Automotive Brake Systems / Edition 4

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This revised text focuses on diagnostic procedures for and skill development within the area of automotive brake systems. Use of photo sequences and an accompanying multimedia CD-ROM assist in covering the material necessary for the Brake System (A5) area of certification as specified by ASE and NATEF The CD includes sound, animation, color photo sequences with narration, a waveform library, a glossary of automotive terms, sample ASE questions, sample worksheets, and the ASE (NATEF) task list for Automotive Brake Systems.

The accompanying worktext helps students to apply the material to everyday activities and typical service and testing procedures. Also included with the text is a coupon entitling the owner to free access to an ASE test preparation site for an extended time period, enabling students to study at their own pace.

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Editorial Reviews

This textbook focuses on diagnostic procedures for and skill development within the area of automotive brake systems. The second edition adds 13 photo sequences and answers to frequently asked questions. The CD-ROM contains color photo sequences with narration, a waveform library, and sample ASE questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131748033
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Series: MyAutomotiveLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Vehicle Construction, Fasteners, and Safety.
2. Braking System Principles, Components, and Operation.
3. Master Cylinders and Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Service.
4. Wheel Bearings and Service.
5. Drum Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
6. Disc Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
7. Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
8. Machining Brake Drums and Rotors.
9. Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service.
10. ABS Components and Operation.
11. ABS Diagnosis and Service.
Appendix 1: ASE-Style Sample Test.
Appendix 2: Lug Nut Tightening Torque Chart.
Appendix 3: English-Metric (SI) Conversion Chart.
Appendix 4: Decimal Equivalents.
Appendix 5: Shoe, Drum Diameter Chart.
Appendix 6: Automotive Names and Addresses.
Appendix 7: "Machine to" Dimension for Drums and Rotors.
Answers to Even-Numbered ASE Certification-Type Questions.
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