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How much does Adjust Drum Brakes cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Canyon $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2010 Toyota Highlander $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2003 Jeep Wrangler $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Audi TT Quattro $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
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Adjust Drum Brakes Service

What are drum brakes all about?

In older vehicles (usually ones manufactured before 1999), the rear brakes are drum brakes. The drum is a large medal cylindrical housing with brake shoes attached to it. When you press on the brake pedal, brake fluid helps the brake shoe apply pressure to the brake drum, which slows down your vehicle. Over time, the brake drum will wear thin, as constant friction with the brake shoe wears the drum away. When this happens the drum brakes will need to be adjusted to keep them close to the shoe, so that braking is still efficient.

Keep in mind:

  • Some drum brakes systems adjust automatically.
  • When adjusting the drum brakes it’s important to check the wear and tear on both the drums and the brake shoes, to see when both will need to be replaced.

How it's done:

  • Adjust the rear drum brakes

Our recommendation:

Your entire braking system should be routinely serviced. Each component of your system, including the drum brakes, should be examined during tuneups and servicing, and you should schedule regular inspections for the braking system. The braking system is the most critical safety feature on your vehicle, so you should not postpone brake-related services.

What is a common symptom indicating you need to adjust the drum brakes?

  • Softer brake pedal

How important is this service?

Older cars rely on drum brakes for the rear wheels. Drum brakes are a large, metal cylindrical housing on each wheel that are necessary to help your vehicle slow down or stop. Attached to the drum brakes are the brake shoes. When you deploy the brake pedal, brake fluid runs to the brake shoes, and helps them apply pressure to the brake drums. The friction between the drums and the shoes slows down your vehicle. This constant friction makes the drum brakes thinner over time, as the surface layer of the drum keeps wearing off. As the drums become thinner, the space between them and the shoes grows. This distance means that the shoes do not come into as strong of contact with the drums as they normally do, and the braking system will be less efficient than normal.

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Average Rating

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Number of Reviews

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Javier

8 years of experience
30 reviews
Javier
8 years of experience
Showed up ahead of scheduled time. Was very knowlegable and honest. Only did repair on the brakes that actually needed to be replaced, not all four.
2005 GMC SIERRA 1500 - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Tony

12 years of experience
255 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Tony is professional and thorough. I also really appreciate how he explains things - he's clear and he elaborates if I ask questions.
1994 TOYOTA PICKUP - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Early. Fast. Insightful.
2013 NISSAN SENTRA - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
I was totally impressed with Trung. He showed up on time and first inspected the brakes to determine the work that needed to be performed. He recommended not to do the back but do the front. He pointed out also potential issues down the line but did not try to sell. His work was outstanding and he even tightened the parking brake without even asking. The entire user experience was off the chart. The best of it all it was done at my house and price was lower than estimated
1996 HONDA CIVIC - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

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