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Basic Automotive Service and Maintenance

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ISBN-10: 1401852084

ISBN-13: 9781401852085

Edition: 2005

Authors: Don Knowles, Jack Erjavec

List price: $229.95
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Trouble-free operation of modern automotive equipment requires the use of proper maintenance procedures and safety checks on all vehicle systems. This book guides readers through the basic maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of all automotive systems, from tool and shop safety through the steps necessary to maintain a modern motor vehicle. Thoroughly up-to-date coverage spans the spectrum, examining basic systems such as electrical, lubrication, heating, cooling, exhaust, and transmission systems in depth. This provides readers with the foundation necessary to deal with the more complex maintenance problems of engine control computers, anti-lock braking systems, and emission controls.…    
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Book details

List price: $229.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service…    

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other…    

Safety and Communications
Basic Shop Procedures, Measurements, and Fasteners
Service Information
Engine Principles and Systems
Electrical Systems
Engine Electrical Systems
Engine Control Systems
Emissions and Emission Systems
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Tires, Wheels, and Hubs
Drive Shafts and Drive Axles
Manual Transmissions and Clutches
Automatic Transmissions
Conventional and Antilock Brake Systems
Suspension Systems
Steering Systems