Higher Education

Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual, 5th Edition

  • Cliff Owen Griffin Technical College in Griffin, Georgia
  • ISBN-10: 1435486552  |  ISBN-13: 9781435486553
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2001
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
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About

Overview

TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and repair procedures related to automotive brakes. Your students will benefit from this book's two-volume approach: a Classroom Manual that details the theories and application of the total brake system, sub-system, and components, combined with a corresponding Shop Manual that provides real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information about these systems. This book includes updated information on the latest materials used in brake systems as well as the latest information on current electronics. In addition, there is expanded coverage of electric braking systems that is general enough not to distract your students with highly detailed, manufacturer-specific information. The ASE Challenge questions at the end of each chapter of the Shop Manual and a Practice Exam in the Appendix will prepare your students for the ASE (A5) certification exam. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E, offers your students all the information they need to understand, diagnose, and repair most problems that might occur with today's brake systems.

Features and Benefits

  • Contains up-to-date drawings, photos, and schematics that show modern brake technology and applications in detail, and now in full color.
  • Provides coverage of the 2008 NATEF Automobile Program Standards for Brakes in the two Manuals.
  • Includes all new content on diagnosing electric parking brakes and electric braking systems in the Shop Manual.
  • Contains coverage of ABS within a vehicle stability system, which is appearing on more and more vehicles, preparing users for work in the industry.

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

  • Content updated to the 2008 NATEF Standards.
  • Includes an introduction to air brakes system that adds more dimension to the overall discussion of automotive and truck braking systems.
  • Includes a detailed examination of the latest electronic braking systems from Teves and the Teves version of vehicle stability.
  • Includes the latest information on design and use of electric/electronic braking systems, including their impact on the standard brakes and their incorporation into vehicle stability systems.
  • An all new full-color art program and text design for the fifth edition.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Brake Systems - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133074464  | ISBN-13: 9781133074465

List Price = $237.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $179.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
  • DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Brake Systems - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card
    List Price = $55.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25


ePack: Printed Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Brake Systems - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1305604709  | ISBN-13:  9781305604704

List Price = $285.95  | CengageBrain Price = $285.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
  • DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Brake Systems - Cengage Learning Hosted Instant Access Code
    List Price = $54.00  | CengageBrain Price = $54.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00


Bundle: Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 5th + Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician, 2nd + Today's Technichian: Automotive Suspension & Steering, 5th + Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems CM/SM, 5th

ISBN-10:  1111658676 | ISBN-13:  9781111658670

List Price = $795.95  | CengageBrain Price = $795.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $598.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach
    List Price = $173.95  | CengageBrain Price = $173.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.00
  • Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician
    List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00
  • Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25
  • Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual
    List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25


Supplements

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For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1435486544 | ISBN-13: 9781435486546)

The Instructors Resources DVD includes the following components to help instructors more efficiently manage their classroom time: Chapter presentations in PowerPoint with video clips, images and animations; Image Library including every photo and illustration from the two manuals; Computerized Test Bank with hundreds of modifiable questions; Instructor's Guide PDF with chapter outlines and answer keys; chapter-end questions in Word; NATEF correlation grids; Job Sheets from the Shop Manual as PDFs, and theory-based Worksheets for in-class or homework assignments

Cengage Learning Hosted WebTutorâ„¢ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111314233 | ISBN-13: 9781111314231)

List Price = $59.00  | CengageBrain Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00

Automotive Chassis  (ISBN-10: 1401856306 | ISBN-13: 9781401856304)

This user-friendly resource will thoroughly prepare readers to work in the important area of automotive technology known as chassis systems. It features accurate and up-to-date coverage of both brakes and suspension/steering in one complete volume. Technically precise drawings and photographs are prominently featured, supplying the visual support necessary for readers to grasp important principles and practices. The first half of the book is devoted to the latest information on brakes, including friction materials, drums, and rotors. The newest tire information is presented, followed by current suspension, steering, and wheel alignment material. The balance of the book is dedicated to front and rear wheel drive shafts and axles, and vibration analysis. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of worn and failed parts is emphasized throughout.

List Price = $185.95  | CengageBrain Price = $185.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.50

Student Supplements

Cengage Learning Hosted WebTutorâ„¢ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111314233 | ISBN-13: 9781111314231)

List Price = $59.00  | CengageBrain Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00

Automotive Chassis  (ISBN-10: 1401856306 | ISBN-13: 9781401856304)

This user-friendly resource will thoroughly prepare readers to work in the important area of automotive technology known as chassis systems. It features accurate and up-to-date coverage of both brakes and suspension/steering in one complete volume. Technically precise drawings and photographs are prominently featured, supplying the visual support necessary for readers to grasp important principles and practices. The first half of the book is devoted to the latest information on brakes, including friction materials, drums, and rotors. The newest tire information is presented, followed by current suspension, steering, and wheel alignment material. The balance of the book is dedicated to front and rear wheel drive shafts and axles, and vibration analysis. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of worn and failed parts is emphasized throughout.

List Price = $185.95  | CengageBrain Price = $185.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cliff Owen

Cliff Owen is a retired Program Coordinator of the Automotive Technology program at Griffin Technical College in Griffin, Georgia. He is currently an adjunct instructor with the same program and serves as a consultant to the Automotive Program at Flint River Technical College. He holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is an ASE Master Automotive Technician.