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TechOne: Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance 1st Edition

Don Knowles

  • Published
  • 720 Pages

Overview

Trouble-free operation of modern automotive equipment requires the use of proper maintenance procedures and safety checks on all vehicle systems. This book guides readers through the basic maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of all automotive systems, from tool and shop safety through the steps necessary to maintain a modern motor vehicle. Thoroughly up-to-date coverage spans the spectrum, examining basic systems such as electrical, lubrication, heating, cooling, exhaust, and transmission systems in depth. This provides readers with the foundation necessary to deal with the more complex maintenance problems of engine control computers, anti-lock braking systems, and emission controls. Supplemental restraints, tires, and drive shafts and axles are also highlighted.

Don Knowles,

Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).
  • emphasizes the maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of automotive components and systems for the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today�s high-tech automotive service industry
  • detailed illustrations aid the understanding of complex automotive systems
  • provides necessary basic theory that lays the groundwork for a smooth progression into more complex systems
  • coverage of the automotive business, shop operation, and shop procedures provides a solid introduction to the automotive industry, that includes an awareness of employment opportunities in the business
  • Each TechOne title begins with a section on Safety and Communication that stresses safe work practices, tool competence, and familiarity with workplace "soft skills" for success as an automotive technician
  • A bilingual glossary offers Spanish translations of technical terms alongside English counterparts
  • This TechOne title has a corresponding Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM that contains the answers to all chapter-end review questions, PowerPoint slides for classroom presentations, a computerized test bank, and adaptable Electronic Worksheets so instructors can create in-class assignments or homework
Safety and Communications.
Basic Shop Procedures, Measurements, and Fasteners.
Service Information.
Engine Principles and Systems.
Electrical Systems.
Engine Electrical Systems.
Engine Control Systems.
Emissions and Emission Systems.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.
Tires, Wheels, and Hubs.
Drive Shafts and Drive Axles.
Manual Transmissions and Clutches.
Automatic Transmissions.
Conventional and Antilock Brake Systems.
Suspension Systems.
Steering System.

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  • ISBN-10: 1401852084
  • ISBN-13: 9781401852085
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $173.00
  • RETAIL $229.95

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

TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

ISBN: 9781401839895
Automotive heating and air conditioning systems have undergone massive changes in both system design and components as a result of growing concerns for the environment, varying consumer preferences, and industry changes. TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning is a modular, performance-based approach to understanding, diagnosing, and repairing automotive-air conditioning systems. It examines the theory behind the operation of the latest generation of heating and air-conditioning systems, including how the theories are applied, and offers readers the opportunity to practice the skills that will enable them to compete in the air-conditioning service market. Material is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Heating and Air Conditioning A7 Certification Exam.

Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781401839901

FOR STUDENTS

TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

ISBN: 9781401839895
Automotive heating and air conditioning systems have undergone massive changes in both system design and components as a result of growing concerns for the environment, varying consumer preferences, and industry changes. TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning is a modular, performance-based approach to understanding, diagnosing, and repairing automotive-air conditioning systems. It examines the theory behind the operation of the latest generation of heating and air-conditioning systems, including how the theories are applied, and offers readers the opportunity to practice the skills that will enable them to compete in the air-conditioning service market. Material is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Heating and Air Conditioning A7 Certification Exam.