Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Classroom and Shop Manual Pre-Pack,
7th Edition

Ken Pickerill

ISBN-13: 9781337564526 | ISBN-10: 1337564524

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

List Price USD $109.95


This comprehensive resource includes everything you need to understand, diagnose, and repair today's brake systems with confidence--and prepare for ASE certification and career success as an automotive technician. In addition to thorough coverage, accurate and up-to-date details, and abundant illustrations, TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, CLASSROOM AND SHOP MANUAL PRE-PACK, Seventh Edition, offers a uniquely convenient two-volume approach. The first volume is a Classroom Manual covering the theory and application of the total brake system, subsystem, and components. Volume two is a Shop Manual that explores real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repairs, and is ideal for standalone use as a reference on the job. In addition to aligning with the ASE Education Foundation 2017 accreditation model, the Seventh Edition features job sheets correlated to specific MLR, AST and MAST tasks, and extensive information on new and emerging technology and techniques--including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes.

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Meet the Authors

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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 40 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.

  • The text features expanded coverage of many new, emerging, and evolving technologies important for today’s students and professionals to understand, including hybrid vehicles, brake by wire, and electric brakes.
  • The author has revised or replaced most end-of-chapter questions and added rejoinders to the Instructor's Companion site, ensuring that these important features are accurate, up-to-date, and effective for today’s learners.
  • Content in both volumes has been updated to align with the ASE Education Foundation 2017 accreditation model, and the Seventh Edition includes new job sheets related to specific MLR, AST and MAST tasks.
  • Wherever appropriate, illustrations and other visual elements have been added, updated, or improved to better complement chapter content and help students master and apply what they learn.
  • A unique two-volume format allows for comprehensive coverage with maximum convenience, dividing content between a Classroom Manual to instill basic knowledge of how systems work, and a Shop Manual to help students hone their practical skills through hands-on application.
  • Step-by-step photo sequences in the Shop Manual illustrate important shop procedures in a clear, sequential way to help students master essential skills quickly and confidently.
  • The text’s thorough coverage of the 2017 ASE Education Foundation Automobile Program Standards for Brakes provides ideal preparation for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing ASE certification--as well as 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.
  • Drawing on decades of experience as a professional technician, teacher, and trainer, the author communicates using a clear, engaging writing style that makes the material accessible for readers of all backgrounds and learning styles.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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.
11. Advanced Braking Systems

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.
11. Advanced Braking Systems.

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