Trucks are very heavy vehicles, and when it comes to stopping, they need some serious power to make sure they are able to do so safely. Air brakes are able to absorb the energy generated by the vehicle when it is trying to stop. Ever wondered why trucks make that hissing noise when they come to a halt? That’s the air brakes in effect, releasing a build-up of excess pressure in the system. It is crucial you keep your air brakes in working order to ensure not only your own safety, but the safety of other vehicles as well.
How do they work?
The beauty of air brakes is not only their durability, but also their ability to withstand the high pressure and heat generated when a heavy vehicle stops. Truck air brakes consist of a combination of three braking systems:
Your truck’s air brake system is made up of several key components all acting to ensure your truck is able to stop safely.
How to keep your air brake system operating smoothly.
It is important to ensure your air brake system is working correctly to ensure your vehicle is able to stop safely. If you are experiencing an issue with your air brake system, contact your diesel mechanic to have an expert inspect the problem. At Diesel West Mechanic Services, we provide mobile diesel engine servicing throughout the Perth metro area and to regional areas upon request. Our experienced diesel mechanics are experts at fault diagnosis and repair so you can be assured your diesel engine will perform at its best.
Whether it’s trucks and trailers or civil and construction equipment, Diesel West make things easier for you. For mobile diesel engine repairs and servicing, contact Diesel West Mechanical Services today on 0427 501 378 or fill in our online contact form.