(+$34)
 #25637 Ignition System Operation(+$34)
 #25638 Ignition System Service(+$34)
 #25824 Manual Transmissions(+$34)
 #26367 Starting System Operation(+$34)
 #26368 Starting System Service(+$34)
 #26729 Using a Load Tester(+$34)
 #20384 The Engine(+$34)
 #25152 Cylinder Head Service(+$34)
 #25186 Diesel Cylinder Head Service(+$34)
 #25187 Diesel Engine Operation(+$34)
 #25188 Diesel Engine Reassembly(+$34)
 #25190 Diesel Engine Teardown(+$34)
 #25191 Diesel Injection System Service(+$34)
 #25192 Diesel Short Block Service(+$34)
 #25332 Engine Bottom End Construction(+$34)
 #25334 Engine Teardown, Cleaning, and Inspection(+$34)
 #25336 Engine Front End Construction(+$34)
 #25337 Engine Fundamentals(+$34)
 #25338 Engine Reassembly(+$34)
 #25339 Engine Top-End Construction(+$34)
 #26298 Small Gas Engine Inspection, Measurement, and Cleaning(+$34)
 #26299 Small Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Tune-Up(+$34)
 #26300 Small Gas Engine Construction and Operation(+$34)
 #26308 Short Block Service(+$34)
 #26329 Small Gas Engine Disassembly(+$34)
 #26330 Small Gas Engine Reassembly(+$34)
 #26441 Supercharger Service(+$34)
 #26703 Turbocharger Service(+$34)
 #24668 Air and Space(+$44)
 #25076 Computer On-Board Diagnostics(+$44)
 #25548 Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis(+$44)
 #25549 Heating and Air Conditioning Operation(+$44)
 #25550 Heating and Air Conditioning Service(+$44)
 #25756 Land and Sea(+$44)
 #32775 Auto Body Repair Basics(+$44)
 #32776 Auto Construction(+$44)
 #32777 Welding(+$44)
 #32778 Dings and Scratches(+$44)
 #32779 Replacing and Adjusting Panels(+$44)
 #32780 Body Alignment(+$44)
 #32781 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair(+$44)
 #32782 Plastics and Adhesives(+$44)
 #32783 Electrical Repairs(+$44)
 #32784 Braking System Repair(+$44)
 #32785 Surface Preparation and Refinishing(+$44)
 #32786 Miscellaneous Repairs(+$44)
 #24744 Automotive Computer System Operation(+$54)
 #24822 Brake System Service(+$54)
 #24823 Brake Systems(+$54)
 #25078 Automotive Computer System Service(+$54)
 #25618 How Your Car Works(+$54)
 #26253 Scanning Automotive Computer Problems(+$54)
 #26373 Steering System Service(+$54)
 #26374 Steering Systems(+$54)
 #26446 Suspension System Service(+$54)
 #26447 Suspension Systems(+$54)
 #26797 Wheel Alignment(+$54)
 #26798 Wheel Bearing Service: Conventional(+$54)
 #26799 Wheel Bearing Service: Front Wheel Drive(+$54)
 #37521 Tools of the Trade: Inside the Automotive Technician's Toolbox(+$54)
 #37652 Automotive(+$54)
 #38766 Battery and Safety(+$54)
 #38767 Brakes and Service(+$54)
 #38768 Computers and Cooling Systems(+$54)
 #17679 Staying Alive: A Consumer Reports Car Safety Special(+$54)
 #26740 Vehicle Safety: Be Prepared(+$54)
 #20365 Basic Engine Rebuilding(+$54)
 #24922 Alternative Fuels Vehicle Technician(+$57)
 #24923 Auto Parts Specialist(+$57)
 #24924 Automotive Technicians(+$57)
 #24669 Air Bag Operation and Service(+$64)
 #24752 Automotive Measurement(+$64)
 #24764 Basic Car Care(+$64)
 #25478 Gasoline Injection System Operation(+$64)
 #25480 Gasoline Injection System Service(+$64)
 #26511 Alternative Energy & Transportation(+$64)
 #26739 Vehicle Maintenance and Fluid Service(+$64)
 #35561 Leaded Gasoline: Trading IQ for Octane(+$94)
 #20419 Principles of Flight(+$103.95)
 #20380 Car Maintenance(+$103.95)
 #26678 Transportation Technology(+$123.95)
 #35525 Hybrid Auto Repair Series(+$143.9)
 #25552 Heating and Air Conditioning(+$203.9)
 #38765 Hybrid Auto Repair Series II(+$233.9)
 #24929 Career Encounters: Automotive(+$242.9)
 #24743 Automotive Computer Systems(+$283.85)
 #26331 Small Gas Engines(+$313.8)
 #29064 Automotive Maintenance and Safety(+$363.85)
 #25235 Drive Trains(+$383.75)
 #25289 Electrical Systems(+$453.7)
 #17673 Diesel Engines(+$523.65)
 #24751 Automotive Engines(+$523.65)
 #37329 Auto Innovations: The Art and Science of Car Engineering(+$743.4)
 #24992 Chassis and Front End(+$773.6)
 #32774 Auto Body Repair(+$923.45)
 #36069 Automotive & Transportation Technology, Volume 1(+$1563.1)

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#26426 Auto Technology & Design - Automobile Designer/Automotive Mechanic (Run time 16 min.) DVD $35.95

This program provides a look at the job environment, daily tasks, and the outlook for the future in the careers of Automobile Designer and Automotive Mechanic. As the world rapidly diversifies, anti-bias training is a necessary component of preparing for the future career. This video broadens the student's perspective on culture by presenting real people as they interact in the world of work. A Meridian Production. (20 min.)


#35228 Auto Operations & Repair - California State Railroad Museum: Binding Ties (Run time 27 min.) DVD $49.95

America's railroads carried passengers and progress to the far corners of the continental United States. This program invites viewers to ride the rails to Old Sacramento and visit the California State Railroad Museum, where meticulously restored locomotives, railroading artifacts, and archival photographs illustrate the diverse experiences of those who built the railroads and those who used them. All aboard! One 27-minute video.


#34277 Auto Technology & Design - Car Design: The Wheels of Change (Run time 16 min.) DVD $49.95

Infrared headlights, joysticks instead of steering wheels, engine tune-ups via modem: this Science Screen Report showcases the rapidly changing field of car design. Looking at the dominant role of digital technology in automotive engineering and testing, the program demonstrates that computers are becoming more than tools-in some cases, they actually generate ideas and give feedback. Other concepts featured include alternative car power sources, groundbreaking forms of highway monitoring and maintenance, and the intersection of the automotive and aerospace industries. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Produced in association with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Junior Engineering Technical Society. (16 minutes)


#25122 Auto Operations & Repair - Cooling Systems (Run time 27 min.) DVD $59.95

This video provides a comprehensive explanation of the theory and design of cooling systems, including operation and function of all major components. o water jackets o thermostat o water pump o radiator o hoses o clamps o coolant circulation o operating temperatures o typical repairs o flushing a cooling system. (27 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25803 Auto Operations & Repair - Lubrication Systems (Run time 26 min.) DVD $59.95

This video provides a comprehensive explanation of the theory and design of lubrication systems, including operation and function of all major components.o motor oil o pump o filter o galleries o functions of the lubrication system.(27 min.) A Meridian Production.


