Modern Automotive Technology details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. This comprehensive text uses a building-block approach that starts with the fundamental principles of system operation and progresses gradually to complex diagnostic and service procedures. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations help students learn quickly and easily. The 2000 edition provides thorough coverage of the latest developments in the automotive field, including OBD II diagnostics, enhanced emissions testing, misfire monitoring, air bag systems, anti-lock brakes, and security systems. Organized around the eight ASE automobile test areas, this text is a valuable resource for students preparing for a career in automotive technology, as well as experienced technicians preparing for ASE Certification/Recertification Tests.James E. Duffy is the author of 'Modern Automotive Technology (Workbook)' with ISBN 9781566376112 and ISBN 1566376114.