|Austin tests a battery.|
|Felix checks a connection.|
|Jacob changes a tire.|
|Jonathan working on brakes.|
After almost half a life spent in the auto repair industry, Mr. Johnston came back to Huntsville High School to share his passion for the work and love of teaching.
|Do you understand this wiring diagram? Nah, me neither.|
|Clients provide the oil and filter, students provide the oil change.|
|Mr. Johnston demonstrates the operation on the simulator. |
First students master operation on the simulator (computer system).
The program has been able to purchase a few large and powerful pieces of equipment recently, one of which is the Hunter Hawkeye Elite Laser Alignment System, the other the Snap On Solus iScanner. These are leading edge technology that have replaced some well loved, very well used and now very out of date equipment.
|Once comfortable on the simulator, students can move on to the "real deal."|
Here, Auto Tech II student Nelson steps up to the machine.
|The alignment system consists of three parts- the computer system, |
the wall unit that projects the lasers, and the pieces that
are strapped on the wheel to receive the laser.
|The lasers are reflected in these pieces attached to each wheel. |
Once these are lined up, then you know that you have that correct alignment.
(Yes, we used the word lasers!)
The Auto Tech program is under Career and Technology Education (CTE), and CTE Director Mr. David Rosser and Mr. Johnston would not have been able to make these purchases without the deeply discounted rates that both Hunter Engineering Company and Snap On Tools provided. We appreciate their support, as well as the superior prices and service that Jerry Larrison provides Auto Tech with his Reliable Parts, Co. Thank you!
|Jonatan keeps hold of the oil drain plug while the old oil drains out of the crank case.|
|One more thing before you go: A student fills out a "next oil change" sticker for the client's windshield.|
|Not just a code reader- this recently purchased SnapOn Solus Ultra iScanner can read codes,|
read live data, aid in trouble shooting and allows operators to do functional testing.
|This is an oscilloscope reading of an injector wave form.|
(Used to diagnose issues with vehicles using an electronic fuel injection.)
|Checking out the under carriage.|
|Huntsville High School Auto Tech is open for business- Go see them!|