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Auto Fundamentals, 11th Edition

Auto Fundamentals, 11th Edition
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By: Martin W. Stockel, Martin T. Stockel, and Chris Johanson

ISBN: 978-1-61960-820-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2015
Subject: Power Technology
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $106.64
School Price: $79.98


Auto Fundamentals leads students through the design, construction, and operation of all major automotive systems. It is intended for those who need a sound foundation in the basics of automotive technology. The information in this textbook is easy to understand and applicable to all vehicles. Each automotive system in explained in detail, starting with its basic function and progressing to the construction and operation of its individual components.
  • This edition includes information on the latest developments in the automotive field, including hybrid drive technology and direct gasoline injections.
  • The text has been reorganized to improve comprehension and to emphasize current technologies.
  • An entire chapter devoted to exploring career opportunities and obtaining additional training in automotive technology is included.

Table of Contents

  1. Building an Engine
  2. Design, Construction, and Application of Engine Components
  3. Engine Classification, Parts Identification
  4. Safety, Lab Procedures
  5. Tool and Test Equipment Identification and Use
  6. Engine Tests and Measurements
  7. Electrical System Fundamentals
  8. Computer Systems
  9. Ignition Systems
10. Fuel Injection Systems
11. Fuel and Air Supply Systems
12. Cooling Systems
13. Lubrication Systems
14. Exhaust Systems
15. Emission Controls
16. Charging and Starting Systems
17. Chassis Electrical
18. Engine Clutches
19. Manual Transmissions and Transaxles
20. Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
21. Axles and Drives
22. Four-Wheel Drive
23. Brakes
24. Suspension Systems
25. Steering Systems
26. Wheels and Tires
27. Wheel Alignment
28. Air Conditioning and Heating
29. ASE Certification
30. Career Opportunities

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About Author(s)

Martin W. Stockel - was a leader in the field of industrial and vocational education. He graduated from San Jose University in San Jose, California, with a degree in Industrial Arts and Vocational Education, and completed additional coursework at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and Gorham Teacher's College in Gorham, Maine. Mr. Stockel was employed as an industrial arts instructor for 18 years, teaching automotive technology, welding, drafting, and woodworking before becoming a school administrator. In addition to writing textbooks, Mr. Stockel was a contributor to both Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines.

Martin T. Stockel - received his degree from College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California, and completed additional automotive-related coursework at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He honed his automotive skills by working as a service technician at independent shops and automobile dealerships. In addition to Auto Fundamentals, Mr. Stockel is the coauthor of several automotive technology titles, including Auto Brakes and Auto Suspension and Steering.

Chris Johanson - has been involved in the automotive service business for more than 35 years, as a technician, instructor, and author. He has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts Education and has written several books on the subject of automotive technology. Mr. Johanson is an ASE-certified master technician and also has ASE certifications in Advanced Engine Performance and Light Vehicle Diesel Engines.


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