Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair

  • AUTHOR: Tim Gilles
  • ISBN-13: 9781305110595 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1632 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012
  • ©2016     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Featuring three new chapters on Hybrid and Electric vehicles, this fully updated 5th edition of AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a range of automotive careers. Known for its clear explanations and high quality art, this best-selling text covers all eight major course areas of automotive technology, from an introduction to shop management to theories of vehicle systems operations with step-by-step procedures for trouble shooting and repair. Technically reviewed by instructors and industry experts and reflecting the latest NATEF Automobile Program Standards, this edition is ideal for students enrolled in NATEF-accredited programs.

Features

  • Full-color photos and illustrations make key concepts come alive for the visual learner.
  • Case Histories provide interesting and relevant real-world scenarios to promote student interest.
  • An emphasis on critical thinking helps students develop automotive diagnostic ability.
  • Safety Notes and Cautions underscore the importance of safety procedures in the shop to avoid bodily injury and/or equipment damage.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Tim Gilles

    Tim Gilles has authored or co-authored several textbooks and 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 holds the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinst.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY.
1. Introduction to the Automobile.
2. Automotive Careers and Technician Certification.
SECTION II: SHOP PROCEDURES, SAFETY, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT.
3. Shop Safety.
4. Shop Management, Service Records, and Parts.
5. Locating Service Information and Specifications.
6. Measuring Tools and Systems.
7. Hardware, Fasteners, Drills, and Thread Repair.
8. Shop Tools.
9. General Shop Equipment.
10. Cleaning Equipment and Methods.
11. Lifting Equipment and Air Compressors.
SECTION III: VEHICLE INSPECTION (Lubrication/Safety Check).
12. Engine Lubrication.
13. Underhood and Body Inspection (Car on Ground).
14. Undercar Inspection and Service.
SECTION IV: ENGINE OPERATION AND SERVICE.
15. Introduction to the Engine.
16. Engine Classifications and Advanced Transportation Technologies.
17. Engine Size and Measurements.
18. Engine Upper End.
19. Engine Lower End and Lubrication System Theory.
SECTION V: COOLING SYSTEM, BELTS, HOSES, AND PLUMBING
20. Cooling System Theory.
21. Cooling System Service.
22. Automotive Belts.
23. Automotive Hoses.
24. Automotive Plumbing: Tubing and Pipe.
SECTION VI: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THEORY AND SERVICE.
25. Basic Electrical System Theory and Repairs.
26. Battery Fundamentals.
27. Battery Service.
28. Starting System Fundamentals.
29. Starting System Service.
30. Charging System Fundamentals.
31. Charging System Service.
32. Lighting and Wiring Fundamentals.
33. Lighting and Wiring Service.
34. Safety, Security, Comfort Systems, and Electrical Accessories.
SECTION VII: HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING.
35. Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals.
36. Heating and Air Conditioning Service.
SECTION VIII: ENGINE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND SERVICE.
37. Ignition System Fundamentals.
38. Ignition System Service.
39. Fuels and Alternative Fuels.
40. Fuel System Fundamentals.
41. Fuel System Service.
42. Intake and Exhaust Systems, Turbochargers and Superchargers.
43. Emission Control System Fundamentals.
44. Emission Control System Service.
45. Electronics and Computer Systems Fundamentals.
46. Electronics and Computer Systems Service.
47. Advanced Emissions and On-board Diagnostics (ODB).
48. Diagnosing Engine Performance Problems.
SECTION IX: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR.
49. Diagnosing Engine Mechanical Problems.
50. Engine Removal and Disassembly.
51. Engine Sealing, Gaskets, Fastener Torque.
52. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Cylinder Head and Valvetrain.
53. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Block, Crankshaft, Bearings, and Lubrication System.
54. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Piston, Piston Rings, Connecting Rod, Engine Balancing.
55. Ordering Parts, Short and Long Blocks, Engine Assembly.
56. Engine Installation, Break in, and In-Chassis Repairs.
SECTION X: BRAKES AND TIRES.
57. Brake Fundamentals.
58. Brakes Service.
59. Anti-lock Brakes – Traction and Stability Control.
60. Bearings, Seals, and Greases.
61. Tire and Wheel Theory.
62. Tire and Wheel Service.
SECTION XI: SUSPENSION, STEERING, ALIGNMENT.
63. Suspension Fundamentals.
64. Suspension System Service.
65. Steering Fundamentals.
66. Steering Service.
67. Wheel Alignment Fundamentals.
68. Wheel Alignment Service.
SECTION XII: DRIVE TRAIN.
69. Clutch Fundamentals.
70. Clutch Diagnosis and Service.
71. Manual Transmission Fundamentals.
72. Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Repair.
73. Automatic Transmission Fundamentals.
74. Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Service.
75. Driveline Operation.
76. Driveline Diagnosis and Service.
77. Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Fundamentals.
78. Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Service .
79. Driveline Vibration.
SECTION XIII: HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
80. Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals.
81. Hybrid Vehicle Safety and Service.
82. New Vehicle Technologies: Battery and Fuel Cell Electric and Hydraulic Hybrid.

New to this Edition

  • Up-to-date and technically accurate coverage throughout ensures that students, teachers, and technicians have access to the latest "need to know" automotive information.
  • Three new chapters on hybrid and electric vehicles cover fundamentals, safety and service, battery and fuel cell electronic technology, and hydraulic hybrid technology.
  • Up-to-date NATEF coverage includes the latest information on NATEF Automotive Maintenance and Light repair, as well as the eight ASE Master Technician areas.
  • Electrical chapters offer up-to-date information including: testing batteries with a two-channel digital storage scope and an amp clamp, using a scan tool to reset the BCM after battery replacement, remote starting, key fob operation and diagnosis, smart charging systems, alternator decoupling pulleys, and much more.
  • Other new and updated topics include light-duty diesel information and service; air conditioning and refrigerants; turbocharger, supercharger, and dynamometer coverage; variable valve timing information; technology advances in onboard diagnostics, misfire detection, adaptive strategies, the latest CAN systems, drive-by-wire, and wide-band oxygen sensors; stability control and traction control systems, electronic suspension systems, electric steering, and electronic transmission and all-wheel drive.
  • Comfort and safety topics have been updated with the newest developments in air conditioning, supplemental restraints, lighting, entertainment systems, and adaptive cruise control.
  • New and updated Science, Math, and History/Vintage Notes highlight automotive-related applications.

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