Master the skills you need to succeed in the automotive industry, with nearly 200 hands-on lab and shop activities correlated to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) tasks for all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) systems. With content organized by technology area for convenient reference, this dynamic, full-color manual provides detailed illustrations with step-by-step instructions for all major service, diagnostic, and repair procedures, from engines to electronics. Extensive new and updated material makes the Second Edition of this valuable resource even more useful, with performance-based worksheets covering everything on the current NATEF Task List—more than 450 tasks in all! In addition, integrated assessment and critical thinking questions help you reflect on your work, enhance your understanding, and develop important real-world skills you can apply as a working automotive professional.
Christopher Hadfield is currently an instructor for Independent School District 279, Osseo High School, in Osseo, Minnesota. A former instructor at Hennepin Tech in Minnesota and College of Lake County near Chicago, he began his career as a service technician and manager for Sears Automotive Centers. Providing a rare combination of high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Mr. Hadfield lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Repair and Rebuilding and Automotive Service Job Sheets for NATEF Task Mastery. Mr. Hadfield holds an EdM from University of Illinois and a BS in Automotive Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University. He is also ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified.
1. The Automobile Industry. 2. Shop Procedures, Safety, Tools, and Equipment. 3. Vehicle Inspection. 4. Engine Operation and Service. 5. Cooling System Belts, Hoses, and Plumbing. 6. Electrical System Theory and Service. 7. Heating and Air Conditioning. 8. Engine Performance Diagnosis: Theory and Service. 9. Automotive Engine Service and Repair. 10. Brakes and Tires. 11. Suspension, Steering, and Alignment. 12. Drive Train.