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How much does a Brake Drum replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2002 Skoda Fabia Franchise Dealer Est.£136 - £269 Independent Garage Est.£102 - £213 ClickMechanic Est.£102 - £213 Saving22%
Car2011 Ford Fiesta Franchise Dealer Est.£352 - £389 Independent Garage Est.£275 - £304 ClickMechanic Est.£275 - £304 Saving21%
Car2002 Land Rover Freelander Franchise Dealer Est.£427 - £472 Independent Garage Est.£321 - £355 ClickMechanic Est.£321 - £355 Saving24%
Car1999 Renault Clio Franchise Dealer Est.£206 - £265 Independent Garage Est.£152 - £201 ClickMechanic Est.£152 - £202 Saving24%
Car2005 Rover 25 Franchise Dealer Est.£217 - £242 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £174 ClickMechanic Est.£156 - £175 Saving27%

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Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

How much does a Brake Drum Replacement cost?

The cost of a brake drum replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your brake drum replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car below!

What does a Brake Drum do?

Some older cars will have brake drums at the rear wheels, some will have drums at the front too. The brake drum is a unit mounted inside a wheel rim on the wheel hub. The drum packs a couple of brake shoes that press against the inside of the drum if you apply the brake, in turn the car is able to slow down.

How do you know there is something wrong with a Brake Drum?

  • When the hand brake does not work properly.
  • When there is a squeaking noise coming from a corner of the car (brakes).
  • When the car pulls to the right or left under braking.
  • When the car becomes unstable under braking.
  • When the car appears to suffer from excessive brake fade.

When should you consider replacing a Brake Drum?

Brake drums, like brake discs, can wear out, they can be especially affected by the heat generated when braking, which causes the drums to deteriorate (brake fade). Eventually the brake drums lose so much of their functionality that they cannot slow the car down efficiently anymore.

Servicing the brake drums is key to make sure the components do not wear out prematurely. Always service the brakes according to the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer. In cases that the brake drums are damaged or have worn out prematurely it is important you have the drums inspected and replaced as soon as possible. Should you experience issues with the drums like those mentioned earlier it is advisable you get in touch with an expert who can help solve the problem.

What happens during a Brake Drum replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brakes, drums and brake shoes.
  • Mechanic will establish if the brake drum's thickness is within the required tolerances.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake drum.
  • Mechanic will advise if other parts of the braking system need replacing too.
  • Mechanic will test drive the car and inspect the brake system again.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.

How much does a Brake Drum Replacement cost?

The cost of a brake drum replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your brake drum replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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These estimates may include Rear brake shoes and Rear brake drum

35 manufacturers for Brake Drum Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £169.74 - £211.51

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 9

£226

£200 - £206

£270 - £278

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Audi

Parts costs: £159.44 - £236.23

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# of quotes: 17

£224

£181 - £235

£247 - £333

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BMW

Parts costs: £128.18 - £233.58

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# of quotes: 18

£236

£167 - £236

£268 - £352

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £252.31 - £676.96

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# of quotes: 55

£427

£288 - £613

£373 - £775

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £234.92 - £309.03

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 73

£282

£268 - £290

£352 - £379

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Citroen

Parts costs: £181.23 - £419.08

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 709

£356

£225 - £426

£297 - £558

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Dacia

Parts costs: £674.09 - £850.24

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 36

£777

£707 - £749

£874 - £932

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £207.47 - £260.36

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# of quotes: 16

£289

£257 - £266

£347 - £358

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £164.17 - £197.00

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# of quotes: 1

£207

£213 - £213

£295 - £295

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Dodge

Parts costs: £300.07 - £360.08

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# of quotes: 2

£326

£328 - £329

£415 - £417

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DS

Parts costs: £360.47 - £432.56

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# of quotes: 2

£455

£411 - £411

£534 - £534

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Fiat

Parts costs: £133.49 - £281.52

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# of quotes: 854

£221

£161 - £273

£206 - £345

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Ford

Parts costs: £202.71 - £391.42

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# of quotes: 2519

£314

£235 - £375

£301 - £479

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Honda

Parts costs: £115.53 - £147.10

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# of quotes: 55

£164

£148 - £155

£202 - £210

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £184.77 - £322.80

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# of quotes: 127

£285

£215 - £318

£275 - £410

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Jeep

Parts costs: £167.92 - £245.82

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 20

£230

£184 - £254

£236 - £350

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Kia

Parts costs: £179.83 - £577.30

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 103

£455

£213 - £514

£273 - £635

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £331.97 - £478.96

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 235

£411

£365 - £448

£479 - £600

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LDV

Parts costs: £212.81 - £301.00

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 17

£269

£243 - £284

£315 - £366

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Mazda

Parts costs: £274.97 - £402.41

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# of quotes: 84

£351

£302 - £384

£383 - £498

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £195.76 - £238.93

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 19

£344

£239 - £248

£352 - £370

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MG

Parts costs: £165.13 - £198.15

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£204

£209 - £209

£285 - £285

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £244.39 - £366.41

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 73

£339

£277 - £354

£354 - £458

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Nissan

Parts costs: £220.97 - £386.42

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 333

£322

£259 - £371

£336 - £477

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £221.02 - £428.36

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 834

£345

£259 - £406

£339 - £523

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Renault

Parts costs: £215.97 - £521.78

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 523

£400

£254 - £484

£327 - £610

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Rover

Parts costs: £165.13 - £203.08

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 34

£212

£209 - £213

£285 - £290

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SEAT

Parts costs: £147.76 - £214.07

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 256

£197

£170 - £227

£219 - £307

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Skoda

Parts costs: £145.47 - £243.25

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 195

£214

£167 - £252

£216 - £336

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Smart

Parts costs: £237.13 - £381.98

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 91

£313

£256 - £346

£323 - £436

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Subaru

Parts costs: £540.99 - £649.18

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£649

£590 - £590

£741 - £741

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £219.43 - £386.79

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 64

£347

£247 - £377

£308 - £475

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Toyota

Parts costs: £164.18 - £301.92

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 358

£258

£197 - £301

£260 - £396

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £167.82 - £339.12

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1002

£272

£195 - £332

£249 - £426

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £164.33 - £248.55

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 518

£226

£192 - £256

£257 - £356

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  • Ford US
  • Aixam
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  • FSO
  • Iveco
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
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  • Aston Martin
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Lada
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake drum replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Brake Drum replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£174.01

Rear brake drum (both) replacement

Renault Scenic 16V 1.6L 2003
Newtown
£157.11

Rear brake drum (both) replacement

Volvo XC70 D3/D4 2.4L 2012
Sunbury On Thames
£188.05

Front brake drum (both) replacement

Fiat Punto/Punto Classic 1.2L 2005
Basildon
£161.59

Rear brake drum (both) replacement

Volvo V70 D5 2.4L 2008
Winsford