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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.

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Brake Drum Replacement for 1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban V8-6.2L DieselYourMechanic Price$443.97Shop/Dealer Price$540.66 - $673.91
Brake Drum Replacement for 1995 GMC C3500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$473.80Shop/Dealer Price$578.28 - $734.15
Brake Drum Replacement for 2003 Honda Pilot V6-3.5LYourMechanic Price$223.09Shop/Dealer Price$274.13 - $374.90
Brake Drum Replacement for 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$279.43Shop/Dealer Price$343.13 - $465.39
Brake Drum Replacement for 1988 Chevrolet K1500 V8-6.2L DieselYourMechanic Price$434.89Shop/Dealer Price$529.36 - $655.84
Brake Drum Replacement for 1984 Dodge Daytona L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$258.53Shop/Dealer Price$317.49 - $432.31
Brake Drum Replacement for 1989 Toyota 4Runner L4-2.4LYourMechanic Price$259.86Shop/Dealer Price$318.46 - $421.96
Brake Drum Replacement for 2016 Audi A6 Quattro V6-3.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$316.98Shop/Dealer Price$411.47 - $585.82
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Brake Drum Replacement Service & Cost

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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Lucas
12 years of experience
Although there seemed to be a little confusion surrounding the parts, Lucas's personality and dedication to getting the job done made it a enjoyable experience. Lucas is great!!!
2008 JEEP PATRIOT - BRAKE DRUM REPLACEMENT
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Rocco
17 years of experience
he was on time, all prepared and ready. he seemed to have much experience, which let him get the job done much faster than what was said. he was very kind to answer all my questions. i wish i knew him earlier so i didn't have to waste my time shopping around different car repair shops. i am 100% satisfied with his work and manner.
2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG - CAR BATTERY REPLACEMENT
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Richard
6 years of experience
Richard both showed up and finished ahead of schedule. He walked me through everything he was going to do, and even saved me money by pointing out one of the parts I thought was broken actually didn't need fixing. Car runs great now.
2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - BRAKE DRUM REPLACEMENT
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Armen
18 years of experience
Armen is an excellent craftsman. He knows his profession and even explains the process as he is evaluating and also when he is working I definitely will call him again when the need arises.
1988 CHEVROLET C3500 - WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Brake Drum Replacement for 1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban V8-6.2L DieselYourMechanic Price$443.97Shop/Dealer Price$540.66 - $673.91
Brake Drum Replacement for 1995 GMC C3500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$473.80Shop/Dealer Price$578.28 - $734.15
Brake Drum Replacement for 2003 Honda Pilot V6-3.5LYourMechanic Price$223.09Shop/Dealer Price$274.13 - $374.90
Brake Drum Replacement for 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$279.43Shop/Dealer Price$343.13 - $465.39
Brake Drum Replacement for 1988 Chevrolet K1500 V8-6.2L DieselYourMechanic Price$434.89Shop/Dealer Price$529.36 - $655.84
Brake Drum Replacement for 1984 Dodge Daytona L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$258.53Shop/Dealer Price$317.49 - $432.31
Brake Drum Replacement for 1989 Toyota 4Runner L4-2.4LYourMechanic Price$259.86Shop/Dealer Price$318.46 - $421.96
Brake Drum Replacement for 2016 Audi A6 Quattro V6-3.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$316.98Shop/Dealer Price$411.47 - $585.82
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