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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.

1. Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems (3rd Edition) (Professional Technician) (2011)

Best Automotive Books Reviewed & Rankedisdesigned specifically to correlate with the NATEF program.  This comprehensive, up-to-date text covers all aspects of automotive fuel and emissions. It emphasizes diagnosis and troubleshooting, and features tech tips and diagnostic stories throughout.   This title meets the needs for a textbook that combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area.  By combining these two complementary subjects into one comprehensive textbook, it is easier for the instructor to teach these topics and is cost effective for…
Author(s): James D. Halderman, James Linder

2. 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. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars…
Author(s): Tom Newton

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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. A veteran instructor with firsthand experience as a certified technician and machinist, the author focuses on universal repair techniques and case histories based on real-world scenarios you are likely to see in the field. Now updated with new, full-color images and…
Author(s): Tim Gilles

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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. Finally, here is an enthusiast’s guide that takes the mysteries and misunderstandings out of automotive electrical design, modification, diagnostics, and repair. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is the perfect book to unshroud the mysteries of automotive electrics and electronic systems. The basics of electrical principles,…
Author(s): Tony Candela

9. 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. Formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job.   This book is part of the Pearson…
Author(s): James D. Halderman

10. 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? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): James D. Halderman

11. 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. With well over 300,000 listings for domestic cars and light trucks, and various import vehicles manufactured between 1901 and 2012, this is the most thorough price guide on the market. This invaluable reference is for the serious car collector as well as anyone who wants to know the value of a collector car…
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 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.

Urban Shrinkage, Industrial Renewal and Automotive Plants

Author(s): Andreas Luescher, Sujata Shetty
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310122

Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering (AMMA 2018)

Author(s): Nicolae Burnete, Bogdan Ovidiu Varga
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 131 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311176

Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2018: Smart Systems for Clean, Safe and Shared Road Vehicles

Author(s): Jörg Dubbert, Beate Müller, Gereon Meyer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312356

Proceedings of the 19th Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference & SAE-China Congress 2017: Selected Papers

Author(s): Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE-China)
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 62 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313474

Impact Behavior and Pedestrian Protection of Automotive Laminated Windshield: Theories, Experiments and Numerical Simulations

Author(s): Jun Xu, Yibing Li
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313926

Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (I-DAD 2018): Volume 1

Author(s): U. Chandrasekhar, Lung-Jieh Yang, S. Gowthaman
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313982

Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (I-DAD 2018): Volume 2

Author(s): U. Chandrasekhar, Lung-Jieh Yang, S. Gowthaman
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313986

Two-Phase Flow for Automotive and Power Generation Sectors

Author(s): Kaushik Saha, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Koushik Ghosh, Sibendu Som
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314074

Sensors for Automotive and Aerospace Applications

Author(s): Shantanu Bhattacharya, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Om Prakash, Shailendra Singh
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314083

Advanced battery management technologies for electric vehicles

Author(s): Shen, Weixiang; Xiong, Rui
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2019, Size: 21 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2350175

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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