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Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair 2nd Edition

Tim Gilles

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1999
  • 1280 Pages

Overview

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.

Tim Gilles, Professor Emeritus, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

Tim Gilles has authored or coauthored 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 has held the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinist.
  • all-new chapters provide access to must-know information about exciting technologies that are revolutionizing the automotive service industry including: revolutionary on-board diagnostics oanti-lock brakes ostate-of-the-art traction control othe latest in comfort and safety systems (including both passive and active restraints)
  • attention-grabbing science, math, computer, and history notes showcase the relevance of applied academics in the careers of today's successful automotive service technicians
  • organization that parallels ASE test areas, plus ASE-style questions at the end of each chapter, provides valuable preparation for readers seeking certification
  • a comprehensive, Spanish/English glossary promotes understanding, enabling readers to master the vocabulary needed for effective communication in the automotive industry
The Automobile Industry. Shop Procedures, Safety, Tools, and Equipment. Vehicle Inspection (Lubrication/Safety Check). Engine Operation and Service. Cooling and Fuel System Theory and Service. Electrical System Theory and Service. Engine Performance Diagnosis: Theory and Service. Automotive Engine Service and Repair. Miscellaneous Chassis Theory and Service. Suspension, Steering, Alignment. Drive Train. Comfort Systems and Vehicle Electronics.

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  • ISBN-10: 1401812341
  • ISBN-13: 9781401812348
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $101.25
  • RETAIL $134.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Web Site

ISBN: 9781305261846
The Instructor Resources to accompany Automotive Service, 5e are designed to make classroom and shop time as engaging and time-efficient as possible. Chapter presentations in PowerPoint for each chapter, an Image Gallery with all images from the text, chapter tests powered by Cognero, ASE-Practice tests, and NATEF task correlations are all meant to save you time, enhance your lectures, and keep your students focused.

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305261822
Put your knowledge of automotive systems to work with this Lab Manual. Activity sheets reinforce theory learned in the core text through parts identification exercises, matching exercises, and fill-in sheets. The second part of the Lab Manual includes a wide variety of hands-on worksheets that emphasize practical, real-life skills needed to service today's automobiles. References to current NATEF Standards are included on all relevant worksheets.

Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781305261839
The Instructor Resources to accompany Automotive Service, 5e are designed to make classroom and shop time as engaging and time-efficient as possible. Chapter presentations in PowerPoint for each chapter, an Image Gallery with all images from the text, chapter tests powered by Cognero, ASE-Practice tests, and NATEF task correlations are all meant to save you time, enhance your lectures, and keep your students focused.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305262416
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want. Start right away! Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero works on any operating system or browser. No special installs or downloads needed. Create tests from school, home, the coffee shop – anywhere with Internet access. What will you find? Simplicity at every step. A desktop-inspired interface features drop-down menus and familiar, intuitive tools that take you through content creation and management with ease. Full-featured test generator. Create ideal assessments with your choice of 15 question types (including true/false, multiple choice, opinion scale/likert, and essay). Multi-language support, an equation editor and unlimited metadata help ensure your tests are complete and compliant. Cross-compatible capability. Import and export content into other systems.

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305261822
Put your knowledge of automotive systems to work with this Lab Manual. Activity sheets reinforce theory learned in the core text through parts identification exercises, matching exercises, and fill-in sheets. The second part of the Lab Manual includes a wide variety of hands-on worksheets that emphasize practical, real-life skills needed to service today's automobiles. References to current NATEF Standards are included on all relevant worksheets.