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AUTECH 150 - Automotive Braking Systems - Gary Sornborger

Course:Automotive Braking Systems
Professor:Gary Sornborger
  • Online
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


This will be exciting hands on class. You will understand how important customer information is and how to confirm a complaint. You will get a good taste of the industry. It has been my life and I like to talk about it and how it can work for you. I received my Degree from Pierce College with an emphasis in automotive technology. My first job was working for Mazda on the rotaries. Then I went to work for the City of LA Department of water and power as an equipment mechanic. I continued my education at Cal State LA in Engineering. I than promoted up with the Dept reaching a Safety Engineering Associate. . I started my automotive Shop in Northridge Gary’s Automotive, than started a body shop. I went on to building a professional boat racing team. I want to share all these career opportunities so the industry can work for you.

Course Description

You will learn how to understand a customer complaint, how to confirm the complaint. You will have a thorough understanding of the hazards of working on brakes and how to protect yourself. What PPE (personal protective equipment) you need to wear. You will learn how to inspect a brake system and what to look for. You will learn how to tear down and inspect disk and drum brake assemblies. Be instructed how to turn disks and drums. Be instructed how to use the on the car lathe. Understand how to inspect a master cylinder and perform a brake flush. You will receive training on how to use all the measuring tools used in performing brake work. You will learn how to inspect an ABS (automatic braking system). The use of a scan tool. You will be instructed how important a road test are for the safety of your customer there family and other motorists.

What to Expect in this Course

You will understand how the braking systems and how to perform an inspection and service

Types of Assessments

You will perform a brake inspection. Show me you learned how to turn a rotor and replace brake pads. You will turn a drum and replace the shoes. Than show me how to perform a brake flush.

Textbook Information

No Book required

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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 1036