#35526 Auto Operations & Repair - The History of Hybrids (Run time 15 min.) DVD $59.95

So your students think hybrids are a new idea? Show them how far hybrid technology has come since the 1800s. This video surveys the historical background of hybrid cars, introduces students to hybrid configurations currently on the road or in development, and explains the basic principles of hybrid system propulsion. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Shopware Production. (15 minutes)


#35527 Auto Operations & Repair - Common Hybrid Components (Run time 17 min.) DVD $59.95

Hybrid vehicles are complex machines-help your students get to know them inside and out. This video guides viewers through the system components common to hybrid automobiles, including the battery pack, the electric motor, the internal combustion engine, the transmission, and the generator. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Shopware Production. (16 minutes)


#35528 Auto Operations & Repair - Hybrid Safety Issues (Run time 18 min.) DVD $59.95

Hybrid technology means cleaner air for everyone-but under the hood, it's a danger zone for unprepared technicians. This video enables students to understand and follow the unique safety requirements of hybrid system maintenance and repair, focusing on precautions and procedures necessary to prevent electric shock. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Shopware Production. (18 minutes)


#37330 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 1 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

See what's being done to help drivers stay safe in the dark, look at where concept cars might be headed, and take an environmentally friendly ride with a world champion racer. Innovations featured in this program include: BMW's Night Vision and High Beam Assist systems, the diminutive Mini Geneva and dramatically sculpted Saab Aero X concept cars, Mazda's RX8 hydrogen-power technology, an impressive arsenal of green automotive strategies from Volvo, and the Audi R10 Le Mans-the world's first-ever diesel-powered sports prototype racing car, with commentary by Head of Audi Sport Dr. Wolfgang Ulrich and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen. (25 minutes)


#37331 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 2 (Run time 24 min.) DVD $59.95

Witness the rebirth of a 40-year-old classic, see what kinds of toxic life forms can grow inside an automobile, and check out a virtual muscle car comparison. Technological milestones featured in this program include: the resurrection of BMW's popular 2002 model four decades after its original release; innovations that combat everything from mold and bacteria growth on upholstery to aerodynamic problems on a car's exterior; the sporty design of the Alfa Romeo 159; and computerized simulations of Mustang and Camaro models-that haven't been designed yet. Stanford University Center for Turbulence Research director Parviz Moin and Motor Trend experts provide insight. (24 minutes)


#37332 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 3 (Run time 24 min.) DVD $59.95

Watch car design students putting their work to the test, and study revolutionary new forms of vehicles-and roads-that are coming into real-world use. Key developments featured in this program include: a silent, battery-powered urban vehicle from Global Electric Motorcars; paving technology made from recycled tires that helps create new highways over old railway lines; the ethanol-powered Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram Flex Fuel vehicles; and the sophisticated design and engineering processes that went into the Mercedes Benz R-Class. A visit to Britain's Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground reveals the challenges faced by students from around the world as they build engineering skills. (24 minutes)


#37333 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 4 (Run time 24 min.) DVD $59.95

Meet a car that parks itself, examine life in the fast lane on two wheels, and explore the ins and outs of seat belts. Noteworthy achievements featured in this program include: BMW's experimental Connected Drive model that can literally put itself to bed; the BMW R 1200S motorcycle, which the company hopes will lure riders away from Japanese and Italian sportbikes; and restraint equipment that can improve both racing and commuter safety, according to F1 expert Christian Danner and Dr. Johannes Stoiber of the Allianz Centre for Technology. An additional segment shows how the computerization of cars is rapidly turning automotive repair into a white-collar profession. (24 minutes)


#37334 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 5 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

Discover the secrets of crash testing, how manufacturers and professional testers enhance car safety, and what a modern racing driver wears to work. Driver-friendly innovations featured in this program include: rigorous procedures used to test the safety of the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster; the painstaking work of the Thatcham Car Test Center in Great Britain, focusing on everything from brake effectiveness to seat shape; and pioneering full-body protection, such as computer-designed helmets and three-layer fire-retardant Nomex suits, considered standard equipment by today's racers. The importance of anti-theft car security is also explored by the Thatcham researchers. (25 minutes)


#37335 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 6 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

See history re-created in a modern concept car, visit the hottest test-track on earth, and then go testing again-in the opposite extreme. Automotive landmarks featured in this program include: the BMW 328, unveiled and driven at the 2006 Mille Miglia by nine-time winner Guliano Cane; a hot-weather proving grounds in Arizona, near Death Valley-essential for developing safeguards against dust as well as overheating; and an equally challenging test site in Sweden, north of the Arctic Circle, used by Volvo and other manufacturers to determine car safety and effectiveness in icy weather. Die-hard test drivers Rikard Vevang, Anders Polheimer, and Veronica Anderson provide commentary. (25 minutes)


#37336 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 7 (Run time 24 min.) DVD $59.95

Sit in on police driver training, explore the common ground between car and motorcycle, and learn about the long history of victorious V8s. Groundbreaking accomplishments featured in this program include: teaching techniques applied at the Volvo driving academy in Sweden, where British cops come to train on icy roads and frozen lakes; the VW GX 3, a three-wheeled two-seater with a motorcycle's lightness and speed; the BMW Clever, or Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport, which also has aspects of a bike; and the 70-year saga of celebrated Mercedes-Benz eight-cylinder technology, culminating in the advent of AMG's 6.3-liter model. (24 minutes)


#37337 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 8 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

Learn how automotive technology can prevent single-vehicle crashes, cut down on accidents involving teenage drivers, and reduce Western dependence on fossil fuels. Crucial advances featured in this program include: electronic stability control, which applies brake pressure selectively to avoid skidding; smart key systems from Volvo that won't start an engine for drivers who have been drinking and won't go faster than 60 kilometers per hour with an inexperienced driver at the wheel; and the development of a process called fast pyrolysis, which extracts fuel from agricultural waste and other biomass. In addition, students at Britain's Royal College of Art show off designs for high-tech plastic cars. (25 minutes)


#37338 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 9 (Run time 24 min.) DVD $59.95

Size up recent offerings from the British luxury car industry, find out how intelligent cars keep their passengers safe, and watch the fastest cars in the world get even faster. Feats of automotive design depicted in this program include: the Jaguar XK/R, the Land Rover Freelander, Bentley's Continental GTC and Azure, and the 101 EX concept car from Rolls Royce; automatic features developed by Volvo that enable a car to take over driving to prevent or minimize an accident; and product development and part replacement methods essential to Formula One testing. Williams F1 Advanced Development Coordinator Gordon Day and Test Team Manager Mike Condliffe provide details. (24 minutes)


#37339 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 10 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

Listen in on a driver's conversation with his car, watch General Motors resurrect a classic, and see what happens when the world's most celebrated racing circus comes to town. Achievements featured in this program include: the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation system which allows a back-and-forth dialog between commuter and computer; another GPS system, this one from BMW, which swivels a car's headlamps at the same angle as its front wheels; the latest version of the Chevy Camaro, with commentary from GM head Rick Wagoner; and the fleet of trucks, equipment, and customized parts-as well as the army of elite technicians-that accompany traveling Formula One events. (25 minutes)


#37340 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 11 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

Take a seat inside a state-of-the-art driving simulator, experience a revolution in truck tires, and look at biofuels from the perspective of America's oldest operating car manufacturer. Design developments featured in this program include: the Volvo C30 and its sophisticated safety additions; a dynamic BMW simulator that reproduces the motions and pressures a driver feels behind the wheel; water-dispelling Michelin tires with Raindrop and Double Wave sipes; and Ford's innovations in hybrid technology-specifically, a computer that can tell a vehicle which propulsion system to use based on road conditions. Roelant de Waard, Chairman of Ford Britain, explains the system's benefits. (25 minutes)


#37341 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 12 (Run time 26 min.) DVD $59.95

Examine efforts to cut vehicle pollution, see what goes into designing a winning racer in the 21st century, and discover a futuristic car with an unlikely name-from an unlikely source. Automotive milestones featured in this program include: the Hydrogen 7-Series sedan, which puts BMW ahead of the game in hybrid production, although it still can't match a gas-powered car in performance; Britain's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, which sets green goals for the year 2010; and a carbon-fiber-and-Kevlar-bodied two-seater V8 surprise called the Redback Spyder, from Australia's Carbontech-better known for their Lamborghini Countach replicas. (25 minutes)


#37342 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: Program 13 (Run time 25 min.) DVD $59.95

Enjoy the latest in motorsport magic, witness what could be the end of the flat tire, and take a ride across the English Channel-in a small Italian car. Triumphs of ingenuity featured in this program include: the Prodrive P2, the MB Supercar, and the MIRA track where both were tested; PAX, Michelin's potentially invulnerable auxiliary-supported run-flat tire system; new methods of organization and operation in racing pits; and the watertight Panda Terramare 4, a Fiat revamped by Italian engineer Maurizio Zanisi with an inflatable pontoon and waterjet propulsion system. Zanisi explains the process of developing and testing his prototype, which in 2006 he "drove" from England to France, then home to Italy. (24 minutes)


#8153 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Aerospace Technology: The Space Shuttle (Run time 45 min.) DVD $69.95

Regularly scheduled space shuttle missions have become a common feature of the NASA space program, allowing astronauts to launch and retrieve communication satellites, repair exploration equipment such as the Hubble telescope, and conduct numerous experiments. This video follows NASA officials through the development stages of the reusable shuttle fleet and outlines testing procedures used to ready the shuttle Columbia for its first in-space flight. Subsequent missions are outlined along with commentary from crew members detailing satellite rendezvous attempts, conducting of experiments, and daily living conditions. It provides an interesting look at our continuing quest to explore and understand space. A Shopware Production. One 45-minute video.


