Automotive Service Basics

Automotive Service Basics

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For courses in Automotive Principles, Suspension/Steering/Brakes, and Automotive Chassis.This text presents general automotive principles and maintenance in a basic, step-by-step, hands-on approach for students with little or no understanding of automobiles. With each maintenance topic divided into separate lessons, an instructor can choose the topics that are most appropriate for a particular class. By also providing specific objectives for each of these separate lessons, both the student and instructor will be able to follow the progress of each student through a course.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130898686
  • 9780130898685

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The new edition of the popular "Automotive Service Basics" emphasizes the "why" and "how-to" of serving basic systems. Topics include fluids, electrical systems, air conditioning, under-vehicle systems, and simple tune-up considerations. Many new illustrations buttress the highly visual instructional approach, backed up by and easy-to-understand writing style. Features of this new edition include: New chapter introductions, interesting sidebars, and safety tips New ASE-type questions, review questions, and vocabulary questions Coverage of state-of-the-art products, such as extended-life engine coolant, new motor oils, and new air-conditioning refrigerant and lubricants Topic reorganization into a more logical grouping based on ASE areas Additional specific service procedures for each major automotive system
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Table of contents

1. What Is Basic Automotive Maintenance? 2. Basic Automotive Maintenance Safety. 3. Basic Automotive Maintenance Tools. 4. Basic Maintenance Service. 5. Engine Lubrication System Maintenance. 6. Battery System Maintenance. 7. Charging System Maintenance. 8. Starting System Maintenance. 9. Ignition System Maintenance. 10. Engine Cooling System Maintenance. 11. Fuel, Fuel Injection, and Emission Control Systems Maintenance. 12. Exhaust System Maintenance. 13. Manual Transmission, Clutch, and Automatic Transmission System Maintenance. 14. Drive Shaft, Universal Joint, and Differential System Maintenance. 15. Steering and Suspension System Maintenance. 16. Tire, Wheel, and Hub System Maintenance. 17. Standard, Power, Antilock, and Parking Brake System Maintenance. 18. Electrical Circuits and Light System Maintenance. 19. Air Conditioning and Heating System Maintenance. Glossary. Index.
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