Brakes: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 26, 2012 - Medical - 232 pages
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With current content and dynamic features, Brakes: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology bridges the gap by meeting and exceeding the applicable 2012 National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Automobile Accreditation Task Lists for brakes. Automotive technicians need to know how to safely and effectively perform maintenance, diagnose, and repair brake systems on automobiles. Brakes: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology provides all of the critical knowledge and skills necessary for technicians of all levels to perform these essential tasks. Brakes: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology features: Current Content Applicable 2012 brakes tasks are provided at the beginning of each chapter. The task tables indicate the level of each task—Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR), Auto Service Technology (AST), and Master Auto Service Technology (MAST), and include page references for easy access to coverage. Relaxed, Readable Textbook Brakes: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology is written in a clear, accessible language creating a learning environment in which students are comfortable with the material presented. That comfort level creates an effective and engaging learning experience for students, translating into better understanding and retention, ultimately leading to better pass rates. Reinforcement of Concepts This text is written on the premise that students require a solid foundation in the basics followed by appropriate reinforcement of the concepts learned. Reinforcement is provided with written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of skills and procedures. Each chapter also concludes with a comprehensive bulleted list summarizing the chapter content, and ASE-Type questions to help students test critical thinking skills and gauge comprehension. The ASE-Type questions help students familiarize with the format of the ASE certification examination. Clear Application to Real-World Practices You Are the Automotive Technician case studies begin each chapter, capturing students’ attention and encouraging critical thinking. Safety, Technician, and Caring for the Customer tip boxes provide real-world advice from experienced technicians. Brakes: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter. This approach makes it clear how all of this new information will be used in the shop. Highly Descriptive and Detailed Illustrations Automotive technology is a technical subject area. With this in mind, this text includes scores of photographs and illustrations to help students visualize automotive systems and mechanical concepts.

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