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Best Automotive Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Automotive books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

How Cars Work (1999)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedHow Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems.
Author(s): Tom Newton

Kelley Blue Book Consumer Guide Used Card Edition: Consumer Edition (Official Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide Consumer Edition) (2016)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedNow published quarterly, the Consumer Edition of the Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide includes current trade-in values, private party values, and suggested retail values on more than 10,000 models of used cars, trucks, and vans. Covering 15 model years, the book includes VINs, original list prices, easy-to-use equipment schedules with values for optional equipment, and a table of acceptable mileage ranges by year.
Author(s): Blue Book, Kelley

Automotive Steering, Suspension, Alignment &  NATEF Correlated Job Sheets for Auto Steering, Suspension, Alignment (2013)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedPackage consists of:    0132747766 / 9780132747769 Automotive Steering, Suspension, Alignment 0132845245 / 9780132845243 NATEF Correlated Job Sheets for Auto Steering, Suspension, Alignment
Author(s): James D. Halderman

Automotive Engines: Diagnosis, Repair, Rebuilding (2018)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedGain the technical expertise, practical skills, and industry knowledge you need for career success! AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR, AND REBUILDING, Eighth Edition, features comprehensive coverage of the theory of operation, diagnosis, repair, and rebuilding of automotive engines.
Author(s): Tim Gilles

Chilton Total Car Care Toyota Corolla 2003-2011 Repair Manual (2012)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedTotal Car Care is the most complete, step-by-step automotive repair manual you’ll ever use. All repair procedures are supported by detailed specifications, exploded views, and photographs. From the simplest repair procedure to the most complex, trust Chilton’s Total Car Care to give you everything you need to do the job. Save time and money by doing it yourself, with the confidence only a Chilton Repair Manual can provide.
Author(s): Chilton

Mercedes Benz C Class (Chilton’s Repair Manual) (2008)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedTotal Car Care is the most complete, step-by-step automotive repair manual you’ll ever use. All repair procedures are supported by detailed specifications, exploded views, and photographs. From the simplest repair procedure to the most complex, trust Chilton’s Total Car Care to give you everything you need to do the job. Save time and money by doing it yourself, with the confidence only a Chilton Repair Manual can provide.
Author(s): Chilton

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems (Workbench Series) (2009)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedOften, wiring and electrical work intimidate automotive do-it-yourselfers more than anything else. It’s not mechanical, and therefore, it’s unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and to an untrained enthusiast they can do unpredictable things.
Author(s): Tony Candela

Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing (9th Edition) (Automotive Systems Books) (2017)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedAutomotive Engines: Theory and Servicing, 9/e, covers the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. From shop safety and environmental and hazardous materials, to engine assembly, engine installation, and break-in, readers learn the specifics of automotive engine rebuilding, machining, and repair in a new edition of the text long-recognized as a leader in the field.
Author(s): James D. Halderman

ASE Correlated Task Sheets for Automotive Technology (2019)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback: 480 pages Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (May 13, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0135257417 ISBN-13: 978-0135257418 Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.4 x 11 inches Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #187776 in Textbooks Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Author(s): James D. Halderman

2020 Collector Car Price Guide (2019)

 Best Automotive Books Reviewed & RankedCar values fluctuate wildly, never more so than in our current economic environment. Pricing information is a must for collectors, restorers, buyers, sellers, insurance agents and a myriad of others who rely on reliable authoritative data.
Author(s): Old Cars Report Price Guide Editors

Best Automotive Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some automotive books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Vibration-based condition monitoring : industrial, automotive and aerospace applications

Author(s): Robert Bond Randall
ID: 3008762, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 26 Mb, Format: pdf

Advanced automotive fault diagnosis : automotive technology: vehicle maintenance and repair

Author(s): Tom Denton
ID: 2602457, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 65 Mb, Format: pdf

Automotive Systems: Principles and Practice

Author(s): G.K. Awari; V.S. Kumbhar; R.B. Tirpude
ID: 2859094, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2021, Size: 55 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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