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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
2005 Hyundai Tucson $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Chrysler Sebring $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Volvo XC90 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2004 Aston Martin DB7 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 Hyundai Genesis $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Dodge Stratus $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Ford C-Max $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Cadillac XLR $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 BMW 525xi $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 BMW X5 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Audi A3 Quattro $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 Lexus LS460 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2010 Porsche Cayman $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2012 Jaguar XJ $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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Robert

32 years of experience
45 reviews
Robert
32 years of experience
I only can say Robert is very professional, kind, very friendly. If any problem in the future I would like to have him again. Thank you Robert
2003 TOYOTA RAV4 - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Trung

8 years of experience
384 reviews
Trung
8 years of experience
I had originally scheduled an appointment with Trung for my brakes to be done on my corolla. When he took off my wheels to inspect them, he was honest and showed me that my brakes didn't need to be replaced. I'd highly recommend him to anyone with a Toyota. I have used him several times for transmission flushes, front brakes, oil changes and the like and he always does a good job.
2011 TOYOTA COROLLA - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

Omar

8 years of experience
54 reviews
Omar
8 years of experience
Excellent service and very knowledgeable! I had requested for my brakes and rotors replaced and he was able to do in a quick time! Would definitely recommend!
2002 HONDA ACCORD - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA

Michael

12 years of experience
166 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Michael Straub was the mechanic scheduled to repair my vehicle rear brakes. Michael arrived on time and gave me an outline on what to expect from his service. Michael went right to work and informed me my rear brakes were fine just needed to be adjusted and cleaned. Michael did an inspection of my front brakes and he determined that my front brakes are worn and the rotors need to be replaced. He also discovered that the ball/joint was bad and I need new tie rods in the front on left and right sides. I appreciate his professionalism and approaching the situation with a caring attitude. Michael was candid with me about what my vehicle needed for repair. His recommendations were not only for my information, but to inform me of the risks involved if repairs are not made.Thanks Michael!
1997 HONDA CIVIC - ADJUST DRUM BRAKES - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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