Brake Repair & Service
Ensure the safety and reliability of your trucks with Consolidated Truck Parts & Service’s professional brake repair and service.
The braking system is a vital component of any vehicle, and it holds even more significance for trucks. With their larger size and heavier loads, trucks rely on properly functioning brakes to ensure safety on the road.
At Consolidated Truck Parts & Service in Louisiana, our dedicated team of experienced technicians specializes in comprehensive brake repair and service to keep your trucks operating safely on the road.
Truck Braking System
Trucks employ different types of braking systems. Air brakes are commonly used in commercial trucks, while hydraulic brakes are more prevalent in light-duty trucks. Understanding the specific braking system your truck is equipped with is crucial to ensure proper maintenance and troubleshooting.
Semi-trucks and trailers that use air brakes don’t use wheel cylinders and brake fluid. Air brakes are more reliable, but they still have to be maintained and periodically replaced. You could lose your brakes due to vacuum leaks and other problems with the air system.
The weight of a semi (even without a loaded trailer) puts a ton of strain on the brakes. Because of the size of a diesel truck, brake maintenance is critical, more so than that of a passenger vehicle. The weight of a truck will keep it traveling much further than a passenger vehicle that loses its brakes.
Signs of Truck Brake Wear and Damage
Trucks usually need new brake shoes or pads every 50,000 miles. However, if you drive in the mountains, carry mostly heavy or oversized loads, or do a lot of city driving, you might have to replace the brakes sooner. Even road conditions can contribute to brakes that wear quicker.
It would be best if you watched out for certain signs, too, including:
- Squealing and grinding: If you hear grinding, the metal part of the brake pad or shoe is most likely rubbing on the rotor or drum.
- Pulling: If the truck pulls to one side when you step on the brake, you might have issues with the calipers or brake hoses.
- Vibrations: Your truck might have warped rotors if you feel vibrations in the brake pedal.
- Brake pedal changes: If the brakes feel harder or mushier or the pedal travels, you might have issues with the brake line or other components.
Our Brake Repair & Maintenance Services
Take the time to stop and have your truck’s brakes replaced or repaired. Even if it’s in the middle of the night when you notice a problem.
At Consolidated Truck Parts & Service, here are some services we can do for your trucks’ brakes:
- Air Brake System Inspection and Maintenance
- Brake Chamber Replacement
- ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) Diagnostic and Repair
- Brake Drum and Shoe Relining
- Trailer Brake Service
- Brake Cooling System Installation
We also provide diesel truck repair 24 hours per day for emergencies. We also have after-hours drop-off if you must leave your truck for brake and other truck repairs.
Since Consolidated Truck strives to provide quality parts and service, we use Meritor products (including brakes, axles, and suspension parts) for commercial trucks, trailers, coaches, buses, and off-highway machinery.
Reliable Truck Brake Repair and Service You Can Trust
Don’t compromise on the safety of your truck and everyone on the road. Our experienced technicians specialize in truck brake repair and service, providing comprehensive solutions to address any braking issues your vehicle may have.
Whether you need brake inspections, brake pad replacement, rotor resurfacing, or any other brake-related service, we’ve got you covered. Contact Consolidated Truck Parts & Service today.