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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

134

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Second time using Theodore to service my van. He's always professional and detail oriented. He takes extra effort in tracking down issues and explains things well. Very customer oriented. Highly recommend.
The best and very reasonable $ for brake replacement. He had to come back later in day but was so thorough each time and patiently answered questions. Highly recommend Theodore!

Breck

18 years of experience
541 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
On time, thorough. Explained repair details.
very competent and professional

Johnathon

7 years of experience
50 reviews
Johnathon
7 years of experience
Jonathon was very pleasant and friendly and did a good job. He was on time as well.

Alex

20 years of experience
111 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and honest mechanic!

Peter

23 years of experience
235 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter arrived on time and completed his work. He gave me some important recommendations. Very satisfied with your service, thanks Peter!

Jonathan

15 years of experience
138 reviews
Jonathan
15 years of experience
Jonathan is great. He diagnosed and fixed my 1983 Chevy 4x4's brakes.

Clifton

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
He was very professional. He texted that he had finished a previous appointment early and asked if he could come sooner. I didn't need one scheduled service so he didn't charge for that though I would have never known. I would highly recommend him and hope to use his services in the future.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
598 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Very thorough with informing of what was to be done & what is needed in future.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
He is a nice guy was very helpful.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
I’m simply blown away by the exceptional level of customer service and professionalism put forth by John today. He was running early and was able to reroute to my office to repair my car while I was working. So surprising and truly amazing.


How much does Adjust Drum Brakes cost in Chesapeake?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Chesapeake. Our mechanics in Chesapeake 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 in Chesapeake.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Passat $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2005 Dodge Stratus $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2008 Honda Element $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2010 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2015 Audi A3 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2006 Jaguar XJ8 $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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