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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
2009 Chevrolet Impala $70 $0.00 $69.99 34% $107.50
2012 Chevrolet Tahoe $70 $0.00 $69.99 34% $107.50
2012 Volkswagen CC $70 $0.00 $69.99 34% $107.50
2012 Lexus GX460 $70 $0.00 $69.99 34% $107.50
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman $70 $0.00 $69.99 34% $107.50
2014 Porsche Panamera $70 $0.00 $69.99 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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Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Great mechanic, great service!
2004 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - MCKINNEY, TEXAS
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon is a great asset! That I would schedule a service and he would be honest enough to tell me that I didn't need that done, was a HUGE deal to me. Brandon has come out before and he's always treated us well. At this appointment he went above and beyond and saved me $180.00! We'll keep asking for Brandon for Sure! :-)
2005 FORD TAURUS - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - ORLANDO, FLORIDA
David

David

13 years of experience
339 reviews
David
13 years of experience
David is wonderful, he always takes extra time with me to explain a little more about how my car works, and is always happy to help me learn how to do things myself. His honesty is outstanding, he always tells me when I booked the wrong maintenance job, usually in the category of I requested a more expensive service than was needed.
2009 TOYOTA YARIS - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA
Trung

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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