Professional

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition

  • Jack Erjavec Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 1428311491  |  ISBN-13: 9781428311497
  • 1472 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2000, 1996
  • © 2010 | Published
  • List Price = $ 173.95
  • For quantity discounts, Contact your Representative
  • For single copy purchases, visit CengageBrain.com
  • Newer Edition Available

About

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.

Additional Product Information

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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

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.

ePack: Printed Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Electricity/Electronics, Engine Performance, Brake Systems, Suspension & Steering, Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Codes

ISBN-10: 1305605462  | ISBN-13: 9781305605466

List Price = $667.95  | CengageBrain Price = $667.95


Bundle: Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 5th + Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician, 2nd + Today's Technichian: Automotive Suspension & Steering, 5th + Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems CM/SM, 5th

ISBN-10:  1111658676  | ISBN-13:  9781111658670

List Price = $795.95  | CengageBrain Price = $795.95


Bundle: Text + + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Electricity/Electronics, Engine Performance, Brake Systems, Suspension/Steering, Engine Repair, Heating/AC, Automatic Transmissions, and Manual Transmissions, Printed Access Cards

ISBN-10:  1133422039  | ISBN-13:  9781133422037

List Price = $366.95  | CengageBrain Price = $366.95


Bundle: Text + Tech Manual + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Electricity/Electronics, Engine Performance, Brake Systems, Suspension/Steering, Engine Repair, Heating/AC, Automatic Transmissions, and Manual Transmissions, Printed Access Cards

ISBN-10:  1133803911 | ISBN-13:  9781133803911

List Price = $479.95  | CengageBrain Price = $479.95


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

Cengage Learning eBook Premium (1 Year) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1435495667 | ISBN-13: 9781435495661)

Discover the browser-based dynamic eBook, Cengage Learning’s new CLeBook Premium. With familiar web-based search engine interface and tools, this powerful XML platform makes research and learning natural and intuitive in a digital age. CLeBook Premium displays the information you need instantly, allows text and images to be enlarged at the touch of a button, enables highlighting, note-taking, bookmarking, search, and citation capabilities. In addition to the browser view, you can also choose a traditional book page layout view.

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

Tech Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311505 | ISBN-13: 9781428311503)

Offers students opportunities to strengthen their comprehension of key concepts and to develop their hands-on, practical shop experience. Each chapter includes Concept Activities and Job Sheets, many of which are directly correlated to specific NATEF tasks. Service manual report sheets, case studies, review questions are also included to offer a rounded approach to each lesson.

List Price = $112.95  | CengageBrain Price = $112.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.25

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311513 | ISBN-13: 9781428311510)

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1428311521 | ISBN-13: 9781428311527)

The Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM for Automotive Technology, 5th Edition contains tools and instructional resources that will enrich your classroom and shorten your class preparation time. The Instructor Resource CD-ROM contains an Instructor’s Manual, Computerized Test Banks, PowerPoint with Videos and Animations, Photo Sequences in PowerPoint, Chapter-End Questions, Image Library, Job Sheet Template, NATEF Task Correlations and Crossover Guide.

Cengage Learning Hosted Webtutor™ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111316457 | ISBN-13: 9781111316457)

List Price = $62.00  | CengageBrain Price = $62.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

Cengage Learning Hosted WebTutor™ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111316465 | ISBN-13: 9781111316464)

List Price = $62.00  | CengageBrain Price = $62.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

Bundle: Text + Tech Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435473973 | ISBN-13: 9781435473973)

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.

List Price = $287.95  | CengageBrain Price = $287.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $216.25

Student Supplements

Cengage Learning eBook Premium (1 Year) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1435495667 | ISBN-13: 9781435495661)

Discover the browser-based dynamic eBook, Cengage Learning’s new CLeBook Premium. With familiar web-based search engine interface and tools, this powerful XML platform makes research and learning natural and intuitive in a digital age. CLeBook Premium displays the information you need instantly, allows text and images to be enlarged at the touch of a button, enables highlighting, note-taking, bookmarking, search, and citation capabilities. In addition to the browser view, you can also choose a traditional book page layout view.

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

Cengage Learning eBook Premium (2 Year) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1435495640 | ISBN-13: 9781435495647)

List Price = $162.00  | CengageBrain Price = $162.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $162.00

Tech Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311505 | ISBN-13: 9781428311503)

Offers students opportunities to strengthen their comprehension of key concepts and to develop their hands-on, practical shop experience. Each chapter includes Concept Activities and Job Sheets, many of which are directly correlated to specific NATEF tasks. Service manual report sheets, case studies, review questions are also included to offer a rounded approach to each lesson.

List Price = $112.95  | CengageBrain Price = $112.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.25

Cengage Learning Hosted Webtutor™ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111316457 | ISBN-13: 9781111316457)

Succeed in your automotive course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $62.00  | CengageBrain Price = $62.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

Cengage Learning Hosted WebTutor™ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111316465 | ISBN-13: 9781111316464)

Succeed in your automotive course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $62.00  | CengageBrain Price = $62.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

Bundle: Text + Tech Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435473973 | ISBN-13: 9781435473973)

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.

List Price = $287.95  | CengageBrain Price = $287.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $216.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack Erjavec

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.