Auto Body Repair Technology / Edition 5

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The industry-leading textbook for collision repair and refinishing is now updated to the NATEF 2006 Collision Repair and Refinish Programs Standards. Written with clearer explanations and more detail than any other collision repair learning tool on the market, Auto Body Repair Technology, 5E delves into all aspects of collision repair, from initial collision evaluation, to estimating, to final paint detailing. And because the book is written by a leading author in the auto body field, readers will feel confident that they are learning skills and procedures that incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods. With an enhanced supplement package that includes a Student Technician's Manual, print Instructor's Guide, and e.resource CD-ROM for instructors, the Auto Body Repair Technology package is second to none. Benefits:
• New full-color artwork throughout entire book illustrates important topics associated with painting and refinishing
• Discussion of software and hardware commonly available in modern collision repair shops prepares technicians to access service information and specifications quickly and efficiently using a personal computer
• Content on servicing mechanical components, wheel alignment, and restraint system operation and service rounds out the comprehensive coverage
• Valuable information on ASE certification and entrepreneurship is also included to guide readers to success in their careers
• Enhanced e.resource includes PowerPoint, Computerized Test Bank with hundreds of test questions, and full color Image Library for a complete instructor preparation solution

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418073534
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 486,366
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James E. Duffy has written many of the top-selling automotive education textbooks on the market today. He is also a noted videographer who has produced over 100 vocational/technical video programs. He possesses a B.S. in industrial electronics and a B.S. in technology education from Indiana State University.
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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Collision Repair: Introduction and Careers. 2. Vehicle Construction Technology. 3. Service Information, Specifications, Measurements. 4. Hand Tool Technology. 5. Power Tool Technology. 6. Compressed Air System Technology. 7. Body Shop Materials, and Fastener Technology. 8. Welding Equipment Technology. 9. Shop Safety and Efficiency. Part II: ESTIMATING. 10. Estimating Repair Costs. Part III: MINOR REPAIRS. 11. Working Sheet Metal. 12. Using Body Fillers. 13. Repairing Plastics. 14. Hood, Bumper, Fender, Lid, and Trim Service. 15. Door, Roof, and Glass Service. 16. Passenger Compartment Service. Part IV: MAJOR BODY FRAME REPAIRS. 17. Body/Frame Damage Measurement. 18. UniBody/Frame Realignment. 19. Welded Panel Replacement. 20. Restoring Corrosion Protection. Part V: MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL REPAIRS. 21. Chassis Service and Wheel Repair. 22. Electrical/Electronic System Operation and Service. 23. Restraint System Operation and Service. Part VI: REFINISHING. 24. Refinishing Equipment Technology. 25. Vehicle Surface Preparation and Masking. 26. Refinishing Procedures. 27. Color Matching and Custom Painting. 28. Paint Problems and Final Detailing. Part VII: COLLISION REPAIR PROFESSIONALISM. 29. Job Success and ASE Certification. 30. Hybrid Technology, Service Safety.
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