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Auto Brakes, A5, 3rd Edition

Auto Brakes, A5, 3rd Edition
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By: Chris Johanson and Martin T. Stockel

ISBN: 978-1-60525-049-6
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2008
Subject: Automotive
Grade Level: 11-14
Retail Price: $96.00
School Price: $72.00


Auto Brakes explains the theory, operation, diagnosis, and service of modern brake systems. Coverage includes the latest developments in the area of brakes technology, including anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and traction control systems (TCS). This text can be used to learn brake system theory and service for ASE test preparation. Content is correlated to the NATEF Task List.
  • Extensive coverage of conventional and anti-lock brakes.
  • Review and ASE-type questions in all chapters.
  • Heavily illustrated to reinforce important concepts.
  • Uses logical troubleshooting processes in service chapters.
  • Textbook includes NATEF Standards Job Sheets on CD, with more than 180 pages of A5-related job sheets.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Brake Systems
  2. Shop Safety and Environmental Protection
  3. Brake Tools, Shop Equipment, and Service Information
  4. Hydraulic System Fundamentals
  5. Master Cylinders, Calipers, and Wheel Cylinders
  6. Master Cylinder, Caliper, and Wheel Cylinder Service
  7. Power Assist Units
  8. Power Assist Unit Service
  9. Hydraulic Valves, Switches, Lines, and Hoses
10. Hydraulic Valve, Switch, Line, and Hose Service
11. Friction Brake Theory
12. Disc Brake System Components and Operation
13. Disc Brake Service
14. Drum Brake System Components and Operation
15. Drum Brake Service
16. Wheel Bearings and Oil Seals
17. Wheel Bearing and Oil Seal Service
18. Parking Brakes
19. Parking Brake Service
20. Brake System Electrical and Electronic Components
21. Anti-Lock Brake and Traction Control System Components and Operation
22. Anti-Lock Brake and Traction Control System Service
23. Troubleshooting Brake Systems
24. ASE Certification
25. Career Preparation

Look Inside

Text-includes NATEF Standards Job Sheets on CD
   sample Introduction (PDF, 313 KB)
   sample Job 5 (PDF, 847 KB)
   sample Job 20 (PDF, 621 KB)
   sample Chapter 9 (PDF, 497 KB)
   sample Chapter 13 (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 13 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

Chris Johanson - has been involved in the automotive service business for more than 35 years, as a technician, instructor, and author. He has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts Education and has written several books on the subject of automotive technology. Mr. Johanson is an ASE-certified master technician and also has ASE certifications in Advanced Engine Performance and Light Vehicle Diesel Engines.

Martin T. Stockel - received his degree from College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California, and completed additional automotive-related coursework at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He honed his automotive skills by working as a service technician at independent shops and automobile dealerships. In addition to Auto Fundamentals, Mr. Stockel is the coauthor of several automotive technology titles, including Auto Brakes and Auto Suspension and Steering.


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