Top Mechanics For Brake Drum Replacement, Repair & Inspections
Garage in London, 17 years of experience
Our Services - Complete Computer Diagnostics - Complete Safety Analysis - Rideability Problems - Tune - ups - Oil Changes - Tyres - Brake repair specialist - exhaust systems -Suspensions
DAN • 14th March 2023
Garage in Sittingbourne, 11 years of experience
I have over 10 years experience, working on everything from classic cars up to brand new vehicles. Having worked as a breakdown technician for a number of years, I possess excellent diagnostic skills. For me...
Garage in Bedford, 6 years of experience
No job is too big if you have the knowledge about it. I started my career in 2015. Offer mechanical and electrical diagnostics and repair. I mostly specialise in VAG group. As an independent business previou...
DAVID • 30th December 2022
SEAT Ibiza • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Sussex, 35 years of experience
Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.
Garage in Cromford, 20 years of experience
Vehicle repair and maintenance - servicing, brakes, clutches & gearboxes, diagnostic, tuning, engine rebuilds, suspension. VW Audi specialist but experienced in working on all makes and models
HANNAH • 22nd November 2022
Volkswagen Polo • Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)
Mobile mechanic in Doncaster, 15 years of experience
Having done my apprenticeship in an independent garage for 5 years then spending the Last year of the apprenticeship at Volkswagen and spent 7 years thereafter. Left VW for Peugeot then BMW for couple years....
Garage in London , 6 years of experience
We are one stop shop for all motoring needs. We work on all on makes and models of cars. We mostly work on VW,Audi,Skoda,Seat,BMW,Mercedes,Jaguar,Range Rover, Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall,Renault and Fords b...
TINA • 20th September 2022
Vauxhall ADAM • Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)
Garage in Worcester, 6 years of experience
Passionate about what I do, offer the best I can to everyone. Many years of experience.
Mobile mechanic in Tamworth, 10 years of experience
Ive been a mechanic for 10 years im hybrid trained and level 3 trained technician ive worked for a major leading company and decided to run my own business im also mot trained so have a good understanding of...
Garage in Luton, 23 years of experience
In total I have over 20 years of experience. The last 11 years I have worked for Ford Service Centre where I have also carried cars and vans repairs.
Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience
Best Transmissions offers a wide range of services including Car Repairs and Diagnostics for all vehicle makes and models. Our services are catered to both commercial and domestic vehicles (not including any...
LEE • 21st February 2022
Garage in Bidford On Avon, 12 years of experience
Apprentice served in busy city based independent garage covering all aspects of vehicle diagnostics repair and maintenance. Followed by a number of years in main dealerships giving me up to date working prac...
Garage in Ilminster, 21 years of experience
We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...
Garage in Andover , 20 years of experience
A sole trader with 20 years in the trade - experience working in both independent garages and dealerships. Working on all makes and models from diagnostics to clutches. Offering both mobile and garage-based ...
Mobile mechanic in Newhaven, 28 years of experience
I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...
EDWARD • 27th September 2021
Frequently asked questions about brake drum replacement, repair & inspections
Read our answers to questions about brake drum replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What are brake drums?
Brake drums are often used on the rear of smaller and lower specification vehicles instead of brake discs. The drums rotate with the wheels and provide the surface for the brake shoes to act against when the brake pedal is pressed.
How do brake drums work and what are the components?
When the foot brakes are applied, the hydraulic fluid forces the wheel cylinder pistons out, which in turn forces the brake shoes to come into contact with the inside of the brake drum. This friction then slows the rotational speed of the drum and therefore slows the wheels.
How do you know there is something wrong with the brake drums?
Due to the wear areas being inside the drum and therefore invisible, it is difficult to ascertain whether there is an issue or not. Therefore we recommend having an inspection carried out by a mechanic if you have any concerns.
When should you consider changing the brake drums?
In reality, only when advised to do so by a mechanic after an inspection or during a brake shoe replacement.
Brake drums are supplied and fitted in axle pairs (i.e. rear). It is equally important to have new brake shoes fitted at the same time otherwise any wear pattern on the shoes from the previous drums could severely reduce the contact area between the two. This is so important that no mechanic would consider doing otherwise.
How common are brake drum replacements?
Brake drums do not tend to be replaced as frequently as brake discs. In some cases, brake drums can last the lifetime of a vehicle! However, if the brake shoes become excessively worn, damage can occur to the brake pad application surface, in which case the drum would need to be replaced.
How can I extend the lifetime of my brake drums?
As with most parts of your car, the less pressure you put on any part of your car’s brakes, the longer they will last. If you carry heavy loads frequently, or tow a caravan for example, your brake system will come under greater pressure than it would otherwise and as such the discs may wear prematurely. Therefore, removing unnecessary weight from the vehicle will not only improve your fuel consumption, it will reduce the wear on the brakes.
Also consider your driving style. Anticipating the road conditions ahead, keeping your speed as constant as possible, and thereby avoiding sharp braking are all likely to lengthen the interval between brake drum replacements.
What happens when brake drums are replaced?
- Mechanic will remove the brake drum and inspect the brake shoes, wheel cylinder and actuating mechanism.
- Mechanic will establish if the brake drum's thickness is within the required tolerances.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake drum along with a new set of brake shoes.
- 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 do brake drums cost to replace?
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!
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a brake drum replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Rear brake drum and Rear brake shoes. We have brake drum replacement prices for 42 different manufacturers.
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- Mitsubishi Fuso
- Ford US
- Great Wall
- Aston Martin
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Mechanics that undertake brake drum work
- Ava Tyes Ltd, Dagenham
- CASTLETON MOT STATION LTD, Leeds
- Capel Autos Ltd, Gravesend
- D R Automotive Ltd, Stone
- DENTECH MOTORCYCLE AND AUTOMOTIVE CENTRES LTD, Sheffield
- DMC Vehicle Solutions, Midlothian
- Emporium Motors Kent, Chatham
- Fergussons Mobile Mechanics, Banbury
- Firstcall Vehicle Solutions, Braintree
- Hammond's Autos, Upminster
- JM Prestige UK Limited, Grantham
- Kar-Techs, Macclesfield
- M D Vehicle Services, Preston
- Mobile Auto Services, Almondbank
- Mobile Mechanic, Lincoln
Recent Brake Drum replacement quotes
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Did the work required and to a good standard great comms and very friendly.