Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice

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Based on the latest National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Automobile Accreditation Tasks Lists, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology offers comprehensive coverage of every task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Automotive technicians needs to know how to safely and effectively perform maintenance, diagnose, and repair automobiles. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology provides all of the critical knowledge and skills necessary for technicians to perform these essential tasks.

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2012 NATEF tasks are provided at the beginning of each chapter. The task tables indicate the level of each task--Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Auto Service Technology (AST), and Master Auto Service Technology (MAST), and include page references for easy access to coverage.

Relaxed, Readable Textbook
Fundamentals of Automotive Technology is written in a clear, accessible language creating a learning environment in which students are comfortable with the material presented. That comfort level creates an effective and engaging learning experience for students, translating into better understanding and retention, ultimately leading to better pass rates.

Reinforcement of Concepts
This text is written on the premise that students require a solid foundation in the basics followed by appropriate reinforcement of the concepts learned. Reinforcement is provided with written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of skills and procedures. Each chapter also concludes with a comprehensive bulleted list summarizing the chapter content, and ASE-type questions to help students test critical thinking skills and gauge comprehension.

Clear Application to Real-World Practice
Case studies begin each chapter, capturing students' attention and encouraging critical thinking. Safety, Technician, and Caring for the Customer tip boxes provide real-world advice from experienced technicians. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter. This approach makes it clear how all of this new information will be used in the shop.

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Kirk VanGelder started teaching automotive technology to college students at Clark College in 1983, and then high school students at the Clark County Skills Center in 1990. While he wasn't a natural teacher when he started, he worked hard and kept trying new things. Over time, he has had success engaging students through the use of intense questioning and discussion. This has helped his students learn how to think critically, as well as learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then to search out the answers.

In his search for engaging teaching materials, Kirk stumbled across the CDX videos in the mid 90's. After spending several years raising money to buy the materials, a laptop computer, and a LCD projector to use them on, he was off on a journey that ultimately led to working with CDX and other instructors to author his first textbook; Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice and a second book Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. Kirk is appreciative of the many instructors who contributed to the textbooks or reviewed them as they was being written and edited.

Kirk grew up in Washington State, and still resides there with his wife of 27 years, and their 13 children. Kirk's passion is helping instructors improve their teaching/coaching skills. He continues to look forward to working with auto and diesel instructors across the US and Canada.

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