Do you drive a semi-truck to work each day? If so, you know that this is a unique vehicle with systems in place that only a highly-skilled technician could understand. Semi-truck repair services are something that the expert technicians here at Middleton & Meads execute masterfully. For over a century, we’ve specialized in semi-truck repair and providing solutions so that fleet management will be smoother for our customers. Truck maintenance is a part of effective fleet management. There are several things that fleet managers can do to prevent their semi-trucks from breaking down, but today we’ll focus on two semi-truck repairs that you should never overlook.
Semi-Truck Air Brake Systems
An air brake system works by using compressed air to propel the brakes on the wheels. When your truck has a trailer attachment, the air system plugs into the truck so that the air can also operate the trailer brakes. For this reason, your air brakes need to work correctly. The air compressor and storage tanks are the sources of the air pressure required for the truck and the trailer.
You can count on the service technicians here at Middleton & Meads to find a solution if you feel something has gone awry with your brakes. Repair is critical. You don’t want your brakes to fail because trucks carry a lot of weight. Therefore, it takes a lot of momentum to slow a semi-truck down, and you don’t want this to be the case on a crowded highway or when you have a long trip ahead of you.
Semi-truck tires are often ten-ply or better so that they can support the weight of a truck and its load on the road surface. A damaged or faulty tire needs a replacement immediately. You don’t want to risk a blowout or make it more difficult to control your vehicle.
What happens more often than it should is that truck owners will put retread tires on the trucks’ drive axels to save money. However, retread tires are more prone to failure than new tires. If you’re looking for advice on the best tires, you can, of course, talk to one of our professionals. Our goal is to help you minimize tire replacement costs. We also want to find you a safe option to don’t have to gamble with your tires. That’s a risk that you can’t afford to take.
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Need to repair your truck or bus? Contact Middleton & Meads today! Middleton & Meads. provides quality truck and bus repair, service, and fleet management for the Baltimore, MD area. We have over 90 years of experience in the trucking industry and will provide you with customer service like you have never experienced before! If you are interested in seeing how we can help your business, give us a call at (410) 752-5588 or visit us online today! For more articles and trucking tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn.