Higher Education

TechOne: Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance, 1st Edition

  • Don Knowles
  • ISBN-10: 1401852084  |  ISBN-13: 9781401852085
  • 720 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

About

Overview

Trouble-free operation of modern automotive equipment requires the use of proper maintenance procedures and safety checks on all vehicle systems. This book guides readers through the basic maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of all automotive systems, from tool and shop safety through the steps necessary to maintain a modern motor vehicle. Thoroughly up-to-date coverage spans the spectrum, examining basic systems such as electrical, lubrication, heating, cooling, exhaust, and transmission systems in depth. This provides readers with the foundation necessary to deal with the more complex maintenance problems of engine control computers, anti-lock braking systems, and emission controls. Supplemental restraints, tires, and drive shafts and axles are also highlighted.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • emphasizes the maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of automotive components and systems for the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today�s high-tech automotive service industry
  • detailed illustrations aid the understanding of complex automotive systems
  • provides necessary basic theory that lays the groundwork for a smooth progression into more complex systems
  • coverage of the automotive business, shop operation, and shop procedures provides a solid introduction to the automotive industry, that includes an awareness of employment opportunities in the business
  • Each TechOne title begins with a section on Safety and Communication that stresses safe work practices, tool competence, and familiarity with workplace "soft skills" for success as an automotive technician
  • A bilingual glossary offers Spanish translations of technical terms alongside English counterparts
  • This TechOne title has a corresponding Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM that contains the answers to all chapter-end review questions, PowerPoint slides for classroom presentations, a computerized test bank, and adaptable Electronic Worksheets so instructors can create in-class assignments or homework

Table of Contents

Safety and Communications.
Basic Shop Procedures, Measurements, and Fasteners.
Service Information.
Engine Principles and Systems.
Electrical Systems.
Engine Electrical Systems.
Engine Control Systems.
Emissions and Emission Systems.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.
Tires, Wheels, and Hubs.
Drive Shafts and Drive Axles.
Manual Transmissions and Clutches.
Automatic Transmissions.
Conventional and Antilock Brake Systems.
Suspension Systems.
Steering System.

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

Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401812341 | ISBN-13: 9781401812348)

Written by an ASE Master Technician and Master Machinist, the second edition of our popular Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy to go along with the hundreds of all-new, full-color photographs that have been added to maintain the reader's interest and improve comprehension. The book begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. Subsequent chapters examine the theories underlying the operation of vehicle systems while equipping readers with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Competency-based objectives, key terms lists, activities correlated to the companion Lab Manual, plus numerous review questions call attention to important concepts presented in each chapter. Shop Tips, Safety Notes, Case Histories, Cautions, and Notes are also included as helpful sign posts for readers working to acquire the system knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed to effectively inspect, maintain, and repair all make and model vehicles.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach  (ISBN-10: 0766806731 | ISBN-13: 9780766806733)

This comprehensive textbook covers the theory of operation, diagnostics, and repair procedures for each system and subsystem of late model domestic and imported automobiles and light trucks. The new edition is published in full color for the first time, including all new step-by-step photo sequences to help users visualize and identify common repair procedures. The technical content has been both updated and improved. An emphasis is placed upon providing the best possible coverage of key topics virtually all automotive technicians must know electricity-electronics, engine performance, steering and suspension and brakes. "Hot Topics" such as the use of diagnostic equipment (including lab scopes), hazardous materials management, OBDII, electronic automatic transmissions, anti-lock braking systems, air-conditioning refrigerants and retrofitting, passive restraint systems and many others have been expanded and updated. Key new teaching tools, including 100 full-color transparency acetates, and Power- Point based lecture outlines, have been added to make the teaching package the best available. This textbook is also accompanied by an extensive Tech Manual that includes an all-new electronic study guide.

