Adjust Drum Brakes at your home or office in San Martin.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

135

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Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Extremely satisfied with Brandons work. He is very passionate about what he does and makes sure everything is right. Great recommendations as well. I would definitely request Brandon at all times!
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! :-)

Theodore

15 years of experience
1109 reviews
Theodore
15 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.
I would highly recommend Theodore to anyone who needs work on their automobile. Theodore is very professional and honest. I had my 98 Honda Accord brakes done five years ago and was not sure about needing it change. Theodore worked on my rear brakes and let me know that it did not need to be replaced yet. However, the brakes only needs adjustment which he showed me how to do for future. This save me money. He also looked over my car to see if anything else needs to be done. Thank You, Theodore

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
I trust Joshua (which it's very hard nowdays to find someone who is honest and a excellent mechanic). He's great ! Now I'm spoiled cause I won't let anyone else near my car except Joshua!

Trung

11 years of experience
408 reviews
Trung
11 years of experience
Trung did an excellent job working on my vehicle. He showed up early and made helpful recommendations about what my car needed. He adjusted my brakes and also flushed the transmission on my car in a follow-up appointment.
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.

Breck

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

Chris

14 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
He was timely, honest, professional, and trustworthy. He told me what my car needed to work safely, and not what he needed to make money of me. He was honest, and that is really hard to find in this town anymore.

Peter

42 years of experience
1273 reviews
Peter
42 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. :)

Don

17 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
17 years of experience
Don was great and we'll have him back to work on our car again.

Jonathan

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

Phillip

18 years of experience
222 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
Philip went above and beyond the job, amazing customer service skills, amazing mechanic


How much does Adjust Drum Brakes cost in San Martin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Mercury Montego $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2012 Ford E-250 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2008 Chevrolet HHR $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2015 BMW X5 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2015 Lincoln MKT $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2011 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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