Higher Education

Automotive Chassis, 1st Edition

  • Tim Gilles Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California
  • ISBN-10: 1401856306  |  ISBN-13: 9781401856304
  • 576 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.50

About

Overview

This user-friendly resource will thoroughly prepare readers to work in the important area of automotive technology known as chassis systems. It features accurate and up-to-date coverage of both brakes and suspension/steering in one complete volume. Technically precise drawings and photographs are prominently featured, supplying the visual support necessary for readers to grasp important principles and practices. The first half of the book is devoted to the latest information on brakes, including friction materials, drums, and rotors. The newest tire information is presented, followed by current suspension, steering, and wheel alignment material. The balance of the book is dedicated to front and rear wheel drive shafts and axles, and vibration analysis. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of worn and failed parts is emphasized throughout.

Features and Benefits

  • an in-depth understanding of chassis systems that is to-the-point and easy to absorb
  • real-world examples and engaging photographs underscore critical thinking skills
  • diagnostic abilities and problem solving skills are developed as readers analyze brake, suspension, and steering problems and failures
  • an emphasis on health and safety encourages readers to establish best practices
  • ASE practice test questions help readers prepare for the ASE Certification Exams in Brakes (A5) and in Suspension and Steering (A4)
  • concentration on the two key areas of brakes and steering and suspension eliminates the need for multiple texts

Table of Contents

Introduction to Chassis Systems/Safety/Brake Inspection.Getting Started in the Shop.Brakes Fundamentals.Master Cylinder and Hydraulics Fundamentals.Master cylinder and hydraulic system service.Drum Brake Fundamentals and Service.Disc Brake Fundamentals and Service.Friction Materials, Drums and Rotors.Other Brake Systems: Parking Brake and Power Brake.Anti-lock Brakes Fundamentals and Service.Bearings/Seals/Greases.Tire and Wheel Fundamentals.Tire and Wheel Service.Suspension System Fundamentals.Suspension System Service.Steering Fundamentals.Steering System Service.Wheel Alignment Fundamentals.Wheel Alignment Service.Front Wheel Drive Axles Fundamentals and Service.Rear Wheel Drive Shafts and Axles Fundamentals and Service.Driveline Vibration.

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 CD  (ISBN-10: 1401856314 | ISBN-13: 9781401856311)

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

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tim Gilles

Tim Gilles has authored or co-authored several textbooks and has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles holds the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinst.