Auto Body Repair Technology,
7th Edition

James E. Duffy, Jonathan Beaty

ISBN-13: 9780357139790
Copyright 2021 | Published
1088 pages | List Price: USD $237.95

AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Seventh Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current ASE Education Foundation Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading text provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, resistance spot and nitrogen plastic welding and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations--many new or updated for the Seventh Edition--to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and newly updated and expanded job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today’s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair--from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing--this trusted guide will help you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.


1. Collision Repair Introduction and Careers.
2. Shop Safety.
3. Vehicle Construction Technology.
4. Service Information, Specifications & Measurements.
5. Hand Tools.
6. Power Tools & Equipment.
7. Compressed Air System Technology.
8. Body Shop Materials & Fasteners.
9. Outer Body Panel Service.
10. Door, Roof & Moveable Glass Service.
11. Repairing Sheet Metal.
12. Using Body Filler.
13. Plastic Repair.
14. Passenger Compartment Service.
15. Welding Technology.
16. Structural Glass Service.
17. Body/Frame Damage Measurement.
18. Unibody/Frame Repair & Realignment.
19. Welded Panel Replacement.
20. Restoring Corrosion Protection.
21. Chassis Service & Wheel Alignment.
22. Electrical System Operation & Service.
23. Restraint System Operation & Service.
24. Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Service.
25. Damage Analysis & Estimating Service.
26. Refinishing Equipment.
27. Surface Preparation and Masking.
28. Refinishing Procedures.
29. Color Matching and Custom Painting.
30. Paint Problems and Final Detail.
31. Job Success.

  • James E. Duffy

    James E. Duffy has written many of the top-selling automotive education textbooks on the market today. He is also a noted videographer who has produced over 100 vocational/technical video programs. He possesses a B.S. in industrial electronics and a B.S. in technology education from Indiana State University.

  • Jonathan Beaty

    Jonathan Beaty has 14 years of experience as a Collision Repair Technician in all of the major areas. Mr. Beaty has almost 7 years of experience as a collision repair instructor as well, so he understands the challenges you face in the education side of the field as well as the technical side. He also has an extensive I-CAR training and certification background as well as ASE certifications. This has helped him understand what the collision industry is needing and asking for the most, and bringing it to life in this new edition of the Duffy Auto Body Repair 7th Edition.

  • The Seventh Edition includes new and updated content on key industry topics and cutting-edge techniques, including resistance spot welders, nitrogen plastic welders, environmentally friendly waterborne paint and aluminum repair.

  • The job sheets for each chapter have been extensively revised to cover current skills and best practices, include more step-by-step instructions and update correlations to relevant ASE Education Foundation Collision Repair and Refinish Task Lists, making it easier to connect coursework to both certification tests and professional industry standards.

  • An updated task list correlation grid makes it easy to determine where each competency has been assessed in the text content and job sheet activities.

  • With new and updated photos and illustrations throughout the text, the Seventh Edition gives readers valuable exposure to current industry materials and equipment they will likely encounter on the job.

  • Reflecting a strong emphasis on safe professional practices, the text now features a dedicated chapter on shop safety immediately following the first chapter, which provides an introduction to the industry overall and career paths within it.

  • Chapters and sections are structured to closely align titles and content with ASE Education Foundation categories and terminology, making it easier to correlate coursework to relevant certification tests and allow readers to pursue professional certification in a given area after finishing that portion of the material.

  • Content on fixed-glass repairs is now included in a new Structural Glass Service chapter, separating this material from non-structural repairs covered in the Door, Roof and Movable Glass chapter.

  • Resources available to complement the text include a tech manual with hands-on shop assignments and job sheets, as well as a variety of interactive resources to enhance teaching and learning, including lecture slides, an electronic test bank with hundreds of questions and a library of full-color digital images.

  • Vibrant, full-color photos and illustrations throughout the text help bring key concepts to life and illustrate important repair, repainting and refinishing techniques in vivid detail, making even complex concepts easier for readers to understand and apply.

  • The text devotes particular attention to information on software and hardware used in many modern collision repair shops, preparing readers to use the tools and processes they will encounter as working professionals when accessing service information and specifications.

  • Known for its comprehensive coverage and detailed, accurate information, the text complements material on traditional collision repair topics with useful information on mechanical components, wheel alignment and restraint system operation.

  • In addition to helping readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to master their trade, the text features information on ASE certification and entrepreneurship to prepare readers for lasting, successful careers as professional automotive technicians.

  • Chapter review materials feature activities and exercises to reinforce essential math, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that today’s technicians need for success in this fast-paced field.

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