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Semi-Truck and Trailer Brake Service - Memphis and the Midsouth

Semi Trailer Brake Repair Memphis TennesseeWith most over the road trucks and trailers operated under heavy load and tough driving conditions, heavy duty brake linings may have to be replaced every 60,000 to 70,000 miles which equals to about 3 to 4 times per year.

Let M.S. Trailer Repair's qualified brake technicians perform a thorough truck and trailer brake service inspection to keep your annual brake lining replacements to a minimum.

We start with reviewing the thickness of the brake lining to see how close you are to needing to replace the brake lining.
Once you reach or get near a brake lining measurement of 16/32"; you will need to start planning a brake lining replacement in the very near future.

Brake drum damage will occur from the brake lining rivets once the brake lining measurement gets below 14/32". 

Next, our technicians will further analyze the brake lining to determine the extent of possible heat checking damage. We look for evidence of the brakes runnning hot resulting in numerous cracks in the lining material.

Semi Truck and Trailer Repair - Brake Repair and Replacement - Memphis Tennessee Midsouth Area Mississippi Arkansas - MS Trailer RepairFrom this analysis, we determine if uneven brake loads or brake drag is the culprit for extensive brake checking which leads to premature brake lining wear. 

The excessive brake checking may have simply been caused by the incorrect brake blocking material chosen for your last scheduled brake lining replacement.

We select the brake block material based on your driving conditions.

A good example is if your freight destinations carry you over mountains or through cities with a lot of start and stopping, you would need brake blocking linings made of a premium grade
semi-metallic material designed to operate where friction temperatures may reach 1000 degrees.

In addition to shortening the life of the brake lining, the wrong brake blocking lining material chosen for your driving conditions can increase the chances of the very dangerous condition known as brake fade occuring on steep grades and in heavy traffic start and stop conditions.

Our mechanics don't stop there!

Brake Repair and Installation Semi Trailer and Truck - Memphis Tennessee West Memphis ArkansasAs part of ensuring your brakes are given every chance to perform up to or past the life expectancy of the brake block material, we do the following to deliver excellent service:
  • Install new brake hardware to support the proper operation of the new brake lining.
  • Verify proper operation and condition of slack adjusters
  • Inspect brake chambers for excessive wear and tear
  • Check S-cam areas for excessive wear and tear
  • Verify wheel drums are still in acceptable tolerance with no heat damage evident. Drum wear diameter of more than 0.080 inch creates a dangerous truck operating condition
  • Adjust brakes for proper equalized operation on each side of axle
  • Service wheel bearings as part of a proper brake system restoration
  • Inspection of the air brake distribution system for worn hoses, proper governor settings, and verification the auto wet tank drain is working properly.
  • Verify the air dryer is working properly to remove as much water and oil from the compressed air used in the air brake system as possible. Excessive water (moisture) build up slows brake reaction time and oil on the brake lining will result in premature replacement cost

Big Rig Brake Repair and Installation - Memphis Tennessee - MS Trailer RepairM.S. Trailer Repair believes in doing the job right the first time to help keep your cost lower in the long run by eliminating excessive brake repairs.

Contact M.S. Trailer Repair at 901-362-6800 to set an appointment with a trucking repair service company that works hard to quickly get our customer's truck or trailer back on the road making money.


If you prefer, use our on-line Semi-Trailer and Truck Service Appointment Form to set up your service appointment.

You will be contacted to confirm the requested appointment time.

Local:  901-362-6800  Fax:  901-794-0073 
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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