Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Automotive Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

“A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride.” — Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review   The outrageous inside story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car—from award-winning Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary; to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets; his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption; the world was ready for Car 2.0. So they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics more than once took the company he had initially funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds--and changed the future.

  • Author: Tim Higgins
  • Publisher: Doubleday (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0385545457
  • Dimensions: 6.39 x 1.4 x 9.58 inches

                 

2. CDL Study Guide 2020 and 2021: CDL Training Book 2020 and 2021 with Practice Test Questions for the Commercial Drivers License Exam [3rd Edition]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Test Prep Books' CDL Study Guide 2020 and 2021: CDL Training Book 2020 and 2021 with Practice Test Questions for the Commercial Drivers License Exam 3rd Edition Taking the CDL test? Want to get a good score? Written by Test Prep Books, this comprehensive study guide includes: Quick Overview Test-Taking Strategies Introduction Driving Safely Transporting Transporting Passengers Safely Air Brakes Combination Vehicles Doubles and Triples And More! Practice Questions Detailed Answer Explanations Studying is hard. We know. We want to help. You can ace your test. Each part of the test has a full review . This study guide covers everything likely to be on the CDL test. Lots of practice test questions are included. Miss one and want to know why? There are detailed answer explanations to help you avoid missing the same question a second time. Are you a bad test taker? Use your time wisely with the latest test-taking strategies . Don't settle for just learning what is on the test. Learn how to be successful with that knowledge. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips . This will help you save time and avoid making common mistakes on test day. Get your CDL study guide . It includes review material, CDL practice test questions, and test-taking strategies. It has everything you need for success.

  • Author: TPB Publishing
  • Publisher: Test Prep Books (July 24, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1628456677
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches

                 

3. Ford Ranger (1993-2011) & Mazda B2300/B2500/B3000/B4000 (1994-2009) Haynes Repai


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Each Haynes manual is written for the do-it-yourselfer and provides step-by-step instructions based on a complete disassembly of the vehicle.  This hands-on experience provides the reader with specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete engine overhaul.  The models and model years covered in this title are as follows: Ford Ranger, 1993-2011 Mazda B2300, 1994-2009 Mazda B2500, 1994-2009 Mazda B3000, 1994-2009 Mazda B4000, 1994-2009 This Haynes automotive repair manual includes 700+ photos and the following chapters:  Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance Chapter 2: Part A: Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) four-cylinder engines Chapter 2: Part B: Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) four-cyclinder engines Chapter 2: Part C: 3.0L V6 engine Chapter 2: Part D: 4.0L pushrod V6 engine Chapter 2: Part E: 4.0L SOHC V6 engine Chapter 2: Part F: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission Chapter 7: Part C: Transfer case Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

  • Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (June 15, 2013)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1620920497
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches

                 

4. Ford full-size petrol pick-ups F-150 2WD & 4WD (2004-2014) Haynes Repair Manual


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Inside this manual you will find routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.

  • Author: Haynes
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (June 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1620920947
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches

                 

5. Corvette Stingray: The Mid-Engine Revolution


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

The officially licensed  Corvette Stingray: The Mid-Engine Revolution chronicles the full development story behind Chevrolet’s re-imagined sports car with an engaging, detailed text and photography from GM’s archives and Corvette team members. Corvette is Chevrolet’s iconic performance car. Its importance to the brand cannot be overstated. Thus each new generation is sweated by Chevy’s designers, engineers, marketing staff, and executives to ensure that it sets the bar higher than the preceding version. With the eighth generation, Chevrolet has done more than raise the bar or move the goalpost—they’ve torn down the stadium and started from scratch. For the first time ever in a production version, the new Corvette features a mid-engine configuration. Though Corvette engineers have experimented with this engine placement over the past several decades, 2020 marks the first time GM has committed it to production cars. Corvette already had prodigious power on tap, but its front-engine configuration put some limitations on its handling and traction. The new mid-engine Corvette eliminates any final performance barriers and takes the battle to supercar rivals like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren. It’s the story every Corvette fan needs to read.

