Delivering complete coverage of ASE Education Foundations Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) program standards, this accessible, practical resource features material spanning the entire MLR task list, as well as many supplemental tasks entry-level technicians need to master. In addition to being thoroughly updated to align to the ASE Education Foundation 2022 Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) program standards, the Third Edition features color-coded safety information for easy reference, new content on advanced drive assistance systems (ADAS) and updated layouts and imagery to make content more appealing for todays visual learners. With an engaging writing style and abundant illustrations, this reader-friendly text makes even complex material easier to understand. Proven learning features are integrated into every chapter, including Word Walls highlighting key technical and industry terms and ASE review questions to help you prepare for professional certification exams. Giving you a solid grounding in both automotive competencies and academic and lifelong learning skills like math, science and communication, AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR, Third Edition, is the perfect choice to prepare you for classroom and career success.
Rob Thompson has been teaching high school automotive technology since 1995. He currently teaches 11th- and 12th-grade students in an ASE Education Foundation-accredited maintenance and light repair (MLR) program. His teaching career began in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College. Since 2007, Thompson has worked on numerous projects for Cengage Learning and is the author of AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR. He has also served on the board and is a past president of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.
1. Introduction to the Automotive Industry. 2. Safety. 3. Shop Orientation. 4. Basic Technician Skills. 5. Wheels, Tires and Wheel Bearings. 6. Suspension System Principles. 7. Suspension System Service. 8. Steering System Principles. 9. Steering System Service. 10. Brake System Principles. 11. Brake System Service. 12. Drum Brake System Principles. 13. Drum Brake System Inspection and Service. 14. Disc Brake System Principles. 15. Disc Brake System Inspection and Service. 16. Antilock Brakes, Vehicle Stability Control and Power Assist. 17. Electrical/Electronic System Principles. 18. Basic Electrical/Electronic System Service. 19. Starting and Charging System Principles. 20. Starting and Charging System Service. 21. Lighting and Electrical Accessories. 22. Engine Performance Principles. 23. Engine Mechanical Testing and Service. 24. Engine Performance Service. 25. Drivetrains and Transmissions. 26. Heating and Air Conditioning. 27. Vehicle Maintenance.