Symptoms of Bad Brakes
When you step on your brake pedal, your brake calipers compress brake pads into your brake rotor. This compression is what brings your heavy-duty truck to a stop. Due to the extreme amount of friction and heat that builds up in your brake assembly, your brake pads will wear down over time. If you hear a screeching sound while braking, it generally means your brake pads are so worn down your brake caliper is coming into contact with your brake rotor, hence the screeching.
Poor Braking Performance
If you notice that your brakes are not performing well, you may have a seized brake caliper or an air leak. Seized calipers fail to effectively clamp your brake pad onto your rotor, hence the poor performance. Air leaks, on the other hand, mean less compressed air is being used to activate your rotor. Both issues are quite common and are easily fixable. Call today to learn more about poor brake performance issues.
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