Advancing technology continues to improve the operation and integration of the various systems of the automobile. These changes present ongoing challenges for students to become successful automotive technicians. The third Canadian edition of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach was designed and written to continue to prepare students for those challenges. This book concentrates on the need-to-know essentials of the various automotive systems-and how they have changed from the vehicles of yesterday- the operation of today's vehicles, and what to expect in the near future. New technology is addressed throughout the book, but some older technology remains in this edition as technicians will still see this technology in older vehicles. Each topic is explained in a logical way, slowly but surely. Many years of teaching have provided the author team of this text with a good sense of how students read and study technical material, as well as what draws their interest to a topic and keeps it there. This knowledge has been incorporated in the writing and the features of this book.