Travel Safely With RV Brake Repair Services

Posted on: 19 December 2019

As an RV owner, you know that good maintenance of your RV is going to keep you safe while you are traveling. RV brake repair services can make the difference between getting to your destination and getting stuck on the side of the road because your brakes are no longer working. If you note differences in how your brakes are working, if the brake pedal is going further than normal, or if you notice squealing noises when you press down your brake pedal, you probably need RV brake repair services before continuing to drive your motor home. Keep your brakes in good shape by getting them inspected annually or whenever you have an issue with how the brakes function.

You Hear Noises When Deploying Your Brakes

Squealing noises when you deploy your brakes may be normal, especially only in the first few minutes. If you keep hearing noises or the sound turns to grinding, you probably have worn brake pads that need to be replaced. If you don't replace your brake pads when you hear a grinding noise, the stopping power of your brakes is going to diminish quickly. You can end up damaging your rotors if you keep trying to drive an RV with brakes that are grinding, and you won't be able to stop your vehicle.

The Brake Warning Light Turns On

You may see the brake warning light turn on, a sure sign that there is a problem with your anti-lock braking system. This usually means that your brake fluid is low and needs to be replenished. You may have a problem with your brake line and need to get a leak repaired. Don't ignore a warning light as your brakes can fail suddenly when there is low brake fluid. Bring your RV in for brake repair services if the warning light goes on.

Your RV Goes to One Side When Braking

If you depress your brakes and your RV goes to one side or the other, you may need your brakes adjusted. If you have a fluid leak, this will need to be repaired. Your brake pads may need to be replaced when your RV pulls to one side when braking.

Air In Your Brake Line

If it becomes hard to press down on your brake pedal, you probably have air in your brake line. Your RV brake repair specialist will check to see if you have enough fluid and bleed your brake lines to remove any air that may be inside.  

Reach out to a company like Massey’s Diesel & R.V. Repair to learn what your RV needs to stay safe on the road.