Worn Brake Shoes and Linings
The brake shoes press against the brake drum to create the friction needed to stop your vehicle. The rate of wear on these components is influenced by the parts' quality, driving habits, and mileage. When these parts show wear, it is likely time for a replacement.
Key Indicators of Brake Issues:
- Unusual grinding or squealing sounds
- Diminished braking efficiency
- Vibrating brake pedals
Air Line and Dryer Complications
A well-functioning air system is indispensable for optimal brake performance. A complication in this system, often starting with the airlines or air dryers, can create dangerous driving conditions. If moisture enters the lines and the dryer malfunctions, freezing may occur, leading to dangerous accidents. Our team of experienced mechanics can troubleshoot these issues, offering maintenance services or replacements to keep your air system in top form.
Air Compressor Malfunctions
Proper air pressure, usually between 100-120 PSI, is crucial for the air brakes to function effectively. Issues with the air compressor can disrupt this equilibrium, leading to insufficient pressure and potential loss of control on the road.
- Stuck unloader valves causing air overflow
- Failing air compressor performance due to debris and dirt
- Loose connections requiring tightening
Slack Adjuster Maintenance
Slack adjusters are vital in maintaining brake performance as your brake shoes wear down. If you find yourself applying more force to achieve the same stopping power, it might be time to recalibrate your slack adjusters. Routine maintenance of these components can also serve as an early warning system for other brake issues.
Seized or Worn Return Springs
The return springs are vital to resetting your brake shoes after each stop. They release the brake shoes and pull them away from the brake drums. Over time, these springs can degrade, affecting the entire brake system. Our certified mechanics routinely inspect and replace these components to ensure your brakes are always in peak condition.
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Your safety on the road is our top priority at Ontario Mobile. That is why we pride ourselves on offering thorough brake inspections and service. We give back with our complete range of fleet services, commitment to keeping your vehicles on the road and dedication for thriving businesses for the community. Book an appointment today to experience the Ontario Mobile difference.