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Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 6th Edition

  • Mark Schnubel
  • ISBN-10: 1285438108
  • ISBN-13: 9781285438108
  • 1088 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the ASE Education Foundation 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

Features

  • This comprehensive, versatile text is ideal for both classroom and hands-on learning, with a dedicated Classroom Manual covering theory and application of automotive suspension and steering systems, and a separate Shop Manual focused on real-world service, diagnosis, and repair procedures.

  • Full-color drawings, photos, and schematics show modern suspension and steering technology and applications in accurate detail, bringing chapter material to life and making even complex concepts and procedures easier to understand and apply.

  • The text provides thorough coverage of the 2012 ASE Education Foundation Automobile Program Standards for Suspension and Steering Systems and includes a full ASE practice exam, providing ideal preparation for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing ASE certification—as well as offering a reliable, up-to-date reference for today’s technicians.

  • Detailed information on increasingly common technology—such as active steering systems, four wheel active steering (4WAS), PAX tire systems, adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane departure warning systems, telematics, electric-drive power steering pumps, electronic wheel alignment equipment, and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)—prepares students for a seamless and successful transition from the classroom to the professional repair shop.

About the Author

Mark Schnubel

Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry, and he holds a master’s degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.

Table of Contents

1. Suspension and Steering Systems Introduction and Overview.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Tires and Wheels.
4. Wheel Bearings.
5. Shock Absorbers and Struts.
6. Front Suspension Systems.
7. Rear Suspension Systems.
8. Steering Columns and Steering Linkages.
9. Four Wheel Alignment Part I.
10. Four Wheel Alignment Part II.
11. Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems.
12. Power Steering Pumps.
13. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears and Four Wheel Steering.
14. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears.

New to this edition

  • The Sixth Edition features extensive updates to reflect new and emerging technology and service techniques, including material on basic electrical theory, hybrid and electric vehicle safety, tire plus sizing and rim offset considerations, computer-controlled suspensions, radar and laser crash avoidance systems, and self-parallel parking.
  • In addition to consolidating coverage of alignment into two chapters for streamlined presentation, the text features a new, highly versatile modular structure, making it easier to select specific topics and cover them in a sequence tailored to the unique needs of your courses and students.
  • The author has added and revised information to align with ASE Education Foundation’s 2012 accreditation model, including new and updated job sheets to reflect specific AST and MAST tasks as practiced by today’s automotive technicians.
  • New full-color photos, illustrations, tables, charts, and diagrams have been added throughout the text to provide valuable reinforcement of chapter material for today’s visual learners.
  • Numerous new study review questions, forms, task examples, and job sheets are included to help students review chapter material, assess and apply their understanding of key concepts and procedures, and identify any areas that need additional reinforcement.

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

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285438388 | ISBN-13: 9781285438382)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor’s Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980913 | ISBN-13: 9781285980911)
Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438124 | ISBN-13: 9781285438122)

The Classroom Manual details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the ASE Education Foundation 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438140 | ISBN-13: 9781285438146)

The Shop Manual covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

Student Supplements

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.

MindTap Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Schnubel's Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual and Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305275039 | ISBN-13: 9781305275034)

MindTap Automotive Trades for Schnubel’s Today’s Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems, 6e meets the needs of today’s automotive classroom, shop and student. Within the MindTap, faculty and students will find Classroom manual and Shop Manual readings, enriched with videos, animations, assessments, and learning activities, for each chapter. The shop manual’s complete, ASE Education Foundation-based Job Sheets are included as editable PDFs that students can complete online and submit to their teachers within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers you two different engaging simulations, our all-new Automotive Theory Simulations and Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO)! Our innovative Automotive Theory Simulations focus on applying fundamental concepts and theories to a virtual automotive bay. These simulations allow you to master common concepts and tasks, and practice with tools that you will use in the automotive industry. DATO gives you the ability to practice and build your diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills. The combination of these hands-on simulations will better prepare you to succeed upon graduation and become career-ready!

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438124 | ISBN-13: 9781285438122)

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the ASE Education Foundation 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.

Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285438140 | ISBN-13: 9781285438146)

This text covers both the theory and procedures related to the diagnosis and service of automotive suspension and steering systems, using a unique two-volume approach to optimize learning in both the classroom and the auto shop. The first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of suspension and steering systems, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions—the Sixth Edition also aligns with area A4 of the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks. Ideal for aspiring and active automotive professionals, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair suspension and steering systems in today’s automobiles.