TechOne, Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance

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Author: Don Knowles
Edition: 001
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401852085
ISBN 10: 1401852084
Copyright: 2005

Price: $229.95

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Trouble-free operation of modern automotive equipment requires the use of proper maintenance procedures and safety checks on all vehicle systems. This book guides readers through the basic maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of all automotive systems, from tool and shop safety through the steps necessary to maintain a modern motor vehicle. Thoroughly up-to-date coverage spans the spectrum, examining basic systems such as electrical, lubrication, heating, cooling, exhaust, and transmission systems in depth. This provides readers with the foundation necessary to deal with the more complex maintenance problems of engine control computers, anti-lock braking systems, and emission controls. Supplemental restraints, tires, and drive shafts and axles are also highlighted.


  • emphasizes the maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of automotive components and systems for the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today?s high-tech automotive service industry
  • detailed illustrations aid the understanding of complex automotive systems
  • provides necessary basic theory that lays the groundwork for a smooth progression into more complex systems
  • coverage of the automotive business, shop operation, and shop procedures provides a solid introduction to the automotive industry, that includes an awareness of employment opportunities in the business
  • Each TechOne title begins with a section on Safety and Communication that stresses safe work practices, tool competence, and familiarity with workplace "soft skills" for success as an automotive technician
  • A bilingual glossary offers Spanish translations of technical terms alongside English counterparts
  • This TechOne title has a corresponding Instructor's Manual with CD-ROM that contains the answers to all chapter-end review questions, PowerPoint slides for classroom presentations, a computerized test bank, and adaptable Electronic Worksheets so instructors can create in-class assignments or homework

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