  • Author: Chevrolet
  • Publisher: Motorbooks (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-0760367438
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 1 x 11.15 inches

                 



6. Ford Super Duty Pick-up & Excursion for Ford Super Duty F-250 & F-350 Pick-ups & Excursion 999-10) Haynes Repair Manual: Includes Gasoline and Diesel Engines


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Each Haynes manual is written for the do-it-yourselfer and provides step-by-step instructions based on a complete disassembly of the vehicle.  This hands-on experience provides the reader with specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete engine overhaul.  The models and model years covered in this title are as follows: Ford Excursion, 2000-2005 Ford F-250 Super-Duty, 1999-2010 Ford F-350 Super-Duty, 1999-2010 Exclusions: Does not include F-450 or F-550 models This Haynes automotive repair manual includes 700+ photos and the following chapters:  Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up Chapter 2: Part A: Gasoline engines Chapter 2: Part B: Diesel engines Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel and exhaust systems for gasoline engines Chapter 4: Part B: Fuel and exhaust systems for diesel engines Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transaxles Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transaxle Chapter 7: Part C: Transfer case Chapter 8: Clutch and driveline Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspensions and steering systems Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

  • Author: J.J. Haynes
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1563928567
  • Dimensions: 8.45 x 0.75 x 11.05 inches

                 

7. Toyota pick-ups (1979-1995), 4Runner (1984-1995) & SR5 Pick-up (1979-1995) Hayne


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Each Haynes manual is written for the do-it-yourselfer and provides step-by-step instructions based on a complete disassembly of the vehicle.  This hands-on experience provides the reader with specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete engine overhaul.  The models and model years covered in this title are as follows: Toyota Pickup  1979 - 1995 Toyota SR5 Pickup  1979 - 1995 Toyota 4Runner 1984 – 1995 Exclusions:  Does not include diesel engine, T100 or Tacoma information This Haynes automotive repair manual includes 700+ photos and the following chapters:  Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance Chapter 2: Part A: Four-cylinder engine Chapter 2: Part B: V6 engine Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions control systems Chapter 7: Manual and automatic transmission, transfer case Chapter 8: Clutch and driveline Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems for 2WD and 4WD Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

  • Author: Haynes
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (February 1, 1998)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1563921513
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.62 x 10.5 inches

                 

8. Auto Repair and Maintenance: Easy Lessons for Maintaining Your Car So It Lasts Longer (Idiot's Guides)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Cars continue to be more complicated — and more costly to repair. Expert, Dave Stribling, gives readers the basic knowledge and a lot of know-how in Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance . Dozens of step-by-step, full-color photos and illustrations make DIY car repairs and maintenance so much easier, regardless of make or model. And when a repair calls for an expert, this book gives readers the knowledge they need to avoid unnecessary repairs and cost.

  • Author: Dave Stribling
  • Publisher: Alpha; Illustrated edition (August 4, 2015)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1615647620
  • Dimensions: 7.69 x 0.67 x 9.19 inches

                 

9. Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner & T100 Haynes Repair Manual: All 2WD and 4WD models


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

Each Haynes manual is written for the do-it-yourselfer and provides step-by-step instructions based on a complete disassembly of the vehicle.  This hands-on experience provides the reader with specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete engine overhaul.  The models and model years covered in this title are as follows: Toyota T100  1993 - 1998   Toyota Tacoma 1995 - 2004 Toyota 4Runner 1996 – 2002 This Haynes automotive repair manual includes 700+ photos and the following chapters:  Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance Chapter 2: Part A: Four-cylinder engines Chapter 2: Part B: V6 engines Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems Chapter 7: Manual and automatic transmission, transfer case Chapter 8: Clutch and driveline Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

  • Author: Robert Maddox
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc. (February 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1563926266
  • Dimensions: 8.33 x 0.83 x 10.63 inches

                 

10. Luxury and Speed: World's Greatest Cars


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Engineering - August 2021

From the 1907 Ford Model K to the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, experience 78 famous rides via informative text and impressive photography . Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benzes, Lincolns, Ferraris, Jaguars, plus unexpected rarities from Scripps-Booth, Isotta Fraschini, Delage, Healey, and Kaiser. Cars range from the early twentieth century to 2019. Each entry describes key performance advancements and provides entertaining facts and figures. Four pages are devoted to each car. Hardcover, 320 pages

  • Author: Publications International Ltd.
  • Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. (September 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1640303744
  • Dimensions: 9.38 x 1.25 x 11.81 inches