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TechOne: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, 1st Edition

  • Russell Carrigan Texas State Technical College
  • John Eichelberger
  • ISBN-10: 1401839894  |  ISBN-13: 9781401839895
  • 336 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • List Price = $ 170.95
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About

Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Large numbers of short chapters divide complex material into manageable chunks of information for focused and detailed reading assignments
  • Shorter chapters can be taught in almost any order, providing instructors flexibility to pick and choose the material that best reflects the depth, direction, and pace of their courses
  • Extensive art programs with abundant drawings and photos appeal to visual learners
  • Special features such as "You Should Know" and "Interesting Facts" draw attention to important points deserving further emphasis
  • 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 future success as an automotive technician
  • A bilingual glossary offers Spanish translations of technical terms alongside their English counterparts
  • Each TechOne title has a corresponding Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM that contains the answers to all chapter-end review questions and a complete correlation of the text to NATEF tasks, PowerPoint slides for classroom presentations, a computerized test bank, and adaptable Electronic Worksheets so instructors can create in-class assignments or homework

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Air Conditioning Principles.
Air Conditioning Components.
Electrical Systems.
Air Conditioning Controls and Air Distribution Systems.
Other HVAC Systems.
Air Conditioning Diagnosis.
Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery.
Engine Cooling and Heating Systems.
Heating and Cooling System Diagnosis and Repair.

Supplements

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

Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401839908 | ISBN-13: 9781401839901)

TechOne: Automatic Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 0766811697 | ISBN-13: 9780766811690)

With more pertinent content than any other one-volume book on the subject, TechOne: Automatic Transmissions helps readers understand transmissions and related systems to facilitate effective diagnosis and service of automobiles. All NATEF tasks in the area of Automatic Transmissions are covered in easy-to-digest portions, allowing readers to master the basics before moving into more technical concepts. Engaging graphics augment the lesson-sized chapters that examine transmission gears, hydraulics, electrical theories, technician duties, safety, tools of the trade, and more. The end result is a comprehensive book that will allow readers to become more proficient in theory, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.00

TechOne: Automotive Brakes  (ISBN-10: 1401835260 | ISBN-13: 9781401835262)

This single, easy-to-use volume covers basic theory, service, diagnosis, and repair fundamentals for the most current brake systems, as well as the safety information and workplace skills necessary for success as a brake technician. Automotive Brakes features complete coverage of the latest antilock brake systems (ABS), the newest traction control systems, information on hydraulics and disc brakes, and more! The book contains current, concise information on ASE certification requirements in brakes, as well as coverage of the required NATEF tasks, in order to help readers gain skills that will make them successful automotive technicians.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

TechOne: Automotive Electricity & Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401813941 | ISBN-13: 9781401813949)

How things work, why we test objects as we do, and what the test instruments tell us are all part of the foundation for this new book on automotive electricity and electronics. Completely up-to-date coverage emphasizes the fundamentals of electronics, setting the stage for smooth progression through more advanced topics such as batteries, starting and charging systems, ignitions, and electrical accessories. Testing is accomplished with common shop tools as well as highly technical equipment. Each chapter is written in a clear and concise fashion that is easy to follow, with current J1930 terminology incorporated throughout.

List Price = $223.95  | CengageBrain Price = $223.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.25

TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance  (ISBN-10: 1401834019 | ISBN-13: 9781401834012)

From problem replication through repair confirmation, this new book, TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance, presents a complete diagnostic process that equips readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot problems encountered by today's automotive technicians. All-inclusive coverage explores each of the major systems controlled by the computer engine management system such as ignition fuel and emissions. Practical diagnostic methods are highlighted, giving users guidance as to when a test should be performed and what the expected results should be. Working through these procedures affords readers a strong foundation in engine performance that prepares them for more advanced courses of study.

List Price = $199.95  | CengageBrain Price = $199.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

TechOne: Automotive Engine Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401859410 | ISBN-13: 9781401859411)

This complete and concise guide takes a realistic look at the services typically performed in today's modern automotive shop, detailing everything you need to know to repair automotive engines. Current and relevant practices are fully covered, and each engine repair topic is broken down by theory and operation, followed by diagnosis and applicable service and repair procedures. Interesting facts, engaging artwork, and friendly language all welcome readers into the material. Issues of health and safety, as well as soft skills such as communication and professionalism, are stressed throughout. Material in this book is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines, and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Engine Repair (A1) Certification Exam.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.75

TechOne: Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1401852084 | ISBN-13: 9781401852085)

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.

