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Auto Brakes, 4th Edition

Auto Brakes, 4th Edition
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By: Chris Johanson and Martin T. Stockel

ISBN: 978-1-61960-731-6
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2015
Subject: Automotive
Grade Level: 11-14
Retail Price: $116.00
School Price: $87.00


Auto Brakes prepares students for service work by teaching the system parts, operating principles, and troubleshooting techniques needed for on-the-job success. It contains information on disc and drum brakes, anti-lock brake systems, and traction control systems.
  • Correlated to section A5 of the ASE Task List, Brakes.
  • Contains information on hydraulic system fundamentals and friction brake theory.
  • Details the use of brake tools and service equipment, including brake lathes, and pressure and vacuum bleeding equipment.
  • Covers disc and drum brake operation and service.
  • Includes a comprehensive chapter on anti-lock and traction control operation and service.
  • Covers OBD II as it related to ABS and TCS diagnosis.

Previous Edition
Auto Brakes, A5, 3rd Edition

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

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Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 12 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 19 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
Common Cartridge, 1yr. Individual Subscription
     LMS Integration (Web Link, Automotive)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 12 (PPS, 2.62 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


NATEF Standards
   PDF 2017 NATEF Automobile Service Technology (AST) Task List (PDF, 537 KB)
   PDF 2017 NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Task List (PDF, 622 KB)
   PDF 2017 NATEF Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) Task List (PDF, 633 KB)
   PDF Shop Manual: 2017 NATEF Automobile Service Technology (AST) Task List (PDF, 537 KB)
   PDF Shop Manual: 2017 NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Task List (PDF, 530 KB)
   PDF Shop Manual: 2017 NATEF Master Auto. Service Technology (MAST) Task List (PDF, 634 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

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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Text 512 978-1-61960-731-6 $116.00$87.00
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Shop Manual 204 978-1-61960-737-8 $36.00$27.00
Workbook 202 978-1-61960-735-4 $30.00$22.50
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