Brake Drum Replacement

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New brake drums for a brake drum replacement
Brake Drums

Why would I need a Brake Drum Replacement?

A vehicles brake system consists of wearable and non-wearable parts. Brake pads, brake shoes, brake drums and brake rotors are all designed to wear out. Over the general use of your vehicle you will need to replace these wearable components. Keeping your vehicles braking system function properly is important to your safety.

How do I know I need a Brake Drum Replacement?

Ideally any brake drum machining or replacement that is needed, is done at the same time as a brake shoe replacement. This may not always be the case. When your brake drums need replacement you will typically experience the following symptoms:

  • Increased pedal travel
  • Increased stopping distance
  • Pulsating brake pedal when apply brakes
  • Metallic scraping of squealing noises  
  • Lower brake pedal

You do not want to ignore these brake drum symptoms. If you do it could result in additional damaged parts and a significantly more expense repair.

What are brake drums?

While they are not as common as they once were, drum brakes are still used, on rear of some passenger vehicles. Brake drums are a major component in braking system. The brake drum is made of a cast iron. Inside the brake drum are brake shoes, wheel cylinders, springs and an adjustment mechanism. When you press the brake pedal, Hydraulic Brake Fluid is forced through brake lines and hoses, by the master cylinder. This fluid pushes the wheel cylinders outwards and apply force the surface of the drum, slowing or stopping your vehicle. When you release the brake pedal, the springs pull the brake shoes away from the brake drum.

How much will it cost?

The typical cost for the testing and brake drum replacement is between $170-$320 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.

What is included:

  • Replacement of drums
  • Inspection of related components.
  • Replacement of brake shoes if needed
  • Replacement of brake hardware if needed.

It is highly recommended that brake drum replacement be done in pairs

The difference:

Most common vehicle repair services can be preformed at your location. This saves you time. No need to arrange drop-offs or pick ups. No sitting in a waiting room. Just continue with your day, while our experts handle your repair. Our Mechanics are all certified. Our business is a registered repair facility in Michigan. We are fully insured and back our service with our warranty.

What we require

  • A safe place to work on your vehicle
  • Authorization from a property owner or management.
  • We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
  • We do not preform repairs in unsafe location or on unstable surfaces
  • We do not preform repairs during serve weather

Book your appointment

Ready to set up your appointment? The whole process can be completed online. Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder. If you aren’t sure when you will want service performed, you can get an estimate without choosing a time.

Are you in our service area?

Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. These are some of the common places we perform repair services. gif maker 4
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