Easy-to-Read, Relevant, 
User-Friendly Publications

Years Serving Students
Automotive Programs
Books Sold
Introductory automotive curriculum for
  • High Schools
  • Colleges & Universities  
  • Charter Schools
  • Homeschools
  • Co-ops
  • Community Programs  
  • New Drivers

Auto Upkeep Curriculum

Hotspots Background
Auto Upkeep Textbook

  •    288 FULL COLOR Pages

  •    20 Easy-to-Read Chapters

  •    Over 700 Illustrations

  •    Hardcover and Paperback

Auto Upkeep Workbook

  •    176 FULL COLOR Pages

  •    40 Hands-on and Internet-based Activities

  •    Over 250 Illustrations

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 Key

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

Learn More


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.

Stand Alone Course

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

Fundamental Knowledge

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

Online eBook

The online eBook gives students instant access to the content on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Easy-to-Read Format

Auto Upkeep provides easy-to-follow information with detailed pictures and drawings.

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. Hover on the hotspots to discover more details.

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
$ 40
  • Paperback Textbook
  • Paperback Workbook

Hardcover Set

Most Durable
$ 58
  • Hardcover Textbook
  • Paperback Workbook

Print + eBook

Hardcover Set + eBook Access
$ 75
  • Hardcover Textbook
  • Paperback Workbook
  • eTextbook
  • eWorkbook
Most Flexible

eBook Access

Rent or Buy Options
$ 30 *Single Quantity Price
  • eTextbook
  • eWorkbook

Instructor Resources

  • Dropbox Downloadable
  • USB

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.

Updates to the Auto Upkeep 4th Edition

Auto Upkeep has undergone an extensive revision with over 300 new illustrations and 88 additional pages. This edition continues to focus on what every car owner should know and be able to do, while also introducing students to the rapidly advancing field of automotive technology. By learning how cars work, students develop a solid automotive foundation. They can continue to build upon this foundation, if they choose to become a technician, or use their knowledge throughout life as an educated consumer.

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