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Based on the latest National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Automobile Accreditation Tasks Lists, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology offers comprehensive coverage of every task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking.
Automotive technicians needs to know how to safely and effectively perform maintenance, diagnose, and repair automobiles.
Fundamentals of Automotive Technology provides all of the critical knowledge and skills necessary for technicians to perform these essential tasks. Current Content2012 NATEF tasks are provided at the beginning of each chapter.
The task tables indicate the level of each task-Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Auto Service Technology (AST), and Master Auto Service Technology (MAST), and include page references for easy access to coverage. Relaxed, Readable TextbookFundamentals of Automotive Technology is written in a clear, accessible language creating a learning environment in which students are comfortable with the material presented.
That comfort level creates an effective and engaging learning experience for students, translating into better understanding and retention, ultimately leading to better pass rates. Reinforcement of ConceptsThis text is written on the premise that students require a solid foundation in the basics followed by appropriate reinforcement of the concepts learned.
Reinforcement is provided with written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of skills and procedures.
Each chapter also concludes with a comprehensive bulleted list summarizing the chapter content, and ASE-type questions to help students test critical thinking skills and gauge comprehension. Clear Application to Real-World PracticeCase studies begin each chapter, capturing students' attention and encouraging critical thinking.
Safety, Technician, and Caring for the Customer tip boxes provide real-world advice from experienced technicians.
Fundamentals of Automotive Technology gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter.
This approach makes it clear how all of this new information will be used in the shop.