#8279 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Aerospace Technology: Lighter-Than-Air Vehicles (Run time 56 min.) DVD $69.95

Once known as "Ships of the Sky," blimps were believed to be the future of transportation. This fascinating video follows the evolution of lighter-than-air travel from the invention of the first rigid airship in 1897 to the current generation of promotional blimps. Including rare historic footage of various ships, the video discusses the use of "zeppelins" in WWI as observation and attack vehicles, and their postwar use for intercontinental luxury travel. British and American efforts to compete with German production are also outlined, along with the advances in design that were achieved over the years. Finally, the video explores how the newest generation of LTA vehicles, such as the Goodyear blimp, are continuing the legacy of lighter-than-air travel. One 56-minute video. A Shopware Production.


#20358 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Principles of Flight: Part 2 (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

This second video in the Principles of Flight series focuses on the forces of Thrust and Drag and how each can affect flight. Viewers then learn how pilots manuever through these forces using primary and secondary instruments which create movement around the three axes of flight. Key terms such as wing tip vortices, pitch, yaw, and roll are explained in detail, giving a clearer understanding of the mysteries of flight. A Shopware Production. One 29-minute video.


#20359 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Principles of Flight: Part 1 (Run time 30 min.) DVD $69.95

In order to be a competent pilot, one must develop a thorough understanding of how and why a plane flies, as well as the forces that affect the flight of an aircraft. This video gives viewers just that. It outlines the forces of Lift and Gravity on an aircraft and goes on to describe how different structures on the plane are used to control these forces. Experts on aeronautics and flight give exciting commentary on their area of expertise. A Shopware Production. One 29-minute video.


#20361 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Aerospace Technology: Model Rocketry (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Newton's 3rd Law of Motion states that, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." This video uses model rocketry to explore this concept, and introduces the basics of rocket propulsion and the forces that affect rockets in flight (thrust, gravity, and drag). A demonstration of the use of both solid fuel and compressed air rockets is shown, while colorful graphics illustrate key concepts and terms. It's a great way to generate interest in the field of aerospace technology! A Shopware Production. One 14-minute video.


#20362 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Fundamentals of Aeronautics Technology (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Beginning with a history of humankind's quest for flight, this video then introduces the basic components of an airplane. It also examines how an aircraft flies, the four forces that affect flight, types of propulsion units, and the instruments used to create movement. It's an interesting introduction to the basics of aeronautics technology. One 22-minute video. A Shopware Production.


#20381 Auto Operations & Repair - Transmission, Tires & Steering, and Suspension & Braking Systems (Run time 47 min.) DVD $69.95

This program covers the proper working order of the clutch and gearbox and provides step-by-step minor maintenance procedures for both. The second portion of the program looks at how to get the longest life from your tires and how to properly and safely change a flat tire. The last segment covers the suspension system and explains how to perform periodic brake system checks that will keep your vehicle operating at a safe and efficient level. (49 minutes)


#24748 Auto Operations & Repair - Automatic Transmissions (Run time 29 min.) DVD $69.95

Automatic Transmissions is a 29-minute video which is part of the series Drive Trains. This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. (29 minutes) A Shopware Production.


#24990 Auto Operations & Repair - Charging System Operation (Run time 23 min.) DVD $69.95

Charging System Operation is a twenty-five minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems. (25 min.) A Meridian Production.


#24991 Auto Operations & Repair - Charging System Service (Run time 24 min.) DVD $69.95

Charging System Service is a twenty-four minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25051 Auto Operations & Repair - Clutch Operation and Service (Run time 21 min.) DVD $69.95

Clutch Operation and Service is a 21-minute video which is part of the series Drive Trains. This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. (21 minutes) A Shopware Production.


#25151 Auto Operations & Repair - CV Axles (Run time 28 min.) DVD $69.95

CV Axles is a 24-minute video which is part of the series Drive Trains. This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. (24 minutes) A Shopware Production.


#25195 Auto Operations & Repair - Differential Construction and Operation (Run time 23 min.) DVD $69.95

Differential Construction and Operation is a 24-minute video which is part of the series Drive Trains. This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. (24 minutes) A Shopware Production.


#25196 Auto Operations & Repair - Differential Service (Run time 31 min.) DVD $69.95

Differential Service is a 32-minute video which is part of the series Drive Trains. This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. (32 minutes) A Shopware Production.


#25313 Auto Operations & Repair - Emission Control Systems (Run time 24 min.) DVD $69.95

This video program summarizes the operation of automobile emission systems including parts, terminology, and measuring controls. The use of live action, cutaways, and computer animation explains and details how PCVs, EGRs, catalytic converters, air, traction, and other systems function. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25637 Auto Operations & Repair - Ignition System Operation (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Ignition System Operation is a twenty-one minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems. (21 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25638 Auto Operations & Repair - Ignition System Service (Run time 30 min.) DVD $69.95

Ignition System Service is a thirty-minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems. (30 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25824 Auto Operations & Repair - Manual Transmissions (Run time 20 min.) DVD $69.95

Manual Transmissions is a 20-video which is part of the series Drive Trains. This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. (20 minutes) A Shopware Production.


#26367 Auto Operations & Repair - Starting System Operation (Run time 24 min.) DVD $69.95

Starting System Operation is a twenty-four minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems.(24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26368 Auto Operations & Repair - Starting System Service (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Starting System Service is a twenty-four minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26729 Auto Operations & Repair - Using a Load Tester (Run time 24 min.) DVD $69.95

Using a Load Tester is a twenty-five minute video which is part of the series, Electrical Systems. Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: o starting motors o solenoids o cables o ignition switches o sensors o multimeters o voltage regulators o alternators o scopes o wiring diagrams o high-voltage systems. (25 min.) A Meridian Production.


#20384 Engines - The Engine (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

The first program provides a basic understanding of how the engine works. It also covers the electrical system, ignition, lubrication and cooling system, fuel system, and valve gears and cylinders. Covers routine maintenance procedures and how to determine when your vehicle needs a professional's care. A few minutes of viewing could save you hundreds of dollars each year by showing you preventive maintenance steps and minor repairs anyone can do. (59 minutes)


#25152 Engines - Cylinder Head Service (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! Using a detailed, step-by-step approach, this program takes viewers through the intricate process of engine cylinder head service. Students will gain a thorough understanding of head disassembly, head cleaning and inspection, valve grinding, seat grinding, three-angle valve work, and head reassembly. Computer graphics focus on key concepts, while close-ups of actual working parts illustrate state-of-the-art methods for measuring, calibration, grinding, chamfering, cleaning, and inspection. The program includes information on safety precautions for the removal of valves, springs, guides, and other cylinder head parts, as well as how to lubricate them prior to reassembly. A Shopware Production. (25 minutes)


#25186 Engines - Diesel Cylinder Head Service (Run time 29 min.) DVD $69.95

Diesel Cylinder Head Service is a twenty-nine minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (29 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25187 Engines - Diesel Engine Operation (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Diesel Engine Operation is a twenty-four minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25188 Engines - Diesel Engine Reassembly (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Diesel Engine Reassembly is a twenty-three minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (23 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25190 Engines - Diesel Engine Teardown (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Diesel Engine Teardown is a twenty-four minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25191 Engines - Diesel Injection System Service (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Diesel Injection System Service is a twenty-six minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (26 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25192 Engines - Diesel Short Block Service (Run time 24 min.) DVD $69.95

