2nd Edition

Automotive Technician Training: Theory

By Tom Denton, Hayley Pells Copyright 2022
    578 Pages 1653 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    578 Pages 1653 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    578 Pages 1653 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Automotive Technician Training is the definitive student textbook for automotive engineering. It covers all the theory and technology sections that students need to learn in order to pass levels 1, 2 and 3 automotive courses. It is recommended by the Institute of the Motor Industry and is ideal for courses and exams run by other awarding bodies. This revised edition overhauls the coverage of general skills and advanced diagnostic techniques, and includes a new chapter about electric and hybrid vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems.

    Information and activities are set out in sequence to meet teacher and learner needs, as well as qualification requirements. The book has been written to be used on its own or as part of a blended-learning approach. It also includes links to interactive activities, assessments and video footage on the IMI eLearning platform, for which a separate subscription is required.

    1. How to Use This Book

    2. Working Safely

    3. Automotive Industry

    4. Workshop Skills

    5. Maintenance

    6. Engine Systems

    7. Electrical Systems

    8. Chassis Systems

    9. Transmission Systems

    10. Diagnostics

    11. A Trending Future: Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles and ADAS


    Tom Denton is the leading automotive author in the UK with a teaching career spanning lecturer to head of automotive engineering in a large college. He has published over forty automotive textbooks since 1995 and all are bestsellers.

    Hayley Pells is an experienced MOT tester, owner/operator of award winning, Avia Sports Cars Ltd. She is a versatile automotive aftermarket writer, regularly published since 2017, an authoritative public speaker and consultant specialising in digital literacy, blended learning, and electric vehicle technology.

    "The writing is clear, concise and both authors' styles blend well... Useful for not just students cramming for their exams but also professionals wanting to re-cap their knowledge."

    -- Autotechnician Magazine

    It goes through the fundamentals of all areas of the automotive technician: from health and safety to the working environment, to tools and equipment to electrical systems to future systems.

    -- Carl Smith, Suffolk New College, UK