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  • Line technician (automotive)


    In the field of automotive repair, the term "line technician" or "heavy line technician" is a reference to "driveline technician" and is used mainly in dealerships. The term heavy line technician is due to these mechanics specializing in the engine and transmission issues, and they are usually the more experienced mechanics. Light line or line mechanic is more suited to general mechanical issues like water pumps, alternators, power steering, brakes, suspension systems, and other areas of the vehicle. Light line techs will usually move into heavy line tech as they master the job of repair to vehicles. These terms have been used throughout the industry, and vehicle repair involves "applied science", in particular electrical theory, fluid dynamics, chemistry, metallurgy, and physics and an understanding of all areas of current design in vehicles used in North America. The heavy line tech is the jargon used in the industry that would denote a top-level mechanic, and more recently an ASE Master Mechanic with longtime experience, who concentrate on major engine and transmission repairs. "ASE" is the "National Institute for Automotive Excellence".

  • Brake lining


    Drum shoes with liningsBrake linings are the consumable surfaces in brake systems, such as drum brakes and disc brakes used in transport vehicles.

  • Brake


    Disc brake on a motorcycle A brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system. It is used for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, wheel, axle, or to prevent its motion, most often accomplished by means of friction.

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