Diesel Short Block Service is a twenty-four minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25332 Engines - Engine Bottom End Construction (Run time 30 min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! Guiding students through a major component of automotive power, this video summarizes the design and construction of engine bottom end or short block assemblies. It explains how bottom end parts are made and illustrates exactly what they do inside an engine, while comparing and contrasting various part designs. Configurations for the cylinder block, crankshaft, connecting rods, bearings, and pistons-including detailed explanations of part movement and functions-are explained with the help of crystal-clear narration and easy-to-understand graphics and animation. After viewing the video, automotive students will be better equipped to understand engine operation and to analyze part failure when servicing an engine. A Shopware Production. (22 minutes)


#25334 Engines - Engine Teardown, Cleaning, and Inspection (Run time 32 min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! Get students fired up for intensive engine service work! This video demonstrates the most important tasks involved in disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, organizing, and measuring engine parts. All major stages of engine tear-down and reassembly are shown, including front-end disassembly, cylinder head removal, piston and rod removal, crankshaft removal, part cleaning, and part inspection. Viewers will learn how to hoist and suspend or mount an engine, remove major components, measure part wear, check for cracks and damage, and how to determine what parts should be ordered for an engine rebuild. Safety procedures are also reinforced in this program. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (32 minutes)


#25336 Engines - Engine Front End Construction (Run time 23 min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! With easy-to-understand diagrams, animation, and live-action close-ups, this video guides students through the workings of front-end engine components. Viewers will receive an overview of basic front-end parts, including an outline of the three types of cam drives, and in-depth sections on the construction of timing gears, timing chains, timing belts, harmonic balancers, and front covers. Another section features variable valve timing and lift. The program explains important concepts such as chain slap, harmonic vibration, external vs. internal balance, helical gear teeth, the relationship between camshaft phasing and cam timing, and the importance of not over-tightening front cover bolts. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Shopware Production. (23 minutes)


#25337 Engines - Engine Fundamentals (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! Future car technicians need a rock-solid understanding of basic engine parts and functions. Using live action and computer animation, this video illustrates the operating principles of a four-stroke cycle piston engine. After an overview of engine fundamentals, the program provides valuable know-how on the following topics: Engine Block (cylinder block, cylinder, cylinder head, oil pan, crank case, crankshaft, and main caps); Piston (piston motion, compression rings, oil ring, and piston pin); Connecting Rod (wrist pin and rod bearing); Crankshaft (main journal, rod journal, TDC, and DBC); Cylinder Head (attachment to top of block, port, valve, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, valve guide, valve spring, intake valve, exhaust valve, head gasket, and valve cover); Camshaft (cam follower, cam in head or cam in block, cam journal, bearings, and lobe); and the four-stroke cycle (intake, compression, power, and exhaust stroke). A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (17 minutes)


#25338 Engines - Engine Reassembly (Run time 43 min.) DVD $69.95

Engine Reassembly is a forty-three minute video which is part of the series, Automotive Engines.At the heart of every automobile is the engine...and this series of videos not only explains the basic operating principles, but provides clear instruction for maintenance and repair. Using close ups of actual working parts along with computer animation, this set of 8 videos covers every major part of a gasoline-driven engine. Each video summarizes the operation and construction of related components as well as demonstrating many important techniques for troubleshooting problems and the best methods for repair. Parts reviewed: o crankshaft o rings o belts o timing chains o gaskets o gears o block o rods o cylinder head o valves o intake manifold o cams o main bearings o pistons o seals. These videos also demonstrate how to inspect, organize, and measure engine parts...check for damage...how to disassemble and reassemble an engine...and briefly covers some machine shop operations such as grinding valves and seats...checking guide wear and checking head warpage.(43 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25339 Engines - Engine Top-End Construction (Run time 22 min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! Illustrating cylinder head, valve, and valve train construction, this video is the ideal visual aid for any hands-on course in automotive engine technology. In the cylinder head construction section, viewers will learn the configuration of the cylinder head, head gasket, valve cover, camshaft, cylinder head ports, combustion chambers, and other components. The valve construction section shows proper valve sealing, spring tension, and valve parts-keepers, retainers, spring, seal, and more. The valve train construction section explains a common overhead camshaft design, showing the action of the cam, lifter, pushrod, rocker arm, valves, and other essential parts. The program is filled with animated diagrams supporting detailed live-action footage. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (18 minutes)


#26298 Engines - Small Gas Engine Inspection, Measurement, and Cleaning (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95

Summarizes how to inspect each part during a major rebuild of a small gas engine and how to find part damage and measure wear accurately so students know which parts should be replaced and which can be reused. Live-action video and computer graphics explain part clearances-which are critical to engine life. Clear visuals show the proper use of cleaning tools and equipment. The last part of the program shows a valve job using both carbide cutter and a valve grind machine. (26 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26299 Engines - Small Gas Engine Troubleshooting and Tune-Up (Run time 35 min.) DVD $69.95

Summarizes how to properly troubleshoot both performance and mechanical problems in small gas engines. Logical diagnosis methods are supplemented with computer graphics that show what causes a rod knock, piston slap, and low compression. Engine maintenance and basic tune-up are also included. (35 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26300 Engines - Small Gas Engine Construction and Operation (Run time min.) DVD $69.95

Introduces the operation, construction and design variations of small gas engines. Live-action video footage and computer graphics are used to explain how both two- and four-stroke engines operate. Design variations, such as poppet vs. reed valves, valves-in-block vs. overhead valves, gasoline vs. diesel vs. LP gas, air vs. liquid cooled are all explained. (27 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26308 Engines - Short Block Service (Run time 35 min.) DVD $69.95

Updated for 2008! Preparing students to perform a complete overhaul, this video shows how to properly install all components into the cylinder block. The block preparation segment explains checking main bore alignment, checking for deck warps, determining piston clearance, choosing the proper cylinder hone, installing freeze plugs, removing and installing cam bearings, and more. Crank installation steps include fitting main bearings into the block, using plastiguage, tightening cap bolts, and measuring end play. The piston and rod service section covers inserting piston rings, gauging and adjusting ring gap, checking ring groove depth, installing oil rings, fitting rod bearings into rods, lowering rods and pistons into the block, and checking ring torque. Graphics and close-up footage reveal all vital procedures. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (24 minutes)


#26329 Engines - Small Gas Engine Disassembly (Run time 19 min.) DVD $69.95

Explains the major steps for engine teardown and rebuilding. Instructional footage stresses safety, part organization, and use of proper tools. The program prepares students for working on any engine. (20 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26330 Engines - Small Gas Engine Reassembly (Run time 23 min.) DVD $69.95

Shows how to properly reinstall a major part of a small gas engine. Students will learn to assemble both two- and four-stroke cycle engines. Clear, live-action video emphasizes safety, proper gasket and seal installation, correct utilization of torque valves, and tightening patterns. (23 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26441 Engines - Supercharger Service (Run time 25 min.) DVD $69.95

Supercharger Service is a twenty-five minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (25 min.) A Meridian Production.


#26703 Engines - Turbocharger Service (Run time 23 min.) DVD $69.95

Turbocharger Service is a twenty-two minute video which is part of the series, Diesel Engines. These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. (22 min.) A Meridian Production.


#24668 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Air and Space (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95

Above the surface of the earth, two other forms of transportation occur: air and space transportation. Viewers explore the history of air and space travel as well as the components that make this type of transportation effective. Air transportation has connected our modern world to other nations, making long-distance travel fast and easily accessible to everyone. This video also discusses air highways and hub airports. Viewers also learn about the newest form of transportation technology, space transportation. Current space transportation has two main thrusts: an unmanned program of deep space exploration, and manned space exploration including the space shuttle program. Many benefits have occurred because of space transportation, including modern satellite techniques. Viewers are also encouraged to explore future career opportunities. (17 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25076 Auto Operations & Repair - Computer On-Board Diagnostics (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95

Updated for 2008! Almost all new vehicles have on-board diagnostic capabilities, so it is critical for technicians-in-training to be well-grounded in the technology. This video explains the general operation and many of the fine points of on-board diagnostic systems. With an overview of the evolution of OBD technology, the program illustrates the different systems within a car-brakes, electrical, steering, etc.-that an OBD-II system monitors and troubleshoots. Viewers will receive valuable instruction in diagnostic trouble codes, high input failure, low input failure, types of sensors, and using a digital thermometer to verify specific codes. Dealing with older vehicles and reverting to low-tech methods are also explored. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (15 minutes)


#25548 Auto Operations & Repair - Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis (Run time 23 min.) DVD $79.95

This program covers basic inspection, checking control head and air door action, feeling and measuring line temperatures, listening for normal and abnormal sounds, as well as other techniques for finding trouble. Compares R-134a refrigerant systems with the older R-12 systems. Viewers also learn how to use a manifold gauge set to complete a performance test to diagnose system operation. (23 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25549 Auto Operations & Repair - Heating and Air Conditioning Operation (Run time 24 min.) DVD $79.95

This program covers physical principles, the basic refrigeration cycle, and the function of major parts, and compares the two major system classifications, expansion valve and orifice tube. Includes theoretical and service information on R-134a refrigerant systems. (24 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25550 Auto Operations & Repair - Heating and Air Conditioning Service (Run time 22 min.) DVD $79.95

This program complements the information given in the diagnosis and operation videos and includes service methods for heating systems, component replacement, and flushing heater cores. (21 min.) A Meridian Production.


