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Best Books on Car Mechanics

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How Cars Work
Tom Newton - 1999-10-11
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Learn How Cars Work with this illustrated primer, covering the 250 most important car parts and how they work. Perfect for teenagers, this mini-textbook includes simple line drawings, a glossary, and a test after each chapter. Gain the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to intelligently talk with mechanics, understand shop manuals, and diagnose car problems. Written by a school psychologist, Tom Newton, How Cars Work is used by automotive professionals and can be found in adult literacy programs, high schools, and middle schools. Enjoy learning about cars with this fun and easy read!
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Auto Repair For Dummies
Deanna Sclar - 1999-09-30 (first published in 1976)
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This top-selling auto repair guide has been extensively updated and reorganized to make it easier than ever to find hands-on fix-it instructions. With a focus on important topics like hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, troubleshooting problems, and when to call a professional mechanic, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance. Sold over 400,000 copies, this illustrated how-to guide is perfect for new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics.
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Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems
Tony Candela - 2009-04-02
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Learn the ins and outs of automotive electrical systems with this comprehensive guide. From basic principles to more complex tasks like installing new circuits and repairing existing ones, this book has everything you need to become an electrical expert. Perfect for any DIY enthusiast looking to modify muscle cars, build hot rods, or add conveniences to modern performance vehicles.
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Automotive Technology
Principles, Diagnosis, and Service (Pearson Automotive Series)
James Halderman - 2011-04-28
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"Discover the ins and outs of Automotive Technology with this comprehensive guide. Covering all eight areas of automotive service, this book dives deep into practical skills and industry connections. Short chapters make it easy to learn and master the content, while visual aids bring concepts to life for technical trade students. Keep up with the latest information, including hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles, and prepare for ASE certification with this essential resource."
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Auto Repair and Maintenance
Easy Lessons for Maintaining Your Car So It Lasts Longer (Idiot's Guides)
Dave Stribling - 2015-08-04
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Discover how to maintain and repair your car with this comprehensive guide. In this book, car expert Dave Stribling provides step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations to help you troubleshoot common problems and make simple repairs that are universal to most makes and models. Learn how to avoid costly repairs by performing regular maintenance and tackle relatively inexpensive repairs with a few basic tools. With this book, you'll be well-equipped to make informed decisions when visiting a mechanic and avoid unnecessary expenses.
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Auto Body Repair Technology
James E. Duffy - 2008-01-28 (first published in 2003)
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This comprehensive guide to auto body repair technology covers everything from the latest automotive technology to industry best practices. The sixth edition includes new material on hybrid and electric vehicles and environmentally friendly paints. With clear explanations and detailed information, this proven guide is packed with full-color photos and illustrations to make complex concepts easy to understand. Whether you're a professional technician or a learner, this book has everything you need to succeed in collision repair, from initial evaluation and estimating to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing.
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Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, 5th Edition
Paul Dempsey - 2007-11-05 (first published in 1994)
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Learn how to troubleshoot and fix any diesel engine problem with this comprehensive guide. The fifth edition has been updated with the latest advances in diesel technology, including biodiesel and green fuels, and features step-by-step troubleshooting procedures, new engine repair procedures, and details on the latest turbocharging methods. With hundreds of drawings, schematics, and photographs, this hands-on resource equips you with all the techniques you need to keep diesel engines running in top condition.
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Auto Fundamentals
Martin W. Stockel - 1996-04-01
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Learn the ins and outs of the automotive industry with this comprehensive guide. Auto Fundamentals covers the design, construction, and operation of all major automotive systems, including the latest developments in collision avoidance and dual clutch transmissions. It also explores career paths and training sources within the industry. Whether you're just starting out or need to brush up on the basics, this textbook provides a solid foundation in automotive technology.
This comprehensive guide demystifies automotive electrical systems and explains how to diagnose and repair them. Written by an ASE Certified Master Technician, it covers everything from 12-volt systems to ignition and fuel injection, with a focus on collectible and classic cars. The book includes essential tools for diagnoses and repairs, as well as step-by-step diagrams and troubleshooting tips. Don't be left in the dark again when it comes to automotive electrics - this is the ultimate resource for understanding and solving electrical problems.
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Automotive Service
Inspection, Maintenance, Repair
Tim Gilles - 2011-01-19 (first published in 1998)
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This comprehensive guide, Automotive Service, offers a wealth of knowledge for those pursuing an automotive career. With coverage of all eight major course areas of automotive technology, including three new chapters on hybrid and electric vehicles, and the latest ASE Education Foundation's Automobile Program Standards, this best-selling book prepares readers for career success. Step-by-step procedures for trouble-shooting and repair, as well as clear explanations and high-quality art, make this an essential resource.
Automotive Engines by Tim Gilles
Auto Mechanics Fundamentals by Martin W. Stockel
Understanding Automotive Electronics by William Ribbens
Cool Cars by Quentin Willson
Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines AND Diesel Engines by Gus Wright
Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis by Tom Denton
Nissan Pickups, Xterra 2000-20001, Pathfinder1996-2001, and Frontier 1998-2001, by John Haynes
Automotive Chassis Systems by Halderman James D.
Today's Technician by Mark Schnubel
Today's Technician by Ken Pickerill
Today's Technician by Barry Hollembeak
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Classroom Manual for Hadfield's Today's Technician by Chris Hadfield