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Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Performance, Classroom and Shop Manuals, 6th Edition

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The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies to take automotive technician training to new levels.

Features and Benefits

  • Describe the key features (e.g. a chapter in the TOC, a feature to spotlight, a supplement to call out, and technology to mention) instructors will want to be aware of.
  • Correlates with the current NATEF A8 Standard for Engine Performance, as well as ASE Certification criteria; the 6th Edition fully prepares learners with the latest information available on the market.
  • The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE, 6th Edition has been updated to focus on the latest advances in automotive technologies, such as electronic controls.
  • ASE-style questions and an ASE sample exam give readers the extra practice they need to prepare for certification; NATEF correlations on the applicable Job Sheets, and a NATEF correlation chart for the chatper content help instructors and programs ensure proper coverage for certification requirements
  • Supplements available with the 6th Edition include enhanced PowerPoint™ slides with animations and video clips, chapter tests in ExamView, Image Library, Instructor Guide, Job Sheets, WebTutor® Advantage cartridges for Blackboard ® and Angel Learning Management Systems, and CourseMate interactive learning tools.

Table of Contents

PART I: CLASSROOM MANUAL.
1. Overview of Engine Performance.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Engine Design and Operation.
4. Electricity and Electronics.
5. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
6. Input Sensors.
7. Fuel Systems.
8. Electronic Fuel Injection Systems.
9. Distributor Ignition.
10. Electronic Ignition (EI) Systems.
11. Emission Control Systems.
12. Computer Outputs and Networks.
13. OBD II.
14. Related Systems.
PART II: SHOP MANUAL.
1. Tools and Safety.
2. Typical Shop Procedures and Equipment.
3. General Engine Condition Diagnosis.
4. Basic Electrical Tests and Service.
5. Intake and Exhaust System Diagnosis and Service.
6. Engine Control System Diagnosis and Service.
7. Fuel System Diagnosis and Service.
8. Electronic Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service.
9. Distributor Ignition System Diagnosis and Service.
10. Electronic Ignition System (EI) Diagnosis and Service.
11. Emission Control System Diagnosis and Service.
12. Servicing Computer Outputs and Networks.
13.On-Board Diagnostic (OBD II)System Diagnostics and Service.
14. Related Systems.

What's New

  • Expanded content on Direct Fuel Injection and Return-Less Fuel Systems brings readers up to date, while an entire new chapter explores Pulse Width Modulated Fuel Systems and its effects on fuel economy.
  • Updated chapters include a thorough look at Variable Valve Timing and its positive impact on engine performance, as well as in-depth discussions on related diagnostic methods.
  • The 6th Edition includes revised end-of-chapter questions to increase reader comprehension while bolstering the Today's Technician Series reputation for delivering detailed and technically accurate content.
  • New for the 6th Edition, the available CourseMate learning tool ratchets up student performance with an e-book, interactive note taking, quizzing, videos, and more.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Printed Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Engine Performance - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code + CourseMate Instant Access 1 term (6 months)

ISBN-10: 1305587383  | ISBN-13: 9781305587380

List Price = $313.95  | CengageBrain Price = $313.95


ePack: Printed Text + CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305526635  | ISBN-13:  9781305526631

List Price = $227.95  | CengageBrain Price = $227.95


ePack: Printed Text + NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A8 + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Engine Performance - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1305593847 | ISBN-13:  9781305593848

List Price = $355.95  | CengageBrain Price = $355.95


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

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133592872 | ISBN-13: 9781133592877)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies to take automotive technician training to new levels.

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

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285436415 | ISBN-13: 9781285436418)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337100994 | ISBN-13: 9781337100991)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113359977X | ISBN-13: 9781133599777)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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

Student Supplements

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133592872 | ISBN-13: 9781133592877)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies to take automotive technician training to new levels.

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

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305274903 | ISBN-13: 9781305274907)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Automotive resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $115.00  | CengageBrain Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113359977X | ISBN-13: 9781133599777)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ken Pickerill

Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1 and X1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering the training field, and he has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.