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Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service and Systems, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th Edition

by: Chris Hadfield

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Publisher: Cengage Learning,1/1/2014

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ISBN: 1285442296
ISBN13: 9781285442297

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The 5th edition of BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS is a comprehensive Classroom Manual/Shop Manual set provides an accessible overview of automotive systems to prepare you for all aspects of work in the field. Now fully updated to align with the new NATEF accreditation model introduced in 2012, the Fifth Edition features a new full color design, more coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, and revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls. The content is current and relevant to the industry today, and includes state-of-the-art information on the global automotive industry and the role of the technician within it. The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system, while the Shop Manual covers the hands-on diagnostic, testing, and repair procedures that relate to them. Assuming no prior knowledge of automotive technology, this clear and engaging book addresses fundamental skills and maintenance and the application of key theories.

Table of Contents

1. Automotive Systems and Operations.
2. The Automotive Business.
3. Automotive Tools and Equipment.
4. Measurements and Precision Measuring Devices.
5. Fasteners.
6. Automotive Bearings and Sealants.
7. Automobile Theories of Operation.
8. Power System Operation and Subsystems.
9. Brakes.
10. Suspension and Steering.
11. Powertrains.
12. Auxiliary Systems and Climate Control.
Glossary.
Index.

About the Authors
Chris Hadfield

Christopher Hadfield is currently director the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence. Previous to this appointment, he was dean of career and technical education in Brainerd, Minnesota, capping a decade of experience as an automotive technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including stints as department chair and program coordinator. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, and a retail store, as well as owning his own business. In addition to being ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in automotive engineering technology with a minor in manufacturing engineering technology from Minnesota State University Mankato, and he has a Master of Education degree in community college teaching and learning from the University of Illinois Urbana--Champaign. Combining high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Chris lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE JOB SHEETS FOR NATEF TASK MASTERY.

Features

- Fully updated to align with the new NATEF accreditation model introduced in 2012, the Fifth Edition is primarily coordinated with NATEF's Maintenance and Light Repair program option.

- A full color design with new photographs and updated line art makes visualizing processes and procedures easier.

- Coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, along with revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls, prepares you for today's workplace.

- Technical and task-focused information in this book can be easily applied to the world of work prepares you for employment or that first promotion.

- Extensive coverage of vehicle computer details includes a detailed description of signals, actuators, sensors, and other computer system components.

New to Edition

- Fully updated to align with the new NATEF accreditation model introduced in 2012, the Fifth Edition is primarily coordinated with NATEF's Maintenance and Light Repair program option.

- This edition's full color design with new photographs and updated line art helps readers better visualize processes and procedures.

- Coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, along with revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls, prepares students for today's workplace.

- Includes all new Job Sheets that are focused on skill building.

- Content cross references current industry practices to help the student understand and practice real-world workplace competencies.

- Employer focused soft skills are integrated into each topic.

- The text features in depth basic and preventative maintenance information with a focus on skill building, with expanded coverage on electrical theory and diagnosis.