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MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Schnubel's Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition

  • Mark Schnubel Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1305275039  |  ISBN-13: 9781305275034
  • © 2016 | Published
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Overview

MindTap™ Automotive for Schnubel's Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension and Steering Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap Automotive meets the needs of today's automotive classroom, shop, and student. The classroom manual and shop manual readings are enriched with videos, animations, assessments, and learning activities. The shop manual's NATEF-based job sheets are included as editable PDFs that students can complete online and submit to you from within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers students the ability to practice and build their diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment by offering diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

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  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • Includes automotive shop simulation, DATO.
  • Within MindTap students are able to edit and submit job sheets, based on the NATEF task list, for faculty grading.
  • Activities include videos, animations, assessments, ASE style questions and more!

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
Breakdown of both Classroom and Shop manuals.
Videos and animations.
DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online: Diagnostic Scenarios).
Job Sheets, based on the NATEF tasksChapter Overviews in PowerPoint.
Chapter Assessments, including ASE-style questions.
Chapter Activities, including videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, and more.
1. Suspension and Steering Systems / Safety.
2. Basic Theories / Special Tools and Procedures.
3. Tires and Wheels.
4. Wheel Bearings.
5. Shock Absorbers and Struts.
6. Front Suspension Systems.
7. Rear Suspension Systems.
8. Steering Columns and Steering Linkage Mechanisms.
9. Four-Wheel Alignment, Part 1, Primary Angles.
10. Four-Wheel Alignment, Part 2, Diagnostic Angles and Frame Damage.
11. Computer Controlled Suspension Systems.
12. Power Steering Pumps.
13. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears and Four Wheel Steering.
14. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305275047 | ISBN-13: 9781305275041

    List Price = $115.00

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Resources

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438124 | ISBN-13: 9781285438122)

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

List Price = $144.95  | CengageBrain Price = $144.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438140 | ISBN-13: 9781285438146)

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

List Price = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

Student Supplements

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438124 | ISBN-13: 9781285438122)

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

List Price = $144.95  | CengageBrain Price = $144.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438140 | ISBN-13: 9781285438146)

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

List Price = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Schnubel

Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry and holds a master’s degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.