Auto Fundamentals Hardcover – Jan 2000
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The most surprising feature is the book's readability. For starters, the grammar and spelling are great, with no typos or conflicting information, which is (sadly) exceptional for this sort of small-press technical book. The text flows nicely from one topic to the next, complemented by the ample diagrams and photos. It's rare that I find myself not wanting to put down a industrial textbook, but this one kept me turning pages.
The book deals primarily with the 'theoretical' side of auto mechanics, meaning that it answers questions like 'What is x?', 'What does y do?', and 'Why did they do z this way?' rather than 'How do I fix component x on a y model car built in year z?' But the text is plainly oriented toward working mechanics (unlike Bosch's Automotive Handbook), offering much practical info as well as many general rules and guidelines of interest to mechanics.
In short, if you want to learn how automobiles work with a view toward fixing them, you can't go wrong with this book. If you were born with a wrench in your hand, you probably won't learn a lot here, but anyone else from neophyte to advanced intermediate will get his money's worth.
This book covers everything, including engine, exhaust, electrical, coolant, suspention, braking, etc. It's even got a complete crash-course on basic electricity. Best of all, it's easy to understand, and is loaded full of diagrams. Must have for persons getting into an automotive field.
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As described.pretty much perfect condition.Very light writing on some pages.Published 19 months ago by Pride and Glory
This book is a good read for anyone who has an interest in automotive technology/mechanics. A begineer/novice will learn an immense amout, and an advanced person will find this... Read morePublished on July 16 2003 by GD
This book provides excellent explanations and great diagrams. But I feel that it provides so many details that it can be very confusing for a beginner like me. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2002 by karups
This book has clear explanations of the form and function of all the fundamental auto parts. Excellent for the beginner and a good reference for the intermediate and advanced auto... Read morePublished on June 16 2002 by Paul
I learned everything about cars from this books. The colors diagrams are very clear, and the text is novice-friendly. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2001 by Lu Wang
This book explains in detail almost anything a person would want to know about cars. It is great for the beginner to the intermediate mechanic. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2000 by Austin Sands
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