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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
2007 Honda Accord $234 $114.79 $119.00 21% $297.54
2005 Volkswagen Jetta $238 $139.74 $98.00 18% $290.24
2003 Jeep Liberty $193 $122.69 $70.00 16% $230.19
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $489 $370.28 $119.00 11% $553.03
2010 Land Rover LR2 $315 $209.93 $105.00 15% $371.18
2013 Porsche Boxster $489 $369.80 $119.00 11% $552.55
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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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Average Rating

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Number of Reviews

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Tinashe

10 years of experience
28 reviews
Tinashe
10 years of experience
Tinashe was great. He did an excellent job fixing my vehicle and if I have any other issues I will be sure to request him.
2009 NISSAN SENTRA - BRAKE DRUM - ROSWELL, GEORGIA

Tomas

10 years of experience
175 reviews
Tomas
10 years of experience
Tom came to my work to fix my back breaks, he showed up early which was pretty awesome. He called and texted to make sure it was fine to come early. He did a good job on my breaks and the job didn’t take that long to do. He is a sweet gentleman and explained what was wrong with my breaks. I’d recommend Tom and I trust him to work on my car again
2009 FORD FOCUS - BRAKE DRUM - HIGHTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY

Peter

40 years of experience
972 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter proved to be the problem solver with my cars repair, I cannot thank him enough, my car drives like it did when I first bought it, 20 yrs ago. I am so happy !!! J.A.
1998 FORD CONTOUR - BRAKE DRUM - PEORIA, ARIZONA

Stefan

14 years of experience
359 reviews
Stefan
14 years of experience
Stefan is an excellent mechanic. He is detail oriented and understands the importance of safety in both his work practices and in the work he performs.
2002 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC - BRAKE DRUM - WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA

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