Our Brake Repair Services for Heavy-Duty Trucks & Trailers:
Heavy-duty brake problems aren’t something to take lightly. When a truck is consistently carrying tens of thousands of pounds on a regular basis, malfunctioning brakes can have catastrophic consequences. Here at Truck Zone, we’re brake system experts. Whether you need simple routine maintenance or large-scale air brake system repairs, you can count on us to have your back. With a full roster of technicians and the tools and equipment to get any job done, you can count on us to provide the highest level of service possible.
Malfunctioning Air-Brake Symptoms
Difficulty Starting Compressor
If your air compressor isn’t starting properly, you may have a malfunctioning unloader valve. Unloader valves are designed to release the air that’s trapped in your compression chamber after each use. This release allows the compressor to start a lot easier. Malfunctioning unloader valves are typically caused by a carbon buildup and are commonly found on engines equipped with EGR systems. Fortunately, unloader valves are easy to fix. Our shop will clean them or replace them entirely if necessary.
If your brakes start to screech when activated, your heavy-duty brake pads are likely worn out. When your brake calipers are engaged, your brake pads are compressed against your brake rotor. When these pads are worn down, there’s nothing left to compress against the rotor except the caliper itself, hence the screeching sound. Be sure to get your truck in for service as soon as possible if you hear this sound, for if not, you may need to replace the caliper as well.
Technical Support Informaiton
We pride ourselves on continued support and assistance, even when units aren't in our shop. Below are some information sheets for assistance with minor maintenance needs and part identification.
Are you having brake troubles? Call us today, and we’ll see what we can do.