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Introductory automotive curriculum for
  • High Schools
  • Colleges & Universities  
  • Charter Schools
  • Homeschools
  • Co-ops
  • Community Programs  
  • New Drivers

Auto Upkeep Curriculum Options

Auto Upkeep Textbook

  •    288 FULL COLOR Pages

  •    20 Easy-to-Read Chapters

  •    Over 700 Illustrations

  •    Hardcover and Paperback

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Auto Upkeep Workbook

  •    176 FULL COLOR Pages

  •    40 Hands-on and Internet-based Activities

  •    Over 250 Illustrations

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Instructor Resource USB

  •    Course Syllabus Outline

  •    ASE Ed (NATEF) & TEKS Correlations

  •    PowerPoints Presentations

  •    Lab Activities

  •    Study Questions

  •    Chapter Tests (LMS Compatible)

  •    Exams/Final (LMS Compatible)

  •    Answer Keys

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Auto Upkeep eBook (RedShelf eReader)

  •    Access on Any Device with Internet

  •    Rent or Buy

  •    Highlight and Take Notes Digitally

  •    Enhanced Navigation

  •    Keyword Search

  •    Create Flashcards and Study Guides

  •    Collaborate with Peers

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Auto Upkeep Online Academy

  •    Access on Any Device with Internet

  •    All 20 Courses

  •    All 40 Activities

  •    Graded Tests

  •    Interactive Lessons

  •    Gamified Design

  •    Connected Community

  •    Collaborate in Groups

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    Complete Curriculum

  •  Gamified Design
  •  Life Skill Building

    Life Skill Building

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  •  Supercharged Learning

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  •  Connected Community

    Connected Community


Complete Curriculum

The Auto Upkeep Curriculum has the resources you need to educate your students on maintenance, light repair, auto ownership, and how cars work.

Fundamental Knowledge

Auto Upkeep provides the fundamental knowledge and experience in owning and maintaining an automobile.

Easy-to-Follow Format

Auto Upkeep is designed with easy-to-read information, photos, detailed drawings, and videos.

Stand Alone Course

Auto Upkeep is used as a stand alone car care course.

Online Academy

Auto Upkeep is now available as an all-in-one online solution where students have incentives to log in each day, complete interactive gamified content, and advance through the program. Student earn certificates for each course completed. Their activity can be monitored through the gradebook and group management portal. Private classroom groups are available to keep students connected and a private teacher group provides a place for instructor collaboration.

Online eBook and Academy

Students have instant access to the content on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

ASE Education (NATEF) Correlations

Auto Upkeep includes correlations to ASE Education (NATEF) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) tasks, making it is an ideal first course.

40 Workbook Activities by Chapter

Chapter 1 – Introduction and How Cars Work
Car Identification Activity – Identify an automobile by make, model, year, and type.
Owners Manual Activity – Locate and use an online owners manual.

Chapter 2 – Buying an Automobile
Buying a New Automobile Activity
– Differentiate between MSRP, dealer invoice, and dealer cost.
Buying a Used Automobile Activity – Research prices, reliability ratings, recalls, technical service bulletins, and safety ratings.

Chapter 3 – Automotive Expenses
Automotive Expenses Activity – Calculate automotive expenses.

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

Chapter 5 – Safety Around the Automobile
Automotive Safety Activity – Identify the location of emergency and safety equipment.
Safety Data Sheets – Locate and interpret a safety data sheet.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Fire Safety Activity – Identify the importance of using personal protection equipment and research fire safety.

Chapter 6 – Tools and Equipment
Tools and Equipment Activity – Identify basic tools and equipment that are used in automotive shops.
Service Manual Activity – Navigate an online service manual.

Chapter 7 – Auto Care and Cleaning
Interior Cleaning Activity – Clean the inside of a vehicle.
Exterior Cleaning Activity – Clean the outside of a vehicle.
Waxing Activity – Wax the finish on a vehicle.

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

Chapter 9 – Electrical System
Ohms Law Activity – Use Ohms Law to calculate volts, amps, or ohms.
Wiring Diagram Activity – Locate and interpret a wiring diagram.
Battery Activity – Safely clean and test the battery.
Charging Activity – Safely test the alternator.
Starting Activity – Safely test the starter.

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

Chapter 11 – Fuel System
Fuel System Part Identification Activity – Use an online auto parts catalog to identify fuel system parts.
Fuel System Maintenance Activity – Change the air filter, PCV valve, and fuel filter.

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

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

Chapter 14 – Suspension, Steering, and Tires
Suspension and Steering Activity – Safely inspect and perform basic service procedures on suspension and steering components.
Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity – Safely inspect tires for wear and rotate tires.

Chapter 15 – Braking System
Brake Inspection Activity – Safely inspect disc brakes.

Chapter 16 – Drivetrain
Drivetrain Activity – Safely inspect drivetrain components.

Chapter 17 – Exhaust and Emission System
Exhaust and Emissions Activity – Safely inspect exhaust and emission components.

Chapter 18 – Alternative Fuels and Designs
Payback Period Activity – Calculate payback period.
Future Vehicle Activity – Predict the role of automobiles in 2050.

Chapter 19 – Automotive Accessories
Automotive Accessories Activity – Estimate the cost of accessories for a vehicle.

Chapter 20 – Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies
Changing a Flat Tire Activity – Safely change a spare tire.
Jump-Starting Activity – Safely jump-start a vehicle.
Lighting Activity – Replace various lights on a vehicle.
Replacing Wipers Activity – Replace wipers on a vehicle.
On-Board Diagnostics Activity – Retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system.

Auto Upkeep will help your students learn how to confidently choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians – all while saving money.

Paperback Set

Great Value
$ 45
  • Paperback Textbook
  • Paperback Workbook

Hardcover Set

Most Durable
$ 65
  • Hardcover Textbook
  • Paperback Workbook

Print + eBook

Hardcover Set + eBook Access
$ 82
  • Hardcover Textbook
  • Paperback Workbook
  • eTextbook
  • eWorkbook

eBook Access

Rent or Buy Options
$ 7
*Quantity Pricing Tier
  • eTextbook
  • eWorkbook

Instructor Resources

Auto Upkeep was designed with extensive instructor resources and the ability to integrate tests into your school's learning management system (Blackboard and Canvas).


Course Syllabus Outline

ASE Ed (NATEF) & TEKS Correlations

PowerPoint Presentations

Lab Activities

Study Questions

Chapter Tests (LMS Compatible)

Exams/Final (LMS Compatible)

Answer Keys

You can easily customize files on the Instructor Resources to meet your specific needs.

Rolling Hills Publishing is a family publishing company based in Missouri. It is our vision to create easy-to-read, relevant, user-friendly publications.



Our new all-in-one online solution provides students with incentives to log in each day and complete interactive gamified content. Student activity can be monitored through the gradebook and group management portal. Private classroom groups are available to keep students connected and a private teacher group provides a place for instructor collaboration.

Includes 21 Courses and 41 Activities.


Easy Performance Monitoring

Served from the fast and reliable Google Cloud


Supercharged learning with fun and interactive lessons.


Students will love earning badges, trophies, and certificates.


Self-directed virtual class, with group connections available.