How To Read Your Brakes


Fade/Performance Problems

Possible Causes
Fade/Performance ProblemsFade/Performance ProblemsFade, poor stopping and brake lockup are problems that could be caused by air system malfunctions, wrong friction or bad brake maintenance. A drum that is heat checked can cause fade and poor performance during a panic stop.
Fade/Performance ProblemsWays to prevent heat checking:
1. Replace all hardware at the time of reline
2. Use the friction material recommended for the application
3. Make all adjustments equal: what you do to one wheel, do to all other wheels
4. Make sure drum is in good condition