List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.75

TechOne: Automatic Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 0766811697 | ISBN-13: 9780766811690)

With more pertinent content than any other one-volume book on the subject, TechOne: Automatic Transmissions helps readers understand transmissions and related systems to facilitate effective diagnosis and service of automobiles. All NATEF tasks in the area of Automatic Transmissions are covered in easy-to-digest portions, allowing readers to master the basics before moving into more technical concepts. Engaging graphics augment the lesson-sized chapters that examine transmission gears, hydraulics, electrical theories, technician duties, safety, tools of the trade, and more. The end result is a comprehensive book that will allow readers to become more proficient in theory, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.00

TechOne: Automotive Brakes  (ISBN-10: 1401835260 | ISBN-13: 9781401835262)

This single, easy-to-use volume covers basic theory, service, diagnosis, and repair fundamentals for the most current brake systems, as well as the safety information and workplace skills necessary for success as a brake technician. Automotive Brakes features complete coverage of the latest antilock brake systems (ABS), the newest traction control systems, information on hydraulics and disc brakes, and more! The book contains current, concise information on ASE certification requirements in brakes, as well as coverage of the required NATEF tasks, in order to help readers gain skills that will make them successful automotive technicians.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

TechOne: Automotive Electricity & Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401813941 | ISBN-13: 9781401813949)

How things work, why we test objects as we do, and what the test instruments tell us are all part of the foundation for this new book on automotive electricity and electronics. Completely up-to-date coverage emphasizes the fundamentals of electronics, setting the stage for smooth progression through more advanced topics such as batteries, starting and charging systems, ignitions, and electrical accessories. Testing is accomplished with common shop tools as well as highly technical equipment. Each chapter is written in a clear and concise fashion that is easy to follow, with current J1930 terminology incorporated throughout.

List Price = $223.95  | CengageBrain Price = $223.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.25

TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance  (ISBN-10: 1401834019 | ISBN-13: 9781401834012)

From problem replication through repair confirmation, this new book, TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance, presents a complete diagnostic process that equips readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot problems encountered by today's automotive technicians. All-inclusive coverage explores each of the major systems controlled by the computer engine management system such as ignition fuel and emissions. Practical diagnostic methods are highlighted, giving users guidance as to when a test should be performed and what the expected results should be. Working through these procedures affords readers a strong foundation in engine performance that prepares them for more advanced courses of study.

List Price = $199.95  | CengageBrain Price = $199.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

TechOne: Automotive Engine Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401859410 | ISBN-13: 9781401859411)

This complete and concise guide takes a realistic look at the services typically performed in today's modern automotive shop, detailing everything you need to know to repair automotive engines. Current and relevant practices are fully covered, and each engine repair topic is broken down by theory and operation, followed by diagnosis and applicable service and repair procedures. Interesting facts, engaging artwork, and friendly language all welcome readers into the material. Issues of health and safety, as well as soft skills such as communication and professionalism, are stressed throughout. Material in this book is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines, and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Engine Repair (A1) Certification Exam.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.75

TechOne: Manual Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 1401834000 | ISBN-13: 9781401834005)

Delmar Learning's new TechOne: Manual Transmissions simplifies teaching and learning with its unique format. Concise chapters cover theory, diagnosis, service, and repair for manual transmission systems, sub-topics, and components. This easy-to-follow method helps students rapidly progress from one topic to the next. Strong illustrations and photos enhance the approach for visual learners, and all students can benefit from the coverage of ASE certification requirements. Once the course is completed, an ASE practice exam in the Appendix allows students to put their skills to the test.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Student Supplements

Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401812341 | ISBN-13: 9781401812348)

Written by an ASE Master Technician and Master Machinist, the second edition of our popular Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy to go along with the hundreds of all-new, full-color photographs that have been added to maintain the reader's interest and improve comprehension. The book begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. Subsequent chapters examine the theories underlying the operation of vehicle systems while equipping readers with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Competency-based objectives, key terms lists, activities correlated to the companion Lab Manual, plus numerous review questions call attention to important concepts presented in each chapter. Shop Tips, Safety Notes, Case Histories, Cautions, and Notes are also included as helpful sign posts for readers working to acquire the system knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed to effectively inspect, maintain, and repair all make and model vehicles.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach  (ISBN-10: 0766806731 | ISBN-13: 9780766806733)

