Synopses & Reviews
Gain a competitive edge in the automotive industry with this updated classroom/shop manual set that explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system and the diagnostic, testing, and repair procedures that accompany them. Assuming no prior knowledge of automotive technology, the book addresses fundamental skills and maintenance, as well readers of all levels and backgrounds. This exciting new edition includes increased usage of metric measuring instruments, expanded information on brakes, including Active Braking systems and their link to Active Suspension systems, and enhanced coverage of electronic stability and electronic power steering, including four-wheel steering. This all-new content is built into the strong foundational knowledge that its previous editions are known for, making TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE and SYSTEMS, 4TH EDITION a resource that you won't want to be without.
This updated classroom/shop manual set explores the basic theories of operation behind each automotive system and the diagnostic, testing, and repair procedures assuming no prior knowledge of automotive technology. Fundamental skills and maintenance are addressed, as well as the application of the theory behind each automotive system. New and proposed strategies in engine fuels and vehicle power systems, an overview of current undercarriage systems technologies, and information on alternative fuels vehicles are just some of the topics covered in the new edition.
About the Author
Cliff Owen, retired, is the former Program Coordinator of the Automotive Technology program at Griffin Technical College in Griffin, Georgia. He holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (A.A.S.)and is an ASE Master Automotive Technician. Mr. Owen has also been certified as an instructor for Electric Vehicle Maintenance by York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC.
Table of Contents
CLASSROOM MANUAL: Light Vehicle Operating Systems.The Automotive Business.Automotive Tools and EquipmentChapter 4 Measurements and Precision Measuring Devices.Fasteners.Automotive Supports and Seals.Automotive Theories of Operations. Power System Operation and Sub-Systems.Power Trains.Brake Systems.Suspension and Steering Systems.Auxiliary Systems and Accessories SHOP MANUAL:Safety Issues and First Aid.Shop Operation and the Technician.Tools and Equipment.Precision Measurements.Fastener Usage and Repair.Automotive Bearing and Sealant Service.Vehicle Inspection and Diagnostic Procedures.Engine.Preventive Maintenance.Power Train Maintenance.Suspension and Steering Service.Brake System Service.Auxiliary System Service