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Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems

2nd Edition

By Tom Denton


368 pages | 929 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415725781
pub: 2017-08-25
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pub: 2017-08-25
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The second edition of Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems concentrates on core technologies to provide the essential information required to understand how different vehicle systems work. It gives a complete overview of the components and workings of a vehicle from the engine through to the chassis and electronics. It also explains the necessary tools and equipment needed in effective car maintenance and repair, and relevant safety procedures are included throughout.

Designed to make learning easier, this book contains:

  • Photographs, flow charts and quick reference tables
  • Detailed diagrams and clear descriptions that simplify the more complicated topics and aid revision
  • Useful features throughout, including definitions, key facts and ‘safety first’ considerations.

In full colour and with support materials from the author’s website (, this is the guide no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without.


"The new mechanical and electrical systems book is at the correct level for all our FE students. Our HE students will also use this for reference material"

Kieran Reeves, Blackpool and Fylde College

"This book will be very useful to our students throughout their two year course"

Nick Armstrong, Easton College

"Absolutely superb, excellent illustrations and pictures and well written text"

Graham Lawton, Sheffield City College

"Excellent content and very appropriate"

Mark Butcher, Wakefield College

"Clear well structured text. Good illustrations and key facts and definitions are an excellent touch"

David King, Wiltshire College

'Written in plain engineering language and supported with good quality illustrations' Terry Milic, Bridgend College

'Text accompanied by full colour photos and diagrams. Key facts are useful for revision aid. Up to date content and includes some Hybrid / Electric Vehicle technology' David Symes, Exeter College

'Very good book which is easy to read and well laid out' Darren Armstrong, PETROC

'An excellent book with detailed explanations and diagrams. It helps the learners to understand modern vehicle technology and presents it in a visually appealing format. It can be used for in depth research or to give a brief overview of a particular topic. I will highly recommend this book to my learners and set home study tasks around it.'

Simon Ennew, Middlesbrough College

'Excellent graphics and clear text. Most students are able to use without further explanation' Frank Tomline, City College Brighton and Hove

Table of Contents


About the author


Chapter 1. Overview and introduction

Chapter 2. Engine systems

Chapter 3. Electrical systems

Chapter 4. Chassis systems

Chapter 5. Transmission systems

Chapter 6. Automotive Technology Academy

About the Author


Tom Denton is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry and a Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers and of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has written over 20 textbooks, along with support materials, and world-leading eLearning courses.

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