Synopses & Reviews
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.
Updated to reflect the latest technology in the automotive industry, this book will provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles of all makes and models. Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair, 3E begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. The book then progresses to the theories of vehicle systems operations and includes step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Updates include coverage of new vehicle technology like EVAP systems, on-board diagnostics and emissions, alternative fuels, and hybrid vehicles, making this book not only comprehensive but also current so that readers can feel confident they are learning the very latest in industry trends and techniques.
The newly revised 4th edition of AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR contains all the knowledge and skills necessary for readers to be successful in a number of automotive careers. This text covers all eight major course areas of automotive technology by progressing students through an introduction to shop management and then covering theories of vehicle systems operations with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing automobiles. Technically reviewed by instructors and industry experts, the 4th edition of this popular text is designed in particular for the needs of those readers enrolled in NATEF-certified programs. Updated and expanded content in this edition includes coverage of hybrid vehicles, HTHS viscosity ratings, latest coolants, ejector cycle systems, dynamometer, and turbochargers and superchargers.
About the Author
Tim Gilles 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 is an ASE Master Automotive Machinist and an ASE Master Automotive Technician.
Table of Contents
Section 1 THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY Chapter 1 Introduction to the Automobile Chapter 2 Automotive Careers and Technician Certification Section 2 SHOP PROCEDURES, SAFETY, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT Chapter 3 Shop Safety Chapter 4 Shop Management, Service Records, and Parts Chapter 5 Locating Service Information and Specifications Chapter 6 Measuring Tools and Systems Chapter 7 Hardware, Fasteners, Drills, and Thread Repair Chapter 8 Shop Tools Chapter 9 General Shop Equipment Chapter 10 Cleaning Equipment and Methods Chapter 11 Lifting Equipment and Air Compressors Section 3 VEHICLE INSPECTION (Lubrication/Safety Check) Chapter 12 Engine Lubrication Chapter 13 Underhood and Body Inspection (Car on Ground) Chapter 14 Undercar Inspection and Service Section 4 ENGINE OPERATION AND SERVICE Chapter 15 Introduction to the Engine Chapter 16 Engine Classifications and Advanced Transportation Technologies Chapter 17 Engine Size and Measurements Chapter 18 Engine Upper End Chapter 19 Engine Lower End and Lubrication System Theory Section 5 COOLING SYSTEM, BELTS, HOSES, AND PLUMBING Chapter 20 Cooling System Theory Chapter 21 Cooling System Service Chapter 22 Automotive Belts Chapter 23 Automotive Hoses Chapter 24 Automotive Plumbing: Tubing and Pipe Section 6 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THEORY AND SERVICE Chapter 25 Basic Electrical System Theory and Repairs Chapter 26 Battery Fundamentals Chapter 27 Battery Service Chapter 28 Starting System Fundamentals Chapter 29 Starting System Service Chapter 30 Charging System Fundamentals Chapter 31 Charging System Service Chapter 32 Lighting and Wiring Fundamentals Chapter 33 Lighting and Wiring Service Chapter 34 Safety, Security, Comfort Systems, and Electrical Accessories Section 7 HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING Chapter 35 Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals Chapter 36 Heating and Air Conditioning Service Section 8 ENGINE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND SERVICE Chapter 37 Ignition System Fundamentals Chapter 38 Ignition System Service Chapter 39 Fuels and Alternative Fuels Chapter 40 Fuel System Fundamentals Chapter 41 Fuel System Service Chapter 42 Intake and Exhaust Systems, Turbochargers and Superchargers Chapter 43 Emission Control System Fundamentals Chapter 44 Emission Control System Service Chapter 45 Electronics and Computer Systems Fundamentals Chapter 46 Electronics and Computer Systems Service Chapter 47 Advanced Emissions and On-board Diagnostics (ODB) Chapter 48 Diagnosing Engine Performance Problems Section 9 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR Chapter 49 Diagnosing Engine Mechanical Problems Chapter 50 Engine Removal and Disassembly Chapter 51 Engine Sealing, Gaskets, Fastener Torque Chapter 52 Engine Diagnosis and Service: Cylinder Head and Valvetrain Chapter 53 Engine Diagnosis and Service: Block, Crankshaft, Bearings, and Lubrication System Chapter 54 Engine Diagnosis and Service: Piston, Piston Rings, Connecting Rod, Engine Balancing Chapter 55 Ordering Parts, Short and Long Blocks, Engine Assembly Chapter 56 Engine Installation, Break in, and In-Chassis Repairs Section 10 BRAKES AND TIRES Chapter 57 Brake Fundamentals Chapter 58 Brakes Service Chapter 59 Anti-lock Brakes - Traction and Stability Control Chapter 60 Bearings, Seals, and Greases Chapter 61 Tire and Wheel Theory Chapter 62 Tire and Wheel Service Section 11 SUSPENSION, STEERING, ALIGNMENT Chapter 63 Suspension Fundamentals Chapter 64 Suspension System Service Chapter 65 Steering Fundamentals Chapter 66 Steering Service Chapter 67 Wheel Alignment Fundamentals Chapter 68 Wheel Alignment Service Section 12 DRIVE TRAIN Chapter 69 Clutch Fundamentals Chapter 70 Clutch Diagnosis and Service Chapter 71 Manual Transmission Fundamentals Chapter 72 Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Service Chapter 73 Automatic Transmission Fundamentals Chapter 74 Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Service Chapter 75 Driveline Operation Chapter 76 Driveline Diagnosis and Service Chapter 77 Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Fundamentals Chapter 78 Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Service Chapter 79 Driveline Vibration Student Resource CD (included on back-of-book CD-ROM) This free student resource included in each book includes the following elements: ASE Test Prep: Over 200 interactive ASE-style practice questions Games and Activities: interactive games keyed to chapter groupings PowerPoint Chapter Reviews: Illustrated study outlines for students Video Clips: 30 high quality, live-action videos