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AUTO MECHANIC

Web Sites

The Art of Automotive Repair
http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/repair.xmll
This site is a valuable resource if you have questions about how to fix an automobile or need help troubleshooting a car that's not functioning properly. It has information on tools, symptoms, and environmental effects on a car.

Auto Mechanic—Occupational Guides
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/html/guides/automech.xml
This Web site provides information on auto mechanics, including job duties, job outlook, and the requirements needed to get into this field. It also includes links to find out more about becoming an auto mechanic.

Automotive Technology Career Information
http://www.wcc.cc.il.us/careers/automotive.xmll
This site will help you figure out if you're cut out to work with automobiles. It has information on the different careers available in this field, as well as lists of typical equipment, necessary skills, and salary ranges.

Carcrisis Online
http://www.carcrisis.com
This is the online version of the newspaper column “Carcrisis.” It helps to explain common car problems and the way to go about fixing them.

BOOKS

Boraas, Tracey. Auto Mechanics. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 1998.
This book describes the duties of an auto mechanic and provides information on tools, places of employment, and uniforms.

Harrison, William C. Here is Your Career: Auto Mechanic. New York: The Putnam Publishing Group, 1997.
This easy-to-understand book will help you learn more about a career in auto mechanics.

Hathaway, Richard B., and John Robert Lindbeck. Complete Auto Mechanics. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1991.
Learn all you need to know about auto mechanics! If you're interested in fixing cars as a career or hobby, this book provides information about car repair.

Rudman, Jack. Auto Mechanics. Syosset, NY: National Learning Corporation, 1997.
This guide provides help in passing automotive repair tests. It is helpful for those looking into a career as an auto mechanic.

PERIODICALS

Car and Driver
2002 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 971-3600
e-mail: editors@caranddriver.com
Web site: http://www.caranddriver.com
Car and Driver presents reviews of automobiles, articles about automobiles, and industry news.

Popular Mechanics
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 649-2000
e-mail: popularmechanics@hearst.com
Web site: http://www.popularmechanics.com
Popular Mechanics is a magazine that focuses on current news about cars and car technology. Among other things, its editors include information about new cars, car technology, car care, and motorsports.

VIDEOS

How a Car Is Built (1995)
Think Media
This video shows a car being built from beginning to end. It shows how sheet metal is used in the very first stages of building a car and all the steps that must be taken before a car is ready for the road.

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