While it is important that your fleet vehicle can move forward, it is also imperative that is can stop! Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your fleet vehicle. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your truck. Additionally, it will help you save money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly. The team at American Truck Service can help you set an inspection schedule to ensure your brakes are in top condition at all times. If your fleet vehicle is due for a brake inspection or brake service, bring it to American Truck Service, and our expert team will inspect and diagnose any problems.
Trucks are stopped by air brakes (also called compressed air brake systems). These brakes operate when compressed air presses on a piston, which applies pressure to the brake pad. The entire brake system consists of service brakes, parking brakes, a control pedal and an air storage tank. If any of these components fails, it can cause brakes to malfunction, endangering the driver and surrounding vehicles.
When your brake system shows signs of damage, such as decreased reaction time or odd noises when braking, bring your fleet vehicle to American Truck Service for quick, effective service. Our expert team will inspect and diagnose any problems. Our shop can replace brake pads and shoes and resurface your vehicle’s drums and rotors, improving the performance of your brakes. Once the issue is diagnosed, we will fix and resolve the problem quickly and effectively so your fleet vehicle can get on the road again, worry-free.