This online Automotive Technology (AT) Academy has been created by Tom Denton, a leading Automotive author with over 40 years of relevant experience, and 20 published textbooks that are used by students and technicians worldwide. More about the author here. The aims of the academy are to:

  • Improve automotive technology skills and knowledge
  • Provide free access to study resources to support the textbooks
  • Create a worldwide community of automotive learners
  • Freely share automotive related information and ideas
  • Reach out to learners who are not able to attend school or college
  • Improve automotive training standards and quality


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Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis (4th ed.) explains the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components and examines diagnostic principles as well as the latest techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair.

Diagnostics, or fault finding, is an essential part of an automotive technician's work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostics skills.


Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems (5th ed.) become increasingly more complex and fundamental to the workings of modern vehicles, understanding these systems is essential for automotive technicians.

This fifth edition includes information on developments in pass-through technology, multiplexing, and engine control systems.


Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems (2nd ed.) concentrates on core technologies to provide the essential information required to understand how different vehicle systems work. It gives a complete overview of the components and workings of a vehicle.

It also explains the necessary tools and equipment needed in effective car maintenance and repair, and relevant safety procedures are included throughout.


Electric and hybrid vehicles is written specifically for automotive students, technicians and vehicle owners. It covers the basics but also goes into detail on key technologies such as batteries, hybrid layouts and motors.

Clear diagrams, photos and flow charts outline the charging infrastructure, how H/EV technology works, and how to repair and maintain hybrid and electric vehicles. Case studies are used to illustrate technologies in use.


This book begins with an overview of the subject, before outlining what is meant by alternative fuels, why they are necessary, and why climate change and associated legislation are key drivers. Details of how alternative fuels are made, the supply infrastructure, and how these vehicles work are all included.

A chapter on engine management includes coverage of combustion as an aid to understanding why changing the type of engine fuel is complex. Real-life case studies and examples illustrate different technologies in use.

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The revised and updated seventh edition of this best-selling reference manual on vehicle body repair brings the book up to date for the current body repair trade. It serves as a comprehensive guide covering the qualifications required by the modern student and apprentice, as well as providing the CPD essential for all working professionals.

The entire book is overhauled to reflect current industry trends with regards to materials, processes and procedures.  This book not only provides the knowledge and skills for body repair, it helps to develop a real understanding of the how and why behind this information.

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