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How to Buy Good Quality Brake Shoes

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Most cars on the road today have a disc brake system, at least on the front end. Cars used to utilize drum brakes on both front and rear, and some cars today still have a drum system in the rear because it’s efficient and affordable, considering that most of the braking power goes to the front wheels.

Brake shoes are to drum brakes what pads are to disc brakes. They are made up of a curved piece of metal with friction material on the outside curve; when you press the brake pedal this shoe is pressed to the inside of the drum, causing the wheels to stop turning.

Just like brake pads, shoes need to be replaced from time to time when the friction-absorbing material wears down. While brake shoes can be remanufactured (unlike brake pads) the price difference isn’t that significant so it’s typically better to go with new ones.

Tips to make sure you’re getting high quality brake shoes:

  • Choose a trusted name: Brakes are not a system you want to skimp on or take a chance with an unknown brand.

  • Standards and specifications: Make sure the parts meet minimum OEM specifications and standards.

  • Choose a friction material: Composites like carbon, fiber, and steel may not last as long as ceramics but they’re more affordable. Organic friction material is quiet and inexpensive but won’t last as long as ceramic.

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David

33 years of experience
67 reviews
David
33 years of experience
Ford Escape - Brake Shoes (Rear) - Oakland, California
Great work, I had a car that needed other work than requested and some that did not. He was on time and very professional. Let me know every thing he was doing and did not get upset when asked questions. I would use him again if needed.
Honda Accord - Brake Shoes (Rear) - Vallejo, California
David came on time, performed an inspection and made the repairs. David recommended some additional service which I declined at this time. Thanks David for a good job!

Tinashe

12 years of experience
387 reviews
Tinashe
12 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Shoes (Rear) - Atlanta, Georgia
Tinashe showed up on time and was ready to go. Let me know what was recommended next and was courteous - highly recommend.
Nissan Sentra - Brake Shoes (Rear) - Roswell, Georgia
Tinashe was great. He did an excellent job fixing my vehicle and if I have any other issues I will be sure to request him.

Jay

36 years of experience
777 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra GT - Brake Shoe Replacement (Rear) - Lake Elsinore, California
Hands down, YourMechanic is a better experience than waiting at the dealership. You save money and it’s more convenient. Jay was prompt, professional, competent, and respectful. I’d feel confident having Jay work on my vehicle’s future needed repairs.

Eduardo

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Eduardo
18 years of experience
Scion xA - Brake Shoes (Rear) - Houston, Texas
On time. Excellent work ethic. I have not tested the resulted work yet, but I am sure from previous experiences that it should be ok.

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