For courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics. This comprehensive text provides a general introduction to the discipline of automotive service, then guides students through the eight areas of ASE certification. Its unique emphasis is on diagnosis; diagnostic stories and tech tips are included throughout to help illustrate how real problems are solved. Each new topic covers the parts involved plus the purpose, function, and operation, as well as how to test and diagnose each system. It accurately reflects the information and skills needed in today's workplace.
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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:
The 2003 edition of Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service is organized around the eight ASE automobile test areas and is correlated to the NATEF Task List. Terminology throughout the text reflects the SAE J1930 standard.
ASE and NATEF Correlated
This comprehensive textbook is divided into sections that correspond to the eight areas of certification as specified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The areas of the ASE material certification test are listed in the objectives at the beginning of each chapter, and all laboratory worksheets are correlated to the NATEF Task List.
The primary focus of this textbook is to satisfy the need for problem diagnosis. Time and time again, the author has heard that technicians need more training in diagnostic procedures and skill development. To meet this need and to help illustrate how real problems are solved, diagnostic stories are included throughout. Each new topic covers the parts involved plus their purpose, function, and operation, as well as how to test and diagnose each system.
Multimedia System Approach
The multimedia CD-ROM that accompanies and supplements the textbook is informative and also makes learning more fun for the student. The CD includes:
Internet (World Wide Web) Approach
Included with the book is a coupon that entitles the owner to free access to an ASE test preparation Website for an extended time period. Now you can practice and take the ASE certification tests with confidence. Included at this Website are ASE-type questions for each of the eight ASE automotive areas plus sample questions for advanced level engine performance (L1). There are over 2,000 total questions. The questions are presented 10 at a time, then graded (marked). The correct answer is then given as you scroll back through the questions. This feature allows students to study at their own pace.
A separate worktext accompanies the book. Each worktext page is correlated to the NATEF Task List. The worksheets included in the worktext help instructors and students apply the material presented to everyday-type activities and typical service and testing procedures. The worksheets show typical results and a listing of what could be defective if the test results are not within the acceptable range. These sheets help build diagnostic and testing skills.
Type Styles Used in This Text
Various type styles are used throughout this text to emphasize words, identify important terms, and highlight figure references. Italic type is used to emphasize words and terms. For example, the word not is often printed in italic type when it is important that an operation be avoided. New terms appear in bold type at first usage. These terms are defined when introduced, and most are listed in the glossary at the back of the text.
Troubleshooting charts have been added to the end of each service chapter. These charts will help the reader diagnose and repair common problems.
Color is used extensively throughout this text to enhance understanding and highlight important information. Hundreds of color photographs help students grasp the subject material.
New Features of the Second Edition
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This instructor package includes the following:
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