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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair, 1st Edition

  • Rob Thompson Columbus State Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111307415  |  ISBN-13: 9781111307417
  • 800 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • List Price = $ 59.95
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About

Overview

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR (AM&LR) was designed to meet the needs of automotive programs that teach to the competencies specified in NATEF’s Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) program standard. Designed for entry-level students, the primary features of AM&LR are the focus on the foundational principles and knowledge for the MLR tasks, and the activities to supplement student learning. Both the core textbook and accompanying workbook provide activities covering the entire MLR task list, as well as many supplemental tasks often expected of entry-level technicians. In addition, Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair is written to engage students not just in automotive competencies, but also in applied academic skills and lifelong learning skills, including math, science, and communication.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed coverage of NATEF task list for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR):The text delivers an effective, highly practical learning experience designed to ensure that students master NATEF tasks and attain professional success.
  • Emphasis on essential academic and professional skills such as math, science, effective communication, strong work ethic, and dedication to lifelong learning.
  • Chapter review questions assess and deepen comprehension of content.
  • Chapter activities develop expertise with key tools, components, and systems.
  • An array of supplemental resources are available to enhance classroom instruction, including customizable chapter presentations in PowerPoint, an instructor’s guide with answer keys, an extensive library of images from the text, an ExamView test bank, and correlations to NATEF tasks.
  • Lab Worksheets in the Workbook promote mastery of essential NATEF tasks.
  • Clear and engaging writing style, as well as extensive photographs and illustrationsmake the text more accessible for visual learners.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Automotive Industry.
2. Safety.
3. Shop Orientation.
4. Basic Technician Skills.
5. Wheels, Tires, and Wheel Bearings.
6. Suspension System Principles.
7. Suspension System Service.
8. Steering System Principles.
9. Steering Service.
10. Brake System Principles.
11. Brake System Service.
12. Drum Brake System Principles.
13. Drum Brake System Inspection and Service.
14. Disc Brake System Principles.
15. Disc Brake System Inspection and Service.
16. Antilock Brakes, Vehicle Stability Control, and Power Assist.
17. Electrical/Electronic System Principles.
18. Basic Electrical/Electronic System Service.
19. Starting and Charging System Principles.
20. Starting and Charging System Service.
21. Lighting and Electrical Accessories.
22. Engine Performance Principles.
23. Engine Mechanical Testing and Service.
24. Engine Performance Service.
25. Automatic and Manual Transmissions.
26. Heating and Air Conditioning.
27. Vehicle Maintenance.

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 Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111307466 | ISBN-13: 9781111307462)

The Instructor Resources include chapter presentations in PowerPoint, an Image Library, chapter test banks in ExamView, Instructor’s Guide and correlations to applicable NATEF standards.

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111307423 | ISBN-13: 9781111307424)

The Workbook is designed to help students both retain and apply chapter content. Each Workbook chapter includes Review Questions, Activities and Lab Worksheets that will add breadth to the students’ learning experience.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.50

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111307423 | ISBN-13: 9781111307424)

The Workbook is designed to help students both retain and apply chapter content. Each Workbook chapter includes Review Questions, Activities and Lab Worksheets that will add breadth to the students’ learning experience.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson has been teaching high school automotive technology since 1995. His teaching career began in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College. Since 2007, Thompson has worked on numerous projects for Cengage Learning and is the author of AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR. He currently serves as vice-president and president-elect of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.