Truck Brake Repairs in
Fitzgerald, GA

In Fitzgerald, GA, the importance of brakes rests at the pedestal. They're not just components; they're the guardians of safety on the road. R And R Diesel Repair specializes in maintaining and repairing these critical components for maximum performance.

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Understanding Brake Drums and Brake Shoes

Brake drums and shoes are very common in heavy-duty trucks and the main braking system stops the vehicle. When the brake pedal is pressed, the brake shoes push outward against the inner surface of the spinning brake drum. This friction between the brake shoes and the drum slows down and eventually stops the vehicle. 

Drum Brake Failure: Drum brake failure can manifest in several symptoms, such as unusual noises like squealing or scraping from the brakes, a noticeable decrease in braking efficiency, or a pulling sensation to one side when braking. Additionally, if the brake pedal feels unusually soft or if the vehicle takes longer than usual to stop, these can be indicators of worn-out brake shoes or a malfunctioning drum brake system.

Common Brake Damage 

Airline and Dryer Failure: Airline and dryer systems in heavy-duty trucks are essential for the brake system's operation. A failure in these components can lead to moisture in the air system, wreaking havoc on your brakes. Regular checks and maintenance of these systems are not just recommended; they're essential.

Air Compressor Malfunction: If the compressor malfunctions, the brake starts to underperform due to insufficient air pressure. Our team is adept at diagnosing and fixing compressor issues, keeping your brakes responsive and reliable.

Slack Adjusters and Seized Return Springs: Slack adjusters play a crucial role in maintaining the right tension on the brake shoes. When these adjusters fail, your brakes can become sluggish or unresponsive. Similarly, seized return springs can lead to dragging brakes, increasing wear and tear. We ensure these components are functioning correctly, fine-tuning your brakes to perfection.

Areas We Service

R And R Diesel Repair, located in Fitzgerald, GA, operates Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays by appointment. Offering 24/7/365 mobile, roadside, and towing services. Our commitment extends beyond Fitzgerald, reaching across Eastman, Americus, Cordele, Douglas, Waycross, and Tifton, ensuring that wherever you are, R And R Diesel Repair is there to provide expert and timely service, any time of day or year.

Your Fleet's Brake Health: Our Priority

With R And R Diesel Repair, we don't just repair brakes; we ensure your fleet's safety and operational excellence. From drum brakes to air systems, our comprehensive brake service covers all bases. Trust us to be your partner in maintaining your fleet's brake health, because when it comes to safety, every detail counts.

Repairs in Fitzgerald, GA

Whether it's a simple repair or a complete engine overhaul, R And R Diesel Repair’s team of expert mechanics is equipped to handle the task. We understand the complexities of modern engines and bring a wealth of experience to every job.

Our Services

Our services range from routine maintenance to complex repairs and heavy-duty towing, all performed with the highest standards of quality and efficiency. At R And R Diesel Repair, we're not just a repair shop; we're a partner you can trust, committed to keeping your fleet moving smoothly and efficiently.

Trusted by our customers

"If Kirk or Reggie can't fix it, no one can. They are amazing. Fast service and prices are great."

- Donna

"This is the only place you need to bring your diesel vehicle to get work done! Amazing staff and fast service!"

- Bolar Coffee

"I called Affordable Diesel Repair and they scammed me out of 520.00 but Shout out to Kirk.. He came out and fixed our clutch petal and charged a fair price.. 10 Stars if I could!!!"

- LaJean

"Awesome mechanic service!! Would definitely recommend they also have great customer service!"

- Stephanie

"The shop really took care of me treated me like family while I was there."

- Ronnie