The book is an excellent introduction to the anatomy of an automobile and the functions of its major and minor components. It brings together all the conventional and modern concepts in automobile engineering in a clear, practical style appropriately supported by line sketches, isometric views, cut-away diagrams and photographs. All the recent advances in automobiles such as automatic transmission, anti-lock braking system, traction control, power-assisted brakes, power steering, electric car, electronic control concepts, special fuels, and modern materials are also covered. Important tips for troubleshooting and maintenance are also given in a separate chapter.
The text is designed to provide students with an excellent foundation in automobile engineering, and also to serve as a useful reference for industry personnel engaged in design, manufacturing, repair, maintenance, and marketing of automobiles.
As a textbook, it caters to the requirement of undergraduate students of mechanical engineering for their paper on Automobile Engineering. For those pursuing degree and diploma courses in the Automobile Engineering branch, this book is an excellent introduction for more advanced studies on different systems of automobiles.