A compressed air system’s shut off cock or a shut-off valve as it is referred to is used in vehicles to ensure that the compressed air within the compressed air system is kept at safe levels. It is used to stop compressed air from flowing when there is enough in the system. Most trucks and heavy-duty vehicles use a compressed air system that’s equipped with a shut-off cock.
In the vast majority of cases, the shut-off cock can wear off owing to wear and tear. At times, it can become rusty and start leaking because of it. Also, an accident can damage the cock or valve. The damage is easy to spot because each time the system starts you’ll hear a hissing sound indicating leaking air. Some systems will refuse to turn on as a safety feature will detect a problem and prevent the system from turning on. Regardless, of what problems you experience it is important that you get the system inspected by a professional right away.
We currently sell some of the best shut off cocks by manufacturers such as PE Automotive and WABCO. However, to buy the right one for your system make sure to search our website via part number of your existing valve. If you’re still unable to find the right one, do not hesitate to give us a call or email us for more information.