Brake Drum Replacement In 3 easy Steps
Why Do Brake Drums Need To Be Replaced?
Like all other types of brakes, over time the parts will eventually wear down and fail.
Brake drums have been replaced by brake rotors or brake discs. If you have a newer vehicle, it most likely does not have drum brakes.
Brake drums typically last longer than brake discs or rotors though so don’t be upset if your vehicle uses a drum braking system!
What’s Included With Our Brake Drum Replacement Service?
As you may expect, the service will include removing your existing brake drum with a brand-new replacement.
It is a best practice to also replace brake shoes at the same time new brake drums are installed.
All other brake components will be inspected during the installation process.
When To Replace Brake Drums
Brake drums are a component of the drum brake system found on some older vehicles. Here are some common signs that brake drums may need to be replaced:
Squeaking or squealing noise: A high-pitched squeaking or squealing noise when you apply the brakes can be a sign that the brake shoes are worn down and need to be replaced. If the noise is particularly loud or metallic, it could be a sign that the brake drums are worn down and need to be replaced.
Reduced braking power: If the vehicle is taking longer to stop than it used to or the brakes feel weaker, it could be a sign of worn brake shoes. However, it could also be a sign of worn brake drums, as they provide the surface against which the brake shoes press.
Grinding noise: A grinding or scraping noise when you apply the brakes can be a sign that the brake shoes are worn down completely and are now damaging the brake drums. This is a serious issue that needs immediate attention, as it can lead to complete brake failure.
Vibrations: If you feel vibrations in the brake pedal or steering wheel when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign of worn brake drums. This can be caused by uneven wear or warping of the brake drums.
Visible damage: If you can see cracks or other damage on the surface of the brake drums, it’s a sign that they need to be replaced. Damage to the brake drums can compromise the effectiveness of the braking system and increase the risk of brake failure.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your braking system inspected by a professional mechanic. Worn or damaged brake drums can compromise your safety and the safety of others on the road, so it’s best to address the issue as soon as possible. Note that many modern vehicles use disc brakes, not drum brakes, so brake drums are not a component that needs to be replaced on these vehicles.
Why Have 2’u’Brakes Replace Your Brake Drums?
There are several reasons we encourage you to request a quote for brake drum replacement from us.
Here are a couple of the highlights!
- We Can Save You Money – Since we do not have the overhead costs of brick and mortar mechanic shops, we are often less expensive.
- We Can Save You Time – We travel to your vehicle to make the repair – no more waiting around or arranging rides!
- We’re ASE Certified – Every mechanic at 2’u’Brakes is ASE Certified which means they have proven their expert knowledge in the auto mechanic industry.
- We Warrant Our Repairs – When we make a repair we back it with our 24-mile/24-month warranty for your peace of mind.
- We Keep You Safe! – If your vehicle is truly in need of service it is reasonable to believe it is not roadworthy at the present time. Don’t put yourself or others at risk trying to get your vehicle to a repair shop, we come to you!
We Replace Brake Drums On-Site!
Can you name another auto repair shop in Greater Cincinnati that will replace your brake drums on-site?
We are not aware of any other local mechanics providing this service!
Our brakes jobs come with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty. Your brake repair service is even pushed to your vehicle history report automatically!
All you have to do is contact us and approve your quote. We’ll repair your brakes wherever your vehicle is currently located!
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- Our primary service areas are Cincinnati, Northern KY, SE Indiana, and Dayton, OH. We do make repairs out side of this area however a service charge may apply please give us a call if you need more info.
- We DO NOT offer BRAKE LINE repairs at this time.
- We DO NOT install customer parts unless you are looking for a performance upgrade.