How to Troubleshoot the Air Brakes in a Combination Tractor-Trailer?

Answer Air brakes work backward from the brakes found on cars and small trucks. The air brake system depends on air pressure to keep the brakes from closing on the brake pads. If the pressure fails, the t... Read More »

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How to Troubleshoot Trailer Brakes?

Trailer brakes need to be checked every six months if you do a lot of towing or hauling. If you suspect that the trailer brakes are not working properly, then you'll need to troubleshoot them. Make... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot Boat Trailer Hydraulic Brakes?

Boat owners spend a lot of time maintaining and caring for their boat, but often forget one of the most important elements of boating: the trailer. Your boat trailer makes it possible to get your b... Read More »

How to Install Trailer Brakes on a Twin Axle Boat Trailer?

The brakes on a boat trailer are made up of electric brake pads, brake drums, return springs, retainer springs, retainer clips, retainers and the brake shoe adjuster. The brakes work by applying fr... Read More »

How tall is a tractor trailer?

The average height of a tractor trailer is 13 feet, 6 inches. Trucks higher than that risk the chance of hitting an overpass and possibly damaging both the truck and overpass. Tractor trailers that... Read More »