#25756 Auto Operations & Repair - Land and Sea (Run time 18 min.) DVD $79.95

In this video, viewers learn how the development of land- and sea-based transportation changed the world. Transportation by land created a more rapid exchange of goods, information, and travel as well as the development of commerce. As transportation systems advanced from good roads to railroads followed soon after by the automobile, they changed the speed of commerce, travel, communication, and also the way society functioned. Sea-based transportation opened up the entire world, allowing long-distance travel and trade with faraway places. Today, marine transportation is the most economical and efficient form of transporting large quantities of goods, and containerized shipping has revolutionized how countries trade. The video also discusses environmental concerns including scarce resources and escalating pollution. (18 min.) A Meridian Production.


#32775 Auto Operations & Repair - Auto Body Repair Basics (Run time 21 min.) DVD $79.95

Welcome to the auto body repair shop! This video introduces basic repair concepts, safety procedures, and NADA service ethics. A wide range of tools is presented, and the metalworking and refinishing areas of a typical shop are shown. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)


#32776 Auto Operations & Repair - Auto Construction (Run time 15 min.) DVD $79.95

It's easier to understand how to repair and rebuild cars after you've seen them being put together. This video travels to an automobile factory to take a look at front end assemblies, suspensions, major panels and components, and eight different types of frames. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (15 minutes)


#32777 Auto Operations & Repair - Welding (Run time 23 min.) DVD $79.95

This video puts safety first as it explains how to use a MIG (GMAW) welder. Weld types, welder setup, destructive tests, and general welding techniques are covered. The causes of contact burnback, incomplete fusion, and other problems are identified. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (23 minutes)


#32778 Auto Operations & Repair - Dings and Scratches (Run time 19 min.) DVD $79.95

Most auto body repairs fall under the category of minor damage: dents and dings too big to fill, but too small to need a new panel. This video shows how to assess sheet metal damage, plan and perform repairs, and refinish surfaces. A slide hammer dent puller, weld-on pulling tool, body hammer and dolly, and other tools of the trade are demonstrated. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (19 minutes)


#32779 Auto Operations & Repair - Replacing and Adjusting Panels (Run time 21 min.) DVD $79.95

This video describes how to inspect, remove, replace, and then align to manufacturer specs an assortment of non-structural body panels. Related hardware and assemblies are also covered. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)


#32780 Auto Operations & Repair - Body Alignment (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95

A skilled auto technician has to be a good detective, too. This video explains how to use tire clues and other evidence to identify and then fix misalignments of unitized and conventional frames, including diamond, twist, sag, and sway damage. Adjustments to steering systems and tires/wheels are also addressed. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (17 minutes)


#32781 Auto Operations & Repair - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (Run time 17 min.) DVD $79.95

Repair, replace, or total? This video gives an overview of how to analyze the extent of major automobile damage. Repair techniques for those vehicles worth restoring are described. Air chisels, spot weld cutters, drills, and saws are demonstrated. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (17 minutes)


#32782 Auto Operations & Repair - Plastics and Adhesives (Run time 16 min.) DVD $79.95

Working with plastics and adhesives is tricky-and can be dangerous, too. This video DVD shows how to safely prepare, fix, and refinish holes in fiberglass and plastics with thermoplastic and thermoset plastic. Repairing plastic parts with urethane and epoxy adhesives is also illustrated. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (16 minutes)


#32783 Auto Operations & Repair - Electrical Repairs (Run time 20 min.) DVD $79.95

This video looks at common automotive electrical problems. It covers how to use a DVOM to check continuity, voltage, resistance, and amperage; inspect, test, and replace fusible links, circuit breakers, and fuses; and work on batteries and alternators. Don't get a shock-develop a well-grounded knowledge of electricity. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (20 minutes)


#32784 Auto Operations & Repair - Braking System Repair (Run time 18 min.) DVD $79.95

Hit the brakes! This video describes how to bleed, flush, and pressure-test a brake hydraulic system; remove and reinstall a caliper assembly; and check parking brake system operation. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (18 minutes)


#32785 Auto Operations & Repair - Surface Preparation and Refinishing (Run time 24 min.) DVD $79.95

A glimmering coat of paint is the finishing touch to an auto body repair job. This video takes viewers through the entire process of preparing, sanding, priming, sealing, topcoating, clearcoating, quality-checking, and final detailing. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (24 minutes)


#32786 Auto Operations & Repair - Miscellaneous Repairs (Run time 19 min.) DVD $79.95

Details, details! This video demonstrates how to carry out minor repairs to the vehicle body and systems, including lights, wipers, windows, seatbelts and shoulder harnesses, air bags, and interior door and door glass components and hardware. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. (19 minutes)


#24744 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive Computer System Operation (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! With helpful live-action footage and 3-D computer animation, this program shows students how to analyze scan-tool data retrieved from OBD II vehicles. Topics covered include: the concept of cybernetics, or how computerized monitoring systems are modeled on the human senses; active and passive sensors; the role of computers in antilock brake, suspension control, climate control, hybrid drive, and other functions; and details on actuators of all types, including solenoid, servo motor, relay, and dash display. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Shopware Production. (29 minutes)


#24822 Auto Operations & Repair - Brake System Service (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! Brake system service is not only a major aspect of automotive education-it's a matter of life or death. This program covers all phases of brake service, outlining diagnostic methods for system malfunctions as well as how-to sections on servicing master cylinders, boosters, and disc and drum brakes. Viewers are shown every step, from differentiating between lever and rod type adjustors... to drum measurement... to machining disc brake rotors... to the best way to force new fluid into a replaced master cylinder. The program includes extensive safety tips and helpful reminders like test driving a car before returning it to the customer, while on-screen graphics clarify key points. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (27 minutes)


#24823 Auto Operations & Repair - Brake Systems (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! In order to properly inspect and repair a car's brakes, students need to understand brake components. This program illustrates typical brake systems, demonstrating the parts and principles involved with detailed live action footage and animated diagrams. Covering the basics of hydraulic force and its applications, the program looks at the master cylinder, bushings, push rod, brake pedal, wheel cylinder, and all other essentials. Different systems are clearly explained, with a section on drum brakes and another on disc brakes. Students will gain a solid understanding of how friction is applied to brake shoes in drum brake systems, and how the brake pad, piston, and spinning rotor function in disc brakes. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)


#25078 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive Computer System Service (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! The word "mechanic" doesn't apply to automotive service any longer-"technician" is more accurate. This program shows students how to use a scan-tool to diagnose car system problems, covering the following specific topics: pinpoint tests; active sensor service for oxygen, magnetic, knock, and light or solar sensors; passive sensor service for temperature, throttle position, pressure, and flow sensors; sensor replacement; actuator service; and computer service, including an overview of downloading software directly into a car's computer to update systems. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)


#25618 Auto Operations & Repair - How Your Car Works (Run time 17 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! It's the ultimate challenge for every basic automotive instructor: how to teach students who know almost nothing about car technology. This video is designed for viewers who might have only a vague understanding of an automobile's inner workings, helping them to become more technically informed about vehicle parts, systems, and operation. With the help of detailed yet accessible animation, as well as high-energy live action footage, the program provides enough technical vocabulary and know-how to communicate with service technicians and to begin preparing for an automotive career. Note: Contains new material on hybrid cars and systems. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (17 minutes)


