Automotive Technology, A Systems Approach

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Author: Jack Erjavec
Edition: 004
Product Type: Book w/Multimedia (CD, DVD or Electronic)
ISBN 13: 9781401848316
ISBN 10: 1401848311
Copyright: 2005

Price: $201.95

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The leading authority on service and repair procedures for contemporary automobiles remains the most technically comprehensive on the market! The fourth edition of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach has been updated to reflect the most recent technological developments in the industry and features state-of-the-art coverage of hybrid vehicles, GPS systems, electronic ignition systems, DIS, fuel injection systems, and more. This enhanced presentation of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automobiles and light trucks takes into account all the latest trends, including variable valve timing, lift and variable compression ratios, fuels and alternative energy sources, as well as the latest engine designs and technologies. The "must have" information contained in this book will help readers understand and efficiently diagnose and service yesterday's, today's, and tomorrow's automotive systems and vehicles.


  • an all-new, back-of-book CD supports the mastery of 45 Challenging Concepts such Boyles Law and Power Flow, and features introductions with illustrations, questions to test understanding, video clips, and online games for concepts presented.
  • a new chapter on workplace skills offers vital information that will help readers in their future occupations, and examines various job classifications, training in the industry, and working as an automotive technician.
  • a new chapter on diagnostic equipment and special tools covers the items required for working in each of the eight primary ASE certification areas, and features discussions of all the required tools for each area as defined by NATEF
  • a new chapter on basic theories and math augments the book's content by examining the topics of matter, motion, volume, force, time, waves and oscillations, chemical properties, and electromagnetism as they apply to automotive principles
  • newly updated, step-by-step color photo sequences help readers visualize and identify common service, repair, and maintenance procedures
  • a modernized safety chapter that discusses the significance of blood-borne pathogens

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