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Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service and Systems, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th Edition

  • Chris Hadfield Central Lakes College
  • ISBN-10: 1285442296  |  ISBN-13: 9781285442297
  • 960 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2000
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
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About

Overview

The 5th edition of BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS is a comprehensive Classroom Manual/Shop Manual set provides an accessible overview of automotive systems to prepare you for all aspects of work in the field. Now fully updated to align with the new NATEF accreditation model introduced in 2012, the Fifth Edition features a new full color design, more coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, and revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls. The content is current and relevant to the industry today, and includes state-of-the-art information on the global automotive industry and the role of the technician within it. The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system, while the Shop Manual covers the hands-on diagnostic, testing, and repair procedures that relate to them. Assuming no prior knowledge of automotive technology, this clear and engaging book addresses fundamental skills and maintenance and the application of key theories.

Features and Benefits

  • Fully updated to align with the new NATEF accreditation model introduced in 2012, the Fifth Edition is primarily coordinated with NATEF's Maintenance and Light Repair program option.
  • A full color design with new photographs and updated line art makes visualizing processes and procedures easier.
  • Coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, along with revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls, prepares you for today's workplace.
  • Technical and task-focused information in this book can be easily applied to the world of work prepares you for employment or that first promotion.
  • Extensive coverage of vehicle computer details includes a detailed description of signals, actuators, sensors, and other computer system components.

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

  • Fully updated to align with the new NATEF accreditation model introduced in 2012, the Fifth Edition is primarily coordinated with NATEF's Maintenance and Light Repair program option.
  • This edition's full color design with new photographs and updated line art helps readers better visualize processes and procedures.
  • Coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, along with revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls, prepares students for today's workplace.
  • Includes all new Job Sheets that are focused on skill building.
  • Content cross references current industry practices to help the student understand and practice real-world workplace competencies.
  • Employer focused soft skills are integrated into each topic.
  • The text features in depth basic and preventative maintenance information with a focus on skill building, with expanded coverage on electrical theory and diagnosis.

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 + LMS Integrated for MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1337120693  | ISBN-13: 9781337120692

List Price = $236.95  | CengageBrain Price = $236.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $178.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service and Systems, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $115.00  | CengageBrain Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00


Printed Text + MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337120685 | ISBN-13:  9781337120685

List Price = $236.95  | CengageBrain Price = $236.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $178.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service and Systems, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Hadfield's Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service and Systems
    List Price = $115.00  | CengageBrain Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00


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 Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980875 | ISBN-13: 9781285980874)

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285442369 | ISBN-13: 9781285442365)

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

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 128544230X | ISBN-13: 9781285442303)

The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $131.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.00

Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285442318 | ISBN-13: 9781285442310)

The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $131.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.00

Student Supplements

Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 128544230X | ISBN-13: 9781285442303)

The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $131.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.00

Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285442318 | ISBN-13: 9781285442310)

The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $131.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Hadfield

Chris has a decade of experience as an Automotive Technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including department chair and program coordinator positions. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, a retail store, and owning his own business. Chris has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Automotive Engineering Technology, with a minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University Mankato and he has a Master's of Education degree in Community College Teaching and Learning from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Providing a rare combination of high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Mr. Hadfield lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service & Systems and Automotive Service Job Sheets for NATEF Task Mastery. Mr. Hadfield holds an EdM from University of Illinois and a BS in Automotive Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University. He is also ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified.