Modern Automotive Technology details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. This comprehensive book uses a building-block approach that starts with the fundamental principles of system operation and progresses gradually to complex diagnostic and service procedures. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations help readers learn quickly and easily. The new edition of Modern Automotive Technology provides coverage of the latest developments in the automotive field and is correlated to the 2012 NATEF Task List. A new Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics section provides the background needed to troubleshoot and repair the complex electrical/electronic systems found on today’s vehicles. Updated information on hybrid drive systems has been integrated throughout the book, and a new hybrid drive system service chapter details the diagnosis and repair of these important systems.
This book takes wheel alignment out of the shop’s back corner and gives it the attention it deserves. Using techniques presented in this book, you can save time by avoiding unnecessary readjustments and say goodbye to crooked steering wheels. You will learn about: • Properties of the dynamic chassis: toe, camber and everything after • Measurement technologies: From straight aluminum bar to touchless automatic • Runout compensation: Why and how, risk and benefit • Four steps to a straight steering wheel • Typical adjustment errors and the consequences • Chassis values: accident damage or tricky intention of the designer? • Sophisticated kinematics: VAG toe curve/S-point adjustment Wheel Alignment also includes examples from real-life adjustment encounters, as well as brief quizzes throughout to help you measure your progress on the topic.
Auto Engine Repair teaches the reader to diagnose, service, and repair all makes and models of gasoline and diesel engines. This book details how engines and their related systems are constructed and how they operate. It includes topical information on recent developments in engine design and service. Auto Engine Repair is a valuable guide for anyone wanting to understand or work on today’s engines, as well as those preparing for ASE Certification Test A1, Engine Repair. It can also be used for review when preparing for ASE Certification Test A8, Engine Performance.
This new edition of Analytical Fleet Maintenance Management, the first update in more than a decade, details state-of-the-art technologies that can benefit fleet managers, and reviews the latest best practices in fleet maintenance management. This third edition contains new chapters on fleet management leadership, and facility design and maintenance, as well as updated arithmetic formulas throughout the book.
Since the origin of flight, the main goal of aircraft maintenance has been to efficiently correct defects and preven failures. From the original days of manned or unmanned flight, the individuals and their processes to repair, modify, maintain, and service the vehicles that were used to rise above the ground have largely been unsung. Aircraft Maintenance is a comprehensive executive-summary-style report written for business professions, engineers, mechancis, technicians, educators, and students that covers everything from history, evolution, evaluation and the future. Author Bruce R. Aubin examines and explains the processes and systemsof aircraft maintenance that were developed to ensure the quality, viability, and safety of the people and machines committed to flight. Chapters cover: Aircraft Maintenance Organization and Structure Regulations and Environmental Effects on Maintenance Training Quality and Safety Planning and Scheduling Narrow- and Wide-body Aircraft and more
This book focuses on body design in terms of deformation and repair behavior and on all aspects of the repair field in general. Special emphasis is placed on the latest findings from research and technology as well as on findings gathered from countless accident and crash tests. Recommendations for the cost-effective repair of accident damage round off the contents.
Packed with information on the servicing and retrofitting of air-conditioning refrigerant systems so that shops and technicians can meet federal regulations, satisfy customers, and prevent damage to the environment. The second edition of the Automotive Air-Conditioning Refrigerant Service Guide was written to provide the latest information to automotive air-conditioning service professionals in order to help them comply with federal certification requirements and prevent damage to the environment. With an emphasis on proper recovery and recycling techniques for both R-12 and R-134a, as well as the proper retrofitting of R-12 systems to R-134a, the book will serve as a valuable instructional tool and resource for technicians.
This book provides a photographic overview of the most frequent types of damage to vehicle paint caused by biological, chemical and industrial influences. Most of the photographs are macroscopic and microscopic reproductions magnified up to a maximum of 50x. Common painting flaws are also documented via photographs. This standard work is a valuable reference tool for anyone confronted with paint damage on vehicles, including insurance assessors, dealers, auto body repair shops and paint shops.
This book clearly explains the basic principles of vehicle dynamics, relating these to the various systems of the racing car and to the inputs and control functions of the racing driver. Carroll Smith explores the subject step-by-step and explains how and why each system is supposed to work. Published by Aero Publishers, Inc. Distributed by SAE.