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Automotive Mechanics Vol. 1 - Ed May

Automotive Mechanics Vol. 1


Published: August 2009
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Product Description

This market leading Automotive Mechanics text has been completely updated with new and revised content covering all the most relevant developments in the Australian automotive industry.

The eighth edition of May and Simpson's Automotive Mechanics covers principles, applications and general servicing requirements that relate to passenger and light commercial vehicles. With full-colour illustrations and photographs, this new edition provides thorough coverage of the most relevant developments in the Australian automotive industry.

This renowned series addresses the requirements of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package (AUR05). A competency grid links the book's content to the Training Package's competencies to ensure teachers and students are meeting all necessary requirements. Click here to view the competency grid.

The two volumes of Automotive Mechanics encourage students' understanding by using practical explanations and design features such as safety tips, handy hints, review questions, technical terms and glossary.

Key Features

* Completely Australian content mapped to the relevant competencies in the AUR05 training package. Click Here to view the competency grid
* A brand new part covering Alternative Drive Systems, written in response to the increasing use of hybrid and fuel cell drive systems
* Coverage of the latest developments in audio and digital technology such as bluetooth navigation, hands-free mobile phones, GPS, DVD players, MP3s and iPods * Additional information on workshop safety, including handling hazardous materials, storage and emergency procedures
* Developments in new technology added to each chapter including direct injection LPG, 6-speed transmission and duel-clutch transmission
* Completely rewritten sections on engine management, fuel injection systems and ignition systems, including additional detail on oscilloscopes for diagnosis and testing
* Updated information on Environmental issues with legislative changes
* Full colour photos and illustrations

Automotive Mechanics, Volume 1 Part 1: Introduction to motor vehicles 1 Motor vehicle components 2 Workshop safety 3 Workshop practices 4 Tools and their use 5 Measuring and checking 6 Friction and bearings 7 Seals, gaskets and sealants 8 The environment and the automotive service industry

Part 2: Engines and engine systems 9 Engine fundamentals 10 Engine construction and components 11 Cooling system and service 12 Engine-lubricating systems 13 EFI fuel systems 14 Carburettor fuel systems 15 Gas fuel systems 16 Intake and exhaust systems

Part 3: Manual transmissions and drives 17 Clutches 18 Clutch service 19 Manual transmission and transaxles 20 Manual transmission and transaxle service 21 Drive lines and shafts 22 Rear axles and final drives 23 Rear-axles and final-drive service

Part 4: Running gear 24 Tyres, wheels and balance 25 Brakes 26 Brake service 27 Suspension systems 28 Suspension service 29 Steering systems 30 Steering-system service 31 Wheel alignment

Part 5: Maintenance 32 Fuels, fluids and lubricants 33 Service and maintenance 34 Basic mechanics and diagnosis

Part 6: Basics of the electrical system 35 Basic electrics 36 Effects and applications of electric currents 37 Basic electronics 38 The battery

Appendix: The SI system of measurement Common abbreviations Glossary Index

ISBN: 9780070271876
ISBN-10: 0070271879
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: August 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.96
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: Revised