Approach to Automotive

Approach to Automotive

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Approach to Automotive is print only.

Approach to Automotive has been adapted for schools from the classic McGraw-Hill Australia text Automotive Mechanics by Ed May and Les Simpson. Incorporating up-to-date material from the completely revised eighth edition, it addresses the majority of the essential components of the VET schools program, as aligned with the National Training Package AUR05.

With all the successful features of the larger text, including chapter overviews, clearly indicated learning objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, an abundance of figures and illustrations, and a glossary of technical terms, Approach to Automotive covers: The basics of the industry in Australia and New Zealand; Safety; Workshop practices; Components; Tools; Measuring and checking; Friction and bearings; Seals, gaskets and sealants; Batteries; and Diagnosing and troubleshooting.

Most importantly, Approach to Automotive follows the new eighth edition of the larger text in incorporating for the first time full-colour graphics and photos, which offer, along with the clear and accessible layout, a new experience in ease of use.
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Product details

  • Spiral bound
  • 220 x 280 x 10mm | 473g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • 0070271917
  • 9780070271913
  • 1,523,783

Table of contents



About the authors

1 Motor vehicle components

2 Workshop safety

3 Workshop practices

5 Measuring and checking

6 Friction and bearings

7 Seals, gaskets and sealants

8 The battery

9 The environment and the automotive service industry

Appendix: The SI system of measurement


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About Ed May

Ed May is retired and living in Qld. He is a proven successful author for McGraw-Hill, having authored the previous six editions of Automotive Mechanics.

Les Simpson, Dip Teaching, MIAME, Sydney Institute of TAFE

Les has more than 30 years' teaching experience and currently teaches at the Sydney Institute of TAFE. He holds a Diploma in Teaching (Technical), a certificate IV in Automotive Technology and is a member of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers. During his career, he has taught trade and farm mechanics in a small country college, plant and heavy equipment in a regional college, and light vehicle mechanics at metropolitan colleges.

Les has also worked overseas for TAFE NSW assisting the governments of Malaysia and the People's Republic of China to deliver vocational education and training (VET) programs.
Prior to joining TAFE NSW Les served as a member of the Australian Army. During his army career, Les completed his apprenticeship and gained experience working on a variety of vehicles and equipment.

Les is a keen supporter of WorldSkills Australia as a national judge and Sydney regional organiser.
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