Published in full color for the first time, Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 3E is a comprehensive resource covering the theory of operation, diagnostics, and repair procedures for each system and subsystem of late model domestic and foreign automobiles and light trucks. Topics such as electricity, electronics, engine performance, steering and suspension, the use of diagnostic equipment, OBDII, electronic automatic transmissions, anti-lock braking systems, air-conditioning refrigerants and retrofitting, and many others have been expanded and updated.
Color photographs, diagrams, and drawings highlight this volume, including 52 photo sequences that illustrate the steps for procedures such as installing a piston and rod assembly and installing and aligning a clutch disc. The book explains recent changes in automotive technology, as well as each of a car's systems, their functions, and a variety of repair techniques. Sections identify the differences among auto makers, and provide basic definitions of important theory, such as electrical and coolant processes. Erjavec has authored twenty-plus automotive text books and has taught in vocational education at Columbus State Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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.
Rob Thompson has been teaching high school automotive technology since 1995. His teaching career began in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College. Since 2007, Thompson has worked on numerous projects for Cengage Learning and is the author of AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR. He currently serves as vice-president and president-elect of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.