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Fundamentals of Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Author(s): CDX Automotive
  • ISBN-13: 9781284056730
  • Hardcover    1258 pages      © 2015
Price: $120.95 US List
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Based on the 2013 National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Automobile Accreditation Model and Task Lists, Fundamentals of Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair offers comprehensive coverage of every task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This textbook provides all of the foundational theory and skills necessary to prepare entry-level technicians to maintain and repair today’s vehicles.

The textbook was built with an unrivalled focus on developing hands-on skills that will be required in the shop. Additionally, CDX Automotive’s renowned Know-See-Do-Prove instructional methodology is reinforced throughout the text with icons so that students always know where they are in the learning process.

Fundamentals of Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair features:

  • Almost 200 Skill Drills that provide written, step-by-step instructions and visual summaries of important skills and procedures.
  • You are the Technician case studies open each chapter. These cases encourage active learning, promote critical-thinking skills, and help students make the connection between cognitive information presented in the text and real-life situations.
  • Applied Math, Science, and Communication boxes simplify critical academic concepts and help students apply these concepts in the shop.
  • Technician Tips supplement chapters with advice from expect technicians and key tricks of the trade.
  • NATEF Tasks, Knowledge Objectives, and Skills Objectives open each chapter to help students and instructors know exactly what is being covered.
  • A bulleted wrap-up of the chapter, key terms, and ASE-Type Questions conclude each chapter.
Part  1  Safety and Foundation
  Chapter  1  Careers in Automotive Technology
  Chapter  2  Introduction to Automotive Technology
  Chapter  3  Introduction to Automotive Safety
  Chapter  4  Personal Safety
  Chapter  5  Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information
  Chapter  6  Tools and Equipment
  Chapter  7  Vehicle Protection and Jack and Lift Safety
  Chapter  8  Vehicle Maintenance Inspection
  Chapter  9  Communication
Part  2  Engine Repair
  Chapter  10  Motive Power Types—Spark-Ignition (SI) Engines
  Chapter  11  Engine Mechanical Testing
  Chapter  12  Engine Lubrication
  Chapter  13  Engine Cooling
Part  3  Automatic Transmission
  Chapter  14  Automatic Transmission Fundamentals
  Chapter  15  Servicing the Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  Chapter  16  Hybrid and Continuously Variable Transmissions
Part  4  Manual Transmissions
  Chapter  17  Manual Transmission/Transaxle Principles
  Chapter  18  The Clutch System
  Chapter  19  Basic Drive Layouts
Part  5  Steering and Suspension
  Chapter  20  Servicing Wheels
  Chapter  21  Servicing the Steering System
  Chapter  22  Servicing the Suspension System
Part  6  Brakes
  Chapter  23  Principles of Braking
  Chapter  24  Hydraulics and Power Brakes
  Chapter  25  Disc Brake System
  Chapter  26  Drum Brake System
  Chapter  27  Wheel Bearings
  Chapter  28  Electronic Brake Control
Part  7  Electrical
  Chapter  29  Principles of Electrical Systems
  Chapter  30  Meter Usage and Circuit Diagnosis
  Chapter  31  Battery Systems
  Chapter  32  Starting and Charging Systems
  Chapter  33  Lighting Systems
  Chapter  34  Body Electrical System
Part  8  Heating and Air Conditioning
  Chapter  35  Principles of Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems
Part  9  Engine Performance
  Chapter  36  Ignition Systems Overview
  Chapter  37  Gasoline Fuel Systems
  Chapter  38  On-Board Diagnostics
  Chapter  39  Induction and Exhaust
  Chapter  40  Emission Control
  Chapter  41  Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

CDX Automotive

CDX Automotive, a division of Jones & Bartlett Learning, is a leading provider of online curriculum, assessment and reporting for automotive, truck, and bus technician training. Each media-rich program is developed utilizing the successful Know-See-Do-Prove instructional model, proven to enhance instructional effectiveness, student engagement, and learning outcomes. CDX Automotive offers a robust array of easy-to-use learning performance management tools that help schools manage and report student performance data to meet national certification and e-learning requirements.

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Instructor's ToolKit DVD

ISBN-13: 9781284067286

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on the Instructor’s Tool Kit, including:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint presentations that provide you with a powerful way to make presentations that are educational and engaging to your students. These slides can be modified and edited to meet your needs.
  • Lecture outlines that provide you with complete, ready-to-use lecture outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text. Offered in Word Documents, the lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit your course
  • Electronic test bank that includes multiple-choice and scenario-based questions, and allows you to originate tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily by selecting, editing, organizing, and printing a test along with an answer key, including page references to the text
  • Answers to all end-of-chapter student questions found in the text
  • Image and table bank that provides you with a selection of the most important images and tables found in the textbook. You can use them to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.

Maintenance and Light Repair Tasksheet Manual for NATEF Proficiency

ISBN-13: 9781284077858

Maintenance and Light Repair Tasksheet Manual for NATEF Proficiency, 2013 NATEF Edition is designed to guide students through the tasks necessary to meet National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) certification. Organized by ASE topic area, companion tasks are grouped together for more efficient completion and are clearly labeled with CDX and NATEF task numbers and the NATEF priority level to help students easily manage responsibilities.

This manual will assist students in demonstrating hands-on performance of the skills necessary for initial training in light vehicle repair. It can also serve as a personal portfolio of documented experience for prospective employment. Used in conjunction with the Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair textbook orCDX Maintenance and Light Repair online training program, students will demonstrate proficiency in maintenance, service, and repair of modern vehicles.

Maintenance and Light Repair Tasksheet Manual for NATEF Proficiency features:

  • List of required materials and equipment for each task
  • Critical safety issues relevant to the task
  • Student Notes boxes offering vital information the student needs to consider while performing the task
  • Time Card feature to allow students to track the time they spend on each task
  • Performance rating and instructor sign-off for each task
  • A correlation guide cross-referencing the tasks with their NATEF task numbers

Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781284077834

This Student Workbook contains exercises to reinforce what you will learn in both Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair and the classroom. The Student Workbook is designed to encourage critical thinking and aid comprehension through a variety of exercises in each chapter, including:

  • ASE-Type Questions – Test your critical thinking skills and prepare for certification exams.
  • Skill Drill Activities – Test your skills with photo jumbles and caption fill-ins. Place photos in the correct order to test your knowledge of a skill and fill-in the captions to ensure that you know all the details of each step.
  • Labeling – Master visual recognition with labeling activities that test your knowledge of automotive tools, parts, and systems.
  • And More- Matching, multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and crossword puzzles.

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