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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.

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Jamahl is incredibly professional and goes above and beyond to make sure my vehicle is in great shape and that I'm satisfied with the work before he leaves. Plus, if the car needed an additional small/quick repair while here, he even offered to fix it up quickly at no extra cost to make sure the car was ready to go. I was skeptical about having a mechanic work on my car at my home, but now I tell all my friends about the great service I've had with Jamahl and YourMechanic!
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Joseph was knowledgable and a good listener. He understood the brake issue and his repair recommendation made sense.Wish he was available for repairs.
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Adjust Drum Brakes for 1967 Mercury Comet L6-3.3LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.41
Adjust Drum Brakes for 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 V8-4.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.53
Adjust Drum Brakes for 1987 Jeep J10 V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.54 - $95.45
Adjust Drum Brakes for 1970 Mercury Cyclone V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.56 - $95.49
Adjust Drum Brakes for 2002 Ford Ranger ElectricYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.53 - $95.43
Adjust Drum Brakes for 1966 Ford Country Sedan L6-2.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.40
Adjust Drum Brakes for 1983 Pontiac Parisienne V8-5.7L DieselYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.61 - $95.56
Adjust Drum Brakes for 1989 Plymouth Acclaim V6-3.0LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.52
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