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Overview

Introduction to Automotive Service covers all eight areas of automotive service, plus the soft skills and tool knowledge that you must know when seeking entry-level employment. The text presents all systems together, making it easier for you to see how automotive systems are intertwined and connected. The text's 40 short chapters divide the content into individual topics to make it easier for you to learn and master the material. Offering a solid foundation in the basics, this text uniquely addresses simple inspection and service procedures without being overwhelming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132540087
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 490,586
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Automotive Background and Overview

Chapter 2: Careers in the Automotive Service Industry

Chapter 3: Starting a Career in the Automotive Industry

Chapter 4: Working as a Professional Service Technician

Chapter 5: Technician Certification

Chapter 6: Shop Safety

Chapter 7: Environmental and Hazardous

Chapter 8: Fasteners and Thread Repair

Chapter 9: Hand Tools

Chapter 10: Power Tools and Shop Equipment

Chapter 11: Measuring Systems and Tools

Chapter 12: Vehicle Service Information, Identification, and Routine Maintenance

Chapter 13: Vehicle Identification and Emission Ratings

Chapter 14: Gasoline Engine Operation

Chapter 15: Diesel Engine Operation

Chapter 16: Engine Lubrication and Cooling Systems

Chapter 17: Under Hood Inspection

Chapter 18: Vehicle Lifting and Hoisting

Chapter 19: Lube, Oil, and Filter Service

Chapter 20: Electrical Fundamentals

Chapter 21: Electrical Circuits

Chapter 22: Circuit Testers and Digital Meters

Chapter 23: Starting and Charging Systems

Chapter 24: Dash Warning Lights and Driver Information Systems

Chapter 25: Lighting System Inspection

Chapter 26: Safety Belts and Airbag Systems

Chapter 27: Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Chapter 28: Gasoline and Alternative Fuels

Chapter 29: Computers and Sensors

Chapter 30: Ignition System

Chapter 31: Fuel Injection Systems

Chapter 32: Emission Control Devices

Chapter 33: Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Chapter 34: Scan Tools and Diagnostic Procedures

Chapter 35: Tires and Wheels

Chapter 36: Brakes and Antilock Braking Systems

Chapter 37: Suspension and Steering Systems

Chapter 38: Manual Transmissions/Transaxles

Chapter 39: Automatic Transmission/Transaxles

Chapter 40: Used Vehicle and Pre-Delivery Inspection

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