Brake shoe replacement applies to cars/trucks that have drum brakes.
Drum style braking systems began being replaced by today’s modern hydraulic braking systems from the 1960’s-1980’s. Some vehicles still use a drum-style braking system on the rear axle.
If your vehicle uses drum brakes, we can still help you! Please consider us if your brake shoes are in need of being replaced, we’ll make the repair on-site!
Brake Shoe Replacement In 3 Easy Steps
Why Do Brake Shoes Need To Be Replaced?
Like all other types of brakes, over time the brake shoes will eventually wear down and fail.
Brake shoes have been replaced by brake rotors or brake discs. If you have a newer vehicle, it most likely does not have drum brakes and uses rotors and pads instead.
Brake shoes typically last longer than brake pads though so don’t be upset if your vehicle uses a drum braking system!
What’s Included With Our Brake Shoe Replacement Service?
Our brake shoe replacement service will include removing your existing worn-out brake shoes with brand-new brake shoes.
The brake drums will be inspected to ensure they are in proper working order. If the brake drums are in operating condition, they do not need to be replaced during a brake shoe service.
All other brake components will be inspected during the installation process.
When To Replace Brake Shoes
Brake shoes are a component of the drum brake system found on some older vehicles. Here are some common signs that brake shoes 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.
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.
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.
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 shoes. This can be caused by uneven wear or a misaligned brake shoe.
Pulling to one side: If the vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it could be a sign of a misaligned brake shoe or a seized wheel cylinder.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your braking system inspected by a professional mechanic. Worn or damaged brake shoes 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 shoes are not a component that needs to be replaced on these vehicles.
Why Have 2’u’Brakes Replace Your Brake Shoes?
There are several reasons we encourage you to request a quote for brake shoe 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 Shoes On-Site!
Can you name another auto repair shop in Greater Cincinnati that will replace your brake shoes 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!
Get In Touch
Call us or complete any form on our website to get your brake repair’s price and to book your service.
Approve Your Quote
If your quoted price and service time sound good to you, we’ll get you on our schedule – possibly the same day!
The Auto Llama To The Rescue!
Relax! We take it from here.
An ASE Certified brake repair expert will have your brake service completed very soon.