A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering and Maintenance 3e


Authors: Allan Bonnick, Derek Newbold

ISBN: 9780080969985

Copy Right Year:  2011

Pages:  504

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Taylor & Francis

SKU: 9780080969985 Category:


Flow charts, diagnostic case studies and detailed diagrams of how systems operate help you to understand the subjects covered

Step-by-step instruction and quick reference tables make learning quick and easy

Questions and answer help with revision and complete your understanding of the subject

This book covers the IMI Technical Award, Certificate and Diploma requirements plus NVQ automotive qualification requirements at levels 1,2 and 3

Additional information

Weight .7 kg
Dimensions 24 × 19 × 2 cm

Table of Content

Vehicle layouts and some simple vehicle structures

Engine principles

The main moving parts of an engine

Multi-cylinder engines

Firing orders and engine balance

Crankshaft, camshaft, and valve operating mechanisms

A petrol fuel system

Motor fuels


Petrol injection- introduction

Air supply and exhaust systems

Lubricants and engine lubricants

Cooling systems

Internal combustion engines

The compression ignition engine-diesel engine

Diesel fuel systems

Engine fault diagnosis


Electronically controlled automatic transmission

Suspension systems

Braking systems

Steering, wheels, and tyres

Power-assisted steering

Computer (ECU)-controlled systems

Electrical and electronic principles

Vehicle electrical systems

Ignition systems

Electrical systems and circuits

Electrical and electronic fault diagnosis

Nuts, bolts, and spanners

Measuring instruments and measurement

Motor industry organizations and career paths

Appendix A

Appendix B

List of acronyms


About The Author

Allan Bonnick is a motor vehicle education and training consultant, formerly Head of Motor Vehicle Engineering at Eastbourne College of Arts & Technology, UK


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