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How much does a Brake Shoe 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
Car2000 Renault Scenic RX4 Franchise Dealer Est.£186 - £205 Independent Garage Est.£119 - £132 ClickMechanic Est.£121 - £133 Saving35%
Car2008 Fiat Multipla Franchise Dealer Est.£202 - £223 Independent Garage Est.£133 - £147 ClickMechanic Est.£134 - £148 Saving33%
Car2009 Fiat Panda Franchise Dealer Est.£110 - £161 Independent Garage Est.£73 - £115 ClickMechanic Est.£74 - £116 Saving29%
Car2005 Fiat Punto Franchise Dealer Est.£144 - £164 Independent Garage Est.£96 - £110 ClickMechanic Est.£97 - £111 Saving32%
Car2000 Hyundai Coupe Franchise Dealer Est.£108 - £119 Independent Garage Est.£73 - £81 ClickMechanic Est.£74 - £82 Saving31%

Want to learn more about Brake Shoe replacements?

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

What does a Brake shoe do?

If your car has brake drums (usually older cars have drums at the rear), it will have brake shoes which are situated inside the drum. The brake shoes will press against the inside of the drums when braking, causing friction and eventually slowing the car down.

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

  • When the hand brake does not work properly.
  • When there is a squeaking noise coming from a corner of the car (provided that wheel has a drum brake).
  • When the car pulls to the right or left under braking.
  • When the car becomes unstable under braking.
  • When the 'brake warning' light is on.

When should you consider replacing a Brake Shoe?

Over time, the brake shoes can wear out due to the friction that it has to endure each time you brake. Brake shoes can wear to such an extent that the rivets holding the friction plate to the rest of the shoe can get exposed. Each time you brake in this scenario the rivets can potentially score the contact surface inside the drum. Thus damaging the brake drum as well, which in that case would have to be replaced too to ensure effective braking.

Servicing the brake shoes is therefore key to ensure a long lifespan for the brakes. Always service the brakes as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer. In cases that the brake shoes are damaged or have worn out prematurely it is important you have the shoes (and the brake drums) inspected and, if necessary, replaced as soon as possible.

What happens during a Brake Shoe replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brakes and establish if there is any issues with one or several of the brake calipers.
  • Mechanic will establish if the brake shoe's thickness is within the required tolerances.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake shoes.
  • Mechanic will advise if other parts of the brake system need replacing too.
  • Mechanic will test drive the car and inspect the brake system to ensure it is in perfect working order.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.

How much does a Brake Shoe Replacement cost?

The cost of a brake shoe 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 shoe replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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These estimates may include Rear brake shoes, Front brake shoes and/or Rear brake shoes

49 manufacturers for Brake Shoe Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £36 - £52

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 6

£176

£124 - £132

£239 - £248

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Audi

Parts costs: £37 - £99

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 39

£129

£93 - £138

£189 - £243

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Austin

Parts costs: £46 - £56

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 10

£117

£99 - £99

£161 - £161

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BMW

Parts costs: £49 - £134

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 134

£142

£102 - £173

£212 - £313

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £34 - £55

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 532

£95

£80 - £99

£132 - £160

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £42 - £120

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 144

£116

£82 - £145

£136 - £217

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Citroen

Parts costs: £52 - £120

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1443

£165

£123 - £196

£191 - £294

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Dacia

Parts costs: £36 - £80

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 96

£117

£92 - £122

£155 - £190

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £34 - £52

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 67

£92

£80 - £97

£132 - £158

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £36 - £53

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 61

£120

£107 - £115

£184 - £194

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DS

Parts costs: £36 - £44

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£100

£88 - £88

£146 - £146

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Fiat

Parts costs: £50 - £121

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1596

£131

£95 - £166

£135 - £231

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Ford

Parts costs: £47 - £125

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5483

£142

£98 - £165

£147 - £232

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Honda

Parts costs: £37 - £51

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 387

£106

£99 - £104

£163 - £169

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £39 - £67

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 423

£106

£85 - £107

£128 - £157

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Infiniti

Parts costs: £128 - £154

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£235

£188 - £188

£273 - £273

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £67 - £99

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 16

£138

£108 - £143

£161 - £219

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Iveco

Parts costs: £55 - £99

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 10

£189

£176 - £204

£308 - £341

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £90 - £108

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£172

£157 - £157

£287 - £287

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Jeep

Parts costs: £47 - £94

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 42

£127

£94 - £138

£155 - £221

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Kia

Parts costs: £44 - £80

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 300

£135

£86 - £113

£126 - £162

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £55 - £87

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 494

£144

£121 - £143

£228 - £261

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LDV

Parts costs: £68 - £83

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 250

£121

£116 - £117

£177 - £179

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Lexus

Parts costs: £65 - £78

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5

£170

£145 - £146

£292 - £293

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Maserati

Parts costs: £132 - £159

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 8

£210

£188 - £188

£269 - £269

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Mazda

Parts costs: £40 - £95

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 194

£103

£76 - £125

£118 - £184

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £73 - £121

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 122

£205

£172 - £216

£351 - £430

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MG

Parts costs: £36 - £64

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 36

£96

£81 - £104

£133 - £165

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MINI

Parts costs: £114 - £137

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£186

£163 - £163

£273 - £273

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £64 - £136

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 224

£140

£109 - £174

£162 - £249

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Nissan

Parts costs: £41 - £123

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 928

£130

£82 - £153

£124 - £216

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Perodua

Parts costs: £82 - £98

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5

£176

£153 - £153

£239 - £239

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £49 - £113

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2243

£151

£120 - £165

£195 - £249

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £71 - £88

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 68

£182

£177 - £179

£289 - £292

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Proton

Parts costs: £28 - £34

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£85

£89 - £89

£105 - £105

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Renault

Parts costs: £49 - £115

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1124

£148

£104 - £172

£158 - £251

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Rover

Parts costs: £41 - £65

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 151

£107

£87 - £125

£140 - £206

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Saab

Parts costs: £51 - £61

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£136

£107 - £114

£173 - £188

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SEAT

Parts costs: £39 - £74

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 536

£106

£94 - £123

£151 - £189

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Skoda

Parts costs: £46 - £91

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 443

£127

£102 - £137

£160 - £206

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Smart

Parts costs: £79 - £114

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 211

£133

£114 - £141

£165 - £205

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £55 - £66

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£124

£121 - £121

£197 - £197

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Subaru

Parts costs: £36 - £75

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 15

£101

£63 - £127

£94 - £196

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £44 - £113

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 514

£113

£85 - £150

£119 - £204

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Toyota

Parts costs: £36 - £94

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1035

£113

£82 - £134

£131 - £201

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £42 - £90

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2378

£110

£83 - £125

£122 - £179

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £55 - £91

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1052

£133

£111 - £142

£189 - £236

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Volvo

Parts costs: £68 - £90

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 16

£128

£116 - £129

£192 - £214

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Yugo

Parts costs: £48 - £57

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£108

£93 - £93

£148 - £148

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake shoe 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 Shoe 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.

£189.58

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Fiat Bravo 16V 1.4L 2008
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£177.66

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BMW 3 Series 320d 2.0L 2013
Ardrossan
£174.88

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Ford Fiesta EcoBoost 1.0L 2013 15
Anglesey
£170.58

Rear brakes shoes replacement

Audi A4 TDI 2.7L 2008
Oswestry