Your brake system involves many different components, and each one has to function correctly to keep you and others safe. Operators know without a doubt that your truck’s brakes are a key component that should never be overlooked. Worn brakes can make it difficult to slow, turn, stop and control your vehicle.
Stopping should be guaranteed, and at Schroeder Truck Repair, our technicians are here to make sure you can always rely on your vehicle’s brakes. That being said, even the most reliable braking system can fail. The weight of a semi-truck trailer places a lot of strain on brake components and can cause them to deteriorate over time. For your safety, and for the safety of everyone around you on the road, make sure to get your brakes serviced and maintained regularly.
How do you know when your brakes need service?
How much your tires wear varies based on your use of the vehicle, the weight of your cargo, road conditions and exposure to the elements. Typically, air brake pads require replacement every 50,000 miles. While regular inspections and service can eliminate the most serious brake issues, there are some signs that you may have a brake problem. If you have trouble stopping or notice any of the following, have your brake system serviced immediately.
Noise when braking
If you notice scraping, grinding, whistling or squeaking sounds while braking is a sign your pads are likely worn to the point where the calipers are grinding against your rotors. This requires immediate service. Not doing so can result in damage to your rotors and end up costing you much more in repairs.
Your truck pulls to the left or right
If you’re noticing pulling while driving, this might indicate issues with your calipers or air brake hose. It can also indicate issues with the alignment of your tires, but regardless, you should have your truck serviced as soon as possible.
If you notice that your brake pedal goes down further than normal this could indicate a leak or a seal failure which has resulted in the loss of brake fluid. Typically the braking system will still work, it’s just that the pedal feels almost “mushy”. A technician can check your brake fluid levels. If no leak is identified it may indicate deterioration of your master cylinder.
Count on us for complete brake service
Drivers from all over Denver, CO rely on Schroeder Truck Repair as their full-service heavy-duty repair shop located in Henderson, CO. Our expert team combines old-school knowledge and experience with the latest technology and industry-leading equipment to ensure that our recommendations target the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. This two-pronged approach allows us to show customers the reasons behind the repairs we suggest. We’ll explain every aspect of the repair to keep you involved in the maintenance of your vehicle, so there are never any surprises. With our quality workmanship at Schroeder Truck Repair, once we fix something, you can trust that it will stay fixed. That's our Guarantee to you!
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