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Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition

  • Mark Schnubel Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285438108  |  ISBN-13: 9781285438108
  • 1088 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2003
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • This comprehensive, versatile text is ideal for both classroom and hands-on learning, with a dedicated Classroom Manual covering theory and application of automotive suspension and steering systems, and a separate Shop Manual focused on real-world service, diagnosis, and repair procedures.
  • Full-color drawings, photos, and schematics show modern suspension and steering technology and applications in accurate detail, bringing chapter material to life and making even complex concepts and procedures easier to understand and apply.
  • The text provides thorough coverage of the 2012 NATEF Automobile Program Standards for Suspension and Steering Systems and includes a full ASE practice exam, providing ideal preparation for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing ASE certification—as well as offering a reliable, up-to-date reference for today’s technicians.
  • Detailed information on increasingly common technology—such as active steering systems, four wheel active steering (4WAS), PAX tire systems, adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane departure warning systems, telematics, electric-drive power steering pumps, electronic wheel alignment equipment, and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)—prepares students for a seamless and successful transition from the classroom to the professional repair shop.

Table of Contents

1. Suspension and Steering Systems Introduction and Overview.
2. Basic Theories.
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 Linkages.
9. Four Wheel Alignment Part I.
10. Four Wheel Alignment Part II.
11. Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems.
12. Power Steering Pumps.
13. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears and Four Wheel Steering.
14. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears.

What's New

  • The Sixth Edition features extensive updates to reflect new and emerging technology and service techniques, including material on basic electrical theory, hybrid and electric vehicle safety, tire plus sizing and rim offset considerations, computer-controlled suspensions, radar and laser crash avoidance systems, and self-parallel parking.
  • In addition to consolidating coverage of alignment into two chapters for streamlined presentation, the text features a new, highly versatile modular structure, making it easier to select specific topics and cover them in a sequence tailored to the unique needs of your courses and students.
  • The author has added and revised information to align with NATEF’s 2012 accreditation model, including new and updated job sheets to reflect specific AST and MAST tasks as practiced by today’s automotive technicians.
  • New full-color photos, illustrations, tables, charts, and diagrams have been added throughout the text to provide valuable reinforcement of chapter material for today’s visual learners.
  • Numerous new study review questions, forms, task examples, and job sheets are included to help students review chapter material, assess and apply their understanding of key concepts and procedures, and identify any areas that need additional reinforcement.

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 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

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285438388 | ISBN-13: 9781285438382)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor’s Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980913 | ISBN-13: 9781285980911)

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

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305275055 | ISBN-13: 9781305275058)

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

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.