Course Details

The braking system constitutes a vehicle’s main active safety equipment. Its purpose is to stop the vehicle in a controlled and effective way when it is moving or to hold it when stopped. The increase in weight and power of modern vehicles together with the increase in safety standards has led to the development of these systems. Advancing from a purely mechanical working principle, to now operating systems that integrate mechanics, hydraulics and electronics working together to increase performance and safety.

The main objectives of this course are:

  • Introducing the physical factors that take part directly or indirectly with the braking of the vehicle.
  • Explaining the different braking systems found in cars and the way they operate.
  • Carrying out a physical and operational study of the elements integrated in the braking systems..
  • Introducing the diagnostic procedures, repairs and maintenance of the above elements.

Covering Topics

1.- Introduction

1.1.- Brake system history

2.- Braking Dynamic

2.1.- Description and effectiveness of the braking system
2.2.- Test of knowledge

3.- Braking Systems

3.1.- General function of the system
3.2.- Service brake
3.3.- Parking brake
3.4.- Test of knowledge

4.- Components I

4.1.- Brake fluid
4.2.- Brake pedal
4.3.- Servo brake
4.4.- Brake pump
4.5.- Test of knowledge

5.- Components II

5.1.- Brake lines
5.2.- Braking compensators
5.3.- Drum brakes
5.4.- Disc brakes
5.5.- Test of knowledge

6.- Self-Assessment

6.1.- Self Assessment


10 hours


Self Study


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