Fundamental Alignment Level I Course Description (Canadian course)
This course is a feature packed 3 days designed for the qualified automotive service technician, or a final year apprentice. Its focus is in fundamental four-wheel alignment theory, equipment operation and the common OEM adjustment methods found on domestic and imported passenger cars and light trucks. It also includes an overview of suspension and steering systems with detailed instruction in performing proper inspection procedures. Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe camber, caster, toe and thrust angle and the related effects these angles have on tire wear and vehicle handling.
- Perform proper pre-alignment inspection of the suspension and steering systems.
- Set-up the aligner and accurately measure the adjustable angles.
- Store, recall and modify vehicle specs in the alignment program
- Identify reset procedures for steering angle sensor systems using Hunter's Codelink
- Perform a four-wheel alignment using the most common OEM adjustment methods found on today's vehicles that employ upper and lower control arms, strut suspension systems, rear wheel full contact shim systems and medium duty front axle systems that utilize eccentric bushings to adjust steering geometry.
Licensed Automotive Service Technicians or registered Automotive Service Technician apprentice.
Automotive Service Technicians or second year apprentices
$580.00 per student
Three-days (24 hours), unless otherwise noted.