Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair

  • AUTHOR: Tim Gilles
  • ISBN-13: 9781111128616 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1552 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008
  • ©2012     Published
  • Level(s): Flesch-Kincaid
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

The newly-revised 4th edition of AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR contains all the knowledge and skills necessary for a student 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 trouble-shooting and repairing automobiles. Technically reviewed by instructors and industry experts, the 4th edition of this popular text is designed in particular for students 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.

Features

  • Full-color, updated photos and illustrations make key concepts come alive for the visual learner.
  • Safety Notes and Caution text boxes underscore the importance of safety procedures in the shop to avoid bodily injury and/or equipment damage.
  • Instructor Resources DVD includes updated ExamView Computerized Test Bank, expanded chapter presentations in PowerPoint, ASE-style practice questions, end-of-chapter review questions as Word files, Image Library of text images, and NATEF Task correlations.

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

INTRODUCTION.
PART I: THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY.
1. Introduction to the Automobile.
2. Automotive Careers and Technician Certification.
PART 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.
PART III: VEHICLE INSPECTION (Lubrication/Safety Check).
12. Engine Lubrication.
13. Underhood and Body Inspection (Car on Ground).
14. Undercar Inspection and Service.
PART 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.
PART 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.
PART 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.
PART VII: HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING.
35. Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals.
36. Heating and Air Conditioning Service.
PART 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.
PART 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.
PART 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.
PART 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.
PART XII: DRIVE TRAIN.
69. Clutch Fundamentals.
70. Clutch Diagnosis and Service.
71. Manual Transmission Fundamentals.
72. Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Service.
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.

New to this Edition

  • Up-to-date coverage of automotive technologies, including hybrid vehicles.
  • Electronics and engine performance content enhanced throughout.
  • Updated information on engine oils, including HTHS viscosity ratings.
  • New cooling system information, including the latest on coolants, and new content on pressure caps, reverse flow systems, and cooling system service.
  • New information on air conditioning and refrigerants, including ejector cycle systems.
  • Expanded dynamometer information and improved turbocharger and supercharger coverage.
  • New and updated science, math, history and vintage systems notes.

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    Comprehensive and easy to use, the revised and updated seventh edition covers practical math problems that automotive technicians will face on the job. The easy-to-read and well organized chapters of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Automotive Technicians, Seventh Edition feature step-by-step instructions, diagrams, charts, and examples that facilitate the problem-solving process while reinforcing key concepts. The presentation builds from the basics of whole-number operations to cover percentages, linear measurement, ratios, and the use of more advanced formulas. With a special section on graphs, scale reading of test meters, and invoices found in the workplace, this text is tailor-made for students in any automotive course of study!
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