Preface to the Fifth Edition

Preface to the Fifth Edition

Preface to the Fifth Edition Present-day production of motor vehicles in all parts of the world necessitates the availability of fully trained servic...

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Preface to the Fifth Edition

Present-day production of motor vehicles in all parts of the world necessitates the availability of fully trained service mechanics if these vehicles are to be maintained in a state of efficiency and ensure a viable capital investment for the company or private owner. The development of the natural resources of many home and overseas areas relies largely on the satisfactory operation of commercial and public service vehicles, and this, in turn, is entirely dependent on correct maintenance and repair. In recent years the replacement of complete assemblies - rather than the repair of individual items from the unit - has become the mechanic's standard procedure. With the increasing application of the micro­ computer to motor vehicle control systems, fault diagnosis has necessarily become more sophisticated. However, in spite of such changes, a simple and clear understanding of basic principles remains fundamental to satisfactory work and to job satisfaction. Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook covers various City and Guilds course syllabuses. Special attention has been paid to preserving the balance between theory and practice, a sound knowledge of both being essential to the art of diagnosis. The book will also prove useful to those engaged in the maintenance, repair and overhaul sections of the motor industry, as well as to motorists who wish to know more about their vehicles. For this Fifth Edition the text has been substantially revised and is illustrated by over 200 line illustrations. The SI system of units is employed throughout and, as a few non-SI units remain in motor vehicle usage, a comprehensive conversion table is included. F. K. Sully