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Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 2nd Edition

  • Jack Erjavec
  • Martin Restoule
  • Al Playter
  • ISBN-10: 0176501673
  • ISBN-13: 9780176501679
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2005, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The second Canadian edition of AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH remains the leading authority on automotive theory, service and repair procedures for contemporary automobiles. This new edition features updates that reflect the most recent technological developments in the industry, including state-of-the-art coverage of hybrid vehicles, GPS systems, electronic ignition systems, DIS, fuel injection systems and more: all with a Canadian approach. Chapters cover the theory, diagnosis and service of all system areas for automobiles and light trucks. The new edition has been updated to include coverage of hybrid vehicles throughout the text, new content on electronic automatic transmissions, preventive maintenance, and many other topics that reflect the most recent changes in the industry as well as the many elements unique to the role of a Canadian professional automotive technician. The essential must have information contained in this book will help readers understand and efficiently diagnose and service yesterday's, today's, and tomorrow's automotive systems and vehicles in the Canadian market.

Features

  • This second Canadian edition builds upon the strengths and continued success of the market-leading first Canadian Edition

  • Expanded coverage ensures that the most recent technological advancements in automotive technology have been incorporated as well as the many elements unique to the role of a Canadian professional automotive technician.

  • The first section of chapters gives an overview of the automotive industry, careers, working as a technician, tools, diagnostic equipment, and basic automotive systems. Chapter 1 explores the career opportunities in the automotive industry and includes coverage of an alternative career, a parts counterperson.

  • Chapter 2 discusses workplace safety. This chapter goes through the process of getting a job and keeping it. It also covers some of the duties common to all automotive technicians.

  • Chapter 6 covers the special and diagnostic tools required for working in each of the eight primary certification areas.

  • Chapter 7 presents both the science and math principles that govern the operation of the automobile. Too often we as educators, assume that our students know these basics. We have included this chapter to serve as a reference for those students who want to be good technicians and to do that, need a better understanding of why things happen the way they do. Appendix C is a chart that leads the student to the section of Chapter 7 that pertains to the information covered in other chapters of the book.The remainder of Section One contains comprehensive coverage of current trends, safety issues (included blood-borne pathogens), shop equipment, and preventive maintenance services.

  • Section 2 has thorough coverage of the latest engine designs and technologies. There is also coverage of theory, diagnosis, and service to alloy engines and overhead camshaft engines. There are discussions on the latest trends including variable valve timing and lift and variable compression ratios.

  • Coverage of basic electricity and electronics can be found in Section 3, with a separate chapter covering troubleshooting and repairing electrical and electronic systems. The coverage of all major electrical systems includes new technologies, including 42-volt systems, adaptive systems (such as cruise control), and many new accessories. The rest of the electricity section includes up-to-date coverage on body computers and the use of lab scopes and graphing meters.

  • Engine Performance is covered in Section 4 and includes a thorough discussion of fuels and alternative energy sources. In Chapter 26, the benefits and disadvantages of the various alternative fuels are discussed, as are hybrid vehicles. There is also a strong emphasis on diagnostics in this section.

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.

Al Playter

Al Playter graduated from Centennial College in 1978 and returned to teach in 1991. He holds Interprovincial licences for 310S and 310T as well as certificates from various training courses from Cummins Diesel Electrical to automotive mobile sound, security and electronic accessories. Al has served on numerous committees that have produced not only three levels of curricula for Ontario Automotive Apprentices but also test bank questions for the Ministry of Education. He also holds a Teacher of Adults Certificate and works with the Toronto Automotive Show in their student skills competitions as well as in the Centennial College skills competition. Playter has also written modules for Centennial College Press.

