Stopping trucks safely and quickly is essential for all driving situations but can be tricky for commercial vehicles.
Semi truck air brakes are a essential component of the braking system in semi trucks and heavy-duty vehicles. Air brakes utilize compressed air to activate and control the air brake system. The air brakes system consists of various components, including an air compressor, reservoirs, brake chambers, slack adjusters, and control valves. When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the air compressor pressurizes the air reservoirs, which then supply the necessary air pressure to the brake chambers. This pressure causes the brake shoes to engage with the brake drums, creating friction and ultimately slowing down or stopping the vehicle. Proper maintenance and regular inspections of the air brake system are essential to identify repair needs to ensure its optimal performance and the safety of the semi truck on the road. JIT Truck parts offers a wide selection of high-quality semi truck air brake parts to keep these braking systems in excellent condition.
Having superior quality brakes is a no-brainer for any truck owner or fleet manager, and we have air brakes from some of the most trusted brands in the commercial vehicle industry. Air brakes use a system of compressed air pressing on a piston to apply to the brake pads, allowing the vehicle to slow or stop. This carefully engineered system was first developed for the railroad and has since evolved for trucks, buses, semi-trailers, and trailers. In order to make sure this important system continues to work flawlessly for you, it’s important to find the right fit of air brakes for your make and model.
With a variety of air brake components and kits, we’ve got what it takes to keep your truck prepared for whatever hazardous or dangerous conditions your applications require. We’ve got the leading brands for you to choose from, and whether you know what specific part you’re looking for or looking to upgrade to a new brand, our team of highly trained parts experts is here to answer any questions you may have along the way to finding the right air brakes for your truck or fleet.