Higher Education

Automotive Technology: For General Service Technicians, 1st Edition

  • Ron Haefner Columbus High School
  • Paul Leathers Columbus High School in Columbus, NE
  • ISBN-10: 1418013404  |  ISBN-13: 9781418013400
  • 984 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $134.75

About

Overview

Introducing the first automotive technology textbook designed for NATEF's General Service Technician Program! This new text provides a foundation of general theory and operation for the tasks specified in the NATEF GST Standards and covers the most common repair and diagnostic procedures for all eight major automotive systems. The authors highlight the importance of workplace skills and discuss employee responsibilities, such as preparing vehicles for service and delivering them to customers. Pre-publication reviews praised the book's readability, real-life examples, and simple but accurate presentation of technical information. "I love the non-complex development of the subjects in the text! You have really made an easy-to-understand text for students," said one. "This book can reach the kids," said another.

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Features and Benefits

  • Full color is used throughout the book to maximize the value of every photograph and line drawing
  • Chapters are kept short to avoid overwhelming students and thoughtfully organized by area so that instructors can choose the order that works best for them
  • Student interest is engaged and maintained by "You Should Know," "Tech Tips," "It's the Law," and "Did You Know?" in-text features.
  • The accompanying Student Workbook provides chapter review activities and task sheets that guide the student through relevant shop activities
  • An Applied Academics Workbook supplements the text with practice in math, science and communications skills that are keyed to automotive examples
  • An e.resource with PowerPoint lecture outlines, an Image Library, and a Computerized Test Bank is available to instructors who want to make classroom lecture as efficient and engaging as possible

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 01 The Automotive Business
Chapter 02 Employee Skills for Career Success
Chapter 03 General Shop Safety
Chapter 04 Tool and Equipment Safety
Chapter 05 Tools and Equipment
Chapter 06 Basic Shop Procedures
Chapter 07 Measuring Systems, Measurements, and Fasteners
Chapter 08 Service Information
Chapter 09 Using Service Information
Chapter 10 Vehicle Inspection and Valeting
Chapter 011 Basic Electricity and Electric Circuits
Chapter 012 Light Circuits
Chapter 013 Light Circuit Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 014 Indicator Lights and Gauges
Chapter 015 Indicator Light and Gauge Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 016 Basic Wiring and Wiring Repair
Chapter 017 Battery and Starting Systems
Chapter 018 Battery and Starting System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 019 Charging Systems
Chapter 020 Charging System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 021 Ignition Systems
Chapter 022 Ignition System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 023 Brake System Design and Operation
Chapter 024 Brake System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service Calipers
Chapter 025 Steering Columns, Linkages, and Power Steering Pumps, Maintenance, Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 026 Manual and Power Steering Gears, Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 027 Tires, Wheels, and Hubs
Chapter 028 Tire, Wheel, and Hub Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 029 Suspension Systems
Chapter 030 Suspension System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 031 Wheel Alignment
Chapter 032 The Four-Stroke Cycle and Cylinder Arrangements
Chapter 033 Engine Oil and Lubrication Systems
Chapter 034 Engine Lubrication System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 035 Engine Coolant and Cooling Systems
Chapter 036 Engine Cooling Systems, Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 037 Fuel System Fundamentals
Chapter 038 Fuel System Components
Chapter 039 Fuel System Service
Chapter 040 Vehicle Emissions and Emission Standards
Chapter 041 Emission Systems
Chapter 042 Emission System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 043 Engine Control Computers and Output Controls
Chapter 044 Input Sensors for Engine Control Systems
Chapter 045 Input Sensor Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 046 Engine Control Systems
Chapter 047 Engine Control System Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 048 Manual Transmission and Transaxle, Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 049 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 050 Clutch Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 051 Drive Shaft, Drive Axle, and Universal Joint Maintenance, Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 052 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems
Chapter 053 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 054 Supplemental Restraint Systems
Bilingual Glossary
Index

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

Applied Academics  (ISBN-10: 1418013420 | ISBN-13: 9781418013424)

The Applied Academics Workbook to Accompany Automotive Technology for General Service Technicians supplements the text with activities that build mathematics, science and communications skills. Each of the 54 activity sheets (one per chapter) references the appropriate NATEF Narratives for Related Academic Skills and uses realistic automotive service examples. The Applied Academics Workbook can also be used to facilitate communication between academic teachers and Automotive Technology teachers. Automotive teachers can use the activities in the Workbook to show the application of the specific academic areas within the Auto Tech curriculum. Academic instructors can see how academic skills can be applied in the context of Automotive Technology.

List Price = $53.95  | CengageBrain Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

Workbook with NATEF Tasksheets  (ISBN-10: 1418013412 | ISBN-13: 9781418013417)

List Price = $53.95  | CengageBrain Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1418013439 | ISBN-13: 9781418013431)

Student Supplements

Applied Academics  (ISBN-10: 1418013420 | ISBN-13: 9781418013424)

The Applied Academics Workbook to Accompany Automotive Technology for General Service Technicians supplements the text with activities that build mathematics, science and communications skills. Each of the 54 activity sheets (one per chapter) references the appropriate NATEF Narratives for Related Academic Skills and uses realistic automotive service examples. The Applied Academics Workbook can also be used to facilitate communication between academic teachers and Automotive Technology teachers. Automotive teachers can use the activities in the Workbook to show the application of the specific academic areas within the Auto Tech curriculum. Academic instructors can see how academic skills can be applied in the context of Automotive Technology.

List Price = $53.95  | CengageBrain Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

Workbook with NATEF Tasksheets  (ISBN-10: 1418013412 | ISBN-13: 9781418013417)

List Price = $53.95  | CengageBrain Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ron Haefner

Ron Haefner teaches automotive technology at Columbus High School in Columbus, Nebraska. He earned two bachelor of science degrees, one in industrial technology and the other in industrial education, as well as a master of science in industrial education. As an automotive instructor, Haefner¿s record is exceptional -- his students have been winners of manufacturer-sponsored state and national skills contests on nine separate occasions. Haefner also wrote The Car Care Book, Third Edition (Thomson Delmar Learning, 2004).

Paul Leathers

Paul Leathers teaches electronics to automotive and other students at Columbus High School in Columbus, NE. His students won state SkillsUSA competitions in electronics in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Before embarking on his teaching career, Leathers spent ten years in the US Army as a combat engineer, and then owned and operated automotive and collision repair facilities. He is a Ford Master Technician, an ASE Master Technician in automotive and heavy truck, and he holds an ASE L1 Certification.