FIVE SIGNS THAT YOUR HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK BRAKES MIGHT NEED SOME TLC
by Betts Marketing Staff
Maintaining a reliable braking system isn’t just about personal safety; it’s a commitment to the safety of everyone sharing the road. Plus, it’s a testament to the professionalism and integrity of truckers who understand the impact their vehicle’s condition can have on others. Safe travels start with well-maintained brakes!
Here are five Indicators you’ll need to head to Betts TPS ASAP for your truck brake repair:
- Strange Noises: If you start hearing squeaking, grinding, or any unusual sounds when you apply the brakes, it’s a clear indicator that something might be amiss.
- Reduced Stopping Power: If you notice that your truck takes longer to come to a stop or if you have to press the brake pedal harder than usual, it’s time to get those brakes checked.
- Vibrations or Shaking: Feeling vibrations or a shaky steering wheel when you brake can be a sign of uneven brake pad wear or issues with the brake components.
- Warning Lights: Modern trucks come equipped with brake system warning lights. If these lights come on, don’t ignore them. They’re trying to tell you something important about your brake system.
- Uneven Wear on Brake Pads: Take a look at your brake pads. If you notice uneven wear, it could mean there’s a problem with your brake calipers or other components that need attention.
Betts TPS Knows Heavy Duty Vehicle Brake Systems!
Betts Company has a rich history, starting from springs for carriages to becoming experts in heavy-duty truck and trailer brake repairs. The transition from carriages to big rig trucks and trailers was quite a journey!
Founded by an English steel craftsman in 1868 in San Francisco, Betts was originally a manufacturer of springs for carriages, streetcars, and wagons, and over 155 years later Betts TPS repairs big rig trucks and trailers.
Semi-trucks and trailers are fitted with air brakes, which are unique from brakes you might see in a car. These brakes rely on air instead of hydraulic fluid which makes for a more reliable braking system that can easily connect to one or more trailers. Even though your brakes may be reliable, they are not indestructible. Time and wear can put an enormous amount of stress on your truck’s break, causing a host of issues.
A brake problem on any vehicle is dangerous, but when a truck or tractor-trailer has an issue, the danger increases tenfold. Regular brake maintenance is critical for keeping your brakes in good operating condition and preventing issues that can place you and others in extreme danger on the road.
As a professional driver or operator, you know when something’s not right with your truck or trailer brakes. But choosing the best mechanic for the job isn’t always easy. At Betts, it’s always safety first, and our experienced mechanics are there to keep your brakes in tip-top shape.
Why choose Betts for Truck Brake and Maintenance services?
Betts TPS is your source for brake maintenance and wheel end replacement for semis and other heavy-duty trucks. Whether you need complete brake pad replacement or any other truck repair service, we have the tools and expertise to get the job done right.
Our brake service is performed by mechanics who specialize in large vehicles and we only use high-quality parts from the industry’s leading manufacturers. We provide the following brake services and maintenance at our eight West Coast truck repair shops:
- ABS systems
- Brake shoe
- Brake hardware
- Air brake hose
- Air brake fittings
- Brake chambers
- Wheel seals
- Wheel bearings
- Air tanks
- Brake installation
- System troubleshooting
- and more
We also carry a complete line of Bendix products, as well as truck and trailer brake system components from other leading manufacturers.
Betts TPS Semi Truck Brake Service and Maintenance Locations:
Contact our team at Betts so we can help you keep those brakes in tip-top shape. It is our mission to Keep Earning Your Trust, Mile After Mile! ®