A brake is a mechanical device for inhibiting a truck's motion. Unlike car brakes, truck brakes have to be bigger and more powerful to stop the truck and its load. Most brakes use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat. The brakes store braking heat in the disc brake or drum brake when braking and then conduct it to the air gradually.
Faulty brakes put you and other road users at a great risk. Faulty brakes increase the chances of collisions. If your truck has braking issues, visit or call Elite Mobile Fleet Services today. At Elite Fleet Maintenance, we have brake experts who will diagnose and work on your truck braking system.
The floor is an important part of your truck/trailer. A trailer floor highly determines the safety and delivery of your goods. Trailer floors can be made of timber, aluminum, stainless steel or other strong metals.
The landing gear is the part of a moving truck that is underneath the main body. It is the supporting structural framework of a truck. A landing gear incorporates the wheels, suspension, brakes, traction motors, and powered units. In case of faulty landing gear.
Lights are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. This is especially so if you travel early in the morning or late in the evening. The lights provide illumination for you as you drive. In trucks, the lighting system is made up of front, sides, rear, and top lights. The lights are designed to let you drive safely after dark. To increase your safety and the safety of other road users, make sure your truck's lights are in good working condition.
Roll Up Doors
To keep your goods safe, make sure your truck's doors are strong and working properly. At Elite Fleet Maintenance, we understand the urgent need to get your trucks and trailers back on the road when a door is damaged or working improperly. We will fit your trucks with specialty roll up doors for the truck and trailer.
Suspension is a collective name given to the system of shocks, springs, and linkages that connect a truck to its wheels and allow relative motion between the two. The suspension system has the following main purposes: keeping the occupants of the truck comfortable, contributing to the truck's handling and braking, protecting the truck from wear and damage, maximizing the friction between the tires and the road surface; and increasing safety.
With a faulty suspension system, the truck's performance and handling will be greatly affected. Also, driving on rough roads will not be an easy task. If roads were perfectly flat, suspensions would not be necessary.
Air brakes (or compressed air brake systems) stop heavy-duty trucks quickly. In this type of brakes, compressed air is used to apply pressure to the brake pad thus stopping a truck. These brakes are a powerful and effective alternative to hydraulic brakes - thus their common use in trucks, buses, and trains. Although powerful and effective, airbrakes need consistent, thorough maintenance.
Brake Maintenance & Repair
Truck brakes are much more powerful than car brakes. Faulty truck brakes put the truck driver, the load, and other road users at risk. If you are not confident in your truck's ability to stop firm and straight when you hit the brakes, then it is time to have them checked and replaced if necessary.
A hydraulic brake is a type of braking system that uses brake fluid to transfer pressure to the brake pads. Although most heavy trucks use air brakes, some trucks have hydraulic brakes. A hydraulic brake consists of the following: a brake pedal, a push rod, a cylinder chamber, and brake pads. With time, the hydraulic brakes components wear out and thus need replacement.
Batteries & Cables
We offer excellent replacement batteries and cables for your vehicle. Just call or stop by and we will make sure you find the best fit for your vehicle.
Breakers & Fuses
We carry an assortment of breakers and fuses for your vehicle's needs. To find out more about the breakers and fuses we carry please give us a call.
Elite Fleet Maintenace carries a variety of lights that provide 180 degrees of uninterrupted illumination.
Spark plugs channel the electrical current to ignite the fuel. Like many parts of your vehicle, spark plugs wear out. When a spark plug fires it removes some of the metal on the plug. Please call us for all of your spark plug needs.
Starters & Alternators
A starter converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The alternator charges your vehicle's battery. Looking for a starter or alternator for your vehicle? Let us help you!
Wiring & Switches
We can replace faulty wiring and switches on your vehicle. For all of your electrical needs don't hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop.
Check Engine Light
No one likes to see their truck's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. At Elite Fleet Maintenance, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you.
Modern vehicles are fitted with at least one onboard computer. The computer's main function is to monitor and adjust the engine and transmission. Computer testing and diagnostics is an integral aspect to professional electronic work on modern cars. Computer diagnostics help find the root causes of major and potential automobile problems. At Elite Fleet Maintenace, we have state of the art computer diagnostics equipment such as digital code readers, pressure test kits, circuit testers, digital tachometers and more.
