With the invention of the automobile it became immediately clear some kind of braking system was needed
to stop the forward or rear motion of a vehicle. The cartoon version of Fred Flintstone using the weight of ones
body soon became obsolete. Then one inventive individual came up with hydraulic braking systems and except for total electric
vehicles hydraulic fluids stop motion today. First there were the shoe and drum brakes somewhat labor intensive and the cause
of many a cut or bruised thumbs but some time after 1990 to the admiration and appreciation of many a mechanic the
disk pad and caliper was invented. Professional mechanics and do-it-your-selfer's have saved
a lot of time and aggravation replacing disc and or calipers braking systems on cars and pick ups.
Shoe and drum braking systems are still employed on larger vehicles except electric trains which employ a servo built into each wheel
Most pros can install all four wheels and have you on
your way in an hour or less. A do-it-your-self handyman
working at home a little longer, I still enjoy tinkering too
and besides who hasn't had bad experience even
at some professional garages.
The vehicle in the illustration was a 1999 Pontiac with four wheel disk brakes which is the norm for all American built vehicles today, the exception is vehicles sold by American car makers but built in other countries. I've written about my experience changing out the brakes on this vehicle not the one in the book however the book cover vehicle has brake pads made of Ceramic brake material with over 90,000 miles on this vehicle currently. Though a different material it employs the same braking methods as the vehicles built ten years before its came out. I figure the calipers will need replaced before the pads on the GMC Terrain.
Do it yourself 4 wheel disk brakes https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/299374
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My desire in writing the following was to serve as a guide for those who have the desire and a bit of mechanical know-how to benefit from my knowledge of 20 plus years as an HVAC-Refrigeration technician in the residential and commercial fields
Written in simple layman's terms, anyone with the above skills may do (where permitted by their state codes) may do the work themselves:
Book 1. Install your own furnace or A/C
Book 3. Troubleshoot Residential Air Conditioning like a pro