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How much does Brake Drum Replacement 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
2004 Dodge Stratus $224 $111.64 $112.00 21% $283.64
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor $297 $178.13 $119.00 17% $360.88
2004 GMC Savana 1500 $246 $127.23 $119.00 20% $309.98
2008 Saab 9-7x $411 $306.20 $105.00 12% $467.45
2011 Subaru Forester $217 $119.33 $98.00 19% $269.83
2012 Ford F-150 $308 $210.21 $98.00 14% $360.71
2014 Ford Fusion $243 $131.17 $112.00 19% $303.17
2014 BMW 528i $532 $412.96 $119.00 10% $595.71
2011 BMW X6 $477 $372.10 $105.00 10% $533.35
2009 Infiniti G37 $222 $131.17 $91.00 17% $270.92
2003 Infiniti Q45 $230 $124.88 $105.00 19% $286.13
2006 Cadillac SRX $293 $174.28 $119.00 17% $357.03
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $407 $267.17 $140.00 15% $482.17
2009 Porsche Cayman $509 $396.77 $112.00 10% $568.77
2012 Audi S5 $348 $250.18 $98.00 13% $400.68
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Brake Drum Replacement Service

What is the Brake Drum all about?

A brake drum is a smooth metal cylindrical housing attached to the rear wheel hub. It is an essential component of your car’s braking system that enables you to slow down or stop.

Most new cars (1999 and above) come with rotors at each wheel. Older cars may have drums at the rear wheels instead of rotors. It is the friction between brake shoes and drums that cause your car to slow down and stop.

As the drums wear out (get warped or grooved), they are unable to dissipate the heat caused by the braking system. This will cause the brake fluid to boil and weaken its ability to slow and stop the car.

Keep in mind:

  • Your brake drums will become smaller as they wear out, and their size will determine if they need replacing.
  • Defective brake drums sometimes cause damage to brake shoes.
  • Brake drums cannot be repaired, only replaced.
  • Both brake drums should be replaced at the same time, even if only one is damaged.

How it's done:

  • Measure the thickness of brake drums.
  • Remove and replace brake drums and shoes if the thickness is lower than specifications.
  • Inspect wheel cylinder, springs, clips, and adjustment parts in the brakes.
  • Lubricate backing plate.
  • Perform road system to check brake system performance.

Our recommendation:

If you notice a clear fluid underneath your car or on the wheels, get it inspected as soon as possible. Do not drive the car with brake fluid leaking. It can make the brakes weaker and eventually lead to brake failure.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Drum?

  • Back of the car shakes when you brake.
  • Car may pull left or right when you brake.
  • Hand brake does not hold.
  • Noise from rear brakes.

How important is this service?

When you apply your brake pedal, the brake drums rub against the brake shoes, creating friction that slows down your vehicle. If the brake drums are damaged, this friction is sporadic and inefficient, and your car will not brake as effectively. If the brake drums are worn down, they won’t be thick enough to dissipate the braking system’s heat, and the brake fluid will absorb the heat and reach a boiling point. Boiling brake fluid is less effective, and will lower the effectiveness of your brake system.

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Number of Reviews

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Patrick

11 years of experience
160 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick was awesome, He arrived at the scheduled time and completed the work in a timely fashion. He also corrected a problem another mechanic had done on my brakes for no charge.
2001 FORD ESCAPE - BRAKE DRUM - SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Rigoberto

7 years of experience
309 reviews
Rigoberto
7 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly. He explains exactly what he does, while doing the job. Learned a lot from him.
2012 FORD FOCUS - BRAKE DRUM - EVANSTON, ILLINOIS

Victor

7 years of experience
44 reviews
Victor
7 years of experience
Very personable. Great attitude and answered all of my questions/concerns. Very highly recommended! He did a great job.
2006 JEEP WRANGLER - BRAKE DRUM - VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

Chris

12 years of experience
356 reviews
Chris
12 years of experience
Showed up early, his communication was top-tier and his diligence was over-the-top. Will book again.
2003 TOYOTA COROLLA - BRAKE DRUM - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

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