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Overview

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 5th Edition remains the leading authority on automotive theory, service and repair procedures. The new edition has been updated to include coverage of hybrid vehicles throughout the text, new content on electronic automatic transmissions, preventive maintenance, and many other topics that reflect the most recent changes in the industry. Chapters cover the theory, diagnosis and service of all system areas for automobiles and light trucks, and the content closely adheres to the 2008 NATEF Automobile Program Standards.

Jack Erjavec, Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.
  • A new Automotive Systems chapter that covers the basic NATEF tasks that apply to all systems
  • Two new chapters devoted specifically to engine performance systems and sensors as well as an all new chapter on electronic automatic transmissions
  • Hybrid vehicle information incorporated throughout the book
  • Updated end-of-chapter questions that reinforce chapter content and ready students for ASE certification
  • New Student Online Companion allows students to view PowerPoint chapter outlines with images, ASE-Style practice questions, web links and interactive online games and activities
SECTION ONE: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY.
1: Careers in the Automotive Industry.
2: Workplace Skills.
3: Automotive Systems.
4: Hand Tools and Shop Equipment.
5: Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools.
6: Working Safely In the Shop.
7: Preventative Maintenance and Basic Services.
8: Basic Theories and Math.
SECTION TWO: ENGINES.
9: Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis.
10: Engine Disassembly and Cleaning.
11: Lower End Theory and Service.
12: Upper End Theory and Service.
13: Engine Sealing and Reassembly.
14: Lubricating and Cooling Systems.
SECTION THREE: ELECTRICITY.
15: Basics of Electrical Systems.
16 : General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service.
17: Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service.
18: Starting and Traction Motor Systems.
19: Charging Systems.
20: Lighting Systems.
21: Electrical Instrumentation.
22: Basics of Electronics and Computer Systems.
23: Electrical Accessories.
24: Restraint Systems: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service.
SECTION FOUR: ENGINE PERFORMANCE.
25: Engine Performance Systems.
26: Sensors.
27: Ignition Systems.
28: Ignition System Diagnosis and Service.
29: Fuel Delivery Systems.
30: Fuel Injection.
31: Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service.
32: Intake and Exhaust Systems.
33: Emission Control Systems.
34: Emission Control Systems.
35: Alternative Fuels and Other Energy Sources.
SECTION FIVE: MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES.
36: Clutches.
37: Manual Transmission and Transaxles.
38: Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service.
39: Drive Axles and Differentials.
SECTION SIX: AUTOMATIC TRANMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES.
40: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles.
41: Electronic Automatic Transmissions
42: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service.
43: Four- and All-Wheel Drive.
SECTION SEVEN: SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS.
44: Tires and Wheels.
45: Suspension Systems.
46: Steering Systems.
47: Wheel Alignment.
SECTION EIGHT: BRAKES.
48: Brake Systems.
49: Drum Brakes.
50: Disc Brakes.
51: Antilock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems.
SECTION NINE: PASSENGER COMFORT.
52: Heating and Air Conditioning.
53: Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285444840
The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285980706

Tech Manual

ISBN: 9781133933731
The Tech Manual is a thorough workbook that offers students a way to reinforce their comprehension of chapter content from the core textbook, to think critically about the material they've learned on a given topic, and to put this knowledge to practice. This is achieved through a series of Concept Activities, Review Questions and Job Sheets for every chapter in the manual, guiding students methodically through the analysis, diagnosis, and repair procedures that they will be exposed to as working technicians.

FOR STUDENTS

Tech Manual

ISBN: 9781133933731
The Tech Manual is a thorough workbook that offers you way to reinforce your comprehension of chapter content from the core textbook, to think critically about the material you've learned on a given topic, and to put this knowledge to practice. This is achieved through a series of Concept Activities, Review Questions and Job Sheets for every chapter in the manual, to guide you methodically through the analysis, diagnosis, and repair procedures that you will be exposed to as a working technician.