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Automotive Technology: Home

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Automotive technology


The Automotive Technology program at College of the Redwoods offers certificates and an AS degree in Automotive Technology. Programs in this field provide basic and advanced educational opportunities for students seeking careers in the automotive service industry, including service technician, specialty technician, and parts or service manager. The library supports students in these programs by providing selected resources. Subjects covered include: Brakes, Engine Performance, Electrical/Electronic, Suspension & Steering, Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles, and Heating and Air Conditioning. 

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for an Agriculture research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. 


Use specific words. Use only one or two words.
Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations.

Names of specific manufacturer, make, model, or types of cars
Names of specific engine components or parts

  • Air conditioning
  • Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Brake maintenance and repair
  • Chassis
  • Computer
  • Design and construction
  • Diagnostics
  • Diesel
  • Electric car
  • Electric or electrical
  • Electric vehicle
  • Electronic equipment
  • Engine performance
  • Engine repair
  • Engine technology
  • Exhaust
  • Family cars, sedans, vans
  • Fuel systems
  • Handling characteristics
  • Heating and ventilation
  • History
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Industry and trade
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Manual transmission
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Muscle cars
  • Parts
  • Pollution control devices
  • Race cars
  • Sensors
  • Springs and suspension
  • Steering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Tires
  • Transmission
  • Valve or valves
  • Vehicles
  • Wheels, alignment
  • Wheels, balancing

Automotive Technology Classes

Check the Automotive Technology department's website for a list of the degrees and certificates offered and a complete list of classes. ​Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.


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Ruth Moon
Ruth Moon, Faculty Librarian
College of the Redwoods Library
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Eureka CA 95501