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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
2007 Chevrolet Uplander $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Kia Sedona $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 Cadillac STS $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Mini Cooper $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Porsche 911 $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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Number of Reviews

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Patrick

8 years of experience
68 reviews
Patrick
8 years of experience
As usual, Patrick is one of few of my go to guys for my 10+ car vehicle fleet! Honest, smart, and hard working!
2006 SCION XA - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - CHANDLER, ARIZONA

Brandon

17 years of experience
489 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

23 years of experience
46 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Always a top notch job, he never fixes what doesn't need fixing and is always up front as to what he's going to do. There's never any question as to what it will take to get your car back on the road, driving like it's brand new.
2008 MAZDA TRIBUTE - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

Peter

40 years of experience
972 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter arrived early and quickly realized my Brakes were good and did not need replacing. He was efficient in resolving all the issues I had him booked for. He identified a new issue and gave me a good recommendation to fix it. Peter is always looking out to save me money, time and keep me and my car safe. The dealership quoted me over $600 to do just one of the jobs that Peter managed for less than $400. I would highly recommend his services. Just don't book him, when I need him. :)
2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

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