Here in this ASVAB automotive and shop information guide, we learn more about the exam format; syllabus of questions; as well as the top tips you need to apply to score the highest possible result.
However, if you are unfamiliar with engine systems and tools, here is a quick guide to the two main themes that get tested on the ASVAB exam.
The automotive phase of the exam tests subjects such as structure and function of engines; the four kinds of stroke; common types of engine; carburetors; fuel injectors; function of the throttle; octane ratings; systems such as the cooling, electrical, ignition, brake, and drive systems; and emission-controlled systems.
The shop information phase of the exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of topics such as striking tools; fastening tools; cutting tools; drilling, punching, and gouging tools; finishing tools; clamping tools; measuring tools; and the various types of fastener.
Many of the ASVAB test questions asked are pictorial. You will be presented with the image of an engine component or tool, for example, and asked to correctly identify what that tool is – or its function.
Automobile knowledge is a core part of this exam. Approximately half of questions will be about automobiles and engines. It is imperative that you are comfortable with how automobiles work at the highest level. Many questions get asked that talk about how automobiles work and what the function of various systems are.