Vehicle Service Information (updated) by Eli Jaramillo




Students will learn how to access and use vehicle service and repair information.


This is a two-hour session in which students will learn how to retrieve and use service information in both electronic and hard-copy format. The goal: Instruct students on the importance of information/specifications look-up and use as it pertains to vehicles fixed right the first time.

Understanding vehicle wiring diagrams is an important part of using service information. This lesson will also expose students to using a vehicle wiring diagram including interpreting symbols. Additionally, ASE test-preparation tasks will be emphasized during this lesson.

Good Vehicle Service Information can make your day!

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Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will know and understand how to access technical reports, manuals, electronic retrieval systems, and related technical data resources to perform proper service and repair procedures on vehicles.
  • Students will understand the use of technological resources to access, manipulate, and produce information necessary for a correct and safe vehicle repair.
  • Students will use critical thinking skills to determine information appropriate to the service or repair.
  • Students will understand the importance of accountability and responsibility as it pertains to a proper and safe vehicle service or repair.
  • Individually, and in teams, students will share, organize, and structure their service information look-up tasks around existing auto lab resources, limitations, and conditions.

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