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Brakes

Brakes Repair Service in Texas

Brakes are an essential safety feature of any vehicle, and this is especially true when it comes to heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

About A-Z's Brake Repair in Texas

When it comes to your rig, your brakes are absolutely essential in maintaining the safety of not just your vehicle but those around you. It takes a lot to effectively bring close to a hundred thousand pounds of fast-moving metal to a halt, but a truck’s brake systems are more than up for the task if properly maintained. Heavy-duty diesel truck brakes typically operate using drum brake systems, which use a combination of pressurized air and friction. A complex system, drum brakes require professional and proper maintenance to ensure they are operating at peak performance.

When it comes to brake systems, A-Z Truck & Trailer Repair’s main concern has always been the safety of yourself as the driver and those on the road around you. Brake system failures can endanger lives. That’s why there’s no better place to get your brake systems checked than with the team at A-Z Truck & Trailer Repair. Our qualified team of ASE-certified technicians uses top-of-the-line equipment to diagnose and repair any problem your truck’s brake systems might suffer. Some of the many brake system components we can service include:

  • Brake shoes, kits, cams, slack adjusters, valves, compressors, brake chambers, and drums
  • Hydraulic brakes, wheel cylinders, compressed airlines, and brake shoes
  • Rotors, drums, and drum & rotor turn

No matter the problem, whether it’s damaged drums or corroded brake pads and shoes, our technicians can tackle any problem your brake systems may have.

Signs of Brake Problems

Faulty Air Brake Unloader Valve

A truck’s air brakes are a complex and intertwined system, with a variety of compressors and valves necessary to effectively bring your rig to a full stop. One of these many valves is the unloader valve, which is responsible for releasing trapped air from the air compression chamber and making the compressor easier to start. However, if your truck possesses an EGR system then the unloader valve can become bogged up with excess carbon and result in malfunctions. A sure sign of such a malfunction is that the air compressor has difficulty starting. Thankfully, the fault is easy to fix with the application of a carburetor cleaner and compressed air; if you’d prefer, replacement is also an option.

Worn Brake Pads

Unlike commercial vehicles, heavy-duty diesel trucks use a drum-type brake system; these utilize friction driven by compressed air as the primary means of braking. Of course, the use of friction forces and the sheer amount of weight they need to stop drum brakes can require a greater amount of maintenance compared to air brakes. One of the key components in drum brakes is the brake pads, which are compressed against the system’s brake drums to apply friction and stop your vehicle. Naturally, all this friction means the pads inevitably wear down and eventually require replacement. Signs that your brake pads need a replacement include brake adjustor issues and overall poor braking performance. Generally, the best time to replace your brake pads is when they’re down to a quarter-inch thickness.

Contact Us Today

Whether your brakes need repair or you just want to make sure things are working properly, call A-Z Truck & Trailer Repair today and we’ll send one of our qualified technicians out to meet your needs.

About A-Z's Brake Repair in Texas

When it comes to your rig, your brakes are absolutely essential in maintaining the safety of not just your vehicle but those around you. It takes a lot to effectively bring close to a hundred thousand pounds of fast-moving metal to a halt, but a truck’s brake systems are more than up for the task if properly maintained. Heavy-duty diesel truck brakes typically operate using drum brake systems, which use a combination of pressurized air and friction. A complex system, drum brakes require professional and proper maintenance to ensure they are operating at peak performance.

When it comes to brake systems, A-Z Truck & Trailer Repair’s main concern has always been the safety of yourself as the driver and those on the road around you. Brake system failures can endanger lives. That’s why there’s no better place to get your brake systems checked than with the team at A-Z Truck & Trailer Repair. Our qualified team of ASE-certified technicians uses top-of-the-line equipment to diagnose and repair any problem your truck’s brake systems might suffer. Some of the many brake system components we can service include:

  • Brake shoes, kits, cams, slack adjusters, valves, compressors, brake chambers, and drums
  • Hydraulic brakes, wheel cylinders, compressed airlines, and brake shoes
  • Rotors, drums, and drum & rotor turn

No matter the problem, whether it’s damaged drums or corroded brake pads and shoes, our technicians can tackle any problem your brake systems may have.

Signs of Brake Problems

Faulty Air Brake Unloader Valve

A truck’s air brakes are a complex and intertwined system, with a variety of compressors and valves necessary to effectively bring your rig to a full stop. One of these many valves is the unloader valve, which is responsible for releasing trapped air from the air compression chamber and making the compressor easier to start. However, if your truck possesses an EGR system then the unloader valve can become bogged up with excess carbon and result in malfunctions. A sure sign of such a malfunction is that the air compressor has difficulty starting. Thankfully, the fault is easy to fix with the application of a carburetor cleaner and compressed air; if you’d prefer, replacement is also an option.

Worn Brake Pads

Unlike commercial vehicles, heavy-duty diesel trucks use a drum-type brake system; these utilize friction driven by compressed air as the primary means of braking. Of course, the use of friction forces and the sheer amount of weight they need to stop drum brakes can require a greater amount of maintenance compared to air brakes. One of the key components in drum brakes is the brake pads, which are compressed against the system’s brake drums to apply friction and stop your vehicle. Naturally, all this friction means the pads inevitably wear down and eventually require replacement. Signs that your brake pads need a replacement include brake adjustor issues and overall poor braking performance. Generally, the best time to replace your brake pads is when they’re down to a quarter-inch thickness.

Contact Us Today

Whether your brakes need repair or you just want to make sure things are working properly, call A-Z Truck & Trailer Repair today and we’ll send one of our qualified technicians out to meet your needs.

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