Test Your Knowledge About Brake Service And Repair!

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Test Your Knowledge About Brake Service And Repair!

Are you looking to test your knowledge about brake service and repair? You are in luck as the trivia quiz below is for all of us who have a passion for automobiles or aircraft and their braking system. Without a braking system, it would be rather hard to stop motion. Take up the quiz and get to see how knowledgeable you are.


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  • 1. 
    Why should you complete the brakes on one side before tackling the second side?
    • A. 

      You should always work stage-by-stage on both sides

    • B. 

      To avoid putting side-specific parts on the wrong side

    • C. 

      So that you can go for a drive halfway through the job

    • D. 

      So you have a assembled side for reference when reassembling

  • 2. 
    When removing a drum, is it okay to loosen the drum with a hammer?
    • A. 

      No, never

    • B. 

      Yes, provided you do not hit the wheel studs.

    • C. 

      No, you must use the threaded holes to push the drum off

    • D. 

      Only if the drum has an integral hub

  • 3. 
    Why should you use “care and precision” when working on a vehicle’s brakes?
    • A. 

      People’s lives depend on the quality of your work

    • B. 

      The working life of a brake system can be greatly affected by poor work

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      Brake systems are made to be foolproof; care and precision doesn’t matter

  • 4. 
    When servicing drum brakes, what should you inspect along with the brake shoes, drum fluid, wheel cylinder, and return springs?
    • A. 

      Hydraulic lines

    • B. 

      Parking brake cables

    • C. 

      Wheel bearings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Is it okay to use compressed air to clean a brake assembly?
    • A. 

      No, never

    • B. 

      Only if you are outside

    • C. 

      Yes, provided the exhaust fan is running

    • D. 

      Only brakes with integral hubs

  • 6. 
    The insides of wheel cylinder boots are supposed to be….
    • A. 

      Lubricated every 5000 km

    • B. 

      Full of brake fluid

    • C. 

      Dry and clean

    • D. 

      Inaccessible without a major brake overhaul

  • 7. 
    Why loosen the bleeder screw before honing/cleaning a wheel cylinder?
    • A. 

      To make sure the bleeder screw isn’t seized to the cylinder

    • B. 

      To ensure the screw doesn’t stick into the cylinder that you are rebuilding

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      You should never loosen a bleeder screw

  • 8. 
    What lubricants are recommended for reassembling wheel cylinders?
    • A. 

      Brake fluid and special rubber lubricant

    • B. 

      Brake fluid and clean engine oil

    • C. 

      Hydraulic fluid and packing grease

    • D. 

      You should never use lubricants while assembling a wheel cylinder

  • 9. 
    What type of wrench should you use when working on hydraulic lines?
    • A. 

      Crescent Wrench

    • B. 

      Combination wrench

    • C. 

      Torque wrench

    • D. 

      Flare nut wrench

  • 10. 
    What is lubricating the backing plate supposed to accomplish?
    • A. 

      Get rid of sticky brake pedal

    • B. 

      Get rid of brake squeal

    • C. 

      Allows the wheel cylinder boots to move freely

    • D. 

      Makes pulling the drum off easier the next time