This comprehensive textbook covers the theory of operation, diagnostics, and repair procedures for each system and subsystem of late model domestic and imported automobiles and light trucks. The new edition is published in full color for the first time, including all new step-by-step photo sequences to help users visualize and identify common repair procedures. The technical content has been both updated and improved. An emphasis is placed upon providing the best possible coverage of key topics virtually all automotive technicians must know electricity-electronics, engine performance, steering and suspension and brakes. "Hot Topics" such as the use of diagnostic equipment (including lab scopes), hazardous materials management, OBDII, electronic automatic transmissions, anti-lock braking systems, air-conditioning refrigerants and retrofitting, passive restraint systems and many others have been expanded and updated. Key new teaching tools, including 100 full-color transparency acetates, and Power- Point based lecture outlines, have been added to make the teaching package the best available. This textbook is also accompanied by an extensive Tech Manual that includes an all-new electronic study guide. ALSO AVAILABLE Lab Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-0674-X

List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.75

TechOne: Automatic Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 0766811697 | ISBN-13: 9780766811690)

With more pertinent content than any other one-volume book on the subject, TechOne: Automatic Transmissions helps readers understand transmissions and related systems to facilitate effective diagnosis and service of automobiles. All NATEF tasks in the area of Automatic Transmissions are covered in easy-to-digest portions, allowing readers to master the basics before moving into more technical concepts. Engaging graphics augment the lesson-sized chapters that examine transmission gears, hydraulics, electrical theories, technician duties, safety, tools of the trade, and more. The end result is a comprehensive book that will allow readers to become more proficient in theory, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions.

List Price = $189.95  | CengageBrain Price = $189.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.00

TechOne: Automotive Brakes  (ISBN-10: 1401835260 | ISBN-13: 9781401835262)

This single, easy-to-use volume covers basic theory, service, diagnosis, and repair fundamentals for the most current brake systems, as well as the safety information and workplace skills necessary for success as a brake technician. Automotive Brakes features complete coverage of the latest antilock brake systems (ABS), the newest traction control systems, information on hydraulics and disc brakes, and more! The book contains current, concise information on ASE certification requirements in brakes, as well as coverage of the required NATEF tasks, in order to help readers gain skills that will make them successful automotive technicians.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

TechOne: Automotive Electricity & Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1401813941 | ISBN-13: 9781401813949)

How things work, why we test objects as we do, and what the test instruments tell us are all part of the foundation for this new book on automotive electricity and electronics. Completely up-to-date coverage emphasizes the fundamentals of electronics, setting the stage for smooth progression through more advanced topics such as batteries, starting and charging systems, ignitions, and electrical accessories. Testing is accomplished with common shop tools as well as highly technical equipment. Each chapter is written in a clear and concise fashion that is easy to follow, with current J1930 terminology incorporated throughout.

List Price = $223.95  | CengageBrain Price = $223.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.25

TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance  (ISBN-10: 1401834019 | ISBN-13: 9781401834012)

From problem replication through repair confirmation, this new book, TechOne: Automotive Engine Performance, presents a complete diagnostic process that equips readers with the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot problems encountered by today's automotive technicians. All-inclusive coverage explores each of the major systems controlled by the computer engine management system such as ignition fuel and emissions. Practical diagnostic methods are highlighted, giving users guidance as to when a test should be performed and what the expected results should be. Working through these procedures affords readers a strong foundation in engine performance that prepares them for more advanced courses of study.

List Price = $199.95  | CengageBrain Price = $199.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

TechOne: Automotive Engine Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401859410 | ISBN-13: 9781401859411)

This complete and concise guide takes a realistic look at the services typically performed in today's modern automotive shop, detailing everything you need to know to repair automotive engines. Current and relevant practices are fully covered, and each engine repair topic is broken down by theory and operation, followed by diagnosis and applicable service and repair procedures. Interesting facts, engaging artwork, and friendly language all welcome readers into the material. Issues of health and safety, as well as soft skills such as communication and professionalism, are stressed throughout. Material in this book is developed in accordance with NATEF guidelines, and takes into account all the criteria needed to adequately prepare readers for the ASE Engine Repair (A1) Certification Exam.

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.75

TechOne: Manual Transmissions  (ISBN-10: 1401834000 | ISBN-13: 9781401834005)

Delmar Learning's new TechOne: Manual Transmissions simplifies teaching and learning with its unique format. Concise chapters cover theory, diagnosis, service, and repair for manual transmission systems, sub-topics, and components. This easy-to-follow method helps students rapidly progress from one topic to the next. Strong illustrations and photos enhance the approach for visual learners, and all students can benefit from the coverage of ASE certification requirements. Once the course is completed, an ASE practice exam in the Appendix allows students to put their skills to the test.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Don Knowles

Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).