Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Automotive Engineering books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- How Cars Work (1999)
- Auto Math Handbook HP1554: Easy Calculations for Engine Builders, Auto Engineers, Racers, Students, and Per formance Enthusiasts (2011)
- Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling (1992)
- Modern Automotive Technology (2013)
- Engineers’ Practical Databook: A Technical Reference Guide for Students and Professionals (2018)
- Physics for Gearheads: An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power – with Examples from Motorsports (2015)
- Modern Automotive Technology Shop Manual (NATEF Standards) (2005)
- How to Design Cars Like a Pro (2010)
- Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics: Systems and Components, Networking and Hybrid Drive (Bosch Professional Automotive Information) (2013)
- How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition (2015)
- General Motors Malibu, 2004-2007 (Chilton’s Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (2007)
How Cars Work (1999)
How 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.
Auto Math Handbook HP1554: Easy Calculations for Engine Builders, Auto Engineers, Racers, Students, and Per formance Enthusiasts (2011)
A completely revised edition of the bestselling guide which includes updated photographs, math equations, and formulas, as well as new chapters on computer technology, racing, aerodynamics, suspension, and chassis dynamics.
In most forms of racing, cornering speed is the key to winning. On the street, precise and predictable handling is the key to high performance driving. However, the art and science of engineering a chassis can be difficult to comprehend, let alone apply. Chassis Engineering explains the complex principles of suspension geometry and chassis design in terms the novice can easily understand and apply to any project.
Modern Automotive Technology (2013)
The includes a variety of questions, in various formats, to help reinforce the student’s understanding of the material presented in the textbook chapters. Step-by-step jobs in the Workbook guide students through important service and repair procedures. These jobs help students develop the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the field.
This databook is an essential handbook for every engineering student or professional.Engineers’ Practical Databook provides a concise and useful source of up-to-date essential formula, charts, and data for the student or practising engineer, technologist, applied mathematician or undergraduate scientist.
Physics for Gearheads: An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power – with Examples from Motorsports (2015)
As a gearhead, you have a secret advantage when it comes to understanding physics: you see it at work every time you solve a problem with your car or watch a motorsports event. The experience you already have tuning cars or motorcycles is your virtual physics lab.
The Modern Automotive Technology Shop Manual contains 178 jobs that are grouped into 48 projects. Each project contains the jobs required to diagnose and service a specific automotive system or component, providing initial training for employment as an entry-level automobile technician.
This comprehensive new edition of How to Design Cars Like a Pro provides an in-depth look at modern automotive design. Interviews with leading automobile designers from Ford, BMW, GM Jaguar, Nissan and others, analyses of past and present trends, studies of individual models and concepts, and much more combine to reveal the fascinating mix of art and science that goes into creating automobiles.
Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics: Systems and Components, Networking and Hybrid Drive (Bosch Professional Automotive Information) (2013)
This is a complete reference guide to automotive electrics and electronics. This new edition of the definitive reference for automotive engineers, compiled by one of the world’s largest automotive equipment suppliers, includes new and updated material. As in previous editions different topics are covered in a concise but descriptive way backed up by diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables enabling the reader to better comprehend the subject.
A Fully Revised Guide to Electronics Troubleshooting and RepairRepair all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analog antiques, with help from this updated book. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, offers expert insights, case studies, and step-by-step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru.
Total 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.
Best Automotive Engineering Books You Should Enjoy
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Proceedings of China SAE Congress 2019: Selected Papers
Author(s): China Society of Automotive Engineers
ID: 2883338, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 69 Mb, Format: pdf
Vehicle and Automotive Engineering 3: Proceedings of the 3rd VAE2020, Miskolc, Hungary
Author(s): Károly Jármai, Katalin Voith
ID: 2883511, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 86 Mb, Format: pdf
Advances in Automotive Technologies: Select Proceedings of ICPAT 2019
Author(s): M. Razi Nalim, R. Vasudevan, Sameer Rahatekar
ID: 2884090, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.