Drivability is the degree of smoothness and steadiness of your truck's acceleration. Most modern vehicles are fitted with on-board computers that continuously check the readings from various sensors. In case of drivability problems, you will receive a warning message on your truck's dashboard. To have your truck diagnosed for drivability issues. At Elite Fleet Maintenance, we have the necessary tools, training, and technology to diagnose and address your vehicle's drivability issues.
Basically, an engine control system is an on-board computer in your truck. Like all computers, the engine controls are composed of hardware and software. Automotive engine control systems are responsible for regulating exhaust emissions, and providing increased fuel economy. To get the best out of your vehicle's incredibly powerful technology, make sure engine controls are working properly.
Belts & Hoses
Timing belts and serpentine belts are the most common types of belts in trucks.
A timing belt (also referred to as the camshaft drive belt or the Gilmer belt) is a notched belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. Failure of the timing belt would lead to failure of the engine. A loose timing belt could lead to its slipping. When slipped, valves will open at the wrong time putting them at the risk of being struck by the pistons. To avoid this, have your timing belts inspected and serviced regularly.
A drive belt transfers power from the engine to the front mounted accessories such as the cooling fan, power steering pump, air injection pump, the air conditioning compressor and more. Failure of the drive belt means that all the engine accessories it's powering will stop working leading to overheating of the engine. To prevent this from happening, have the belt regularly checked for wear, cracks and stripping.
Hoses (or coolant hoses) are the heater and radiator hoses (upper and lower). The hoses facilitate the flow of coolant between the radiator, engine, and heating block. Old and worn out hoses can easily burst resulting in an overheated engine. To prevent this from happening, have the hoses inspected for cracks.
For belts and hoses maintenance and replacement services, visit Elite Fleet Maintenance today. Remember, working belts and hoses will lead to a properly working engine.
Although a truck's engine operates most efficiently at high temperatures, the surplus heat produced during combustion can damage engine parts. To keep the engine safe from the surplus heat, trucks come with a cooling system. The system helps the engine maintain the required temperature and release any surplus heat to the environment.
The cooling system is made up of various parts that work harmoniously. These parts are the radiator, fan, pump, pressure cap, hoses, thermostat, and overflow tank. Failure of any of the parts will result in a poorly functioning cooling system.
To have a properly working cooling system (and thus a healthy engine), consider having periodic servicing of the parts that make up the system. At Elite Fleet Maintenance, we can service or replace (if necessary) radiators, fans, water pumps, hoses, thermostats and pressure caps.
Although diesel engines don't require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:
Changing the oil & filter
Changing the air filter
Changing the fuel filter
Bleeding the fuel system
Draining the water separators
Refilling the urea injection system
You can count on the experts at Elite Fleet Maintenance to help your diesel engine last a long time.
This is where your truck's combustion of fuel occurs. The ignition, which takes place in a combustion chamber, provides force to the pistons, turbine blades, or a nozzle. The engine provides power that drives your truck. With a poorly operating engine, you will have a poor performing truck.
An exhaust system is a piping that directs exhaust gases away from the internal combustion engine to the outdoors. A truck's exhaust system is made up of one or more exhaust pipes. An exhaust system can be modified to increase engine power (and performance), reduce pollution, or reduce noise. Also, a properly operating exhaust system is required for operator safety.
To get the most from your truck, you need regular exhaust service
A water pump is a vital part of your truck cooling system. A water pump is a centrifugal pump that circulates fluid whenever the engine is running. A belt connected to the engine's crankshaft drives the pump. Water pumps have vanes that fling the fluid to the outside of the pump (using centrifugal force) where it can enter the internal combustion engine. After going through the engine and the cylinder head, the fluid flows back to the water pump.
If the water pump develops a leak or the hub becomes loose and noisy, you need to have it replaced. Faulty water pumps will lead to poor cooling of the internal combustion engine.
Can't come to us? Let one of our welding technicians come to you. We offer mobile welding services. Our experienced welding technicians will work on your truck at your home, place of business, or on the road.