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
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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
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.