Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).
Table of Contents
Safety and Communications.Basic Shop Procedures, Measurements, and Fasteners.Service Information.Engine Principles and Systems.Electrical Systems.Engine Electrical Systems.Engine Control Systems.Emissions and Emission Systems.Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.Tires, Wheels, and Hubs.Drive Shafts and Drive Axles.Manual Transmissions and Clutches.Automatic Transmissions.Conventional and Antilock Brake Systems.Suspension Systems.Steering Systems