List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

TechOne: Manual Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 1401834000 | ISBN-13: 9781401834005)

Delmar Learning's new TechOne: Manual Transmissions simplifies teaching and learning with its unique format. Concise chapters cover theory, diagnosis, service, and repair for manual transmission systems, sub-topics, and components. This easy-to-follow method helps students rapidly progress from one topic to the next. Strong illustrations and photos enhance the approach for visual learners, and all students can benefit from the coverage of ASE certification requirements. Once the course is completed, an ASE practice exam in the Appendix allows students to put their skills to the test.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Student Supplements

TechOne: Automatic Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 0766811697 | ISBN-13: 9780766811690)

With more pertinent content than any other one-volume book on the subject, TechOne: Automatic Transmissions helps readers understand transmissions and related systems to facilitate effective diagnosis and service of automobiles. All NATEF tasks in the area of Automatic Transmissions are covered in easy-to-digest portions, allowing readers to master the basics before moving into more technical concepts. Engaging graphics augment the lesson-sized chapters that examine transmission gears, hydraulics, electrical theories, technician duties, safety, tools of the trade, and more. The end result is a comprehensive book that will allow readers to become more proficient in theory, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.00

TechOne: Automotive Brakes  (ISBN-10: 1401835260 | ISBN-13: 9781401835262)

This single, easy-to-use volume covers basic theory, service, diagnosis, and repair fundamentals for the most current brake systems, as well as the safety information and workplace skills necessary for success as a brake technician. Automotive Brakes features complete coverage of the latest antilock brake systems (ABS), the newest traction control systems, information on hydraulics and disc brakes, and more! The book contains current, concise information on ASE certification requirements in brakes, as well as coverage of the required NATEF tasks, in order to help readers gain skills that will make them successful automotive technicians.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

TechOne: Automotive Electricity & Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401813941 | ISBN-13: 9781401813949)

How things work, why we test objects as we do, and what the test instruments tell us are all part of the foundation for this new book on automotive electricity and electronics. Completely up-to-date coverage emphasizes the fundamentals of electronics, setting the stage for smooth progression through more advanced topics such as batteries, starting and charging systems, ignitions, and electrical accessories. Testing is accomplished with common shop tools as well as highly technical equipment. Each chapter is written in a clear and concise fashion that is easy to follow, with current J1930 terminology incorporated throughout.

List Price = $223.95  | CengageBrain Price = $223.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.25

TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance  (ISBN-10: 1401834019 | ISBN-13: 9781401834012)

From problem replication through repair confirmation, this new book, TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance, presents a complete diagnostic process that equips readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot problems encountered by today's automotive technicians. All-inclusive coverage explores each of the major systems controlled by the computer engine management system such as ignition fuel and emissions. Practical diagnostic methods are highlighted, giving users guidance as to when a test should be performed and what the expected results should be. Working through these procedures affords readers a strong foundation in engine performance that prepares them for more advanced courses of study.

List Price = $199.95  | CengageBrain Price = $199.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

TechOne: Automotive Engine Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401859410 | ISBN-13: 9781401859411)

This complete and concise guide takes a realistic look at the services typically performed in today's modern automotive shop, detailing everything you need to know to repair automotive engines. Current and relevant practices are fully covered, and each engine repair topic is broken down by theory and operation, followed by diagnosis and applicable service and repair procedures. Interesting facts, engaging artwork, and friendly language all welcome readers into the material. Issues of health and safety, as well as soft skills such as communication and professionalism, are stressed throughout. Material in this book is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines, and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Engine Repair (A1) Certification Exam.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.75

TechOne: Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1401852084 | ISBN-13: 9781401852085)

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.

List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

TechOne: Manual Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 1401834000 | ISBN-13: 9781401834005)

Delmar Learning's new TechOne: Manual Transmissions simplifies teaching and learning with its unique format. Concise chapters cover theory, diagnosis, service, and repair for manual transmission systems, sub-topics, and components. This easy-to-follow method helps students rapidly progress from one topic to the next. Strong illustrations and photos enhance the approach for visual learners, and all students can benefit from the coverage of ASE certification requirements. Once the course is completed, an ASE practice exam in the Appendix allows students to put their skills to the test.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Russell Carrigan

Russell Carrigan is an automotive technology instructor at Texas State Technical College. He is also an ASE Master Certified Technician and has ASE Advanced Engine Performance certification.