#26253 Auto Operations & Repair - Scanning Automotive Computer Problems (Run time 22 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! In recent years, the scan tool has become the most important piece of equipment for any automotive service technician. This program provides a helpful overview in the proper use of the OBD-II scan tool. Covering various types of scan tools, from the basic to the advanced, the program illustrates a typical scan tool interface and its digitally displayed options, as well as the many types of codes-including hard, soft, and manufacturer-it produces. Viewers will learn how the tool works in different modes, such as functional test, road test, troubleshooter, and more. Locating a vehicle's diagnostic connector is explained. Special tips highlight looking for stored trouble codes, addressing the lowed codes first, and keeping the car's battery charged. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (24 minutes)


#26373 Auto Operations & Repair - Steering System Service (Run time 25 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! No automotive course is complete without an in-depth look at inspecting and servicing steering systems. This program guides students through the entire process, from diagnosing problems to performing first-rate pump, rack, and linkage system service. Starting with visual, fluid-level, and stethoscope inspection methods, the video shows how to test pressure throughout the system, how to deal with rack-and-pinion components, and how to remove the wheels, tie-rod ends, shaft boot, coupling bolt, and other parts. For linkage systems, the program shows how to check for play in the idler rod, how to remove the gear box, and other essential procedures. Animated diagrams and live-action close-ups make this a comprehensive steering-service guide. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (25 minutes)


#26374 Auto Operations & Repair - Steering Systems (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! A complete and in-depth guide to automotive steering components, this program takes viewers through system basics, including the control arm, suspension system strut, and steering knuckle, while differentiating between linkage and rack-and-pinion systems. Illustrating how the steering shaft mounts inside the column assembly, the video explains how power is transferred into the steering gearbox. The linkage system section covers details on worm gears and the pitman arm, while the rack-and-pinion section shows how pinion gear rotation works and explains tie rod assemblies. Another section is devoted to power steering, including external piston, integral linkage, and power rack-and-pinion types. Animation and live-action shots work together to build thorough steering system know-how. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (19 minutes)


#26446 Auto Operations & Repair - Suspension System Service (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! Without proper training in suspension system service, aspiring auto technicians are in for a rough ride. This program helps deliver the knowledge and guidance students need, covering diagnosis of suspension system problems as well as detailed how-to sections on servicing shocks, control arms, struts, and springs. Viewers are shown every vital procedure, from inspecting shocks for loosened bushings... to detecting a bad strut bearing... to measuring chassis height prior to spring inspection and replacement. Important reminders like checking wheel alignment after a repair are highlighted, while colorful graphics reinforce crucial concepts. Shop safety is emphasized. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (18 minutes)


#26447 Auto Operations & Repair - Suspension Systems (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! For help explaining how a car's suspension system functions, use this detailed video, which covers all essential suspension components. The program first outlines the fundamentals, including the control arm, frame, ball joints, knuckle, spindle, shock, spring, strut rod, and stabilizer bar. Viewers will discover the types of springs-coil, leaf, torsion bar, and air-and how they work, as well as helpful animation on shock configurations and proper functioning. Control or swing arm varieties covered include long and short arm, trailing arm, and strut. MacPherson and double wishbone struts are illustrated, along with the engineering breakthrough of active suspension. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (18 minutes)


#26797 Auto Operations & Repair - Wheel Alignment (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! Prepare students to inspect and adjust wheel alignment with this in-depth, hands-on program. Illustrating the layout of a professional alignment rack, including ramps, radius gauges, heads, and the readout unit, the program shows how these components operate and presents examples of the readout interface. Inspection demonstrations highlight reading tire wear and spotting loose tie-rod ends, a worn idler arm, and a bent center link, as well as what to check for during a test drive. Viewers will gain a detailed understanding of negative caster, positive caster, negative camber, positive camber, and toe-out and toe-in conditions, while learning the best methods for making adjustments to remedy all of these potential problems. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (22 minutes)


#26798 Auto Operations & Repair - Wheel Bearing Service: Conventional (Run time 36 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! Give students a solid foundation for building up their conventional wheel bearing service experience. This program is the ideal visual aid for conventional bearing training, covering non-driving wheel bearings, rear axle bearings, and bearing installation. Viewers will learn how to remove drums and races to service non-driving bearings, as well as hubs and axles in the case of rear-axle bearings, and what kind of wear or damage to inspect for. Animated diagrams show correct orientation of the seal lip during new bearing installation. The proper tools for forcing bearings into place are illustrated. Correct lubrication methods are covered, as well as reinstalling the axle, replacing the cover of the differential housing, and all other essential procedures. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)


#26799 Auto Operations & Repair - Wheel Bearing Service: Front Wheel Drive (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95

Updated for 2008! To provide students with a complete front-wheel drive wheel-bearing service education, use this detailed, animation-rich program. Main sections include bearing assembly removal, pressing out the old bearing, and reinstalling the bearing assembly. Viewers will learn how to remove the hub, remove the bearing assembly from a CV axle, and remove the steering knuckle if needed. Knuckle removal explanations include removing tie-rod end, caliper, and brake rotor. Animation demonstrates proper pressing-out methods using the right driving tool. Reinstalling the caliper over the brake rotor or disc, as well as proper tightening of spindle nuts and other fasteners to ensure driver safety, round out this excellent primer. Diagrams and live-action close-ups support key concepts. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. (17 minutes)


#37521 Auto Operations & Repair - Tools of the Trade: Inside the Automotive Technician's Toolbox (Run time 31 min.) DVD $89.95

Focusing on both conventional and hybrid vehicles, this program examines the systems that make them run and the tools that keep them running. After an introduction to the power train and the fuel, electrical, cooling, exhaust, steering, suspension, and brake systems, the video moves on to the auto tech's personal hand tools and shared shop tools. All manner of wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and hammers are discussed, along with high-tech diagnostic instruments and specialized equipment for repairing or replacing automotive system components. Education and training opportunities are touched upon, and safety practices are emphasized throughout. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Shopware Production. (31 minutes) Recommended for high school, vocational/technical school, and adult education. Correlates to the Program Certification Standards for Automobile Technician Training Programs from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation; the standards from the National Education Technology Standards Project; and the IHS Global Engineering Standards (Automotive).


#37652 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive (Run time min.) DVD $89.95

Meet three women who have embarked on high-powered careers in the automotive industry. This program profiles Linda Simon, a former hairdresser turned truck driver who works in some very tough road conditions; Brenda McWilliams, an auto body technician in a state-of-the-art repair facility; and Danuta Wozniak, who excels as an auto mechanic in a woman-owned shop. Remarks from co-workers and supervisors provide additional layers to the descriptions of each job. (24 minutes)


#38766 Auto Operations & Repair - Battery and Safety (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95

Filled with high-voltage cables and an HV battery, a hybrid vehicle requires an extremely high level of professional awareness and skill. This video guides viewers through all the steps necessary to perform work on a hybrid's batteries and electrical system. From powering down the vehicle to monitoring and charging the AGM and standard batteries, the program provides a thorough introduction to Ford, Toyota, and Honda components. Information is also provided on testing and maintaining heavy-duty insulated gloves-essential tools for all hybrid electrical work. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A Shopware Production. (21 minutes)


#38767 Auto Operations & Repair - Brakes and Service (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

Understanding a hybrid car's hydraulic and electronic braking systems is essential for owner and technician alike. This video shows how both systems work, clearly illustrating the differences and similarities between standard and hybrid maintenance. Emphasizing that a hybrid's hydraulic brakes are used infrequently and have low yet very specific servicing needs, the program also explains safety precautions for oil changes-including using "Brake Service Mode" in Fords and monitoring the ready light in the Toyota Prius. Resources like shop manuals and hotlines are also spotlighted. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A Shopware Production. (23 minutes)


#38768 Auto Operations & Repair - Computers and Cooling Systems (Run time 22 min.) DVD $89.95

With two separate power sources, a hybrid automobile needs two separate cooling systems-so technician training is twice as challenging. This video provides a solid instructional foundation in hybrid computer and cooling system inspection, maintenance, and repair. Overviewing electronic control modules for the power train, battery, transmission, brake system, and power steering system, the program helps viewers move beyond the standard OBD scanner to the use of master tech cards and OEM software. Steps for proper coolant and filter changes are also highlighted. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A Shopware Production. (22 minutes)


#17679 Auto Safety - Staying Alive: A Consumer Reports Car Safety Special (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95

Most drivers are likely to be in more than one crash in their lifetime. No one expects to be in a car accident. But every year on our highways, thousands of people are killed and millions more injured. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the car you're in will have a lot to do with your survival. We see crash test footage and witness the results. We learn what experts look for in designs to make cars safer. We monitor crash dummies to measure severity of head, chest and upper leg injury. The less damage in "the survival zone"...the less chance of severe injury or death. Experts talk about airbags, antilock brakes, seatbelts, children's car seats, and safer tires. Throughout the video, experts discuss government guidelines and manufacturer standards for building safer cars. But they also clearly indicate that consumers must make good choices by finding and using current safety information. Staying Alive provides a critical look at a very timely subject...give your students the safety edge! (28 min.)


