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Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition
By Jack Erjavec

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Book Description

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 5th Edition remains the leading authority on automotive theory, service and repair procedures. The new edition has been updated to include coverage of hybrid vehicles throughout the text, new content on electronic automatic transmissions, preventive maintenance, and many other topics that reflect the most recent changes in the industry. Chapters cover the theory, diagnosis and service of all system areas for automobiles and light trucks, and the content closely adheres to the 2008 NATEF Automobile Program Standards.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #174027 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Cengage Learning
  • Published on: 2009-01-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 2.40" h x 8.80" w x 10.90" l, 8.05 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1664 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
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.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
5Simply AMAZING!!
By William Barbour
Well i have been working on cars for 18 year, started with my uncle who was an ASE Master Tech when i was 10 helping in his shop and went from there. the only reason i bought this book was the fact that im going back to school to get my degree in Automotive Systems and Automotive Management and this book was required for Automotive Systems. - off sudject some here but it really burns me up that companies now hire more based on a degree than experience but back on topic - anyway i have to admit after looking this book over i am very amazed at just how great its writen in terms of breakdown of systems and what they do and also the fact that it explain in depth where everyone can understand with out the auther talking down to the reader. its just a simple and amazing book that i would recommend to all mechanics, future students, as well as the average person. this book would be great just for someone that doesnt want to get ripped off by mechanics that are just after that $. if you know how a system works you can save $ by 1) describing the problem better when you take it in to the shop and 2) knowing when someone is trying to sell you work on your car that is not needed. i recommend this book to everyone and i am sure glad i found it! it is simple and amazing!!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Exceeded Expectations
By Lawrence
Bought this book used and in an 'acceptable condition'. However upon receiving the book it was beyond my expectations. Besides minor watermarks, and very rarely a highlighting here and there, the book is completely readable. The book covers novel designs which I found to be nice.

I gave it 4 stars due to the fact that specifications are excluded, such as ring/spark plug gaping theory. Manufacture specifications are not always easy to locate and as such, a comprehensive but brief discussion on the theory may suffice.

Nevertheless I like this book and it would undoubtedly serve as my reference book for some time.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5He said the book was excellent and taught him a lot
By Klehren
My son used this for a General Automotive class at our local community college. It was a rental book. Price was very reasonable. He said the book was excellent and taught him a lot. He was a junior in high school and dual enrolled in this class ... I'm happy because the book helped him get an "A" grade :) in his very first college class. Really ... I was amazed!

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