Brake service is an essential part of heavy-duty truck safety maintenance and needs to be done regularly.
Your brake and clutch should be checked regularly to keep your truck in great shape. Zippy Truck Services technicians can inspect these parts and replace them as needed.
- Brake service is an essential part of heavy-duty truck maintenance. When it comes to operating a fleet, scheduled maintenance for brakes means one less thing to think (and worry) about. Keep your truck running smoothly, keep drivers safe on the road, and keep productivity high.
- Over time your brakes wear out. Brake pads need to be replaced and brake fluid refilled.
- At Zippy, we make it our mission to provide our valued customers with cost-effective and timely brake service for their heavy-duty trucks.
Brakes are arguably one of the most important features of your truck. Brake pads can last 50,000 miles on average. Depending on driving frequency and habits, brake pads may last longer or shorter. Braking hard wears down brake pads faster. Gradual braking causes less intense wear to pads. Where you drive also impact wear on brakes. Long highways where you spend more time cruising than braking mean that your brakes last longer. Driving around towns and with many stop lights means that you spend more time braking.
- After driving on roads for a long time, you know your truck well. You can tell when something feels different than it used to.
- Your brake pedal loses effectiveness. You may notice that you must apply more pressure than before to slow down or stop. When you do apply pressure, your truck may need a longer stopping distance. Brake fluid leaks are a common concern for this issue, especially if you notice a sudden or significant difference.
- Hear a screeching sound when you use the brake? That’s a definite sign that something is wrong with your brakes. Unusual noises should always be addressed immediately – whether you suspect that it’s your brakes or something else on the truck.
- Many diesel trucks have advanced warning dash lights that signal an issue before it becomes a major problem. If a warning light comes on for your diesel truck’s brake system, pay attention and get it to a service center as soon as you can.
- There are warning lights in some diesel trucks specifically for the brakes. You should always pay attention to this as they can tell you there’s a problem long before it gets any worse. You should also pay attention to if your diesel truck pulls to one side or the other. Many things can cause veering, and brake problems may be a contributing factor.
Even without any of these warning signs, brakes require regular servicing to extend the life of your diesel truck. A brake servicing appointment can take as little as 15 minutes for changing the brake pads, up to several hours to replace the entire brake system.
Brake systems are a critical component. Brake systems that are not operating properly make it more challenging to slow down, take turns, and stop, putting the driver and other vehicles in danger.
The braking system for your truck or trailer involves the use of a complex network of components. Normal wear and tear or damaged components can lead to a failure of the entire system. Therefore, if you need brake service, it's vital to have the service done immediately, not only for safety but because waiting may cause more damage to the brake system and lead to a major repair.
Some brake components have a limited lifespan that causes them to wear or deteriorate over time, depending on use and operating conditions. One of the best ways to ensure that your truck or trailer brakes are functioning correctly is by having a regular brake inspection performed by the professionals at Zippy Truck Repairs.
Whether your truck or trailer is here for a brake repair or an inspection, our technicians closely examine every part and component of your brake system. At ZIPPY, we service all types of braking systems and help you find the most cost-effective and efficient solution for ensuring your brake system performs correctly.