#26740 Auto Safety - Vehicle Safety: Be Prepared (Run time 14 min.) DVD $89.95

Thousands of people are injured or killed each year in auto accidents because they were driving unsafe motor vehicles. This video summarizes the most important things you can do to make sure your car is safe and reliable. Learn how to listen for "telltale signs" (noises, vibrations, smells) that indicate something dangerous could be wrong with your vehicle. You will also learn how to do a vehicle safety inspection to find less obvious problems. The video also reviews what items to keep in your trunk in case of a roadside emergency. Finally, if an accident does occur, there is a section that summarizes what the drivers should do, especially if there are injuries. A Meridian Production. (14 minutes)


#20365 Engines - Basic Engine Rebuilding (Run time min.) DVD $89.95

Rebuilding an engine can be a full-time job or a fun, money-saving hobby. Using a Chevrolet 350 V8 engine kit, this video takes the viewer step-by-step through the building of the engine from the manufacturer to the finished product. Detailed, easy-to-follow demonstrations of the building process make it fun and rewarding to build an engine. An excellent program for anyone in automobile mechanics, power mechanics, or the do-it-yourselfer. A Shopware Production. (20 min.)


#24922 Auto Operations & Repair - Alternative Fuels Vehicle Technician (Run time min.) DVD $92.95

Our need to reduce dependence on foreign oil and harmful vehicle emissions have created expanding opportunities for automotive technicians who are skilled in repairing and maintaining alternative fuel vehicles that run on fuels like natural gas, methanol, and electricity. This video stresses the importance of math, science, and communications skills and the rewards available to qualified technicians. A Meridian Production. (28 min.)


#24923 Auto Operations & Repair - Auto Parts Specialist (Run time min.) DVD $92.95

This video is designed to encourage viewers to explore the expanding opportunity of the auto parts specialist. With over 200 million cars, trucks, and buses registered in the U.S., thousands of parts will need to be repaired or replaced, providing a lot of job opportunities for parts specialists to service this huge aftermarket industry. However, parts specialists will need sophisticated problem-solving and communication skills as well as the ability to keep on learning throughout their careers. The video is documentary in style, featuring students, experienced parts specialists, and managers who talk about their own career paths and about the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful. A Meridian Production. (28 min.)


#24924 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive Technicians (Run time min.) DVD $92.95

Sponsored by the National Technician Education Foundation, this program explores automobile repair and collision repair. NATEF works closely with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the nation's only industry-wide certification program for automotive technicians. Technicians with a sound education have a choice of career avenues. Aside from fixing cars and trucks, they can become service managers, service engineers, automotive writers, or even auto technology teachers. A Meridian Production. (28 min.)


#24669 Auto Operations & Repair - Air Bag Operation and Service (Run time 20 min.) DVD $99.95

Summarizes the operation and service of typical air bag systems, utilizing a combination of live-action footage and computer animation. Covers air bags on both the driver's and passenger's side of the vehicle, and their construction, operation, and service, with special attention to servicing the sensors that operate this life-saving component. (21 min.) A Meridian Production.


#24752 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive Measurement (Run time 33 min.) DVD $99.95

Examines how to use the precision measuring tools essential to auto mechanics. Demonstrates the use of micrometers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, plastigauges, dial bore gauges, straight edges and other tools essential to the trade, while showing actual auto part measurements. A Meridian Production. (33 minutes)


#24764 Auto Operations & Repair - Basic Car Care (Run time 24 min.) DVD $99.95

Updated for 2008! This is an excellent program for anyone owning and operating a motor vehicle, in particular beginning auto mechanics courses and driver's education classes. It brings a basic owner's manual "to life" and summarizes the tasks that can and should be done without the use of specialized tools. The program covers checking and adding fluids, inspecting for obvious problems with belts and hoses, changing a flat tire, using jumper cables on a dead battery, paint touch-up and care, body lubrication, lightbulb replacement, and much more. Note: A short segment on careers in the auto care business has been added. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act. A Cambridge Educational Production. (24 minutes)


#25478 Auto Operations & Repair - Gasoline Injection System Operation (Run time min.) DVD $99.95

This program explains the operation of an electronic fuel injection system. Computer-generated animation and actual components are used to show how a modern fuel injection system functions. The information in this video applies to all makes and models of cars using electronic fuel injection. A Meridian Production. (29 minutes)


#25480 Auto Operations & Repair - Gasoline Injection System Service (Run time 27 min.) DVD $99.95

This program explores the basic tests and repairs on an electronic fuel injection system. It discusses how to isolate the problem and the systems, tests, and repairs needed to fix typical gasoline injection system malfunctions. A Meridian Production. (27 minutes)


#26511 Auto Operations & Repair - Alternative Energy & Transportation (Run time 56 min.) DVD $99.95

This video shows high-tech careers presented in a way that is meaningful and motivational, yet realistic enough for students to start setting goals for themselves. A Meridian Production. (60 min.)o Alternative Energy Technician o Instrument & Calibration Technician o Test Facility Manager o Clean Air Vehicle Technician o Alternative Transportation o Bullet Train Lead Ticket Agent o Lead Services Attendant o Conductor o Engineer.


#26739 Auto Operations & Repair - Vehicle Maintenance and Fluid Service (Run time 27 min.) DVD $99.95

This program presents crucial information for anyone owning or operating an automobile. It covers all the basic inspections and service operations needed to keep a car running safely and dependably and is ideal for service station attendants, driver education courses, and first-year classes in general auto mechanics. (27 min.) A Meridian Production.


#35561 Auto Operations & Repair - Leaded Gasoline: Trading IQ for Octane (Run time 30 min.) DVD $129.95

As a gasoline additive, lead suppresses engine knock. Lead is also a well-known poison, and yet during the 1920s it was championed over safer alternatives-and even backed by the U.S. surgeon general. Why? This program presents the history of leaded gasoline and its impact on human health and intelligence, most notably as documented in Herbert Needleman's controversial study of schoolchildren. Professor Needleman is featured, along with Bill Kovarik, of Radford University; Philippe Grandjean, of the University of Southern Denmark; and Angela Mathee, of the Medical Research Council, Johannesburg. (29 minutes)


#20419 Aerodynamics & Aeronautics - Principles of Flight (Run time min.) DVD $139.9

This two-part series introduces the aeronautic principles of lift, gravity, thrust, and drag. A Shopware Production.


#20380 Auto Operations & Repair - Car Maintenance (Run time min.) DVD $139.9

Have you ever wondered how the engine under your car hood ticked? Or through the lack of knowledge, had to pay for expensive repair bills? Unsure about how to replace a battery or change a tire without calling for assistance? This two-part series looks at how to get the most out of your vehicle and how to maintain it, saving you repair costs and improving the resale value. Each section is illustrated with graphics and practical tips that make it easy to understand for everyone from the complete novice to the keen amateur. 2-part series, 49-59 minutes each.


#26678 Auto Operations & Repair - Transportation Technology (Run time min.) DVD $159.9

This series provides an overview of the transportation industry and the technology involved. Students get a first-hand view of the four major types of transportation-land, air, water, and space-as well as the system itself. It consists of Inputs, a Process, and Outputs and is controlled and regulated through the use of Goals and Feedback. Goals include timeliness, efficiency, safety, and profitability, while Feedback provides the constant stream of information needed to monitor the process. Information may be in the form of delivery records, maintenance records, and customer reports. Conservation and alternative transportation fuels are also discussed as future transportation technology is explored. Also detailed are resources needed to support a transportation system including people, capital, knowledge, materials, energy, time, and finance. A Meridian Production.


