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Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing, 2nd Edition

Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing, 2nd Edition
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By: Michael Crandell

ISBN: 978-1-63126-400-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2017
Subject: Automotive
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $124.00
School Price: $93.00


Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing, written by an ASE-Certified Master Collision Repair Technician, details the latest techniques in the field, in addition to traditional procedures. Content is organized around the ASE Collision Repair and Refinish Certification Tests (B Series)in order to provide students and experienced technicians an exam preparation tool. This comprehensive textbook includes an extensive chapter on estimating, providing instruction on this critical task. It also details repair techniques for mechanical systems, such as brake systems and cooling systems.
  • Correlates to the 2013 NATEF Collision Repair Task List
  • Features 200 new photos, illustrations, and charts
  • Includes a new chapter on fasteners, plus expanded coverage of aluminum panel repair and waterborne paint application
  • "Green Features" focus on environmental topics, such as recycling, regulations, and best practices
  • Includes new content on repairing hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Addresses today's new materials, including carbon fiber, carbon fiber reinforced polymers, sealants, adhesives, and sound deadeners
  • A chapter on employment provides students with the guidance they need to find and keep a position within the repair industry

Table of Contents

Section 1-Introduction to Collision Repair
  1. Introduction to Collision Repair
  2. Safety
  3. Vehicle Construction
  4. Fundamentals of Collision Damage
  5. General Purpose Tools and Equipment, Service Information
  6. Fasteners
  7. Welding and Cutting

Section 2-Nonstructural Repairs
  8. Nonstructural Repair Tools, Equipment, and Materials
  9. Nonstructural Panel Repair
10. Bolted Nonstructural Part Replacement
11. Welded and Bonded Nonstructural Panel Replacement
12. Plastic Repair
13. Glass

Section 3-Structural Repairs
14. Unibody/Frame Straightening Equipment
15. Measurements
16. Unibody Straightening
17. Full-Frame Repair
18. Structural Component Replacement
Section 4-Mechanical and Electrical Repairs
19. Steering and Suspension
20. Electrical System
21. Brakes
22. Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning Systems
23. Power Train
24. Restraint Systems

Section 5-Refinishing
25. Refinishing Tools and Equipment
26. Refinish Materials
27. Paint Mixing and Reducing
28. Spray Technique
29. Surface Preparation
30. Color Matching
31. Paint Application
32. Specialty Painting
33. Detailing

Section 6-Estimating and Certification
34. Estimating
35. ASE Certification
36. Employment Strategies and Employability Skills

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Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 4 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 4 (PPS, 5.17 MB)
   sample Chapter 9 (PPS, 8.44 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Precision Exams
   PDF Collision Repair (PDF, 644 KB)
Tennessee New Waiver Policy
   PDF Introduction to Collision Repair (PDF, 456 KB)
   PDF Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing (PDF, 93 KB)
   PDF Collision Repair (PDF, 113 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Michael Crandell - teaches face-to-face, blended, and online classes in General Biology and Fundamentals of A&P as a Professor of Biology at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. He strives to make the classroom a welcoming environment, where each student is valued and encouraged. In 1999 and in 2015, he was awarded Carl Sandburg ICCTA Faculty of the Year. Crandell's other experiences include being an autobody repair instructor at Carl Sandburg College (for 19 years), a part-time biology instructor at Illinois Central College (for 25 years), and the vector control sanitarian at Peoria City/County Health Department (for 20 summers). Crandell has written several books and related manuals, including Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing. He has an associate's degree in Biology from Illinois Central College, a bachelor's degree in Biology from Illinois State University, and a master's degree in Environmental Biology from Eastern Illinois University.


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