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Automotive Technology, 3rd Ed., 3rd Edition

  • Jack Erjavec
  • Martin Restoule
  • Stephen Leroux
  • Rob Thompson
  • ISBN-10: 0176531521
  • ISBN-13: 9780176531522
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2007, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Advancing technology continues to improve the operation and integration of the various systems of the automobile. These changes present ongoing challenges for students to become successful automotive technicians. The third Canadian edition of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach was designed and written to continue to prepare students for those challenges. This book concentrates on the need-to-know essentials of the various automotive systems—and how they have changed from the vehicles of yesterday— the operation of today’s vehicles, and what to expect in the near future. New technology is addressed throughout the book, but some older technology remains in this edition as technicians will still see this technology in older vehicles. Each topic is explained in a logical way, slowly but surely. Many years of teaching have provided the author team of this text with a good sense of how students read and study technical material, as well as what draws their interest to a topic and keeps it there. This knowledge has been incorporated in the writing and the features of this book.

Features

  • Learning Outcomes: each chapter begins with the purpose of the chapter, stated in a list of learning outcomes. Both cognitive and performance outcomes are included in the lists. The outcomes state the expected outcome that will result from completing a thorough study of the contents in the chapter.

  • Warning! And Caution!: included frequently throughout the text, this feature appears to alert students to important safety concerns.

  • Shop Talk: These features appear throughout the book to give practical common-sense advice on service and maintenance procedures.

  • Customer Care: Creating a professional image is an important part of shaping a successful career in automotive technology. The customer care tips were written to encourage professional integrity. They give advice on educating customers and keeping them satisfied.

  • Using Service Information: Learning to use available service information is critical to becoming a successful technician. The source of information varies from printed to online material. The gathering of information can be a time-consuming task but nonetheless is extremely important. This feature that points students in the right direction find the right information.

About the Author

Jack Erjavec

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 automotive professional associations.

Martin Restoule

Martin Restoule was born and raised in Perth, Ontario. In 1979 he graduated from the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program at Algonquin College and was promoted to shop foreman at Perkins Motors in Perth. In 1989 he accepted a job at Algonquin College as an Automotive Technician Professor. In 1993, Martin founded the Truck and Coach Technician Apprenticeship Program. He is the lead Canadian adapting author for Nelson’s market-leading title Automotive Technology: A System Approach, is addition to authoring the Centennial College Press Canadian Truck and Transport Technicians C of Q Exam Test Prep, in addition to eight test preparation handbooks for students in the United States.

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson has been teaching high school automotive technology since 1995. He currently teaches 11th and 12th grade students in an ASE Education Foundation-accredited MLR program. His teaching career began in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College. Since 2007, Thompson has worked on numerous projects for Cengage Learning and is the author of AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR. He has served on the board and is a past president of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.

Table of Contents

Section One - Automotive Technology
Chapter 1: Careers in the Automotive Industry
Chapter 2: Workplace Skills
Chapter 3: Working Safely in the Shop
Chapter 4: Automotive Systems
Chapter 5: Hand Tools and Shop Equipment
Chapter 6: Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools
Chapter 7: Basic Theories and Math
Chapter 8: Preventative Maintenance and Basic Services

Section Two - Engines
Chapter 9: Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis
Chapter 10: Engine Disassembly
Chapter 11: Lower End Theory and Service
Chapter 12: Upper End Theory and Service
Chapter 13: Engine Sealing and Reassembly
Chapter 14: Lubricating and Cooling Systems

Section Three - Electricity
Chapter 15: Basics of Electricity Systems
Chapter 16: Basics of Electronics and Computer Systems
Chapter 17: General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service
Chapter 18: Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 19: Starting Systems
Chapter 20: Charging Systems
Chapter 21: Lighting Systems
Chapter 22: Instrumentation and information Displays
Chapter 23: Electrical Accessories
Chapter 24: Restraint Systems: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service

Section Four - Engine Performance
Chapter 25: Ignition Systems
Chapter 26: Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 27: Gasoline, Diesel, and Other Fuels
Chapter 28: Fuel Delivery Systems
Chapter 29: Electronic Fuel Injection
Chapter 30: Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 31: Engine Performance Systems
Chapter 32: Detailed Diagnosis and Sensors
Chapter 33: Intake and Exhaust Systems
Chapter 34: Emission Control Systems
Chapter 35: Emission Control Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 36: Hybrid Vehicles
Chapter 37: Electric Vehicles

Section Five - Manual Transmissions and Transaxles
Chapter 38: Clutches
Chapter 39: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles
Chapter 40: Manual Transmission/Transaxle Service
Chapter 41: Drive Axles and Differentials

Section Six - Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Chapter 42: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Chapter 43: Electronic Automatic Transmissions
Chapter 44: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service
Chapter 45: Four- and All-Wheel Drive

Section Seven - Suspension and Steering Systems
Chapter 46: Tires and Wheels
Chapter 47: Suspension Systems
Chapter 48: Steering Systems
Chapter 49: Wheel Alignment

Section Eight - Brakes
Chapter 50: Brake Systems
Chapter 51: Drum Brakes
Chapter 52: Disc Brakes
Chapter 53: Antilock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems

Section 9 - Passenger Comfort
Chapter 54: Heating and Air-Conditioning
Chapter 55: Heating and Air-Conditioning Diagnosis and Service

Appendix A: Decimal and Metric Equivalents
Appendix B: General Torque Specifications
Index

New to this edition

  • The new design has a cleaner look with an easy-to-read font and clear objectives at the beginning of each chapter.
  • The new “Go To” feature allows for easier navigation, and the “Performance Tip” feature introduces performance-enhancing techniques.
  • There are a total of four new chapters in this edition: Chapter 8, Preventive Maintenanceand Basic Services; Chapter 36, Hybrid Vehicles; Chapter 37 , Electric Vehicles; and Chapter 43, Electronic Automatic Transmissions.
  • Many of the photos and photo sequences have been revised and updated for clarity or to present updated technology
  • Hybrid content has been consolidated into a single chapter in order to provide a detailed look at hybrid vehicles; however, general hybrid content remains throughout the rest of the text based on the part of the vehicle being discussed.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

MindTap Instant Access (12 months) for Erjavec's Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach  (ISBN-10: 0176766634 | ISBN-13: 9780176766634)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.

Instructor Resources to accompany Automotive Technology, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176561250 | ISBN-13: 9780176561253)
Bundle: Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 3rd Canadian Edition + MindTap Instant Access Card (36 months)  (ISBN-10: 0176791779 | ISBN-13: 9780176791773)

Student Supplements

MindTap Instant Access (12 months) for Erjavec's Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach  (ISBN-10: 0176766634 | ISBN-13: 9780176766634)

MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.

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MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.