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Barns Help You Maintain your Brakes!
Elephant Barns Says, “Be Safe, Check your Brake Pads!”
Elephant Barns provide a level ground for Truck Maintenance
Most likely if you’re reading this you haul heavy loads or make use of your fifth wheel often. You’re in and out of your barn from Elephant Barns and you are putting your truck into 4-wheel drive to get to the next stop. While hauling livestock, hay, trees, fertilizer, and constantly in and out of your barn from Elephant Barns, you know you are putting a lot of strain on your truck. Newer model trucks aren’t heavier than the older models, but we still know how much strain and wear and tear it puts on our vehicle to haul a big load. When it comes to brake pads we need to be careful and aware. Our brake pads go out a whole lot faster from hauling heavy loads than a regular truck without a bed load full of hay does. Also, we are not driving on highways most of the time, it’s usually long, treacherous back roads that have lots of hills – traveling back and forth to barns. “If you drive only 8,000 miles a year but it’s mainly in a crowded urban area such as Chicago, Boston or Washington, D.C., you will need to replace brake pads more often than someone who drives 28,000 miles a year across the flat lands of Nebraska. You use your brakes a lot more in urban driving than on a rural highway.”
So we need to be careful of a number of things. Every 6 months is a good time frame to check your brake pads. See if they are worn down, and make sure you know how much longer you have, regarding the replacement with new ones. It is also a good idea to listen if you hear any strange noises, such as a squeaking or grinding to make sure your brakes are not completely worn down. All this can be done in a steel metal barn from Elephant Barns. With a level platform you can slide under your truck to check your brakes, change fluids and maintenance your frame in your barn from Elephant Barns.
Read more about how to service your brake pads with your Elephant Barn here: http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2013/04/when-do-you-need-to-replace-your-brakes.html