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Automotive Technology, 7th Edition

by Jack Erjavec and Rob Thompson

  • Hardcover
ISBN / EAN: 9781337794213
This textbook is prescribed for the following courses:
AUR50216 - Diploma of Automotive Technology Macallan College
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PUBLISHED: 14th November 2018
ISBN: 9781337794213
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ISBN / EAN: 9781337794213
This textbook is prescribed for the following courses:
AUR50216 - Diploma of Automotive Technology Macallan College
Use our Textbook Finder to find the rest of your Textbooks!
  • Hardcover
PUBLISHED: 14th November 2018
ISBN: 9781337794213

Publisher Description

Get accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques--including cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines--from the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, Seventh Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of topics included in the ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certification Test series, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest ASE Education Foundation accreditation requirements for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR), Automotive Service Technology (AST), and Master Service Technology (MAST) program accreditation levels, this trusted text is an essential resource to help you prepare for success in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.

Author Biography

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations. 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.

Table of Contents


  1. Careers in the Automotive Industry.
  2. Workplace Skills.
  3. Basic Theories and Math.
  4. Automotive Systems.
  5. Hand Tools and Shop Equipment.
  6. Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools.
  7. Working Safely in the Shop.
  8. Preventative Maintenance and Basic Services. Part II: ENGINES.
  9. Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis.
  10. Engine Disassembly and Cleaning.
  11. Lower-End Theory and Service.
  12. Upper-End Theory and Service.
  13. Engine Sealing and Reassembly.
  14. Lubricating and Cooling Systems. Part III: ELECTRICITY.
  15. Basics of Electrical Systems.
  16. General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service.
  17. Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service.
  18. Starting and Motor Systems.
  19. Charging Systems.
  20. Lighting Systems.
  21. Instrumentation and Information Displays.
  22. Basics of Electronics and Computer Systems.
  23. Electrical Accessories. Part IV: ENGINE PERFORMANCE.
  24. Engine Performance Systems.
  25. Detailed Diagnosis and Sensors.
  26. Ignition Systems.
  27. Ignition System Diagnosis and Service.
  28. Gasoline, Diesel and Other Fuels.
  29. Fuel Delivery Systems.
  30. Electronic Fuel Injection.
  31. Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Service.
  32. Intake and Exhaust Systems.
  33. Emission Control Systems.
  34. Emission Control Diagnosis and Service.
  35. Hybrid Vehicles.
  37. Clutches.
  38. Manual Transmissions and Transaxles.
  39. Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service.
  40. Drive Axles and Differentials. Part VI: AUTOMATIC TRANMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES.
  41. Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles.
  42. Electronic Automatic Transmissions.
  43. Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service.
  44. Four- and All-Wheel Drive. Part VII: SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS.
  45. Tires and Wheels.
  46. Suspension Systems.
  47. Steering Systems.
  48. Restraint Systems: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service.
  49. Wheel Alignment. Part VIII: BRAKES.
  50. Brake Systems.
  51. Drum Brakes.
  52. Disc Brakes.
  53. Antilock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems. Part IX: PASSENGER COMFORT.
  54. Heating and Air Conditioning.
  55. Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service.


I have used the Tech Manual and I find all of it useful but I especially the review and ASE Test Prep questions. It provides reinforcement of the material they are learning. The artwork, photos, and especially the illustrations are excellent. They explain the thought very well. The diagrams and exploded views of systems are easy to comprehend.

Product Details

Jack Erjavec, Rob Thompson
Cengage Learning, Inc
Mindtap Course List
A Systems Approach
Country of Publication
United States
Publication Date
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Automotive Technology
College/Higher Education