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Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service and Systems, 4th Edition

  • includes Shop Manual
  • Clifton E. Owen Grittin Technical College
  • ISBN-10: 1435453840  |  ISBN-13: 9781435453845
  • 912 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2000, 1994
  • © 2011 | Published
  • List Price = $ 214.95
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About

Overview

Gain a competitive edge in the automotive industry with this updated classroom/shop manual set that explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system and the diagnostic, testing, and repair procedures that accompany them. Assuming no prior knowledge of automotive technology, the book addresses fundamental skills and maintenance, as well readers of all levels and backgrounds. This exciting new edition includes increased usage of metric measuring instruments, expanded information on brakes, including Active Braking systems and their link to Active Suspension systems, and enhanced coverage of electronic stability and electronic power steering, including four-wheel steering. This all-new content is built into the strong foundational knowledge that its previous editions are known for, making TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS, 4TH EDITION a resource that you won't want to be without.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides well-rounded coverage that will prepare students for all aspects of work in the field with detailed customer service procedures and the technical information they need to communicate intelligently with a customer on exactly what has to be repaired, replaced, or reused.
  • Enhances student knowledge with expanded vehicle computer details, including a detailed description of signals, actuators, sensors, and other computer system components.
  • Features content that is current and relevant to the industry today with state-of-the-art information on the global automotive industry and the role of the technician within it.

Table of Contents

1. Automotive Systems And Operations.
2. The Automotive Business.
3. Automotive Tools And Equipment.
4. Measurements And Precision Measuring Devices.
5. Fasteners.
6. Automotive Bearings And Sealants.
7. Automobile Theories Of Operation.
8. Power System Operation And Subsystems.
9. Brakes.
10. Suspension And Steering.
11. Powertrains.
12. Auxiliary Systems And Climate Control.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Introduces and expands upon conducting express service procedures, including a job sheet for express service tasks that covers how to conduct a vehicle safety/maintenance inspection and the use of the inspection results.
  • Increases emphasis on safety with refined tool chapters that use photo sequences to highlight and address the safety and operation of various tools, such as oxyacetylene torches.
  • Prepares students for employment, or even that first promotion, with revised content that provides additional technical and task-focused information that can be easily applied to the world of work.
  • Keeps students up-to-date on the latest industry trends and technologies with an increased use of metric measuring instruments, expanded information on brakes, including Active Braking systems and their link to Active Suspension systems, and electronic stability and electronic power steering, including four-wheel steering.

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

Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning  (ISBN-10: 1428383247 | ISBN-13: 9781428383241)

Today's Technician: Heating & Air Conditioning, 4E is a two-book set that separates theory and diagnostic content into Classroom and Shop Manuals. This separation allows readers to learn theories of heating and air conditioning before applying them, with the benefit of cross-referenced page numbers in each manual to link related material. Updated to reflect the industry's latest developments and trends, this edition includes expanded coverage of basic theories, as well as all-new sections on upgraded equipment, sealant contamination and testing, and non-compressible gas contamination. In addition, the information on compressors has been updated to include new hybrid electric compressors and the safety issues that accompany them. With this up-to-date, technically accurate information, this is a valuable resource for learning the theory, components, diagnosis and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.

List Price = $236.95  | CengageBrain Price = $236.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.75

Student Supplements

Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning  (ISBN-10: 1428383247 | ISBN-13: 9781428383241)

Today's Technician: Heating & Air Conditioning, 4E is a two-book set that separates theory and diagnostic content into Classroom and Shop Manuals. This separation allows readers to learn theories of heating and air conditioning before applying them, with the benefit of cross-referenced page numbers in each manual to link related material. Updated to reflect the industry's latest developments and trends, this edition includes expanded coverage of basic theories, as well as all-new sections on upgraded equipment, sealant contamination and testing, and non-compressible gas contamination. In addition, the information on compressors has been updated to include new hybrid electric compressors and the safety issues that accompany them. With this up-to-date, technically accurate information, this is a valuable resource for learning the theory, components, diagnosis and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.

List Price = $236.95  | CengageBrain Price = $236.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Clifton E. Owen

Cliff Owen, retired, is the former Program Coordinator of the Automotive Technology program at Griffin Technical College in Griffin, Georgia. He holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (A.A.S.)and is an ASE Master Automotive Technician. Mr. Owen has also been certified as an instructor for Electric Vehicle Maintenance by York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC.