Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair, 2E

Second Edition
Author: Tim Gilles
ISBN #: 1401812341
©2004   Publish Date: 02/27/2003
Binding: HB
Pages: 1280
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $134.95


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.

Product Benefits:

  • 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

Table of Contents:

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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