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Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Classroom and Shop Manual Prepack, 6th Edition

  • Ken Pickerill
  • ISBN-10: 1285429702  |  ISBN-13: 9781285429700
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • © 2015 | Published
  • List Price = $ 171.95
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Overview

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS is a comprehensive text that equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair today's brake systems. Using a unique two-volume approach, the first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of the total brake system, subsystem, and components, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes—the Sixth Edition also aligns with the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-color drawings, photos, and schematics show modern brake technology and applications in accurate detail, bringing chapter material to life and making even complex concepts and procedures easier to understand and apply.
  • Thorough coverage of the 2012 NATEF Automobile Program Standards for Brakes, providing ideal preparation for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing ASE certification—as well as offering a reliable, up-to-date reference for today's technicians.
  • Detailed information on increasingly common technology, such as ABS within a vehicle stability system, prepares students for a seamless and successful transition from the classroom to the professional repair shop.

Table of Contents

CLASSROOM MANUAL.
1. Brake System Fundamentals.
2. Principles and Theories of Operation.
3. Related Systems: Tire, Wheels, Bearings, and Suspensions.
4. Master Cylinder and Brake Fluid.
5. Hydraulic Lines, Valves, and Switches.
6. Power Brake Systems.
7. Disc Brakes .
8. Drum Brakes.
9. Parking Brakes.
10. Electrical Braking Systems.

SHOP MANUAL.
1. Brake Safety.
2. Brake Service Tools and Equipment.
3. Related System Service.
4. Master Cylinder and Brake Fluid Service.
5. Hydraulic Line, Valve, and Switch Service.
6. Power Brake Service.
7. Disc Brake Service.
8. Drum Brake Service.
9. Parking Brake Service.
10. Electrical Brake Systems.

What's New

  • Extensive updates to reflect new and emerging technology and service techniques, including material on hybrid vehicles, brake by wire systems, and electric brakes.
  • New and revised information to align with NATEF's 2012 accreditation model, including updating job sheets to reflect specific AST and MAST tasks as practiced by today's automotive technicians.
  • New photos and procedures have been added to provide a current and comprehensive review of brake service and repair, providing valuable reinforcement of chapter material for today's visual learners.
  • New information on stability control, active braking, and regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, reflecting advances in technology and current industry standards and best practices.
  • Numerous new study review questions are included to help students review chapter material, assess their understanding of key concepts and procedures, and identify any areas that need additional reinforcement.

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Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285429710 | ISBN-13: 9781285429717)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS is a comprehensive text that equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair today's brake systems. Using a unique two-volume approach, the first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of the total brake system, subsystem, and components, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes—the Sixth Edition also aligns with the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks.

List Price = $144.95  | CengageBrain Price = $144.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285429737 | ISBN-13: 9781285429731)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS is a comprehensive text that equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair today's brake systems. Using a unique two-volume approach, the first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of the total brake system, subsystem, and components, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes—the Sixth Edition also aligns with the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks.

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Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Classroom Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285429710 | ISBN-13: 9781285429717)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS is a comprehensive text that equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair today's brake systems. Using a unique two-volume approach, the first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of the total brake system, subsystem, and components, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes—the Sixth Edition also aligns with the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks.

List Price = $144.95  | CengageBrain Price = $144.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Shop Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285429737 | ISBN-13: 9781285429731)

The 6th Edition of TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS is a comprehensive text that equips readers to confidently understand, diagnose, and repair today's brake systems. Using a unique two-volume approach, the first volume (Classroom Manual) details the theory and application of the total brake system, subsystem, and components, while the second (Shop Manual) covers real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information. Known for its comprehensive coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, the text is an ideal resource to prepare for success as an automotive technician or pursue ASE certification. Now updated with extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques—including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes—the Sixth Edition also aligns with the NATEF 2012 accreditation model, including job sheets correlated to specific AST and MAST tasks.

List Price = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ken Pickerill

Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1 and X1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering the training field, and he has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.