Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis and Service, 7th Edition

Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis and Service, published by Pearson, has been updated and expanded to address today’s technologies. The book has also been revised to enhance its legibility so readers can gain the most from engaging with the text.

  • Meets the latest ASE Education Foundation tasks
  • All chapters updated with the latest technologies
  • New topics added to 23 chapters
  • 500+ new full-color photos and line drawings
  • Online tools empower students through greater participation

Automotive Technology Curriculum with Digital Integration

In-depth coverage of ASE® certification objectives and a relatable style prepare students for careers in the automotive field.

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Greater Visualization

Diagrams throughout the text help students to visualize complex concepts and basic automotive design.


Conceptual Reinforcement

Chapters are structured to provide reviews and quizzes at the end to make sure students hold onto important ideas they will need in the working world.


Prepare Students for Certification

Automotive Technology meets the standards for the Automotive Service Excellence® Certification.

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Student Empowerment Online

Pearson Revel® provides an engaging combination of author content, media, and assessments.

Automotive Technology CTE Teaching Solutions

  • Improved Hybrid Vehicle Section
  • Updated Brake Chapter
  • New Standards
  • Upgraded Power Steering Section

Improved Hybrid Vehicle Section

  • Battery and Plug-in Chapters
    The textbook now has two new chapters covering Hybrid High-Voltage Batteries and Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to meet the demands of an evolving marketplace.

Updated Brake Chapter

  • Everything in One Place
    Students can now access all lessons and information related to brake principles in one chapter, including details on brake friction materials.

New Standards

  • Labeling Requirements
    OSHA®’s hazardous chemical labeling requirements have been updated in the appropriate chapter.

Upgraded Power Steering Section

  • Better Material Coverage
    In the new edition, the hydraulic and electric power steering chapters were built up and split into two chapters for better coverage of the material.

Online Platform for your Automotive Technology Curriculum


Pearson Revel® delivers an engaging blend of author content, media, practice and assessment all in one continuous experience. Revel is mobile and user-friendly, so students can learn on the go – anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Additional Automotive Technology Resources

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Frequently asked questions about Automotive Technology

  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?
    Grades 9-12
  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for Auto Technology education courses.
  • Who authors Automotive Technology?
    Author, Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of Automotive Technology. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician (A1-A9), plus G1, L1, and L3, holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device and has authored 18 textbooks on automotive technology.
  • Does the course align to any industry certifications?
    Automotive Technology meets the standards for the Automotive Service Excellence® Certification.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include: Instructor’s Resource Manual, Pearson Revel® Teacher Access, TestGen® Test Bank, Visual Aid PowerPoint® presentations, ASE Correlated Task Sheets, and Image Bank.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Student digital access to Pearson Revel® can be purchased for 1 or 6 years.
  • Is institutional licensing offered for Automotive Technology on Pearson Revel®?
    Yes, selecting the institutional licensing option means that students will not need an access code to join their course. Contact your Savvas Account Manager for more details.

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