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 and Preventive Maintenance
Chapter 5: Hand Tools and Shop Equipment
Chapter 6: Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools
Chapter 7: Basic Theories and Math

Section Two: Engines
Chapter 8: Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis
Chapter 9: Engine Disassembly
Chapter 10: Short Blocks
Chapter 11: Cylinder Heads, Camshafts, and Valve Trains
Chapter 12: Lubricating and Cooling Systems
Chapter 13: Engine Sealing and Reassembly

Section Three: Electricity
Chapter 14: Basics of Electrical Systems
Chapter 15: Basics of Electronics & Computer Systems
Chapter 16: General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service
Chapter 17: Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service
Chapter 18: Starting Systems
Chapter 19: Charging Systems
Chapter 20: Lighting Systems
Chapter 21: Electrical Instrumentation
Chapter 22: Electrical Accessories
Chapter 23: Restraint Systems: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service

Section Four: Engine Performance
Chapter 24: Ignition Systems
Chapter 25: Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 26: Fuels and other Energy Sources
Chapter 27: Fuel Delivery Systems
Chapter 28: Electronic Fuel Injection
Chapter 29: Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 30: Diesel Engines
Chapter 31: Intake and Exhaust Systems
Chapter 32: Emission Control Systems
Chapter 33: Emission Control Systems Diagnosis and Service
Chapter 34: On-Board Diagnostic Systems
Chapter 35: On-Board Diagnostic System Diagnosis and Service

Section Five: Manual Transmissions And Transaxles
Chapter 36: Clutches
Chapter 37: Manual Transmission and Transaxles
Chapter 38: Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service
Chapter 39: Drive Axles and Differentials

Section Six: Automatic Transmissions And Transaxles
Chapter 40: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Chapter 41: Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service
Chapter 42: Four- and All-Wheel Drive

Section Seven: Suspension And Steering Systems
Chapter 43: Tires and Wheels
Chapter 44: Suspension Systems
Chapter 45: Steering Systems
Chapter 46: Wheel Alignment

Section Eight: Brakes
Chapter 47: Brake Systems
Chapter 48: Drum Brakes
Chapter 49: Disc Brakes
Chapter 50: Antilock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems

Section Nine: Passenger Comfort
Chapter 51: Heating and Air Conditioning
Chapter 52: Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service

New to this edition

  • Hybrid vehicle, alternative fuels and other green energy resources incorporated throughout the book
  • Updated end-of-chapter Red Seal Examination-style questions reinforce chapter content and ready students for certification
  • Tech Manual that includes more Red Seal model questions for Canadian certification and more content on job-seeking and working in Canada.

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

Automotive Technology Instructor's Resource DVD  (ISBN-10: 0176474587 | ISBN-13: 9780176474584)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource DVD, providing instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations.

Tech Manual for Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach  (ISBN-10: 017647465X | ISBN-13: 9780176474652)

This student Tech Manual gives hands-on, practical shop experience. It contains hundreds of shop activities and interactive job sheets, with practice in troubleshooting, using diagnostic charts, and using service manuals. Many job sheets are directly correlated to the specific Canadian Automotive Service Technician, National Occupational Analysis tasks. Service manual report sheets, open-ended case studies, review questions, and interprovincial examination-style multiple-choice prep tests reinforce hands-on learning.

Student Supplements

Tech Manual for Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach  (ISBN-10: 017647465X | ISBN-13: 9780176474652)

This student Tech Manual gives hands-on, practical shop experience. It contains hundreds of shop activities and interactive job sheets, with practice in troubleshooting, using diagnostic charts, and using service manuals. Many job sheets are directly correlated to the specific Canadian Automotive Service Technician, National Occupational Analysis tasks. Service manual report sheets, open-ended case studies, review questions, and interprovincial examination-style multiple-choice prep tests reinforce hands-on learning.

ASE Certification Voucher: Standard Test – Academic, 2 terms Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0357047176 | ISBN-13: 9780357047170)

Cengage is committed to boosting employability, so students can land their first job in the transportation industry soon after graduation. One of the best ways to enhance student employability is through ASE certification! The ASE Certification Voucher provides students with access to the ASE Professional Level Certification Tests at a discounted price. The ASE Certification Voucher provide access to all ASE Certification tests except L1, L2, and L3 (advanced tests). Each voucher code includes one registration and one test fee.