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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
2011 Ram 1500 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2006 Honda Civic $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2015 Nissan NV3500 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2016 Lexus ES300h $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2006 Chevrolet Corvette $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $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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Christopher

20 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Adjust Drum Brakes - Brandon, Florida
Christopher did a great job and was very knowledgeable and cleaned up his work area after he was done.
Toyota Corolla - Adjust Drum Brakes - Lutz, Florida
Chris has great diagnostic skills to identify automotive issues with strong communication skills and excellent customer service skills. My vehicle was fixed efficiently and properly. Christopher is s reliable professional and is knowledgeable of latest techniques and technologies in automotive care.

David

18 years of experience
39 reviews
David
18 years of experience
Chevrolet Cruze - Adjust Drum Brakes - Aurora, Colorado
David was on time, professionalisms & honest! I would definitely request him again and pass along to friends/family.
Nissan Versa - Adjust Drum Brakes - Denver, Colorado
David was prompt, professional, and very easy to work with. He even went out of his way to come back to my vehicle outside of my scheduled appointment time to install a part that became available earlier than anticipated. I highly recommend David, and have recommended him to my colleagues at the office. Very happy with his work and his integrity.

Dan

39 years of experience
878 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Toyota Matrix - Adjust Drum Brakes - Cumming, Georgia
This the third time using Dan. Always on time. Very professional and knowledgeable. Always quick and accurate diagnostic and will have your car running in no time.
Nissan Sentra - Adjust Drum Brakes - Gainesville, Georgia
Dan was on time and did his job well. Fast, friendly, and efficient. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others or use him again.

Frank

8 years of experience
130 reviews
Frank
8 years of experience
Lincoln Town Car - Adjust Drum Brakes - Evergreen Park, Illinois
my car wouldn't start after sitting in garage for a year and I found this company online and just tried it and am so happy I did, Frank came over, and explained what was wrong and checked everything out and was very professional and smart. He came back with the parts and fixed it just great, then I asked about another thing and he checked it and said what it was and came back and fixed that as well. I think Frank is a great mechanic!
Toyota Camry - Adjust Drum Brakes - Oak Lawn, Illinois
My first time experience was great. Frank called when was running behind schedule. He called when he arrived at my home. Very professional, very polite, very knowledgeable of the job and what he was doing in his job expertise. Check car out, told me what the issue really was, gave recommendation to keep a eye put on various things that could c as use a issue in the future. A all around wonderful person. I would recommend Frank to my friends and I will be using him again in the future. Thank you Ms Bracey

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