Preparing today’s automotive students
for career success!

Market-leading Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service has been fully updated and expanded to address the latest technology and automotive systems. Written to current ASE tasks and standards, the text covers the 8 major areas of automotive service in 136 concise chapters. Many chapters include practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences covering terminology, best practices, and on-the-job procedures. Now in the Sixth Edition are case studies that include the "Three Cs" (Complaint, Cause and Correction). The Sixth Edition includes 6 new chapters which include the latest automotive technology as well as breaking up long chapters into two shorter and easier to read chapters. It also includes 50 new videos (in Revel®) and over 100 new full color photos and line drawings to help bring the topics to life. 


About the author

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. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician (A1-A9), plus G1, L1, and L3, holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device and has authored 18 textbooks on automotive technology.


Each Section begins with a summary of the chapters in the section. Learning Objectives and Key Terms prepares students for the concepts and skills to be covered.

Frequent use of diagrams helps students visualize more complex concepts and basic automotive design.


Feature boxes such as Tech Tips and Frequently Asked Questions break up the text with useful extensions of learning on the topic.

Each chapter ends with a Review and Chapter Quiz to reinforce key concepts and assess students’ understanding.


Introducing Revel®

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With Revel, students read and practice in one continuous experience. Interactive content and assessments integrated throughout the narrative provide opportunities for students to explore and apply concepts. And Revel is mobile and user-friendly, so students can learn on the go – anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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Discipline: Career & Technical Education

Copyright: 2019

Grade(s): 9 - 12

Delivery Method: Blended (Print & Digital)

Funding Sources: Carl D. Perkins, ESSER

Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Sixth Edition

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