Adjust Drum Brakes at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you · Backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty · Save up to 30% compared to shops and dealers

GET A QUOTE Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

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.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2001 Subaru Impreza $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2001 Honda Passport $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2006 Ford Ranger $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2012 Dodge Durango $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2006 Chevrolet HHR $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2011 Lexus GS450h $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2012 BMW 750i xDrive $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2004 Infiniti Q45 $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%
2008 Porsche 911 $75.00 $0.00 $75 $107.50 30%

Adjust Drum Brakes Service & Cost

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.

Fast and easy Adjust Drum Brakes service at your home or office.

Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

People say the nicest things

Jason is knowledgable, reliable and friendly person. He took his time to explain things about my car. I highly recommend YourMechanic and Jason's service.

Whitney was obvious exsperienced and knowlegeable of the problem. His actions was that of a true profesional

Stephen was very professional and spoke to me in terms that I understood. Although the news about the car was not great, he explained the why's and what it would take to fix it. I will call on him again. Many thanks!

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, from 5 AM to 5 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 ·