Brake Repair

Pickup Truck Brake Repair Services in Butler, PA

Not as sexy as a turbo but just as important. Callipers, pads, shock absorbers… you name it. With Cotton’s Custom Diesel by your side, our diesel mechanics in Butler, PA, have you covered for your entire braking system.

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Are Brakes Different on Diesel Trucks?

Yes. Diesel pickup truck brakes differ from non-diesel truck brakes primarily in terms of their construction and durability. Diesel truck brakes typically feature larger components, such as rotors and callipers, as well as upgraded brake pads and hydraulic systems.

When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

Depending on your make and model, you'll notice some of the following when it's time to bring your truck in for brake service:

  1. The warning light comes on for low brake pads: This will be a dashboard indicator light that signals it's time to replace your brake pads.
  2. The Squeal: There's a piece of metal built into your brake pads that, when the pads are worn down enough, starts rubbing against the rotor when you brake. It's purposely loud so you know when it's time for a brake pad replacement.
  3. Grinding noise: If you hear grinding, you've waited too long. Your pads are gone and are now rubbing against the rotor. Bring it in for service right away, or you could be at risk of an accident.
  4. Your brake pads actually look thin: If you can get in behind your tire to take a look, you can see if there's barely any pad left.

I Think I Have a Brake Problem. Can I Drive to the Shop?

The short answer? No. The long answer? Just bite the bullet and get a tow. It's not worth putting your life and others lives’ at risk. That being said, if your brakes are just getting routine maintenance, by all means drive to the shop. If the squealer is going, it should be safe to drive. Just make sure you take care of it sooner rather than later.

How Many KMs Are Diesel Truck Brake Pads Good For?

The lifespan of brake pads for diesel trucks can vary depending on several factors, including driving conditions, vehicle weight, and the quality of the brake pads. On average, diesel truck brake pads can last anywhere from 40,000 to 80,000 km before they need to be replaced. 

Areas We Service

Cotton's Custom Diesel is dedicated to serving diesel truck owners in Butler, PA, and the surrounding areas. We provide our top-notch services to customers in Butler, Saxonburg, Kittaning, Worthington, Zelienople, Prospect, Portersville, Slippery Rock, West Sunbury, Chicora, East Brady, and Ellwood City, PA. Whether you need coolant system maintenance, repairs, or performance upgrades for your diesel truck, our experienced team is ready to deliver exceptional service wherever you are located within our service area. 

Contact Us for Pickup Truck Brake Repair in Butler, PA

Contact Cotton's Custom Diesel for all your brake repair needs. Our team is ready to assist you with expert brake repairs and provide the highest level of customer service. Call us to schedule an appointment and ensure your pickup truck's brakes are in top condition.

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"Top notch mechanic. Repairs were done in a timely manner for a very reasonable price."

Chad Lorenz
Chad Lorenz
2019 FORD f-350

"I got a flat tire on the 356 about 3 miles from this business. The extremely kind employees came and changed my tire within about 20 minutes of me calling them. So thankful for their help!!!"

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2020 Dodge Ram

"They are the best around!!! I drove over an hour just for there service. The prices are very fair and the guys that work there are second to none."

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2012 Ford Super Duty
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