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Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success.
Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance covers content and topics specified for both Electrical/Electronic System (A6) and Engine Performance (A8) by ASE/NATEF, as well as the practical skills that technicians must master to be successful in the industry. Tomorrow’s automotive professionals get a firm background in the principles and practices of diagnosing and troubleshooting automotive electrical, electronic, and computer systems in a clear, concise format at a level of detail that far exceeds most other texts in the area. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students—and ideal as a reference and resource for today’s automotive technicians—Halderman’s text uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide readers through actual, on-the-job procedures.
To ensure that readers are current, all of the content has been updated to correlate to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas; many new full-color line drawings and photos have been added; a new chapter covers gasoline direct injection (GDI) systems; and new, updated, or expanded information has been included on OSHA hazardous chemical labeling requirements; electrical circuits; GM low-speed GMLAN; fuel pump diagnosis; fuel injection diagnosis; OBDII diagnosis; permanent (Mode $0A) diagnostic trouble codes; and electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charging. Four new appendixes provide a sample Electrical/Electronic systems ASE-type certification test with answers; a sample A8 Engine Performance ASE-type certification test with answers; an NATEF correlation chart showing all MLR, AST, and MAST tasks for electrical/electronic systems (A6) in one chart; and an NATEF correlation chart showing all MLR, AST, and MAST tasks for engine performance (A8) in one chart.
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Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim also holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is also Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks, all published by Pearson Education. Jim has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences, including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA). He is also a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University.
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