It takes a lot of force to bring a heavy-duty commercial vehicle to a stop. Unlike small passenger vehicles, the brakes on heavy-duty trucks are very complex and need routine maintenance to avoid catastrophic failure. Heavy-duty brake systems are expected to bring up to 80,000 pounds to a stop on a regular basis. Making sure these systems are maintained and working properly is a matter of public safety for the brake failure of a large commercial truck affects everyone on the road. Here at Kuntz Truck Repair LLC, we provide a full suite of brake maintenance and repair services. Whether you need routine maintenance or complex repairs, you can rest assured knowing that Kuntz Truck Repair has you covered.
Tell-Tale Symptoms of Brake Wear and Tear
It’s very important to monitor how your brakes are performing on a regular basis. Below we’ve put together a list of tell-tale symptoms of brake wear and tear. If you notice any of the following, we highly recommend you give us a call and come in for service.
Noisy brakes are the most obvious sign of brake wear and tear. Generally, the noise means something has worn down, usually your brake pads, and two pieces of metal are coming into contact. It’s vital that the issue is addressed immediately when you hear noisy brakes. Not only are your brakes at risk of failing due to increasing friction and heat, but you run the risk of damaging expensive components that may also need to be replaced.
Your heavy-duty vehicle doesn’t want to track straight
If your vehicle is pulling to the right or left, chances are you have a seized caliper or damaged air brake hose. This basically means your brakes are stuck on, and as such, creating more resistance on one side. If you notice this happen, we highly recommend you come in for service as it can make driving extremely difficult and unsafe.
Longer than normal air-brake charging time
Air brakes are an extremely important part of a heavy-duty brake system. If you notice that it’s taking significantly longer than usual to charge your brakes, chances are there’s a leak in the system. This makes your brakes less effective and puts them at risk of failure.
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