Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service (2nd Edition)

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This comprehensive book on automotive technology is organized around the eight ASE automobile test areas and is correlated to the NATEF Task List. Its primary focus is on problem diagnosis; each topic covers the parts involved plus the purpose, function, and operation, as well as how to test and diagnose each system. Hundreds of color photos, line drawings, schematics, and troubleshooting charts are used throughout the book to facilitate the understanding of the content material. This book, completely updated with the latest in automotive technology, covers the following areas: engine repair, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, brakes, suspension and steering, and manual and automatic transmissions and axles. An excellent learning and reference tool for automotive technicians, mechanics, and service managers.

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This second edition of Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service is organized around the eight major testing areas specified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). These areas of certification are detailed in the objectives for each chapter and all shop worksheets are correlated to the Task List recommended by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

The primary focus is on the principles and procedures needed for successful diagnosis of automotive mechanical, electrical, and electronic problems. Each topic includes coverage of the purpose, function, operation, and diagnosis of the system plus the individual components that are involved.

A multimedia approach is used, including:
  • A CD with the book that includes videos, a glossary, sample test questions, worksheets, ASE content breakdown, and the NATEF task list.
  • A coupon that provides access to a website containing numerous practice questions to help the reader succeed in ASE testing.
  • A Companion Website.
  • Worktext with more than 100 lab sheets.
Some key features of this new edition:
  • Five chapters have been added to strengthen the electrical, electronic, and engine performance areas.
  • Coverage of manual and automatic transmissions has been expanded, with many new color illustrations and photo sequences.
  • All chapters have been updated to reflect the latest technology developments in the automotive field.

About the Author:

Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years.

 

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education.

 

Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University.

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