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Automotive Steering and Suspension
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): John Kershaw
Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102093
  • Paperback    544 pages      © 2018
Price: $89.95 US List
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Steering and Suspension, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, arms students with the basic knowledge and skills they need to accomplish a variety of tasks in the shop. Taking a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical trouble-shooting in order to address the problem correctly on the first attempt.

  • Outcome focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to tire repair, wheel assembly, vehicle alignment, electrical steering, and more
  • Outlines standard steering and alignment service procedures
  • Addresses the latest technology, such as TPMS (tire pressure monitor sensors), road force variation, and electronic suspension control diagnostics, while also explaining traditional hydraulic systems
  • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools

Written in an accessible and engaging style by a highly experienced automotive instructor, this text prepares students to handle any problems related to steering and suspension that they might encounter.

About CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Organized around the principles of outcome-based education, CDX offers a uniquely flexible and in-depth program which aligns learning and assessments into one cohesive and adaptable learning system. Used in conjunction with CDX MAST Online, CDX prepares students for professional success with media-rich integrated solutions. The CDX Automotive MAST Series will cover all eight areas of ASE certification.

Applicable Courses

Designed for automotive technology courses teaching suspension and steering.

1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
2  Safety
3  Basic Tools and Precision Measuring
4  Fasteners and Thread Repair
5  Wheels and Tires
6  Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
7  Tire and Wheel Diagnosis and Service
8  Wheel Bearing and Seal Service
9  Suspension Systems
10  Suspension System Service
11  Steering Systems
12  Steering Diagnosis and Service
13  Wheel Alignment Principles
14  Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joints
15  Wheel Alignment Adjustments

John Kershaw

Dr. John F. Kershaw is President of C-Tec, Inc., a company that develops automotive instructional training materials and undertakes automotive forensic investigations.  He has over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to C-Tec, he worked for GM as a district service manager, executive automotive training manager, and a senior program developer, where he developed automotive training programs for all of the GM Training Centers. He has also been an automotive instructor at Camden County College and Harrisburg Area Community College and is the author of numerous automotive textbooks and developed automotive curriculum for Nissan, FIAT, GM, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Ohio Technical College, Intellitec, and PennFoster College He has been a member of NATEF and ASE workshops, helping to develop their standards and test questions.

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Kirk VanGelder

Kirk T. VanGelder is a Certified Automotive Technology Instructor at Cascadia Technical Academy, in Vancouver, Washington. With over 30 years of teaching experience at the high school and college level, Kirk encourages students to think critically, learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then search out the answers. In addition to Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice, he is the author of Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. He is passionate about helping students understand the science behind automotive technology so that they can continuously embrace emerging systems and technologies in the quickly changing automotive industry.

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