Prepares tomorrow's automotive professionals for success. KEY TOPICS: Service Information, Tools, and Safety, Environmental and Hazardous Materials, Braking System Components and Performance Standards, Braking Principles and Friction Materials, Brake Hydraulic Systems, Hydraulic Valves and Switches, Brake Fluid and Lines, Brake Bleeding Methods and Procedures, Wheel Bearings and Service, Drum Brakes, Drum Brake Diagnosis and Service, Disc Brakes, Disc Brake Diagnosis and Service, Machining Brake Drums and Rotors Diagnosis, and Service, Parking Brake Operation, Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis, and Service, ABS Components and Operation, ABS Diagnosis and Service, Electronic Stability Control Systems, Regenerative Braking System, Tires and Wheels, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Tire and Wheel Service, Suspension System Components and Operation, Front Suspension and Service, Rear Suspension and Service, Electronic Suspension Systems, Steering Columns and Gears, Steering Linkage and Service, Hydraulic Power Steering Systems, Electric Power Steering Systems, Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joints, Drive Axle Shafts and CV Joint Service, Wheel Alignment Principles, Alignment Diagnosis and Service, Sample Brakes (A5) ASE-type Certification Test, Sample Suspension and Steering (A4) ASE-type Certification Test, 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart (A5), 2013 NATEF Correlation Chart (A4) MARKET For today's automotive technicians, those preparing for a job as an automotive technician, and including automotive students in departments of vocational and trade schools, as well as community colleges who want to focus on Automotive Chassis Systems.
About the Author
Jim Halderman brings a world of experience, knowledge, and talent to his work. His automotive service experience includes working as a flat-rate technician, a business owner, and a professor of automotive technology at a leading U.S. community college for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio Northern University and a Masters Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jim holds a U.S. Patent for an electronic transmission control device. He is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician and is Advanced Engine Performance (L1) ASE certified. Jim is the author of many automotive textbooks all published by Pearson Education. He has presented numerous technical seminars to national audiences including the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), the Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA), as well as a member and presenter at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). Jim was also named Regional Teacher of the Year by General Motors Corporation and outstanding alumni of Ohio Northern University. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Dayton, Ohio. They have two children.