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Based on the latest National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Automobile Accreditation Tasks Lists, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology offers comprehensive coverage of every task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Automotive technicians needs to know how to safely and effectively perform maintenance, diagnose, and repair automobiles. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology provides all of the critical knowledge and skills necessary for technicians to perform these essential tasks.
2012 NATEF tasks are provided at the beginning of each chapter. The task tables indicate the level of each task--Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Auto Service Technology (AST), and Master Auto Service Technology (MAST), and include page references for easy access to coverage.
Relaxed, Readable Textbook
Fundamentals of Automotive Technology is written in a clear, accessible language creating a learning environment in which students are comfortable with the material presented. That comfort level creates an effective and engaging learning experience for students, translating into better understanding and retention, ultimately leading to better pass rates.
Reinforcement of Concepts
This text is written on the premise that students require a solid foundation in the basics followed by appropriate reinforcement of the concepts learned. Reinforcement is provided with written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of skills and procedures. Each chapter also concludes with a comprehensive bulleted list summarizing the chapter content, and ASE-type questions to help students test critical thinking skills and gauge comprehension.
Clear Application to Real-World Practice
Case studies begin each chapter, capturing students' attention and encouraging critical thinking. Safety, Technician, and Caring for the Customer tip boxes provide real-world advice from experienced technicians. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter. This approach makes it clear how all of this new information will be used in the shop.
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.30(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter Section 1. Safety and Foundation Chapter Chapter 1. Careers in Automotive Technology Chapter Chapter 2. Introduction to Automotive Technology Chapter Chapter 3. Introduction to Automotive Safety Chapter Chapter 4. Personal Safety Chapter Chapter 5. Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information Chapter Chapter 6. Tools and Equipment Chapter Chapter 7. Vehicle Protection and Jack and Lift Safety Chapter Chapter 8. Vehicle Maintenance Inspection Chapter Chapter 9. Communication Chapter Section 2. Engine Repair Chapter Chapter 10. Engine Mechanical Testing Chapter Chapter 11. Engine Removal and Replacement Chapter Chapter 12. Cylinder Head Components Chapter Chapter 13. Engine Block Components Chapter Chapter 14. Engine Machining Chapter Chapter 15. Engine Assembly Chapter Section 3. Automatic Transmission Chapter Chapter 16. Automatic Transmission Fundamentals Chapter Chapter 17. Hydraulic Fundamentals Chapter Chapter 18. Hydraulically Controlled Transmission Chapter Chapter 19. Electronically Controlled Transmission Chapter Chapter 20. Servicing the Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Chapter Chapter 21. Hybrid and Continuously Variable Transmissions Chapter Section 4. Manual Transmission Chapter Chapter 22. Manual Transmission/Transaxle Principles Chapter Chapter 23. Clutch System Chapter Chapter 24. Manual Transmissions/Transaxles Basic Diagnosis and Preventive Maintenance Chapter Chapter 25. Drive Train Components Chapter Chapter 26. Basic Drive Layouts Chapter Section 5. Steering and Suspension Chapter Chapter 27. Servicing Wheels Chapter Chapter 28. Servicing Steering Systems Chapter Chapter 29. Servicing Suspension Systems Chapter Section 6. Brakes Chapter Chapter 30. Principles of Braking Chapter Chapter 31. Hydraulics and Power Brakes Chapter Chapter 32. Disc Brake Systems Chapter Chapter 33. Drum Brake Systems Chapter Chapter 34. Wheel Bearings Chapter Chapter 35. Electronic Brake Control Chapter Section 7. Electric Chapter Chapter 36. Principles of Electrical Systems Chapter Chapter 37. Meter Usage and Circuit Diagnosis Chapter Chapter 38. Batteries, Starting, and Charging Systems Chapter Chapter 39. Lighting Systems Chapter Chapter 40. Body Electric System Chapter Section 8. Heating and Air Conditioning Chapter Chapter 41. Principles of Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems Chapter Chapter 42. Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems and Servicing Chapter Chapter 43. Electronic Climate Control Chapter Section 9. Engine Performance Chapter Chapter 44. Motive Power Types--Spark-Ignition (SI) Engines Chapter Chapter 45. Engine Lubrication Chapter Chapter 46. Engine Cooling Chapter Chapter 47. Ignition Systems Overview Chapter Chapter 48. Gasoline Fuel Systems Chapter Chapter 49. On-Board Diagnostics Chapter Chapter 50. Induction and Exhaust Chapter Chapter 51. Emission Control Chapter Chapter 52. Alternate Fuel Systems Chapter Section 10. Diesel Engines Chapter Chapter 53. Compression-Ignition Engines Chapter Chapter 54. Diesel Fuel Systems
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I am looking for the Fundamentals book of automotive technology (2013) By Jones and Bartlett, ISBN# 9781284059465, The one listed on the college website my son is attending says Fundamentals of Automotive Technology with 2 year access? Can anyone help? Is this book the same?
Being the author/editor of this textbook, I look forward to hearing your feedback. We tried to infuse the book with tips, hints, and tricks from well over 100 combined years of teaching automotive technology. We also wrote from the perspective that the reader did not need to have much, if any previous background. But at over 2,000 pages, there is plenty of content to challenge just about every level of technician, from student to master certified! This was also written to go along with our CDX Online training system which includes over 900 videos, 80 interactive animations, 4,000 plus quiz and test questions, and 60+ diagnostic scenarios. This textbook aligns to the 2012 NATEF Accreditation standards, so it is current. I trust you will find it to be an interesting and helpful read, and I look forward to your comments! Kirk