Understanding the Brake Drum System
The brake drum system is commonly used in heavy-duty trucks and consists of a large drum mounted on the wheel hub and a set of brake shoes that are mounted inside the drum. When the brake pedal is pressed, hydraulic pressure is applied to the brake shoes, which press against the drum's inner surface, creating friction that slows down the wheel's rotation.
The brake drum system's advantages include its ability to dissipate heat efficiently, making it suitable for heavy-duty trucks carrying heavy loads. However, the system can be prone to fade, reducing stopping power, especially in high-performance applications. Proper maintenance of the brake drum system, including regular inspections of the brake pads and drum surface, as well as checking the brake fluid's cleanliness and level, can help to ensure the braking system remains safe and reliable.
Types of Brake Drum Repair Services by Fleetgo Heavy Duty
The brake drum system is an essential part of a heavy-duty truck's braking system, and it's important to ensure that it's in good working condition at all times. There are several types of brake drum repair services that may be required to keep the system operating smoothly:
Brake Drum Resurfacing
Over time, the surface of the brake drum can become worn or uneven, which can reduce the effectiveness of the brakes. Our brake drum resurfacing involves machining the surface of the drum to restore it to its original smoothness and thickness.
Brake Shoe Replacement
The brake shoes are an important component of the brake drum system, and they can become worn or damaged over time. Brake shoe replacement involves removing old shoes and replacing them with new ones to ensure optimal braking performance.
Brake Drum Replacement
In some cases, the brake drum itself may need to be replaced if it is damaged or worn beyond repair. Our brake drum replacement involves removing the old drum and replacing it with a new one that is compatible with the truck's braking system.
Brake Hardware Replacement
The brake hardware includes components such as springs, retainers, and clips that are used to hold the brake shoes in place. Over time, these components can become worn or damaged and may need to be replaced by our technicians at Fleetgo Heavy Duty to ensure the proper functioning of the brake drum system.
Brake Fluid Flush and Replacement
Brake fluid is a critical component of the braking system, and it can become contaminated over time with dirt, debris, and moisture. Our brake fluid flush and replacement involves draining the old fluid and replacing it with fresh, clean fluid to ensure optimal brake performance.
Contact Fleetgo Heavy Duty today to schedule a brake repair service and let our expert technicians keep your truck's braking system in top-notch condition for safe and reliable operation on the road.