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202 Reviews

ICH Auto Services Ltd

Garage serving Birmingham, 22 years of experience

Hi, my name is Darren Branch. I have been working on cars most of my life, with 21 years worth of PROFESSIONAL experience. I have long realised that it is not the actual garage that you should be putting yo...

63 Reviews

Tamworth Mobile Mechanics

Mobile mechanic serving Birmingham, 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...

38 Reviews

Bidford Vehicle Repairs

Garage serving Birmingham, 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...

122 Reviews

122 Reviews


Garage in Nottingham , 15 years of experience

I am the owner of the garage, we have been operating for the past 16 years. We are able to carry out all kinds of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, timing belts, gear bo...

630 Reviews

D Pyart

Garage in Derbyshire, 25 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at a small garage in Nottinghamshire called Underwood Garage and after my apprenticeship I worked in the business for 5 years. I worked in recovery after the garage as a dedicat...

24 Reviews

Best Transmission Ltd

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...

7th March 2022


Mitsubishi Shogun Sport • Clutch replacement

33 Reviews


Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

I have 15 years' experience working on cars. I have had my own company for 1 year. I am able to do all the repairs you need doing including, inspections, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, and much mor...

271 Reviews

O S Motors

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

I have over 10 years experience in the motoring industry. I run my own business which involves both vehicle sales and inspections.

10th August 2022

HILARY, Oldbury

Audi A3 • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection

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Read our short guide with information on 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 does a Brake Drum replacement cost in Birmingham?

The average cost of a Brake Drum replacement in Birmingham is on average between £197 and £303. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Drum replacement in Birmingham depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Birmingham. 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 quotes for the top 42 manufacturers.

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Recent Brake Drum replacement quotes in Birmingham

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.


Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)

Peugeot 106

Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)

Vauxhall Astra

Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)

Vauxhall Corsa

Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)

Hyundai i10