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How much does Parking 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.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2006 Volvo V50 $280.00 $47.98 $328 $477.98 31%
2004 Chevrolet Malibu $413.00 $47.98 $461 $682.23 32%
2008 Mercury Mountaineer $224.00 $47.98 $272 $391.98 30%
2008 Pontiac Wave $224.00 $47.98 $272 $391.98 30%
2003 Toyota Highlander $280.00 $47.98 $328 $477.98 31%
2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV $413.00 $47.98 $461 $682.23 32%
2012 Land Rover LR4 $413.00 $47.98 $461 $682.23 32%
2002 BMW 325xi $413.00 $47.98 $461 $682.23 32%
2009 Maserati Quattroporte $224.00 $47.98 $272 $391.98 30%
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Parking Brake Drum Replacement Service

What is the Parking Brake Drum all about?

Your primary braking system is an essential component of your vehicle. However, there’s a second braking system that’s just as important, although not as obvious. Your parking brake is responsible for keeping your car safely in one spot when you’re parked on a grade, and for ensuring that the weight of the car doesn’t rest on the transmission.

The parking brake is activated by either pulling a lever or pushing an auxiliary brake pedal, which pulls a cable that runs beneath the car from the cabin to the rear wheels. This cable then pulls on the actuator within the parking brake drum, forcing the shoes apart and holding your vehicle in place.

In a disc-brake setup, the drum is built into the back of the rear brake discs. In a drum-brake system, the parking brake uses the existing drums and shoes in the rear. Over time and through normal use, the parking brake components wear. The shoes will wear out well before the drum, but the drum can suffer damage before that happens.

Keep in mind:

  • Parking brake drum condition can be assessed during brake system inspections.
  • Drum resurfacing is a normal part of vehicle maintenance and should be done regularly.
  • Shoe replacement is not required as frequently as pad replacement because it undergoes inspection during regular maintenance.
  • Driving with your parking brake engaged will quickly reduce the lifespan of both the shoes and the parking brake drum.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is lifted and supported on jack stands and the rear wheels are removed
  • The defective parking brake drums are removed
  • The new parking brake drums are installed
  • The wheels are reinstalled and the vehicle is removed from jack stands
  • The vehicle is tested and checked for parking brake operation

Our recommendation:

While the parking brake actuation system is separate from your primary braking system, they’re both tied together. Brake wear (both shoe and parking brake drum) is normal and must be rectified with regular maintenance, including resurfacing and shoe replacement. Have your vehicle maintained by our expert mechanics, who are capable of inspecting your brakes and providing advice on maintenance intervals for your parking brake drum.

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

  • Weak braking action
  • Damaged drum
  • Parking brake doesn’t hold fast when engaged

How important is this service?

While parking brake drums will last for a very long time, they can be damaged in accidents and by driving with the parking brake engaged. If you suspect that your parking brake drum needs to be resurfaced, the shoes need to be replaced, or that there is damage to the drum, have the drum inspected and repaired immediately.

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Albert did a great job! In my experience, you have two types of people in any profession. There are those who can perform the required task, but if there is any deviation from how they've done it the last 100 times, they're practically useless. Like someone who's been trained to change the oil and/or tires. As long as you need one of those tasks done with no hiccups, they're perfectly capable. However, if they find an oil leak, you're better off with a monkey trying to fix it. They are the majority. However, in most professions there is a minority who have a solid conceptual understanding of their job. They are the true problem solvers. They are the individuals who, regardless of the task, will find a way to complete it. They have that rare mix of intelligence, knowledge, experience, passion and tenacity. Albert is definitely in the minority. He showed up on time, which these days is a rarity in itself. He was prepared for the job - also not altogether common anymore. Above all, he completed the job professionally and efficiently; and he did so within the quoted price. That's practically unheard of anymore. In addition, when it came time to do the inspection, he was thorough and offered sound advice that was geared towards the best interest of his customer - me. Considering the predatory nature of the industry, it was refreshing. I will absolutely utilize this resource again for any future repairs.
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