Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair,
2nd Edition

Rob Thompson

ISBN-13: 9781337564397 | ISBN-10: 1337564397

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 720 pages

List Price USD $59.95


Delivering complete coverage of ASE Education Foundation’s Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) program standards, this accessible, practical resource features material spanning the entire MLR task list, as well as many supplemental tasks entry-level technicians need to master. With an engaging writing style and abundant images and illustrations, this reader-friendly text makes even complex material easier to understand. Proven learning features are integrated into every chapter, including Word Walls highlighting key technical and industry terms and ASE review questions to help you prepare for professional certification exams. Giving you a solid grounding in both automotive competencies and academic and lifelong learning skills like math, science, and communication, AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR, Second Edition, is the perfect choice to prepare you for classroom and career success.

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Meet the Authors

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Rob Thompson has been teaching high school automotive technology since 1995. He currently teaches 11th and 12th grade students in an ASE Education Foundation-accredited MLR program. 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 has served on the board and is a past president of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.

  • The Second Edition features completely updated content to align to the ASE Education Foundation 2017 MLR Standards.
  • Important safety and service information in the text is now color-coded, making it easier to find this material and encouraging a stronger emphasis on safety.
  • An updated visual approach includes refreshed elements such as new bullet point styles, providing a more appealing reading experience.
  • Updated artwork and graphics throughout the text help clarify and reinforce key chapter content, making material easier to master for today’s visual learners.
  • New Word Wall features included in every chapter showcase important technical terms and key concepts that entry-level technicians need to know.
  • Lab worksheets in the accompanying workbook promote mastery of essential ASE Education Foundation tasks through practical, hands-on activities designed to help students apply what they have learned to real-world scenarios.
  • Written by an experienced instructor who has taught high school automotive courses for more than two decades, the text features a clear, engaging writing style and extensive photographs and illustrations, making the material readily accessible for students of all backgrounds.
  • Numerous supplemental resources are available to enhance classroom instruction, including customizable PowerPoint® presentations, an instructor’s guide with answer key, an extensive library of images from the text, a Cognero® test bank, and correlations to NATEF tasks.
  • Each chapter includes useful features to reinforce learning, including review questions to assess understanding and deepen comprehension, and activities to help students hone expertise in key tools, components, and systems.
  • In addition to essential industry and technical knowledge, the text emphasizes key academic and professional skills such as math, science, effective communication, strong work ethic, and dedication to lifelong learning.
  • The text features detailed coverage of the ASE Education Foundation task list for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR), delivering a highly practical learning experience focused on helping students master MLR tasks and attain professional success.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to the Automotive Industry.
2. Safety.
3. Shop Orientation.
4. Basic Technician Skills.
5. Wheels, Tires, and Wheel Bearings.
6. Suspension System Principles.
7. Suspension System Service.
8. Steering System Principles.
9. Steering System Service.
10. Brake System Principles.
11. Brake System Service.
12. Drum Brake System Principles.
13. Drum Brake System Inspection and Service.
14. Disc Brake System Principles.
15. Disc Brake System Inspection and Service.
16. Antilock Brakes, Vehicle Stability Control, and Power Assist.
17. Electrical/Electronic System Principles.
18. Basic Electrical/Electronic System Service.
19. Starting and Charging System Principles.
20. Starting and Charging System Service.
21. Lighting and Electrical Accessories.
22. Engine Performance Principles.
23. Engine Mechanical Testing and Service.
24. Engine Performance Service.
25. Drivetrains and Transmissions.
26. Heating and Air Conditioning.
27. Vehicle Maintenance.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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