Today's Technician,
7th Edition

Mark Schnubel

ISBN-13: 9781337567336
Copyright 2020 | Published
1024 pages | List Price: USD $137.95

Make the most of your time in both the classroom and the auto shop, and learn to diagnose and service automotive suspension and steering systems with confidence. This trusted text includes a dedicated Classroom Manual that introduces essential theory and applications, plus a standalone Shop Manual focused on real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repairs. With comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, this reader-friendly resource will help prepare you for success as an automotive technician or ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques--including hybrid and electric vehicles, tire plus sizing, and computer-controlled suspensions--the Seventh Edition also aligns with area A4 of the ASE Education Foundation 2017 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific MLR, AST and MAST tasks.


1. Suspension and Steering Systems Introduction and Overview.
2. Basic Theories.
3. Tires and Wheels.
4. Wheel Bearings.
5. Shock Absorbers and Struts.
6. Front Suspension Systems.
7. Rear Suspension Systems.
8. Steering Columns and Steering Linkages.
9. Four Wheel Alignment Part I.
10. Four Wheel Alignment Part II.
11. Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems.
12. Power Steering Pumps.
13. Rack and Pinion Steering Gears and Four Wheel Steering.
14. Recirculating Ball Steering Gears.

  • Mark Schnubel

    Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. An ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician, he has decades of experience in the automotive services industry and also holds a master’s degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an adviser to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.

  • Both the Classroom Manual and Shop Manual have been updated to reflect 2017 ASE Education Foundation tasks, providing readers with accurate information and guidance related to current industry standards for certification and professional best practices.

  • Job sheets included in the Shop Manual cover all relevant ASE Education Foundation tasks and are aligned to current ASE Education Foundation tasks, offering comprehensive, hands-on experience to prepare readers for certification exams or career success.

  • The author has updated both manuals to reflect ongoing developments in the industry, including new and emerging technology and techniques such as hybrid and electric vehicles and tire plus sizing.

  • The chapter on computer-controlled suspension systems includes extensive updates based on recent advances affecting this important aspect of modern automotive systems.

  • The Seventh Edition features expanded coverage of driver assistance systems--including adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane departure warning systems and active park assist--preparing readers to diagnose and service vehicles equipped with these increasingly commonplace technologies.

  • This comprehensive, versatile text is ideal for both classroom and hands-on learning, with a dedicated Classroom Manual covering theory and applications of automotive suspension and steering systems, and a separate Shop Manual focused on real-world service, diagnosis, and repair procedures.

  • Full-color drawings, photos, and schematics show modern suspension and steering technology and applications in accurate detail, bringing chapter material to life and making even complex concepts and procedures easier to understand and apply.

  • The text provides thorough and complete coverage of the 2017 ASE Education Foundation Automobile Program Standards for Suspension and Steering Systems and includes a full ASE practice exam, providing ideal preparation for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing ASE certification--as well as offering a reliable, up-to-date reference for today’s technicians.

  • The text includes detailed information on driver assistance systems including collision mitigation, telematics, electric-drive power steering pumps, electronic wheel alignment equipment, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), active steering systems, and four-wheel active steering (4WAS).

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