#35525 Auto Operations & Repair - Hybrid Auto Repair Series (Run time min.) DVD $179.85

A new generation of automotive technicians is emerging, made up of men and women with solid training in hybrid technology. Give your students a chance to be part of this technological revolution. This three-part series provides a thorough grounding in hybrid technologies, focusing on building both system knowledge and safety awareness. In addition to outlining the history and growth of electric, hydrogen, diesel, and other alternative propulsion systems, the series explores major hybrid components and details the safety challenges that these complex mechanisms present to technicians. Job-seekers who are looking to set themselves apart from the average automotive trainee will find the ideal learning resource in this series. Viewable/printable instructor's guides are available online. Correlates to all applicable state and national standards. A Shopware Production. 3-part series, 15-18 minutes each.


#25552 Auto Operations & Repair - Heating and Air Conditioning (Run time min.) DVD $239.85

This three-part series uses live-action footage and computer animation that illustrates the action that takes place inside a car's heating and air conditioning systems. Demonstrates electrical tests, using refrigerant recovery systems, evacuation, charging with just a gauge set, as well as charging with a charging station. Also covers troubleshooting techniques. A Meridian Production.


#38765 Auto Operations & Repair - Hybrid Auto Repair Series II (Run time min.) DVD $269.85

Whether you're training students, new hires, or long-time employees, hybrid auto technology is a crucial part of today's automotive instruction. A natural follow-up to the Hybrid Auto Repair Series (item #35525), this three-part series guides viewers through the systems that hybrid auto professionals must become familiar with and shows what it takes to maintain shop safety and efficiency. Veteran automotive technicians share their hybrid knowledge and experience, explaining best practices and specific procedures relating to Ford, Honda, and Toyota models. Each program emphasizes the need for patience and caution while lowering the fear factor often associated with a hybrid's high-voltage components. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A Shopware Production. 3-part series, 21-23 minutes each.


#24929 Auto Operations & Repair - Career Encounters: Automotive (Run time min.) DVD $278.85

This three-part series provides a detailed look at the carrer of an ASE certified auto technician, an alternative fuels vehicle technician, and an auto parts specialist, outlining the training and personal skills needed to succeed in each. A Meridian Production.


#24743 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive Computer Systems (Run time min.) DVD $319.8

Updated for 2008! As any automotive technician understands, the world of car technology is now fully computerized. This series provides a basic working knowledge of automotive computer systems and the ins and outs of OBD-II diagnostics. Students will absorb lessons in computer system operation, trouble codes, scan tools, and repair procedures. Ford, GM, Chrysler, and other makes are discussed, while hybrid engine technology is also addressed. Videos can stand alone or as a series for both beginning automotive students and more advanced classes. Viewable/printable instructor's guides are included. A Shopware Production. 4-part series, 15 to 24 minutes each.


#26331 Engines - Small Gas Engines (Run time min.) DVD $349.75

This five-part series covers the operation, maintenance, disassembly, and assembly of small gas engines. A Meridian Production.


#29064 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive Maintenance and Safety (Run time min.) DVD $399.8

Combines four safety videos in various subject areas to provide a comprehensive look at this important topic. A Meridian Production.


#25235 Auto Operations & Repair - Drive Trains (Run time min.) DVD $419.7

This group of 6 videos not only provides a general overview of drive trains and how they operate, but highlights construction, design, and components. Each video covers a specific topic and uses 3-D animation and cutaways to demonstrate working parts and how they function. Detailed areas are: • automotive clutch • flywheels • pressure plates • bands • torque converters • set-up • transmission designs • adjustments • CV axles • pistons & servos • reassembly • planetary gear sets • drive axle designs • part inspection • differential disassembly. A Shopware Production.


#25289 Auto Operations & Repair - Electrical Systems (Run time min.) DVD $489.65

Using 3-D animation and live-action close-ups of electrical system components, these videos examine and explain elements of various systems, troubleshooting, conducting basic tests, and basic repair procedures for many system failures. Also provides detailed information about the proper tools and how to use them. Topics covered include: • starting motors • solenoids • cables • ignition switches • sensors • multimeters • voltage regulators • alternators • scopes • wiring diagrams • high-voltage systems.A Meridian Production.


#17673 Engines - Diesel Engines (Run time min.) DVD $559.6

These videos overview the design, construction, and operation of diesel engines; detail the steps needed to properly disassemble, inspect, and measure the parts of diesel engines; and summarize how to install the major parts of a diesel engine back onto its short block. Turbochargers and superchargers are also described, including troubleshooting malfunctions and repair basics. Close-up shots of components and service procedures as well as computer animation give viewers maximum learning potential. A Meridian Production.


#24751 Engines - Automotive Engines (Run time min.) DVD $559.6

Updated for 2008! At the heart of every automobile is the engine...and this eight-part series of videos not only explains the basic operating principles, but provides clear instruction for advanced engine service. Using close-ups of actual working parts along with computer animation, the series covers every major part of a gasoline-driven engine. Hybrid technology is also explored. Each video summarizes the operation and construction of related components as well as demonstrating many important techniques for troubleshooting problems and completing professional repairs. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is included. A Shopware Production. 8-part series, 18-22 minutes each.


#37329 Auto Technology & Design - Auto Innovations: The Art and Science of Car Engineering (Run time min.) DVD $779.35

Technology, skill, safety, style-all are crucial in the world of cars. This 13-part series takes an informed and informative look at the past, present, and most of all the future of the automobile. With the help of high-powered visuals and expert interviews, each program explores state-of-the-art car designs and the forces that shape them-such as economics, environmental concerns, computers, and the search for good old-fashioned driving pleasure. Keep automotive design or technical courses on track with this finely tuned set of instructional tools! 13-part series, 24-25 minutes each.


#24992 Auto Operations & Repair - Chassis and Front End (Run time min.) DVD $809.55

Updated for 2008! Make sure your students have the best possible training in chassis and front end parts and service. This nine-part series will support any intensive course covering the following systems and how they are serviced: brakes, steering, suspension, and both conventional and front-wheel drive wheel bearings. Wheel alignment theory and adjustment is also a program topic. Detailed yet easy-to-understand animation and graphics are found in each episode, accompanied by live-action video that takes students directly inside each inspection and service procedure. Viewable/printable instructor's guides are included. A Shopware Production. 9-part series, 17-27 minutes each.


#32774 Auto Operations & Repair - Auto Body Repair (Run time min.) DVD $959.4

This exciting 12-part series offers a complete crash course on how to make damaged vehicles look new again. Ideal for introducing, reinforcing, and reviewing essential body shop practices, procedures, tools, and techniques. Safety is stressed. Each informative video starts with a demonstration of the proper tools and preparations and then follows an apprentice technician through the job at hand. Automotive experts thoroughly explain key technical points. Viewable/printable instructor's guides available online provide learning objectives, program summaries, educational standards, vocabulary terms, auto tech trivia questions, discussion and assessment questions, video scenarios, student activities, and lists of additional resources. Correlates to the standards for the Collision Repair and Refinish Technician Training Certification Program, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. A Shopware Production. 12-part series, 15-24 minutes each.


#36069 Auto Operations & Repair - Automotive & Transportation Technology, Volume 1 (Run time min.) DVD $1599.05

This 19-program educational video collection covers auto maintenance and repair from bumper to bumper. Programs include: • Auto Body Repair Basics • Auto Construction • Welding • Dings and Scratches • Replacing and Adjusting Panels • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair • Body Alignment • Plastics and Adhesives • Electrical Repairs • Braking System Repair • Surface Preparation and Refinishing • Miscellaneous Repairs • Vehicle Maintenance and Fluid Service • Basic Car Care • Heating & Air Conditioning Operation • Heating & Air Conditioning Diagnosis • Heating & Air Conditioning Service • Automotive Measurement • Auto Shop Safety Recommended for high school, technical or vocational school, and training programs. Nineteen full-length videos. (c) 2006.




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