Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair

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Cengage Learning, Jul 24, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 1552 pages
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The newly-revised 4th edition of AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR contains all the knowledge and skills necessary for a student to be successful in a number of automotive careers. This text covers all eight major course areas of automotive technology by progressing students through an introduction to shop management and then covering theories of vehicle systems operations with step-by-step procedures for trouble-shooting and repairing automobiles. Technically reviewed by instructors and industry experts, the 4th edition of this popular text is designed in particular for students enrolled in NATEF-certified programs. Updated and expanded content in this edition includes coverage of hybrid vehicles, HTHS viscosity ratings, latest coolants, ejector cycle systems, dynamometer, and turbochargers and superchargers.
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Contents

THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
1
SHOP PROCEDURES SAFETY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
24
VEHICLE INSPECTION LUBRICATION SAFETY CHECK
148
ENGINE OPERATION
193
COOLING SYSTEM BELTS HOSES AND PLUMBING
284
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THEORY AND SERVICE
357
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
540
ENGINE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS THEORY AND SERVICE
599
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR
854
BRAKES AND TIRES
1010
SUSPENSION STEERING ALIGNMENT
1178
DRIVETRAIN
1279
APPENDIX
1470
GLOSSARY
1482
INDEX
1520
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Tim Gilles has authored or co-authored several textbooks and has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles holds the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinst.

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