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Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair,
6th Edition

Tim Gilles

ISBN-13: 9781337794039 | ISBN-10: 1337794031

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 1792 pages

List Price USD $139.95

Overview

Prepare for an automotive career with AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR! Packed with everything you need to succeed, this best-selling book features clear explanations and high-quality illustrations to help you master automotive systems theory, plus step-by-step instructions for hands-on troubleshooting and repair procedures. Carefully aligned to the latest ASE Education Foundation requirements and standards, this comprehensive guide covers all eight major course areas of automotive technology, so you can develop the knowledge and skills to launch your career as a professional automotive technician.

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Meet the Authors

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An automotive teacher for 38 years, Tim Gilles is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College, has authored or coauthored several textbooks, and has been active in professional associations for many years. He has served as president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and Education Committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including presenting at numerous conferences. Mr. Gilles has held the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinist.

  • Tire chapters now include up-to-date material on tire pressure monitoring information, providing current guidance on this important industry topic.
  • The author has thoroughly updated the ABS chapter, adding information on active wheel speed sensors and adaptive braking technologies such as active brake assist, rain drying brakes, knock back mitigation, electronic brake force distribution, and electronic stability control. The chapter also features ABS service updates, including testing digital wheel speed sensors with a graphing meter or scan tool.
  • Air conditioning chapters in the Sixth Edition include new and updated information on R1234y refrigerants, as well as the latest refrigerant laws and technology.
  • The Sixth Edition includes new and updated material on the latest automotive technology, including self-parking vehicles, autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, telematics, advanced body electronics, and other new and emerging trends.
  • The cooling system chapters have been updated based on the most recent coolant recommendations and service information from an ASTM International Committee expert in engine coolants.
  • Content throughout the text is fully correlated to ASE Education Foundation tasks, making it easy to connect coursework to industry standards and certification requirements, as well as real-world professional skills students will need to succeed.
  • The core content and accompanying lab exercises emphasize critical thinking to help students develop automotive diagnostic ability.
  • Case Histories provide relevant real-world scenarios to engage student's interest and help them understand how chapter material relates to situations they may encounter as working professionals.
  • Safety Notes and Cautions underscore the importance of safety procedures in the shop to avoid bodily injury and/or equipment damage.
  • Full-color photos and illustrations help bring key concepts to life, making it easier to connect text material to real-world applications for today's visual learners.

Table of Contents

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SECTION I: THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY.
1. Introduction to the Automobile.
2. Automotive Careers and Technician Certification.
SECTION II: SHOP PROCEDURES, SAFETY, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT.
3. Shop Safety.
4. Shop Management, Service Records, and Parts.
5. Locating Service Information and Specifications.
6. Measuring Tools and Systems.
7. Hardware, Fasteners, Drills, and Thread Repair.
8. Shop Tools.
9. General Shop Equipment.
10. Cleaning Equipment and Methods.
11. Lifting Equipment and Air Compressors.
SECTION III: VEHICLE INSPECTION (Lubrication/Safety Check).
12. Engine Lubrication.
13. Underhood and Body Inspection (Car on Ground).
14. Undercar Inspection and Service.
SECTION IV: ENGINE OPERATION AND SERVICE.
15. Introduction to the Engine.
16. Engine Classifications and Advanced Transportation Technologies.
17. Engine Size and Measurements.
18. Engine Upper End.
19. Engine Lower End and Lubrication System Theory.
SECTION V: COOLING SYSTEM, BELTS, HOSES, AND PLUMBING
20. Cooling System Theory.
21. Cooling System Service.
22. Automotive Belts.
23. Automotive Hoses.
24. Automotive Plumbing: Tubing and Pipe.
SECTION VI: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THEORY AND SERVICE.
25. Basic Electrical System Theory and Repairs.
26. Battery Fundamentals.
27. Battery Service.
28. Starting System Fundamentals.
29. Starting System Service.
30. Charging System Fundamentals.
31. Charging System Service.
32. Lighting and Wiring Fundamentals.
33. Lighting and Wiring Service.
34. Safety, Security, Comfort Systems, and Electrical Accessories.
SECTION VII: HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING.
35. Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals.
36. Heating and Air Conditioning Service.
SECTION VIII: ENGINE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND SERVICE.
37. Ignition System Fundamentals.
38. Ignition System Service.
39. Fuels and Alternative Fuels.
40. Fuel System Fundamentals.
41. Fuel System Service.
42. Intake and Exhaust Systems, Turbochargers and Superchargers.
43. Emission Control System Fundamentals.
44. Emission Control System Service.
45. Electronics and Computer Systems Fundamentals.
46. Electronics and Computer Systems Service.
47. Advanced Emissions and On-board Diagnostics (ODB).
48. Diagnosing Engine Performance Problems.
SECTION IX: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR.
49. Diagnosing Engine Mechanical Problems.
50. Engine Removal and Disassembly.
51. Engine Sealing, Gaskets, Fastener Torque.
52. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Cylinder Head and Valvetrain.
53. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Block, Crankshaft, Bearings, and Lubrication System.
54. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Piston, Piston Rings, Connecting Rod, Engine Balancing.
55. Ordering Parts, Short and Long Blocks, Engine Assembly.
56. Engine Installation, Break in, and In-Chassis Repairs.
SECTION X: BRAKES AND TIRES.
57. Brake Fundamentals.
58. Brakes Service.
59. Anti-lock Brakes – Traction and Stability Control.
60. Bearings, Seals, and Greases.
61. Tire and Wheel Theory.
62. Tire and Wheel Service.
SECTION XI: SUSPENSION, STEERING, ALIGNMENT.
63. Suspension Fundamentals.
64. Suspension System Service.
65. Steering Fundamentals.
66. Steering Service.
67. Wheel Alignment Fundamentals.
68. Wheel Alignment Service.
SECTION XII: DRIVE TRAIN.
69. Clutch Fundamentals.
70. Clutch Diagnosis and Service.
71. Manual Transmission Fundamentals.
72. Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Repair.
73. Automatic Transmission Fundamentals.
74. Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Service.
75. Driveline Operation.
76. Driveline Diagnosis and Service.
77. Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Fundamentals.
78. Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Service.
79. Driveline Vibration.
SECTION XIII: HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
80. Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals.
81. Hybrid Vehicle Safety and Service.
82. New Vehicle Technologies: Battery and Fuel Cell Electric and Hydraulic Hybrid.

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