Lesson 1/Learning Event 1
FUNDAMENTALS OF WHEELED VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEMS
Describe the principles of automotive brake systems and the
Given information on the principles of braking and the construction
and operation of internal and external drum brakes, disk brakes,
Answer 70 percent of the multiplechoice test items covering
fundamentals of wheeled vehicle braking systems.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPLES OF BRAKING AND BRAKING SYSTEMS
Braking action on wheeled vehicles is the use of a controlled force
to hold, stop, or reduce the speed of a vehicle. Many factors must
be considered when designing the braking system for an automotive
item. The vehicle weight, size of tires, and type of suspension are
but a few that influence the design of a system.