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

Chris Hadfield

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Overview

The 5th edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS offers an overview of automotive systems. Fully updated to align with the NATEF accreditation model, it features a new full-color design, more coverage of hybrid vehicles and emerging technologies, and revised and updated coverage of electronic engine controls. Content includes state-of-the-art information on the global automotive industry. The Classroom Manual explores basic theories of operation, and the Shop Manual covers hands-on diagnostic, testing, and repair procedures. Assuming no prior knowledge of automotive technology, this engaging resource addresses fundamental skills and maintenance and applying key theories.

Chris Hadfield, Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence

Christopher Hadfield is currently director the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence. Previous to this appointment, he was dean of career and technical education in Brainerd, Minnesota, capping a decade of experience as an automotive technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including stints as department chair and program coordinator. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, and a retail store, as well as owning his own business. In addition to being ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in automotive engineering technology with a minor in manufacturing engineering technology from Minnesota State University Mankato, and he has a Master of Education degree in community college teaching and learning from the University of Illinois Urbana--Champaign. Combining high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Chris 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 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: 9781285442303
The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

Shop Manual

ISBN: 9781285442310
The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

FOR STUDENTS

Classroom Manual

ISBN: 9781285442303
The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.

Shop Manual

ISBN: 9781285442310
The Classroom Manual explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system.