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Automotive Braking Systems
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): Nicholas Goodnight, Automotive Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284102123
  • Paperback    320 pages      © 2019
Price: $89.95 US List
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Automotive Braking Systems, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, teaches students the knowledge and skills they need to effectively maintain, diagnose, and repair braking systems. Employing a “strategy-based diagnostic” approach, it guides students through the basic components of automotive brake design before discussing strategies for navigating challenges in the shop.

  • Outcome focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets
  • Introduces foundational concepts of braking systems before advancing to more complex diagnostic topics
  • Covers all types of braking systems—from disc and drum brakes to hybrid vehicle brakes and electronic brake control—in logical, understandable modules
  • Includes the latest braking technology and innovations, from collision avoidance to regenerative braking and lane assist
  • Contains detailed illustrations of complex parts and systems to enhance student comprehension
  • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools

Pairing essential theory with practical advice from experienced technicians, Automotive Braking Systems prepares students for ASE certification and success in the shop.

Chapter  1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
Chapter  2  Principles of Braking
Chapter  3  Hydraulic Brake Systems
Chapter  4  Disc Brakes Systems
Chapter  5  Drum Brakes Systems
Chapter  6  Refinishing Brake Rotors and Drums
Chapter  7  Parking Brakes
Chapter  8  Power Assist Systems
Chapter  9  Wheel Bearing Service
Chapter  10  Hybrid Vehicle Braking Systems
Chapter  11  Advanced Braking Systems: Electronic Brake Control
Chapter  12  Electronic Stability Control Systems

Nicholas Goodnight-Automotive Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Nicholas Goodnight is an ASE Master Certified Automotive and Truck Technician and an Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. With over 17 years of industry experience, Nick brings his passion and expertise to teaching college students the workplace skills they need on the job. For the last six years Nick has taught in his local community of Fort Wayne and enjoys helping others succeed in their desire to become automotive technicians.  

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Kirk VanGelder

Kirk T. VanGelder is a Certified Automotive Technology Instructor at Cascadia Technical Academy, in Vancouver, Washington. With over 30 years of teaching experience at the high school and college level, Kirk encourages students to think critically, learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then search out the answers. In addition to Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice, he is the author of Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. He is passionate about helping students understand the science behind automotive technology so that they can continuously embrace emerging systems and technologies in the quickly changing automotive industry.

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