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Automotive Service Job Sheets for NATEF Task Mastery 2e

ISBN-13: 9781111137984 / ISBN-10: 1111137986

Chris Hadfield, Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2012
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Master the skills you need to succeed in the automotive industry, with nearly 200 hands-on lab and shop activities correlated to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) tasks for all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) systems. With content organized by technology area for convenient reference, this dynamic, full-color manual provides detailed illustrations with step-by-step instructions for all major service, diagnostic, and repair procedures, from engines to electronics. Extensive new and updated material makes the Second Edition of this valuable resource even more useful, with performance-based worksheets covering everything on the current NATEF Task List--more than 450 tasks in all! In addition, integrated assessment and critical thinking questions help you reflect on your work, enhance your understanding, and develop important real-world skills you can apply as a working automotive professional.


  • Numerous full-color photos throughout the text clearly illustrate each service, diagnostic, and repair procedure, providing a useful visual guide to the step-by-step tasks students will need to perform.
  • A numerical rating scale (0-4) and rubric at the end of each job sheet allows you to evaluate and record student performance quickly and easily.

1. The Automobile Industry.
2. Shop Procedures, Safety, Tools, and Equipment.
3. Vehicle Inspection.
4. Engine Operation and Service.
5. Cooling System Belts, Hoses, and Plumbing.
6. Electrical System Theory and Service.
7. Heating and Air Conditioning.
8. Engine Performance Diagnosis: Theory and Service.
9. Automotive Engine Service and Repair.
10. Brakes and Tires.
11. Suspension, Steering, and Alignment.
12. Drive Train.
  • The Second Edition features extensive new and updated content to provide inclusive coverage of the NATEF Task List, with nearly 200 hands-on activities encompassing more than 450 tasks in all eight ASE systems.
  • The text features an even stronger emphasis on critical thinking and forward assessment, with numerous task-specific questions to help students reflect on their work, deepen their understanding of the procedures, and build confidence in their growing skill set.
  • Standards-based formative assessment questions are integrated into every job sheet to make it easier to evaluate student progress and performance and identify any areas that may need reinforcement.
  • A new, text-specific Premium Website features electronic versions of the job sheets to offer convenient online access.
  • The text clearly identifies job sheets that cover closely connected or sequential procedures, giving students useful insights into the relationships among repair tasks as they are commonly performed by real-world technicians.
Chris Hadfield
Christopher Hadfield is currently director the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence. Previous to this appointment, he was dean of career and technical education in Brainerd, Minnesota, capping a decade of experience as an automotive technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including stints as department chair and program coordinator. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, and a retail store, as well as owning his own business. In addition to being ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in automotive engineering technology with a minor in manufacturing engineering technology from Minnesota State University Mankato, and he has a Master of Education degree in community college teaching and learning from the University of Illinois Urbana--Champaign. Combining high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Chris lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE & SYSTEMS and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE JOB SHEETS FOR NATEF TASK MASTERY.